The seventh and the final phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is taking place today. Polling is taking place in all 13 seats in Punjab and an equal number of seats in Uttar Pradesh, nine in West Bengal, eight seats each in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, four in Himachal Pradesh, three in Jharkhand and the lone seat Chandigarh. Here the live updates from the seventh phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
53.03% voter turnout recorded till 5 pm: Bihar-46.75%, Himachal Pradesh- 57.43%, Madhya Pradesh-59.75%, Punjab-50.49%, Uttar Pradesh-47.21%, West Bengal- 64.87%, Jharkhand-66.64%, Chandigarh-51.18% in #Phase7 of #LokSabhaElections2019
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after casting her vote: Since morning the torture that BJP workers and CRPF have done during polling in our state, I have never seen it before. #LokSabhaElections2019
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after casting her vote for #LokSabhaElections2019 at a polling station in Kolkata.
Gaya: Locals in Chiriyawan village in Jehanabad boycott polls & protest outside polling booth no. 236 ; say, “road nahi to vote nahi. We went to so many offices, but Govt didn’t give ‘No Objection Certificate’. MLA says our village is not in the map, so why would we vote”. #Bihar
51.95% voter turnout recorded till 3 pm: Bihar-46.66%, Himachal Pradesh- 49.43%, Madhya Pradesh-57.27%, Punjab-48.18%, Uttar Pradesh-46.07%, West Bengal- 63.58%, Jharkhand-64.81%, Chandigarh-50.24% in #Phase7 of #LokSabhaElections2019
Kolkata: Former Indian cricket team Captain Sourav Ganguly cast his vote at a polling booth in Barisha Janakalyan Vidyapith earlier today. #WestBengal #LokSabhaElections2019
WATCH Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP from Barasat & candidate from the same constituency, argues with a security personnel at a polling booth in Barasat. #WestBengal #LokSabhaElections2019
Amritsar: Visually-impaired voters after casting their votes at polling booth number 187 in Institute for the Blind. #LokSabhaElections2019 #VotingRound7 #Punjab
Patna: Conjoined sisters Saba & Farah cast their votes as separate individuals with independent voting rights for the first time. #Bihar #LokSabhaElections2019
(Pictures courtesy- Election Commission)
West Bengal: TMC’s Candidate from Basirhat, Nusrat Jahan greets people after casting her vote in the constituency. #LokSabhaElections2019 #VotingRound7 #FinalPhase
WATCH: TMC leader Madan Mitra, party’s candidate for the bypoll to Bhatpara Assembly seat, argues with a security personnel at a polling booth in the assembly constituency. #WestBengal
Varanasi: Congress’s Ajay Rai who is contesting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in parliamentary constituency of Varanasi, said after casting his vote at a polling booth here earlier today, “work is being carried out in Varanasi on a temporary basis, nothing is permanent”.
Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu meets CPI (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury
39.85% voter turnout recorded till 1 pm: Bihar-36.20%, Himachal Pradesh- 34.47%, Madhya Pradesh-43.89%, Punjab-36.66%, Uttar Pradesh-36.37%, West Bengal- 47.55, Jharkhand-52.89%, Chandigarh-35.60% in #Phase7 of #LokSabhaElections2019
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh casts his vote at polling booth no. 89 in Patiala. #LokSabhaElections2019 #Phase7 #FinalPhase
Karnataka: BJP Candidate from Kundgol Assembly Constituency, SI Chikkanagowdar casts his vote at a polling booth in Adargunchi, Dharwad in the by-polls to the seat.
Bihar: Congress’s 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. #LokSabhaElections2019 #Phase7 #FinalPhase
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh: By & large elections have been peaceful in the state, 1 incident of a murder was reported from Tarn-Taran but initial police report says it was a case of personal enmity; Law&Order situation is peaceful. We’ll beat both BJP&Akali Dal.
Union Minister and BJP leader Manoj Sinha casts his vote at a polling booth in Ghazipur.
West Bengal: BJP candidate for Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha constituency, Nilanjan Roy’s car vandalised in Dongaria area of the constituency.
Punjab Minister and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu, cast their votes at booth number-134 in Amritsar.
BJP MP candidate Anupam Hazra in Jadavpur: TMC goons have beaten up a Bihar: Locals boycott elections at booth number-299 in Chandora village, Rajgir Block of Nalanda District say, ‘No roads, No votes.’ EVM and Block Development Officer’s car vandalised. #LokSabhaElections2019 #Phase7 #FinalPhase
BJP mandal president, a driver&attacked a car. We also rescued our 3 polling agents.TMC goons were going to carry out rigging at 52 booths. People are eager to vote for BJP but they are not allowing ppl to vote
Karnataka: One person has died in an explosion outside the residence of Rajarajeshwari Nagar MLA, Munirathna, in Vyalikaval. Police is present at the spot, probe is underway.
BJP MP candidate Anupam Hazra at polling booth number 150/137 in Jadavpur: Women TMC workers with covered faces are casting proxy votes, it is difficult to establish their identity. When we raised objection to it, they created a ruckus at the polling station.
West Bengal: Additional forces arrive at polling station number 189 in Basirhat. BJP MP candidate from Basirhat, Sayantan Basu has alleged that TMC workers are not allowing people to cast their vote.
Madhya Pradesh: Lok Sabha Speaker & BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan casts her vote at a polling booth in Indore. #LokSabhaElections2019
West Bengal: Voters hold protest outside polling station number 189 in Basirhat, allege that 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.”
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 7 Live Updates: BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan casts her vote in Indore.
Himachal Pradesh: BJP MP Anurag Thakur and BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal after casting their vote in Hamirpur #LokSabhaElections2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi after offering prayers at Badrinath Temple in Uttarakhand.
West Bengal: Voters hold protest outside polling station number 189 in Basirhat, allege that 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.”
Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur casts his vote at polling station number 36 in Mandi district.
Trinamool Congress writes to EC, states, ‘Election campaign for last phase of polling for Lok Sabha polls is over, surprisingly Narendra Modi’s Kedarnath Yatra is being widely covered by the media for the last 2 days. This is a gross violation of model code of conduct.’
West Bengal: Mohammed Salim, CPI (Marxist) candidate from Raiganj Parliamentary constituency, casts his vote at a polling booth in St. Thomas’ Girls School, Kolkata. #LokSabhaElection2019
Maharashtra: Naxals have torched a truck at a wood depot in Gadchiroli.
Chandigarh: Congress MP Candidate from Chandigarh, Pawan Kumar Bansal casts his vote at booth no 228, Government Model High School, Sector 28 C.
Madhya Pradesh: A specially-abled woman, Sonu Mali casts her vote at polling booth no. 316 in Nanda Nagar, Indore.
Voter turnout recorded till 9 am: Bihar-10.65%, Himachal Pradesh- 0.87%, Madhya Pradesh-7.16%, Punjab-4.64%, Uttar Pradesh-5.97%, West Bengal- 10.54, Jharkhand-13.19%, Chandigarh-10.40% in #Phase7 of #LokSabhaElections2019