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Delhi, Gurgaon Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Highlights: Voting concludes, national capital records 60.35% turnout

Delhi, Gurgaon Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Voting Highlights: Among early voters in the city were BJP East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir, former CM and Congress North-East Delhi candidate Sheila Dikshit and Union minister Harsh Vardhan.

Delhi, Gurgaon Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Highlights: Voting concludes, national capital records 55% turnout
The national capital recorded over 55 per cent voter turnout till 6 pm, when the voting concluded. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)

Delhi, Gurgaon Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Voting Highlights: Polling concluded in the national capital in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Sunday where the BJP, Delhi’s ruling AAP and the Congress are locked in a triangular fight on all seven seats.

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The national capital recorded over 59 per cent voter turnout till 6 pm, with South Delhi parliamentary seat recording the lowest turnout of 53.52 per cent and North East Delhi parliamentary seat recording the highest voter turnout till 6 pm (57.71 per cent), when the polling concluded.

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Seven seats in Delhi saw as many as 164 candidates battling it out. Prominent candidates in the sixth phase include senior Congress leader and Delhi unit chief Sheila Dikshit, boxer Vijender Singh, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir and Atishi from AAP.

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra cast their votes in the national capital. Among early voters in the city were BJP East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir, former CM and Congress North-East Delhi candidate Sheila Dikshit and Union minister Harsh Vardhan. Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar also cast his vote from Sirsa.

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Election Commission announces overall voter turnout

The Election Commission announced the overall voter turnout in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019. Delhi recorded 59.8 per cent turnout till 5 pm, while Haryana recorded 62.91 per cent turnout till 5 pm. The numbers might change, the poll body said. In 2014, Delhi recorded 65.1 per cent voter turnout, while Haryana recorded 71.86 per cent turnout.

Delhi records 55.51 per cent voter turnout till 6 pm

Delhi recorded 55.51 per cent voter turnout till 6 pm in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

1) Chandni Chowk - 55.74 per cent
2) North East Delhi - 57.71 per cent
3) East Delhi - 57.01 per cent
4) New Delhi - 53.72 per cent
5) North West Delhi - 54.60 per cent
6) West Delhi - 55.79 per cent
7) South Delhi - 53.52 per cent
(Data provided by Election Commission)

For the first time, transgenders in Delhi cast their votes under gender identity of choice

For the first time in the national capital, transgender voters cast their votes under a gender identity of their own choice. Excited after casting their vote, the transgender voters flaunted their inked fingers and hoped for a government which ensured a better future for them. This is the first time since the Supreme Court had declared them as the "third gender." According to Delhi Chief Electoral Officer, a total of 660 transgenders were eligible to cast their vote in Sunday's sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections. (PTI)

President Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu among prominent people who cast their vote

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, UPA chiarperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, were among some VVIPs who cast their vote in Delhi on Sunday in the ongoing sixth phase of polling. Airtel Managing Director Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Congress UP East general secretary Priyanka Gandhi and husband Robert Vadra, and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also cast their vote in the national capital. (PTI)

National capital records over 50 per cent voter turnout

The national capital recorded 53.86 per cent voter turnout till 5 pm.

1) Chandni Chowk - 55.74 per cent

2) North East Delhi - 57.71 per cent

3) East Delhi - 57.01 per cent

4) New Delhi - 53.47 per cent

5) North West Delhi - 54.60 per cent

6) West Delhi - 55.45 per cent

7) South Delhi - 53.06 per cent

(Data provided by Election Commission)

Haryana: BJP leader confronted by Congress MLA for unauthorised entry in polling booth

BJP minister Manish Grover was confronted by Congress' former MLA from Rohtak, BB Batra for unauthorisedly entering a polling booth in Haryana's Rohtak.

PM Modi used hatred in elections, we used love: Rahul Gandhi

After casting his vote in New Delhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the latter used "hatred" in elections while he himself used "love." Gandhi said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi used hatred, we (Congress) love. And, I think love is going to win." Gandhi also said, ” There are four issues in this election, these are not our issues but people’s issues. And most important among these is of unemployment. Then, condition of farmers, demonetisation, Gabbar Singh Tax (mocking GST), corruption and the Rafale issue.” Read more

Haryana: EVMs to be stored in 90 strong rooms

Ninety strong rooms have been set up at 30 locations in Haryana to store the EVMs and VVPAT machines safely after completion of voting in the ten Lok Sabha constituencies, State's Joint Chief Electoral Officer Inder Jeet said Sunday. He said Central Armed Police Force personnel (CAPF) would be deputed outside, while CCTV cameras would keep an eye inside the strong rooms. "As per the directions of ECI, videography would be carried out of the entire process of keeping the EVMs and VVPAT machines in the strong room and sealing the room. The strong room would have only one door," he said. "If the strong room has more than one door, then all other doors and windows would be sealed except one door. The strong room will be double locked and it would have a three-tier security system," he added. (PTI)

Haryana records 51.80 voter turnout till 4 pm

Till 4 pm, Haryana recorded 51.80 voter turnout, with Gurgaon recording 49.53 per cent and Faridabad recording 50.23 per cent voter turnout.

(Data provided by Election Commission)

45.24 per cent voter turnout reported in Delhi till 4 pm

45.24 per cent voter turnout was reported in the national capital till 4 pm.

1) Chandni Chowk - 44.90 per cent

2) North East Delhi - 47.36 per cent

3) East Delhi - 46.70 per cent

4) New Delhi - 43.32 per cent

5) North West Delhi - 46.75 per cent

6) West Delhi - 44.33 per cent

7) South Delhi - 42.51 per cent

(Data provided by Election Commission)

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu casts his vote

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, along with his wife, cast his vote at Nirman Bhawan polling booth.

Delhi voters cast their vote

Voters from several areas in Delhi cast their votes in their respective constituencies. (Express photos by Amit Mehra)

Two FIRs registered in Gurgaon parliamentary constituency: ADGP Navdeep Singh Virk

ADGP Navdeep Singh Virk said that two FIRs were registered in the Gurgaon parliamentary seat till 3 pm. The first was filed against a resident of Pipaka name Wajid for trying to cast a bogus vote in Sohna assembly constituency. The second one was filed against a Presiding Officer of Booth No. 32 in village Rewasan of Nuh assembly constituency named Mohd. Shahid for exercising undue influence and violation of Model Code of Conduct. 

Very clear that BJP govt is going: Priyanka Gandhi after casting vote

Congress UP East general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Sunday said that it is "very clear" that the BJP government is going and will face defeat in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls as people are "angry and distressed" and they will convey their sentiments through voting. "There is anger among people, and they are under distress. Modiji, instead of talking about real issues, has been talking about random things. And, now, they will express their anger against this government through voting," she told the reporters after casting her vote at New Delhi parliamentary seat. "He doesn't reply to any of the issues that our party raised, and just talks about random things," she added, hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)

Delhi: Complaints about EVM malfunctioning reported in several areas

Complaints about malfunctioning EVMs poured in from several places of the national capital on Sunday, where the sixth phase of polling is underway. Adarsh Gupta, a resident of Matia Mahal area, claimed that at polling booths 84, 85 and 86, electronic voting machines (EVMs) were not working in the morning. Aam Aadmi Party's Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath Bharti alleged that EVMs at booths 116,117 and 122 were not functioning. Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh said 5.5 per cent EVMs were replaced in the morning, adding that problems in EVMs were reported from Chandni Chowk and West Delhi. "Mock polls happened in the morning and where machines were found defective they were replaced. 5.5 per cent EVMs were replaced during morning hours and that might have caused a delay in the start of polling," Singh said. (PTI)

Over 1.8 crore voters in Haryana

Haryana has over 1.8 crore voters, including 97,16,516 male, 83,40,173 female and 207 transgenders. These voters will choose from a total of 223 candidates, who are contesting this time. A total of 19, 441 polling stations have been set up in the state, in which 5,510 polling stations are there in urban areas and 13,931 in rural areas. In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Haryana had recorded 73 per cent polling.

Haryana records 51.45 per cent voter turnout till 3 pm

Haryana recorded a voter turnout of 51.45 per cent till 3 pm. Gurgaon and Faridabad recorded 49.43 per cent and 48.92 per cent, respectively, till 3 pm.

Delhi: 40.92 per cent voter turnout reported till 3 pm

The national capital reported 40.92 per cent voter turnout till 3 pm.

1) Chandni Chowk - 40.40 per cent

2) North East Delhi - 41.63 per cent

3) East Delhi - 43.74 per cent

4) New Delhi - 32.88 per cent

5) North West Delhi - 42.58 per cent

6) West Delhi - 42.83 per cent

7) South Delhi - 39.91 per cent

Several Delhi citizens disappointed as their names missing from voters' list

Many citizens of Delhi were disappointed as they found their names missing from the voters' list, because of which they were not able to cast their votes. "This is not acceptable. We are the original residents of this area. We have not changed residence and have all documents. Nobody came to our house to gave us slips. We have been voting for so many years," said South Delhi's Sangam Vihar resident Mohammad Shokeen. He and his family of 12 could not cast their vote because of their names missing from the voters' list. Like Shokeen, a number of residents found their names missing from the list on Sunday morning as they geared up to cast their vote. Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh said he and his office had been telling people to check their names in voter lists from the last six months. "Several awareness campaigns were there. They should have checked names before going to vote. If their names were not there they should have filled form 6. We were accepting forms till April 13," Singh said. (PTI)

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa casts his vote

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa and his family cast their vote at a polling booth in Nirman Bhavan, Delhi.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee casts his vote

Former President Pranab Mukherjee cast his vote at NP Primary School, K Kamraj Lane, in southwest Delhi.

Haryana records 39.16 per cent voter turnout till 2 pm

Haryana recorded 39.16 per cent voter turnout till 2 pm. In Gurgaon, 37.22 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 2 pm, while in Faridabad, 37.15 per cent turnout was recorded till 2 pm.

AAP's Raghav Chada claims BJP workers moving around in a polling booth

Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) South Delhi candidate Raghav Chada claimed that BJP workers were moving around in a polling booth in Sangam Vihar and casting their vote multiple times.

19 Pink polling Booths in Delhi

Pink polling Booths are electoral booths which are solely managed by women. In Delhi, a total of 19 Pink Booths have been set up by the Election Commission of India.

A Pink polling booth near Ajmeri Gate in New Delhi. (Express photo by Abhinav Saha)

Delhi records 34.84 per cent voter turnout till 1 pm

Delhi records 34.84 per cent voter turnout till 1 pm. The percentages recorded at different constituencies in the city are as follows.

1) Chandni Chowk -33.10
2) North East Delhi -36.55
3) East Delhi -34.40
4) New Delhi -31.32
5) North West Delhi -36.09
6) West Delhi -35.06
7) South Delhi -34.84

22.87 pc polling in first 4 hours for 10 LS seats in Haryana

A voter turnout of 22.87 per cent was recorded till 11 AM in ten constituencies of Haryana Sunday in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections.

Union ministers Rao Inderjit Singh and Krishan Pal Gurjar are among 223 candidates in the fray. Polling began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm in 10 parliamentary constituencies which are going to polls in the single phase, officials said.

The poll percentage recorded at 11 am for ten seats was 22.87, Haryana's Joint Chief Electoral Officer, Inder Jeet said.   At Hisar (27.17 pc), Bhiwani Mahendergarh (25.24 pc), Sirsa (24.15 pc), Ambala (18.22 ), Kurukshetra (23.81 pc),  Sonipat (24.28  pc), Faridabad (22.66 pc) , while it was picking up pace at Rohtak (21.46 pc) and Karnal (20.91 pc).  Gurgaon recorded 23.35 polling percentage during first four hours.

(PTI)

CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat casts vote in Delhi

Priyanka Gandhi casts vote

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra cast their vote at a polling booth in Sardar Patel Vidyalaya at Lodhi Estate

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra at polling both in New Delhi. (Express photo Anil Sharma)

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra at polling both in New Delhi. (Express photo Anil Sharma)

Sonia Gandhi casts vote in Delhi

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi casts her vote at a polling booth in Nirman Bhavan, Delhi 

EVM glitches reported in several areas in Delhi

Complaints about malfunctioning EVMs poured in from several places of the national capital on Sunday where voting is underway. Aam Aadmi Party's Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath Bharti alleged that EVMs at booths number -- 116,117 and 122 -- were not functioning.

"EVM in booth 132, Hauzrani is showing 50 votes without anyone casting any vote in the machine n EVMs at booths 116,117, 122 in Malviya nagar not functioning," Bharti tweeted.

However, there was no immediate reaction from the chief electoral office. Mudit Agarwal, son of Congress' Chandni Chowk candidate JP Agarwal, alleged malfunctioning of EVMs at some booths in Matila Mahal and Ballimaran Assembly segments.
(PTI)

Delhi's oldest voter casts vote

111-year-old Bachchan Singh, the oldest voter in Delhi, casts his vote at a West Delhi polling booth

Haryana Lok Sabha elections: 7.26% voter turnout in Gurgaon till 10 AM

Voter turnout 7.26% in Gurgaon constituency, 9.41% in Faridabad until 10 AM. 

External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj casts vote in Delhi

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj cast her vote at a polling booth in NP Senior Secondary School in Aurangzeb Lane

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal casts vote

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal casts his vote at a polling booth in Civil Lines

Love will win: Congress president Rahul Gandhi after casting vote

Congress president Rahul Gandhi cast his vote in Aurangzeb Lane, Delhi 

Congress President Rahul Gandhi after casting his vote: The election was fought on key issues including demonetization, farmer problems, Gabbar Singh Tax and corruption in Rafale. Narendra Modi used hatred in the campaign and we used love and I am confident love will win

Congress president Rahul Gandhi casts vote in Delhi (Express Photo by Anil Sharma)

BJP North-East Delhi candidate Manoj Tiwari casts his vote

Delhi BJP Chief and party's candidate from North-East Delhi Manoj Tiwari casts his vote at polling booth number 60 in Yamuna Vihar. He is up against Congress's Sheila Dikshit and AAP's Dilip Pandey.

AAP East Delhi candidate Atishi casts vote

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) East Delhi candidate Atishi casts her vote in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019

Delhi Lok Sabha elections: 7.67 per cent turnout in first two hours of polling

The national capital recorded a turnout of over 7 per cent in the first two hours of polling on Sunday, with North East Delhi recording the maximum voting percentage among seven constituencies, poll officials said. Voting began at 7 am on and it is scheduled to go on till 6 pm.

1)Chandni Chowk - 6.90
2)North East Delhi -8.61
3)East Delhi -8.31
4)New Delhi -6.48
5)North West Delhi-8.00
6)West Delhi-8.33
7)South Delhi-7.05

Haryana Lok Sabha elections: CM Manohar Lal Khattar casts vote

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar cast his vote at a polling booth in Karnal

Delhi Lok Sabha elections: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia casts vote

Deputy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia cast his vote at a polling booth in Pandav Nagar, in East Delhi Constituency

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Delhi-Gurgaon Elections 2019 Highlights: According to the summary of the electoral roll published on April 23 by the Election Commission, there are over 1.43 crore voters in Delhi, 78,73,022 male, and 64,42,762 female, while 669 belong to the third gender.

In Delhi, the run-up to the elections has been quite dramatic. From the breakdown of Congress-AAP alliance talks to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal getting slapped to AAP’s East Delhi candidate Atishi breaking down during a press conference over “derogatory pamphlets” to BJP’s Udit Raj leaving the party and joining the Congress, the past two months has been nothing short of a potboiler.

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The high-octane poll campaigning in Delhi saw a plethora of stars in support of their parties. Hema Malini and Sunny Deol provided the Bollywood quotient to BJP, while Raj Babbar and Nagma added the star status to Congress. For AAP, Prakash Raj, Swara Bhaskar, and Gul Panag were the stars who campaigned.

According to the summary of the electoral roll published on April 23 by the Election Commission, there are over 1.43 crore voters in Delhi, 78,73,022 male, and 64,42,762 female, while 669 belong to the third gender.

Earlier, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik had told PTI that elaborate arrangements, according to the instructions of the Election Commission, are in place to ensure no anti-social element causes any trouble.

After casting his vote in New Delhi Sunday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit out at Narendra Modi saying “love is going to win”. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi used hatred, we (Congress) love. And, I think love is going to win,” he said.

Meanwhile, in Haryana amongst those whose fate will be sealed on Sunday in the sixth phase of polls for 10 Lok Sabha seats in the state include Union ministers of State Rao Inderjit Singh (Gurgaon) and Krishan Pal Gurjar (Faridabad). Union ministers Rao Inderjit Singh and Krishan Pal Gurjar, who are among the 223 candidates.