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Phase 7 is the last and final phase of Lok Sabha 2019 elections.IANS

Phase 7 Lok Sabha elections 2019: Voting for the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 began on Sunday, May 19, across 59 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over seven states. Chandigarh will also vote in the seventh phase. An estimated 10 crore voters will decide the fate of 912 candidates, including political bigwigs Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, BJP lawmaker Kirron Kher, Union Minister and SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal and BJP nominee Sunny Deol.

Voting will take place in 13 seats in Punjab, 9 seats in West Bengal, 13 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 8 seats each in Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, 4 seats in Himachal Pradesh and 3 seats in Jharkhand.

The general election is taking place in seven phases. The polling dates for national election 2019 are April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. Results for the Lok Sabha election 2019 will be declared on May 23.

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2019-05-1916:07 (IST)

Asaduddin Owaisi takes jibe after PM Modi meditates in Kedarnath

2019-05-1916:01 (IST)

TDP writes to EC alleging violation of poll code by PM Modi

TDP writes to EC alleging violation of Model Code of Conduct by PM Narendra Modi. Letter states, "PM has gone to Badrinath & Kedarnath on an official visit, all the private activities done by him during his pilgrimage are being displayed & continuously telecast, which is a clear violation of the MCC."

2019-05-1916:00 (IST)

Polling percentage recorded at 50.90% till 3 pm

  • Bihar: 46.66 %
  • Himachal Pradesh: 47.76%
  • Madhya Pradesh: 56.14%
  • Punjab: 47.35%
  • Uttar Pradesh: 45.72%
  • West Bengal: 60.59%
  • Jharkhand: 62.90%
  • Chandigarh: 49.77%
2019-05-1913:39 (IST)

Just In: Bengal BJP workers to meet EC to discuss poll violence by TMC

BJP delegation, including Vice-President Jay Prakash Majumdar and Member of Election Committee, Sishir Bajoria, will meet the CEO of West Bengal at around 3:30 pm to register allegations against the Trinamool Congress in the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections.

2019-05-1913:32 (IST)

Chandrababu Naidu meets Sitaram Yechury

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu meets CPI (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury.

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2019-05-1913:24 (IST)

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh casts his vote

2019-05-1913:24 (IST)

BJP leader Murali Manohar Joshi casts his vote in Varanasi

Senior BJP leader Murali Manohar Joshi casts his vote at a polling booth in Varanasi.

2019-05-1913:23 (IST)

Ex-BJP rebel Shatrughan Sinha casts his vote

Ex-BJP rebel and Congress candidate from Patna Sahib Lok Sabha Constituency, Shatrughan Sinha, casts his vote at polling booth no.339 in St. Severin's School, Kadam Kuan, Patna.

2019-05-1913:20 (IST)

Son carries 80-year-old mother to a polling booth in Bengal. See photo

A son took his 80-year-old mother to a polling booth in Dum Dum Lok Sabha constituency.

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2019-05-1913:07 (IST)

WATCH: Tej Pratap Yadav's security guards beat a camera person in Patna

Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav son Tej Pratap Yadav's personal security guards in Patna beat a camera person after he allegedly broke the windscreen of Yadav's car. Tej Pratap Yadav was leaving after casting his vote. Yadav has reportedly filed an FIR after on the incident.

2019-05-1913:01 (IST)

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu cast their votes

2019-05-1912:58 (IST)

1st time voter of Independent India Shyam Saran Negi cast his vote today

103-year-old Negii from Himachal Pradesh is arguably India's first voter, who has voted in all the national elections since 1951.

2019-05-1912:28 (IST)

No roads, no votes: Bihar locals boycott polls in Nalanda district

Phase 7 Lok Sabha 2019 elections: Locals are boycotting polls at booth number 299 in Chandora village, Rajgir Block of Nalanda District. They are saying, "No roads, No votes." An EVM and Block Development Officer's car has been vandalised.

2019-05-1912:19 (IST)

Polling percentage recorded at 20.54% till 11 am

  • Bihar: 18.90%
  • Himachal Pradesh: 16.92%
  • Madhya Pradesh:20.95%
  • Punjab: 19.69%
  • Uttar Pradesh: 18.05%
  • West Bengal: 26.07%
  • Jharkhand: 27.71%
  • Chandigarh: 18.70%
2019-05-1911:30 (IST)

TMC workers casting proxy votes in Jadavpur: BJP's Anupam Hazra

BJP MP candidate Anupam Hazra alleges that women TMC workers with covered faces are casting proxy votes at polling booth number 150/137 in Jadavpur and it is difficult to establish their identity. "When we raised an objection to it, they created a ruckus at the polling station," Hazra said.

2019-05-1911:25 (IST)

BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan casts her vote in Indore

Lok Sabha Speaker and BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan casts her vote at a polling booth in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

2019-05-1911:23 (IST)

Congress have brought their goons in Badal village from outside: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal said,"Congress have brought their goons here [Badal village] from outside. Yesterday, their goons in Mansa conducted checking of cars. We complained to poll officials but no action was taken. In Bhatinda Rural, BJP worker Titu Randhawa was also attacked.

2019-05-1911:08 (IST)

Overall voter turnout at 10:30 am - 11.75%

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2019-05-1911:03 (IST)

PM Modi offers prayers at Badrinath Temple

2019-05-1910:55 (IST)

BJP leader Anurag Thakur waits in queue to cast his vote

Senior BJP leader Anurag Thakur and BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal wait in a queue outside a polling booth in Hamirpur to cast their votes.

2019-05-1910:48 (IST)

100 people stopped from voting, alleges BJP MP Sayantan Basu

Voters are reportedly holding a protest outside polling booth number 189 in Basirhat, West Bengal, as it has been alleged that the TMC workers are not allowing them to cast their vote. BJP MP candidate from Basirhat Sayantan Basu says, "100 people were stopped from voting. We will take them to cast their vote."

2019-05-1910:42 (IST)

Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur casts his vote in Mandi

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2019-05-1910:38 (IST)

Prime Minister Modi arrives in Badrinath temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Uttarakhand. He reached Badrinath temple on Sunday morning. Check out the visuals here:

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2019-05-1910:26 (IST)

Modi reaches Badrinath; TMC complains to EC against PM for violating poll code

Senior Trinamool Congress leader Derek O' Brien has filed a complaint against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for violating the model code of conduct (MCC) on the last and final phase of polling.

"I would like to bring to your notice that even though the Election Campaign for the last phase of polling for 2019 Lok Sabha is over as long as back on l-7th May 2019 at 6 pm, surprisingly Shri Narendra Modi's Kedarnath Yatra is being covered and widely televised for the last two days in all national as well as local media. This is a gross violation of the Model Code of Conduct," stated TMC MP Derek O' Brien in the complaint.

He went on to add: "He even announced that the Master Plan for the Kedarnath Temple is ready and also addressed the public and the media at Kedarnath. lt is absolutely unethical and morally incorrect."

2019-05-1910:15 (IST)

103-year-old woman casts her vote in Tamil Nadu

A 103-year-old woman has cast her vote in Sulur for by-polls to the Sulur assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu.

2019-05-1910:07 (IST)

No difference between TMC and a terrorist organisation, claims Chandra Bose

Subhas Chandra Bose's grand-nephew and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Chandra Kumar Bose said, "Last night, I was getting calls from my workers from different booths that they have been threatened by TMC's 'jihadi' brigade that if you sit as booth agents for BJP, you'll be murdered. There's no difference between a terrorist organisation & TMC." He is contesting the national elections from one of the most high-profile constituencies of West Bengal, Kolkata Dakshin.

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2019-05-1910:02 (IST)

Ravi Shankar Prasad casts his vote in Patna

Union Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad casts his vote at booth number 77 in Patna women's college.

2019-05-1909:59 (IST)

WATCH: PM Modi claims to have had a special relationship with Kedarnath

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "I have had a special relationship with Kedarnath. After 2013 natural tragedy, we have made a master-plan for the re-development for Kedarnath."

2019-05-1909:54 (IST)

What happens inside a polling booth?

2019-05-1909:48 (IST)

Phase 7 Lok Sabha elections in numbers

Polling percentage till 9 am
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2019-05-1909:46 (IST)

Polling percentage till 9 am

Bihar: 10.65 percent
Himachal Pradesh: 0.87 percent
Madhya Pradesh:7.16 percent
Punjab:4.64 percent
Uttar Pradesh:5.97 percent
West Bengal: 10.54 percent
Jharkhand:13.19 percent
Chandigarh:10.40 percent

2019-05-1909:45 (IST)

Specially-abled woman Sonu Mali casts her vote in Indore

Specially-abled woman Sonu Mali casts her vote at polling booth number 316 in Nanda Nagar, Indore.

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2019-05-1909:40 (IST)

After meditating in Kedarnath, PM Modi urges nation to vote in record numbers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted before the last and final phase of the Lok Sabha 2019 elections and asked voters to turn out in record numbers. "Today is the final phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. I urge all those voting in this phase to vote in record numbers. Your one vote will shape India's development trajectory in the years to come. I also hope first time voters vote enthusiastically," Modi tweeted.

2019-05-1909:36 (IST)

Harbhajan Singh casts vote in Punjab's Jalandhar

Cricketer Harbhajan Singh casts his vote on Sunday (May 19) at a polling booth in this Punjab's Jalandhar.

2019-05-1909:29 (IST)

Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee casts his vote in Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew and Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee casts his vote at polling booth number 208 in South Kolkata Parliamentary Constituency.

2019-05-1909:24 (IST)

Reports of Bombing in West Bengal's Mathurapur constituency

Phase 7 Lok Sabha elections: West Bengal has been a hotbed of violence ever since the beginning of the general elections. Another incident of bombing has been reported in the Mathurapur constituency's Raidighi area in the seventh phase of elections. Villagers in the area have blamed the Trinamool Congress for the violence.

2019-05-1907:54 (IST)

Nitish Kumar casts his vote in Patna

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Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar has reached the polling booth to cast his vote in Patna.

2019-05-1907:50 (IST)

Polling begins in Bengal phase 7 Lok Sabha polls

Voting began at 7 am on Sunday, May 19, in nine parliamentary constituencies of West Bengal in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha 2019 elections.

An electorate of around 1,49,10,643 is authorised to decide the fate of 111 candidates in 17,058 polling booths covering Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Jaynagar, Mathurapur, Diamond Harbour, Jadavpur, Kolkata South and Kolkata North constituencies.

There are 94 male candidates and 17 are females.

Polling is scheduled to continue till 6 pm.

2019-05-1907:48 (IST)

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath casts vote

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath exercises his franchise at polling booth No. 246 in Gorakhpur.

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