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Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 6 polling HIGHLIGHTS: Overall 63% voter turnout recorded, Bengal sees 80% polling amid sporadic violence

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 India Phase 6 Voting Highlights: Elections are being held in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 seats in Haryana, eights constituencies each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, seven seats in Delhi and four in Jharkhand.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 12, 2019 10:28:59 pm
lok sabha election, lok sabha election 2019, election, election 2019, election 2019, election 2019 news, election live, live news, How to Vote#India, lok sabha election voting percentage, lok sabha election phase 6, lok sabha election phase 6 voting, today live news, india news, lok sabha election voting percentage, lok sabha election voting, election voting live Elections 2019 Phase 6 Voting: In West Bengal, violence was reported in some areas even as voters came out in good numbers to exercise their franchise. (Express photo)

Elections 2019 Phase 6 Voting Highlights: An average of 63 per cent voter turnout was recorded in 59 seats spread across UP, Haryana, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha, as per the data compiled by the Election Commission.

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In West Bengal, violence was reported in some areas even as voters came out in good numbers to exercise their franchise.

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Elections are being held in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 seats in Haryana, eights constituencies each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, seven seats in Delhi and four in Jharkhand.

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In the last Lok Sabha elections, BJP had won 45 of these seats, the Trinamool Congress 8, the Congress two and the Samajwadi Party and the LJP one seat each. Prominent candidates in the sixth phase include senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit, boxer Vijender Singh, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir and Atishi from AAP. In UP, the big guns who will be at the mercy of the ballot include Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, who is contesting from Azamgarh, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi from Pilibhit and Varun Gandhi from Sultanpur.

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 6 polling: Here are the HIGHLIGHTS.

22:28 (IST)12 May 2019
LS polls: 63% voting in sixth phase

The sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections saw 63 per cent voting on Sunday, with 80 per cent voters participation in West Bengal where sporadic incidents of violence were reported. Read more here.

20:27 (IST)12 May 2019
LS Elections 2019 Phase 6: Overall 62% polling till 8pm

An average of 62 per cent voter turnout was recorded in 59 seats spread across UP, Haryana, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha, as per the data compiled by the Election Commission till 8 pm. 

State wise report

Bihar -59%
Haryana- 65%
Madhya Pradesh- 63%
Uttar Pradesh- 54%
West Bengal- 80%
Jharkhand- 64%
Delhi-58%  

20:09 (IST)12 May 2019
Haryana sees 63.91% turnout till 8 pm

Haryana witnessed 63.91 per cent voter turnout till 8 pm. Gurgaon saw a voter turnout of 61.93 per cent till 8 pm. Among the nine assembly constituencies in Gurgaon Lok Sabha, the highest turnout was in Rewari at 70.56%, while Badshahpur witnessed the lowest turnout at 44%.

19:43 (IST)12 May 2019
Election Commission announces overall voter turnout in sixth phase

The Election Commission announced the overall voter turnout in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 till 5 pm.

Delhi: 59.8 per cent (In 2014: 65.1 per cent)

Haryana: 62.91 per cent (In 2014: 71.86 per cent)

Madhya Pradesh: 60.06 per cent (In 2014: 56.81 per cent)

Jharkhand: 65.17 per cent (In 2014: 64.53 per cent)

West Bengal: 79.93 per cent

Bihar: 59.38 per cent (In 2014: 57.25 per cent)

UP (till 6 pm): 54.53 per cent (In 2014: 54.53 per cent)

19:16 (IST)12 May 2019
Total turnout till Phase 5 is 67.4 per cent: EC
19:13 (IST)12 May 2019
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18:21 (IST)12 May 2019
Overall 59% polling till 6 pm

Overall 59.75  per cent voter turnout was recorded till 6 pm in 59 seats spread over UP, Haryana, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha, as per the data compiled by the Election Commission.

17:58 (IST)12 May 2019
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh fails to vote

"Yes I couldn't go to vote to Rajgarh and I regret it. Next time I will register my name in Bhopal," Digvijaya Singh was quoted as saying by ANI.

17:35 (IST)12 May 2019
State wise voter turnout till 5 pm

Overall voter turnout- 58% 

State wise report

Bihar -55.04%
Haryana- 62.08%
Madhya Pradesh- 59.96%
Uttar Pradesh- 50.62%
West Bengal- 79.94%
Jharkhand- 65.17%
Delhi-54.82%  

17:29 (IST)12 May 2019
Phase 6 polling: 58% voter turnout reported till 5 pm

An average of 58.88 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 5 pm in 59 seats spread across UP, Haryana, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha, as per the data compiled by the Election Commission. 

17:22 (IST)12 May 2019
Deepender Hooda accuses Haryana minister of booth capturing

Phase 6 polling: Congress candidate from Rohtak Deepender Singh Hooda Sunday alleged that Haryana minister Manish Grover indulged in booth capturing as Haryana went to polls in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections. Read more here.

Manish Grover and Deepender Singh Hooda. (File Photo)
16:49 (IST)12 May 2019
Overall 50 per cent polling till 4 pm

Overall 50.90 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 4 pm in 59 seats spread over UP, Haryana, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha, as per the data compiled by the Election Commission.

State wise report

Bihar -44.40%
Haryana- 52.59%
Madhya Pradesh- 53.14%
Uttar Pradesh- 43.26%
West Bengal- 70.53%
Jharkhand- 58.08%
Delhi-45.24%  

16:35 (IST)12 May 2019
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu casts his vote

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

16:02 (IST)12 May 2019
Uttar Pradesh: 43% polling till 3 pm

Over 43 per cent polling was reported till 3 pm in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, where Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Union minister Maneka Gandhi are among the key contestants.

While Ambedkar Nagar Lok Sabha constituency recorded the highest turnout of 47.60 per cent, enthusiasm among voters was the least in Phulpur, where 36.80 per cent cast their ballots. (PTI)

15:48 (IST)12 May 2019
Haryana: Deepender Singh Hooda alleges booth capturing, blames BJP

"Only candidate or the election agent can enter the polling booth. We learnt that cabinet minister Manish Grover was also entering the booth with armed men and nobody from the administration or Election Commission has taken any action. We have appealed to the EC to register a criminal case against Manish Grover and his men on charges of booth capturing," Deepender Hooda said. 

"I would like to ask EC, if any Constitution exists in this country? Why hasn't EC acted against the minister? In which capacity has the minister been allowed to enter the booth. Our party's leader BB Batra even made a video of minister entering the booth. We have given it to the Returning Officer. Yet, no action has been taken. We have lodged a strong protest", Hooda added.

15:41 (IST)12 May 2019
Overall 50 per cent polling till 3 pm


Overall 50.41 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 3 pm in 59 seats spread over UP, Haryana, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha, as per the data compiled by the Election Commission.

State wise report

Bihar -44.40%
Haryana- 51.45%
Madhya Pradesh- 52.44%
Uttar Pradesh- 43.26%
West Bengal- 70.31%
Jharkhand- 58.08%
Delhi-44.98%  

15:19 (IST)12 May 2019
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, news agency PTI reported.

Delhi CEO 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.

15:14 (IST)12 May 2019
Raghav Chadha alleges foul play by BJP

"BJP workers are moving around in a polling booth in Sangam Vihar in BJP scarves, a person voted 4 times. We identified 8-10 such ppl and caught one red-handed. Ramesh Bidhuri(BJP candidate) is losing badly so is indulging in such tactics," AAP South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha said.

15:05 (IST)12 May 2019
Over 39% voting in Haryana till 2 pm; polling peaceful

A voter turnout of 39.16 per cent was recorded till 2 pm in ten Lok Sabha seats of Haryana on Sunday, with Kurukshetra and Hisar constituencies witnessing brisk polling, news agency PTI reported.

Polling began Sunday at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm in the 10 parliamentary constituencies which are going to polls in a single phase.

14:53 (IST)12 May 2019
Average 39 per cent polling till 2 pm

An average of 39 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 1 pm in 59 seats spread over UP, Haryana, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha, as per the data compiled by the Election Commission.

In West Bengal, violence was reported in some areas even as voters came out in good numbers to exercise their franchise.

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Compared to the election results of these 59 seats in the last Lok Sabha elections in 2014, BJP had won 45 of these seats, the Trinamool Congress 8, the Congress two and the Samajwadi Party and the LJP one seat each among others.