General elections 2019: People of Mumbai are voting today in the fourth round Lok Sabha elections 2019
Billionaires and Bollywood stars are lining up to vote and elect lawmakers as part of fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019. In Mumbai, the Congress and its ally, Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress party or NCP, are trying to wrest the six seats from the BJP-Shiv Sena combine. Last time, the Sena won three seats and the BJP three. The Maximum City is set for several high-profile contests: the BJP's Poonam Mahajan versus Congress's Priya Dutt Mumbai North-Central; in Mumbai North, it is Congress's Urmila Matondkar versus sitting lawmaker Gopal Shetty. Congress leader Milind Deora is contesting from Mumbai South against Sena's sitting lawmaker Arvind Sawant. Overall, voters will decide on 72 seats spread across nine states. The star candidates whose electoral fortunes will be decided include six Union ministers. Among them are ministers Giriraj Singh, Subhash Bhamre, SS Ahluwalia, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, PP Chaudhary, Sudarshan Bhagat and Babul Supriyo. Former union ministers Salman Khurshid and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury are also among the contestants. Polling for the seven-phase election ends on May 19, the counting of votes will be held on May 23.
Here are the Highlights of Lok Sabha election phase 4 in Mumbai:
Actor Deepika Padukone also exercised her voting right. She shared a picture on Instagram with her inked finger.
Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal voted at a polling booth in South Mumbai. There was no response to questions on the grounded airline. This is his first public appearance after the Jet fiasco.
Mumbai Voter Turnout Till 1 PM
Mumbai South 28.2
Mumbai North 32.9
Mumbai North East 32.4
Mumbai North West 29.9
Mumbai North Central 28.6
Mumbai South Central 30.3
"You have the power to give power", says Actor Amrita Rao
Actor Amrita Rao took to Twitter to share image of her inked finger. She encouraged people to go vote.
Sachin Tendulkar, his wife Anjali Tendulkar, daughter Sara Tendulkar, and son Arjun Tendulkar after casting their vote at polling center in Bandra. Their children Sara Tendulkar and Arjun Tendulkar are first time voters.
Actor Salman Khan casts his vote at polling booth in Bandra, Mumbai.
Actors Ranveer Singh, Vidya Balan and Sanjay Dutt voted in Mumbai today for Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan cast their vote in Mumbai's Juhu.
Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini, the BJP lawmaker from Mathura with her daugthers Esha Deol and Ahana Deol after casting their votes in Mumbai's Vile Parle.
"Modi wave has overtaken the country": Piyush Goyal after voting
Union Minister and senior BJP leader Piyush Goyal after at Malabar Hill in Mumbai says, "This election is now a Tsunami election. North South, East and West, Modi wave has overtaken the country. PM Modi is the tallest leader today in the country."
Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray, his wife Rashmi Thackeray and son Aditya Thackeray after voting at a polling booth in Gandhi Nagar, Mumbai. BJP's candidate from Mumbai North Central Lok Sabha seat Poonam Mahajan is also there.
Vote for a strong, secure and developed India, says Union Minister Smriti Irani
Union Minister Smriti Irani voted in Mumbai today and tweeted a picture with her husband saying, "Participated in the biggest festival of democracy. Casted my vote in Mumbai for a strong, secure and developed India."
Actor Shabana Azmi and her poet and lyricist husband Javed Akhtar cast their vote in Mumbai.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar and his wife Renu Namboodiri vote at booth in Bandra in Mumbai.
Actor Kangana Ranaut votes at a polling booth in Mumbai's Khar in Phase 4 of Lok Sabha elections.
Voter turnout in Maharashtra till 11 AM is 18.4 per cent.
Influential businessman Anand Mahindra Casts Vote
Chairman of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra after casting his vote in Malabar Hill says, "We all have been infected by the virus of progress and growth. Even if a coalition government comes, it should work towards progress and growth of the country."
"Cast my Vote. Did my duty": Actor Arjun Rampal after voting
Actor Arjun Rampal took to Twitter to urge people to vote saying, "Done. Cast my Vote. Did my duty. Feels great. Go Vote Mumbai." This is the last round of voting in Maharashtra where 17 seats are polling today including six in Mumbai - the country's business and entertainment capital.
Visuals of Kareena Kapoor, Varun Dhawan after voting in Mumbai
Elections in Mumbai often come with a touch of glamour and this year is no different.
Ajay Devgn and wife Kajol after casting their vote.
"Do your duty": Urmila Matondkar on voting
Actor-turned politician Urmila Matondkar, who is contesting today's election from Mumbai North, urged people to go out and vote.
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai and wife Mukta after voting in Phase 4 of Lok Sabha elections.
Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Shaina NC votes in Mumbai and says, "If you want a responsible government, come out and vote"
Captains of the Indian industry including the Ambanis, Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran and Adi Godrej were among the early voters in Mumbai during polling for the fourth and final phase of Lok Sabha elections, reported news agency PTI.
Actor Anupam Kher casts his votes in Juhu. With today's voting, Maharashtra will finish its four-phased polling for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. The results will be declared on May 23.
Celebrities are turning up in good numbers to cast vote at their respective polling booths. Actors Bhagyashree and Sonali Bendre after casting their votes at a polling booth in Vile Parle.
Actor Dia Mirza after voting as part of the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections in Mumbai.
"Your vote is your voice. Vote for the soul of India": Mahesh Bhatt
Mumbai Police assist senior citizens in voting
Their twitter handle tweeted images saying, "Leading by example, they vote till this age so that democracy lives longer and healthier! They have fulfilled their responsibility of creating a legacy, it is our responsibility to keep it alive. MRA Marg policemen assisting senior citizens to vote comfortably."
HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh casts his vote at a polling booth on Peddar Road. He says, "We want a stable government. Somebody who can gives stability to the country for the next 5 years. Somebody who will look after our constituency. They should improve infrastructure, better traffic, better security."
Actor Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao after casting their votes at polling booth in Bandra.
Mumbai Congress chief and South Mumbai candidate Milind Deora casts his vote.
Congress ally and Nationalist Congress party chief Sharad Pawar casts his vote at polling station in Mumbai's Tardeo.
6.82% voting has been recorded in Maharashtra till 9 AM, reports news agency ANI.
"Voting is our right, let's use it wisely": Madhuri Dixit
Actor Madhuri Dixit casts her vote at a polling booth in Juhu and said on Twitter, "Voting is our right, let's use it wisely! The future of our country is in our hands. Let's do our duty and #VoteForIndia."
"Vote for progressive, developed and united India": Priya Dutt
Priya Dutt, Congress-NCP candidate from the Mumbai Northwest constituency posted images of voting on Twitter today. She said, "I exercised my right and my duty as a citizen. Vote for a progressive, developed and united India. Do come out in large numbers and turn our dream into a reality."
Priya Dutt will be contesting against BJP's Poonam Mahajan, daughter of the late Pramod Mahajan.
Actor Rahul Bose posted a photo of himself on his Twitter showing an inked finger. "Have you? Returned from shooting in Hyderabad to do this. Catching a flight out in two hours", said his caption.
Veteran actress Shubha Khote after voting in Juhu.
Mumbai is witnessing battle between high-profile candidates such as Priya Dutt, Urmila Matondkar, Milind Deora and Poonam Mahajan competing for the favour of 96 lakh registered voters.
Congress's Urmila Matondkar casts vote
Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar contesting from Mumbai North seat where she has been fielded against BJP's Gopal Shetty casts her vote.
Ms Matondkar, 45, joined the Congress last month. She said she was in it for the long-term and wanted to fight against the politics of hate. "I am taking my first step in active politics."
"Every vote is a voice that counts", Actor Priyanka Chopra after Voting
Actor Priyanka Chopra posted an image of her voting on Twitter saying "This is the moment that matters.... Every vote is a voice that counts."
Actor-turned-politician Paresh Rawal and his wife Swaroop Sampat cast their vote at polling booth in Vile Parle.
Bhojpuri superstar and BJP candidate from Gorakhpur Ravi Kishan after voting. He says, "Prime Minister should be like Narendra Modi. Phir ek baar Modi Sarkar.
The country is happy. Mahagathbandhan will vanish."
This is the last round of voting in Maharashtra where 17 seats are polling today including six in Mumbai - the country's business and entertainment capital.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das casts his vote at Peddar Road. He says "It is a very smooth process. Voted in Mumbai for first time after shifting from Delhi."
BJP candidate from Gorakhpur Ravi Kishan waits to cast his vote at a polling booth in Goregaon.
Ravi Kishan, who made his acting debut with Hindi films, had started doing Bhojpuri movies in the early 2000s. In the regional film industry, he got fame and a superstar status. His last big appearance was in Anurag Kashyap's critically acclaimed "Mukkabaz".
Bollywood actor Rekha casts her vote in Bandra
Mumbai is home to Bollywood stars as well as seven of India's 19 richest people including Mukesh Ambani and Uday Kotak.
Visuals of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das waiting in queue to cast his vote at Peddar Road.
BJP candidate Poonam Mahajan Votes
Poonam Mahajan, candidate of North-Central Mumbai constituency and daughter of late Union Minister Pramod Mahajan casts her vote in Worli.
Ms Mahajan is trying to fend off a strong challenge from the Congress's Priya Dutt.
Anil Ambani votes at a polling centre in Cuff Parade.
His brother and Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani had endorsed Congress leader Milind Deora, who is contesting from Mumbai South constituency in Maharashtra in the election. That places Mukesh Ambani on the opposite side of the spectrum from his brother Anil Ambani, who has been relentlessly attacked by Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
In Mumbai, the Congress and its ally, Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress party or the NCP, are trying to wrest the six seats from the BJP-Shiv Sena combine. Last time, the Sena won three seats and the BJP three.
"Break Records Of Previous 3 Phases": PM Modi's Message To Voters In Phase 4
As voting for fourth phase of the Lok Sabha election 2019 begins, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges voters to exercise their franchise and "break the voting records of the previous three phases". Polling will take place on 17 seats in Maharashtra, 13 each in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, eight in West Bengal, six each in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, five in Bihar, three in Jharkhand and part of the Anantnag constituency in Jammu and Kashmir.
Visuals from polling station in Mumbai North West constituency where preparations for voting are underway.Voting for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections will begin at 7 AM today.
Mumbai will see a veritable battle of giants in three of six parliamentary constituencies today. High-profile candidates such as Priya Dutt, Urmila Matondkar, Milind Deora and Poonam Mahajan are competing for the favour of 96 lakh registered voters.