Lok Sabha Elections Phase 1 2024 Highlights: Nearly 64% Voter Turnout In Phase 1 Lok Sabha Polls

Elections 2024 Phase 1 Voting: Nearly 64% voter turnout was recorded pmacross the states.

Lok Sabha Elections Phase 1 2024 Highlights: Nearly 64% Voter Turnout In Phase 1 Lok Sabha Polls

LS Polls 2024 Highlights: The results of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections will be announced on June 4

New Delhi:

The first phase of voting for the 18th Lok Sabha elections were held in 21 states and Union territories on April 19. Nearly 64% voter turnout was recorded pm across the states. Seats in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jammu and Kashmir, Lakshadweep and Puducherry go to polls today.

More than 16.63 crore voters, which include over eight crore men and women each, will cast their vote at nearly 2 lakh polling stations.

Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Bhupendra Yadav, Kiren Rijiju, Jitendra Singh, Arjun Ram Meghwal, and Sarbananda Sonowal are in the fray in the first phase. Congress's Gaurav Gogoi, DMK's Kanimozhi, and BJP's Tamil Nadu chief K Annamalai are also contesting the polls today.

While the BJP-led NDA is seeking a stronger majority, the opposition INDIA bloc are hoping for a rebound. In 2019, the UPA had won 45 of the 102 seats at stake on Friday and the NDA 41. Six of these seats have been redrawn as part of the delimitation exercise.

The general elections to elect 543 members of the 18th Lok Sabha will be held in seven phases, from April 19 to June 1. The results will be announced on June 4.

Here are the highlights on Lok Sabha polls Phase 1:

Apr 19, 2024 22:35 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Nearly 64% Voter Turnout In Phase 1 Of Polls
States
No of Seats
2019 Phase 1 TO
2024 Phase 1 (Provisional)
ALL INDIA
102
70.0
63.7
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
1/1
65.1
64.0
Arunachal Pradesh
2/2
82.1
67.7
Assam
5/14
74.8
72.3
Bihar
4/40
53.6
48.5
Chhattisgarh
1/11
66.3
65.3
Jammu & Kashmir
1/5
70.2
65.2
Lakshadweep
1/1
85.2
59.0
Madhya Pradesh
6/29
75.1
66.7
Maharashtra
5/48
64.1
57.8
Manipur
2/2
82.7
69.2
Meghalaya
2/2
71.4
74.5
Mizoram
1/1
63.1
56.6
Nagaland
1/1
83.0
56.9
Puducherry
1/1
81.2
73.8
Rajasthan
12/25
64.0
57.3
Sikkim
1/1
81.4
75.1
Tamil Nadu
39/39
72.4
67.2
Tripura
1/2
81.9
80.6
Uttar Pradesh
8/80
66.6
59.5
Uttarakhand
5/5
61.9
54.6
West Bengal
3/42
84.8
77.6
Vidhan Sabha Turnout
No of Seats
2019 Phase 1 TO
2024 Phase 1 (Provisional)
Sikkim
32/32
81.4
75.3
Arunachal Pradesh
50/50
65.9
70.1
Apr 19, 2024 22:35 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Nearly 64% Voter Turnout In Phase 1 Of Polls
States
No of Seats
2019 Phase 1 TO
2024 Phase 1 (Provisional)
ALL INDIA
102
70.0
63.7
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
1/1
65.1
64.0
Arunachal Pradesh
2/2
82.1
67.7
Assam
5/14
74.8
72.3
Bihar
4/40
53.6
48.5
Chhattisgarh
1/11
66.3
65.3
Jammu & Kashmir
1/5
70.2
65.2
Lakshadweep
1/1
85.2
59.0
Madhya Pradesh
6/29
75.1
66.7
Maharashtra
5/48
64.1
57.8
Manipur
2/2
82.7
69.2
Meghalaya
2/2
71.4
74.5
Mizoram
1/1
63.1
56.6
Nagaland
1/1
83.0
56.9
Puducherry
1/1
81.2
73.8
Rajasthan
12/25
64.0
57.3
Sikkim
1/1
81.4
75.1
Tamil Nadu
39/39
72.4
67.2
Tripura
1/2
81.9
80.6
Uttar Pradesh
8/80
66.6
59.5
Uttarakhand
5/5
61.9
54.6
West Bengal
3/42
84.8
77.6
Vidhan Sabha Turnout
No of Seats
2019 Phase 1 TO
2024 Phase 1 (Provisional)
Sikkim
32/32
81.4
75.3
Arunachal Pradesh
50/50
65.9
70.1
Apr 19, 2024 22:22 (IST)
Lok Sabha Polls 2024: Haryana's Oldest Voter Is 118 Years Old
At 118, Dharamveer from Haryana's Palwal district is the oldest male voter while Balbir Kaur of Sirsa is the oldest female voter at 117, Chief Electoral Officer Anurag Agarwal said, reported news agency PTI. "Dharamveer of Palwal district is the oldest voter in Haryana at 118 years. Similarly, Balbir Kaur of Sirsa district is 117 years old, Bhagwani of Sonipat district is 116 years old while Lakkhishek of Panipat district is 115 years old," Mr Agarwal said. He said Chandro Kaur of Rohtak district and Rani of Fatehabad district are both 112 years old while Antidevi of Kurukshetra district, Sarjit Kaur and Chobi Devi are all aged 111 years.
Apr 19, 2024 21:16 (IST)
Lok Sabha Polls LIVE: This Vulnerable Tribal Group In Andaman Votes For 1st Time
For the first time in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, seven members of the Shompen tribe, a particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTGs) of Great Nicobar Islands exercised their voting rights for the lone Lok Sabha seat in the union territory.
Apr 19, 2024 21:05 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Nearly 2,500 Voters Cross India-Bangladesh Border To Vote In Tripura
Around 2,500 voters crossed the India-Bangladesh border today to cast their votes in Tripura, reported news agency ANI. The barbed wire fence might have cast a shadow on their lives but none wanted to miss the opportunity to exercise their franchise in the biggest festival of democracy. A substantial number of voters in Tripura are forced to stay beyond the barbed fences for historical reasons.

Those who have attained the legal voting age now feature on the electoral rolls of Tripura. Since morning, the border gates were opened to facilitate the voting.

Amid heightened security, Indian citizens, sort of cut off from the mainstream, said they have been receiving all kinds of cooperation from the authorities so that they can vote without any hassle.

Speaking to news agency ANI, Indian citizen Hafizur Rahmanz, who lives on the Bangladesh side of the barbed wires, said all 50 voters from his village were eager to vote in these elections.
Apr 19, 2024 20:39 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 27-Member Joint Family Casts Votes Day After Losing Relative
Twenty-seven members of a joint family in Nagpur cast their votes today despite losing an elderly relative a day ago, reported news agency PTI. Madanmohan Khemani (74), second of five brothers, died on Thursday. "He always talked about the importance of voting," said Manoj Khemani, his brother.

"Hence, all 27 of us today exercised our franchise at the Wardhaman Nagar polling booth. After that we took part in the Utthavna (post-death ritual)," he said.
Apr 19, 2024 20:26 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: "Curious To Know The Results," Says AR Rahman
Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman voted in Chennai today and said, "I am curious to know what the result is. But let's hope it is for the best. Let's hope it is for the people, for the benefit of the people."
Apr 19, 2024 20:22 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: "Bumper Voting" In 1st Phase, Says Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said "bumper voting" happened in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections today and claimed that "Modi, Modi" chants were heard outside polling booths, reported news agency PTI. Twelve parliamentary seats in Rajasthan were among the 102 that went to polls in the first phase of the seven-phase elections. Addressing an election rally, Mr Shah said, "In the first phase, bumper voting is taking place across the country. Whoever goes in, comes out shouting 'Modi, Modi'."
Apr 19, 2024 20:17 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 70-Year-Old Voter Damages EVM In Haridwar
An elderly voter in Uttarakhand's Haridwar threw an electronic voting machine (EVM) on the ground, demanding voting take place through ballot paper, the police said. The machine was damaged a little but was not replaced as it continued to function, they said. The man, 70-year-old Randhir, was taken into custody, the police said.
Apr 19, 2024 19:39 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 60.03% Voter Turnout At 7 PM In Phase 1 Of Polls
Aggregate voter turnout for phase 1 at 7 pm is 60.03%
Apr 19, 2024 19:39 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 60.03% Voter Turnout At 7 PM In Phase 1 Of Polls
Aggregate voter turnout for phase 1 at 7 pm is 60.03%
Apr 19, 2024 19:29 (IST)
Lok Sabha 2024 Polls LIVE: Security Personnel On Poll Duty Dies Of Heart Attack
A 28-year-old security personnel on election duty in Mizoram died of a heart attack today, officials said, reported news agency PTI. Lalrinpuia, who was in the second Indian Reserve Battalion (IRBn), was found dead this morning at the Vangchhia polling station in the state's Champhai district when other security personnel tried to wake him, they said.

He died due to cardiac arrest around 4:45 am, the officials said.

His body was sent to his village in the state's Khawzawl district after an autopsy at the Champhai district hospital, they said.
Apr 19, 2024 19:25 (IST)
Lok Sabha Polls 2024 LIVE: Traditional Naga Morung Polling Station In Longleng District
Apr 19, 2024 19:22 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: TDP Candidate Delays Campaigning, Conducts C-Section On Woman In Danger
Putting her professional oath ahead of a potentially political one, a candidate for the assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh, who is also a doctor, delayed her campaign to help a woman deliver a baby via a caesarean section. 

Apr 19, 2024 19:20 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Poll Body's Special Arrangements To Make Voting More Inclusive
Inclusive election: The Election Commission made arrangements for specially-abled and aged voters to cast their votes without any hurdles.

Apr 19, 2024 18:37 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Dressed In Wedding Clothes, Newlyweds Cast Votes In Nainital
Gayatri Chandol and her husband grabbed eyeballs at the Dailia polling station in Nainital as they turned up in their wedding attire to cast votes, reported news agency PTI. The couple stood out as they waited their turn.

Gayatri got married late last night and was scheduled to leave with her husband today for her in-laws' home but decided to cast her vote before her 'vidaai'. She works in Bengaluru and her husband, Ravi Shankar Tripathi, is a resident of the southern city.

However, she was not the only newlywed bride to cast her vote in Uttarakhand today.
Apr 19, 2024 17:57 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 63.4% Voter Turnout In Chhattisgarh Till 5 PM
Chhattisgarh registered a voter turnout of 63.4% till 5 pm in the first phase of polls today.

Apr 19, 2024 17:46 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 63.2% Voter Turnout In Tamil Nadu Till 5 PM
Tamil Nadu registered a voter turnout of 63.2% till 5 pm in the first phase of polls today.
Apr 19, 2024 17:42 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 59.7% Voter Turnout Till 5 PM
States
No of Seats
2019 Phase 1 TO
2024 Phase 1 (5 PM) 
ALL INDIA
102
70.0
59.7
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
1/1
65.1
56.9
Arunachal Pradesh
2/2
82.1
63.4
Assam
5/14
74.8
70.8
Bihar
4/40
53.6
46.3
Chhattisgarh
1/11
66.3
63.4
Jammu & Kashmir
1/5
70.2
65.1
Lakshadweep
1/1
85.2
59.0
Madhya Pradesh
6/29
75.1
63.3
Maharashtra
5/48
64.1
54.9
Manipur
2/2
82.7
67.7
Meghalaya
2/2
71.4
69.9
Mizoram
1/1
63.1
52.7
Nagaland
1/1
83.0
55.8
Puducherry
1/1
81.2
72.8
Rajasthan
12/25
64.0
50.3
Sikkim
1/1
81.4
68.1
Tamil Nadu
39/39
72.4
62.0
Tripura
1/2
81.9
76.1
Uttar Pradesh
8/80
66.6
57.5
Uttarakhand
5/5
61.9
53.6
West Bengal
3/42
84.8
77.6
Vidhan Sabha Turnout
No of Seats
2019 Phase 1 TO
2024 Phase 1 (5 AM) 
Sikkim
32/32
81.4
67.5
Arunachal Pradesh
50/50
65.9
64.7
Apr 19, 2024 17:34 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: EVMs Vandalised In Manipur Amid Reports Of Proxy Voting
EVMs were vandalised in Manipur's Moirang Kampu amid reports of armed groups proxy voting for almost a hundred people. As the villagers raised an alarm and protested, the Inner Manipur Congress candidate, Bimol Akoijam rushed to the area.
Apr 19, 2024 17:26 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Polling Over In Uttarakhand
Polling over for the day in Uttarakhand. Now, only those already inside the polling booths will be able to vote.
Apr 19, 2024 16:52 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Andaman's Tribal Population Votes In Phase 1 Of Polls
Apr 19, 2024 16:25 (IST)
Lok Sabha 2024 Polls LIVE: Sri Lankan Tamil Born In Refugee Camp In India, Votes For 1st Time
Born in 1986 at a refugee centre in Rameswaram Mandapam camp and now living at a rehabilitation camp for Sri Lankan Tamils in Trichy's Kottapattu, Nalaini Kirubakaran cast her vote for the first time today, reported news agency ANI. "For the first time, I voted... I am very happy. At the age of 38, my dream has been fulfilled. I am the first person in Tamil Nadu to vote from Sri Lankan Refugee Camp," Ms Kirubakaran said.

In 2021, she moved the Madras High Court when her application for an Indian passport was rejected by a regional passport office.

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court in August 2022 directed officials to issue her am Indian passport, pointing out that the birth certificate is from Mandapam and states that a person born in India between January 26, 1950 and July 1, 1987 is a "citizen by birth," according to the Section 3 of the Citizenship Act, 1995.

Despite getting her passport, Nalaini Kirubakaran continues to live in the rehabilitation camp, with special permission from the district collector since her family is still stateless and living inside the Trichy refugee camp. She applied for a Voter ID card and received it in January 2024.
Apr 19, 2024 15:59 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Altercation Between Inner Manipur Congress Candidate, Police
Major altercation breaks out between the police and the Inner Manipur Congress candidate Bimol Akoijam after his polling agent was allegedly driven out of a polling station.
Apr 19, 2024 15:56 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 49.9% Voter Turnout Till 3 PM
States
No of Seats
2019 Phase 1 TO
2024 Phase 1 (3 PM) 
ALL INDIA
102
70.0
49.9
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
1/1
65.1
45.5
Arunachal Pradesh
2/2
82.1
55.1
Assam
5/14
74.8
60.7
Bihar
4/40
53.6
39.7
Chhattisgarh
1/11
66.3
58.1
Jammu & Kashmir
1/5
70.2
57.1
Lakshadweep
1/1
85.2
44.0
Madhya Pradesh
6/29
75.1
53.4
Maharashtra
5/48
64.1
44.1
Manipur
2/2
82.7
63.0
Meghalaya
2/2
71.4
62.0
Mizoram
1/1
63.1
49.8
Nagaland
1/1
83.0
51.7
Puducherry
1/1
81.2
58.9
Rajasthan
12/25
64.0
41.5
Sikkim
1/1
81.4
52.7
Tamil Nadu
39/39
72.4
51.0
Tripura
1/2
81.9
68.4
Uttar Pradesh
8/80
66.6
47.4
Uttarakhand
5/5
61.9
45.6
West Bengal
3/42
84.8
66.3
Vidhan Sabha Turnout
No of Seats
2019 Phase 1 TO
2024 Phase 1 (3 PM) 
Sikkim
32/32
81.4
52.7
Arunachal Pradesh
50/50
65.9
54.3
Apr 19, 2024 15:45 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: People In Sikkim Come Together To Exercise Right To Vote
Apr 19, 2024 15:12 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: "Silent Undercurrent" Against BJP In Western UP, Says Congress
The Congress on Friday claimed that a "silent undercurrent" is brewing across western Uttar Pradesh against the "failures" of the Modi government, as it flagged issues such as "neglect" of sugarcane farmers and examination paper leaks. "Today's questions for the PM as he heads to UP: Why has the BJP neglected UP's sugarcane farmers? Rs 20,000 crores later, why is the Ganga still India's most polluted river? Is the Modi Sarkar doing anything to prevent paper leaks? Elaborating on what he said were "jumla details", Ramesh said Uttar Pradesh is India's largest sugarcane producer and yet, the BJP government has "neglected" farmers' calls to increase the price of sugarcane," Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said.

Apr 19, 2024 15:03 (IST)
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Pasted Posters In Gandhinagar, People's Love Made Me Home Minister: Amit Shah
Having filed his nomination from Gujarat's Gandhinagar, a constituency he won by a margin of 5.5 lakh votes in 2019, Amit Shah on Friday reflected on his journey from a worker who pasted posters for the BJP to the party's de facto number two.
Apr 19, 2024 15:02 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Phase 1 Live: Voters From Great Andamanese Tribe At Polling Stations

Apr 19, 2024 14:52 (IST)
India National Elections 2024 Live: Rajinikanth, Dhanush, Ramdev Cast Their Vote
Apr 19, 2024 14:28 (IST)
Phase 1 Election 2024 Live: Union Home Minister Amit Shah Files Nomination From Gandhinagar

Apr 19, 2024 14:16 (IST)
Lok Sabha Polls: "My Duty To Country": World's Shortest Woman Jyoti Kishanji Amge Votes In Nagpur
Heads turned and people smiled as the world's shortest woman, Jyoti Kishanji Amge, turned up to cast her vote in the Lok Sabha elections, here on Friday morning.
Apr 19, 2024 14:08 (IST)
In Pics: People Across The Country Cast Their Vote In Lok Sabha Polls
Apr 19, 2024 14:07 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: "INDIA Bloc Will Win Over 272 Seats", Says Sachin Pilot
Congress leader Sachin Pilot said that the opposition's INDIA bloc with cross the majority mark of 272 seats in the Lok Sabha polls and Congress will win more seats than the BJP in Rajasthan. "There is an atmosphere of change in the entire country and state and based on what I am seeing, I think that the performance of Congress will be much better than before and INDIA alliance will get a majority on June 4. It makes no sense to give a guarantee to cross 200,300,500 seats, all I can say is that in Rajasthan, we will get more seats than the BJP and INDIA alliance will cross the majority mark of 272 seats in the country," he said.
Apr 19, 2024 14:02 (IST)
Phase 1 Election 2024 Live: "BJP Will Win 400 Seats, Congress Will Struggle For 40", Says Anurag Thakur
Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Anurag Thakur says that BJP will secure beyond 400 and Congress will struggle for even 40 seats. "BJP will secure beyond 400 and Congress will struggle for even 40 seats. Congress today talks about going back to paper ballots because in earlier times, polling booths were looted. Ballot boxes were falsely stamped. But today, because of the EVMs, there is transparency. No matter which government, the Election Commission has always done a great job... And this is the biggest strength of our democracy," he said.
Apr 19, 2024 14:00 (IST)
Elections 2024 Live: Trinamool, BJP Workers Clash In West Bengal's Cooch Behar
The polling in the first two hours for three Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal on Friday was marred by incidents of violence in the Cooch Behar Lok Sabha constituency. The reports of inter-party clashes, burning down and ransacking of rival party offices and serious injuries to some party activists were being reported.
Apr 19, 2024 13:59 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 5 Poll Officials Suspended In Kerala
Five poll officials were suspended for dereliction of duty after it was found that a CPI-M polling agent helped a 92-year-old woman cast her vote from home. According to the election rules, voters above the age of 85 can vote from their homes. In some visuals that have surfaced, local CPI-M leader Ganeshan could be seen helping the woman cast her vote. As per the rules, polling agents of any party cannot assist voters in exercising their franchise.
Apr 19, 2024 13:53 (IST)
Phase 1 Election 2024 Live: 39.9% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 1 pm
Phase 1 Turnout
9:00 AM
11:00 AM
1:00 PM
3:00 PM
5:00 PM
Total
2024
10.7
24.5
39.9
2019
10.4
23.2
39.5
51.8
62.6
70.0
Change
0.3
1.3
0.4
Apr 19, 2024 13:47 (IST)
Lok Sabha Phase 1 Live: Nearly 40% Voter Turnout Recorded By 1pm
States
No of Seats
2019 Phase 1 TO
2024 Phase 1 (1 PM) 
ALL INDIA
102
70.0
39.9
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
1/1
65.1
35.7
Arunachal Pradesh
2/2
82.1
35.0
Assam
5/14
74.8
45.1
Bihar
4/40
53.6
32.4
Chhattisgarh
1/11
66.3
42.6
Jammu & Kashmir
1/5
70.2
43.1
Lakshadweep
1/1
85.2
29.9
Madhya Pradesh
6/29
75.1
44.4
Maharashtra
5/48
64.1
32.4
Manipur
2/2
82.7
46.9
Meghalaya
2/2
71.4
48.9
Mizoram
1/1
63.1
37.4
Nagaland
1/1
83.0
39.7
Puducherry
1/1
81.2
45.0
Rajasthan
12/25
64.0
33.7
Sikkim
1/1
81.4
36.8
Tamil Nadu
39/39
72.4
39.5
Tripura
1/2
81.9
53.0
Uttar Pradesh
8/80
66.6
37.0
Uttarakhand
5/5
61.9
37.3
West Bengal
3/42
61.9
51.0
Apr 19, 2024 13:46 (IST)
Election 2024 Phase 1 Voting Live: "Uphold Essence Of Democracy": BJP Chief JP Nadda
"As the 1st phase of Lok Sabha Election 2024 begins, I urge everyone to cast their votes in large numbers and uphold the essence of democracy. Your every vote holds the power to shape the trajectory of our nation's future."


Apr 19, 2024 13:43 (IST)
Poll Officials Trek Deep Into Dense Kerala Forest For Bedridden Man's Vote
It was an 18-kilometer trek through the dense forest filled with wild animals for a team of nine polling officials, comprising three women, to record the vote of a bedridden citizen in Kerala's Idukki district.
Apr 19, 2024 13:42 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh Mayor's U-Turn: Urges Voters To Back Congress After Joining BJP
Chhindwara mayor Vikram Ahake, who recently joined the BJP, urged people to vote for Congress' Nakul Nath. "Soon after joining a political party, I was feeling suffocated. I felt that I was not doing the right thing with a person who has developed Chhindwara," Ahake said in a video message shared on social media. I don't know what will happen to me, but if I don't stand with my leader Kamal Nath and Nakul Nath today... as they have done a lot for me... I appeal to the voters to ensure the victory of Nakul Nath (and his father Kamal Nath) with a huge margin," he said in the video message.
Apr 19, 2024 13:39 (IST)
India National Elections 2024 Live: 6 Nagaland Districts Boycott Polls Over Demand For Separate Territory
Almost zero voting has been recorded across six districts in Nagaland so far today, after the Eastern Nagaland People's Organisation - which is demanding a separate administration with more financial autonomy.
Apr 19, 2024 13:38 (IST)
On Video, Deafening Sounds Of Gunfire Exchange Near Manipur Polling Booth
Gunshots were fired near a polling booth in Manipur this morning. A 25-second video circulating online shows commotion and people shouting before two shots are heard in quick succession.


Apr 19, 2024 13:36 (IST)
WATCH: "This Time People Are Voting For Change": Congress Leader Harish Rawat To NDTV

Apr 19, 2024 13:12 (IST)
Lok Sabha Polls 2024: A Look At Uttar Pradesh
Apr 19, 2024 13:11 (IST)
Lok Sabha Polls 2024: Tripura Records 34.54% Voter Turnout Till 1PM
Tripura has recorded 34.54% voter turnout till 1 pm.
Apr 19, 2024 13:09 (IST)
EVM Destroyed After Booth Capturing Attempt In Manipur's Imphal
Armed attackers tried to capture a booth and broke EVM machines in Kohongman zone 3 constituency in Manipur's Imphal East.

Apr 19, 2024 13:03 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Phase 1 Live: Voter Turnout Till 11:00 am in Uttarakhand
Voter turnout till 11:00 am in Uttarakhand: 24.83%

Nainital                         26.46%
Haridwar                       26.47%
Almora                          22.21%
Tehri                              23.23%
Garhwal                         23.43%
Apr 19, 2024 12:48 (IST)
Couple Goes To Vote Straight From Their Wedding In J&K's Kathua
Voters' faith in democracy and their will to exercise franchise was witnessed on Friday during the poll process in Kathua where a couple cast their vote on the day of their marriage.
Apr 19, 2024 12:48 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Over 25% Voter Turnout Till 11 am In Uttar Pradesh
Voter turnout in Uttar Pradesh till 11 am: 25.20%

Bijnor                                          25.50%

Kairana                                        25.89%

Moradabad                                  23.35%

Muzaffarnagar                             22.62%

Nagina                                         26.89%

Pilibhit                                         26.94%

Rampur                                        20.71%

Saharanpur                                   29.84%
Apr 19, 2024 12:44 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Phase 1 Live: Jagan Reddy's Party's "Poor" Candidate Has Assets Worth Rs 161
YSRCP candidate from Yemmiganur Assembly constituency, Butta Renuka, who was recently called 'poor' by Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, has declared family assets of Rs 161.21 crore. The businesswoman owns automobile dealerships, hotels and educational institutions. She also owns the Butta Convention.


Apr 19, 2024 12:29 (IST)
Phase 1 Election 2024 Live: 24.5% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 11 am
Apr 19, 2024 12:25 (IST)
Elections 2024 Live: 24.83% Polling Was Recorded Till 11 am In Uttarakhand
In Uttarakhand, 24.83% voter turnout was recorded till 11 am in the five Lok Sabha constituencies
Apr 19, 2024 12:18 (IST)
Elections 2024 Live: Voting Turnout In Madhya Pradesh Till 11 am
Voting turnout in Madhya Pradesh till 11 am

Davada -      30% 
Balaghat-     35.64% 
Seedhi-        24.87 %
Jabalpur-     27.41 %
Apr 19, 2024 11:59 (IST)
Massive Turnout In UP - Data Shows Over 25% Voting In All 8 Seats Till 11 am
An average voter turnout of 25.20 per cent was recorded in the first four hours of polling today in all eight parliamentary constituencies of western Uttar Pradesh where voting is underway in the first phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Apr 19, 2024 11:50 (IST)
Lok Sabha Polls 2024: Overall Voter Turnout At 24.5% At 11 am
Phase 1 Turnout 
States
No of Seats
2019 Phase 1 TO
2024 Phase 1 (11 AM) 
ALL INDIA
102
70.0
24.5
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
1/1
65.1
21.8
Arunachal Pradesh
2/2
82.1
18.0
Assam
5/14
74.8
27.2
Bihar
4/40
53.6
20.4
Chhattisgarh
1/11
66.3
28.1
Jammu & Kashmir
1/5
70.2
22.6
Lakshadweep
1/1
85.2
16.3
Madhya Pradesh
6/29
75.1
30.5
Maharashtra
5/48
64.1
19.2
Manipur
2/2
82.7
27.6
Meghalaya
2/2
71.4
31.7
Mizoram
1/1
63.1
25.9
Nagaland
1/1
83.0
22.5
Puducherry
1/1
81.2
27.6
Rajasthan
12/25
64.0
22.5
Sikkim
1/1
81.4
21.2
Tamil Nadu
39/39
72.4
23.7
Tripura
1/2
81.9
33.3
Uttar Pradesh
8/80
66.6
25.2
Uttarakhand
5/5
61.9
24.6
West Bengal
3/42
61.9
33.6
Apr 19, 2024 11:45 (IST)
Lok Sabha Polls 2024: Young And New Voters In Phase 1
Apr 19, 2024 11:44 (IST)
WATCH: What Are The Poll Issues That Concern Women Voters In Rajasthan's Alwar?
Apr 19, 2024 11:34 (IST)
WATCH: Arunachal Poll Team Walks 22 km On Foot, Carrying Voter Machines On Horses

Apr 19, 2024 11:31 (IST)
Lok Sabha Polls: CRPF Jawan On Poll Duty Injured After Grenade Accidentally Explodes
A jawan of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) deployed on poll duty in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district was injured when a shell of Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) accidentally exploded, a police official said. Bijapur district falls in the Maoist-hit Bastar Lok Sabha constituency where voting was underway in the first phase of general elections, he added.
Apr 19, 2024 11:24 (IST)
EVM, VVPAT, Lok Sabha Election 2024: As India Votes Today, A Look At How EVM And VVPAT Polling Machines Work
Polling for the first phase of Lok Sabha election is being held amid a legal battle in the Supreme Court over Electronic Voting Machines (EVM). The petitioners have sought 100% cross-verification of votes cast on EVMs with VVPAT paper slips
Apr 19, 2024 11:23 (IST)
Lok Sabha Polls 2024: "BJP Does Not Find Space In Tamil Nadu," Says K Kanimozhi
As the voting began for all 39 Lok Sabha seats in the state on Friday, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader Kanimozhi said here that the fight is "clearly" between the DMK and AIADMK as the "BJP does not find space in Tamil Nadu."

"In Tamil Nadu, I do not even think they (BJP) will come in second place. The fight is clearly between DMMK and AIADMK. BJP does not find space here. BJP is not even contesting in Thoothukudi. In Tamil Nadu, INDIA alliance will get 39 seats and 1 seat in Puducherry," she said.
Apr 19, 2024 11:21 (IST)
Lok Sabha Polls 2024: "Lotus Will Bloom In Arunachal Pradesh": Chief Minister Pema Khandu
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, after casting his vote in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections, said that this time "kamal ka phool" is sure to bloom in Arunachal Pradesh and the BJP will win both Lok Sabha seats. "Today is the mega festival of democracy and voting for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections is underway. I expect that the number of voters this year will surpass the number of voters in 2019. BJP is going to make history in the state. We will also win both Lok Sabha seats. In the previous election, BJP got 41 seats and we hope that this time BJP will get 60 out of 60 seats," he said.

Apr 19, 2024 11:19 (IST)
Election 2024 Phase 1 Voting Live: Key Battles In General Elections
Apr 19, 2024 11:17 (IST)
In Pics: Newly-married Couples Cast Their Vote Across India
Apr 19, 2024 11:08 (IST)
Lok Sabha Polls 2024: Chhattisgarh Bride Takes Break From Wedding Rituals, Casts Her Vote
Bride-to-be Deepika Diwan, 20, from Girola Gauripada in Kondagaon took a break from her wedding rituals to cast her vote. 
Apr 19, 2024 10:33 (IST)
In Pics: Women, Senior Citizens Queue Up To Cast Their Vote In Bihar, Uttarakhand And Assam
Apr 19, 2024 10:24 (IST)
Uttarakhand Lok Sabha Election 2024: Three Generations Of Women Vote In Dehradun
A grandmother and a mother and her two daughters stepped out for a family outing in Uttarakhand's Dehradun this morning - to cast their votes in the 2024 Lok Sabha election
Apr 19, 2024 10:23 (IST)
Lok Sabha Polls 2024: Polling Percentage Of Phase 1 In 8 UP Constituencies
The voting percentage of 8 constituencies of Uttar Pradesh is 12.66%.

Saharanpur- 16.49%

Kairana- 12.45%

Muzaffarnagar- 11.31%

Bijnor- 12.37%

Nagina - 13.91%

Moradabad- 10.89%

Rampur- 10.66%

Pilibhit- 13.36 %
Apr 19, 2024 10:16 (IST)
Lok Sabha Polls 2024: Voter Turnout For Phase 1 Till 9 am
Phase 1 Turnout 
States
No of Seats
2019 Phase 1 TO
2024 Phase 1 (9 AM) 
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
1/1
65.1
8.6
Arunachal Pradesh
2/2
82.1
5.0
Assam
5/14
74.8
11.2
Bihar
4/40
53.6
9.2
Chhattisgarh
1/11
66.3
12.0
Jammu & Kashmir
1/5
70.2
10.4
Lakshadweep
1/1
85.2
5.6
Madhya Pradesh
6/29
75.1
14.1
Maharashtra
5/38
64.1
7.0
Manipur
2/2
82.7
7.6
Meghalaya
2/2
71.4
13.0
Mizoram
1/1
63.1
9.4
Nagaland
1/1
83.0
7.7
Puducherry
1/1
81.2
7.5
Rajasthan
12/25
64.0
10.7
Sikkim
1/1
81.4
6.6
Tamil Nadu
39/39
72.4
8.2
Tripura
1/2
81.9
13.6
Uttar Pradesh
8/80
66.6
12.2
Uttarakhand
5/5
61.9
10.1
West Bengal
3/42
61.9
15.1
Apr 19, 2024 10:15 (IST)
Lok Sabha Polls 2024: Voter Turnout Till 9 am
Phase 1 Turnout
9:00 AM
11:00 AM
1:00 PM
3:00 PM
5:00 PM
Total
2024
9.7