Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 6 Highlights: 63.3% Total Voter Turnout In Phase 6

Elections 2019 Phase 6 Updates: Polling was held in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, eight seats each in West Bengal, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, seven in Delhi and four in Jharkhand today.

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 6 Highlights: 63.3% Total Voter Turnout In Phase 6

Phase 6 Lok Sabha Election: Voting was held in 59 seats spread across Delhi and six states today

New Delhi: 

The total voter turnout for Phase 6 of the Lok Sabha elections is 63.3%, reported news agency PTI. Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar and Haryana all voted in the sixth phase of the elections. Polling was held in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, eight seats each in West Bengal, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, seven in Delhi and four in Jharkhand today.

59.1% total voter turnout was recorded in Delhi, while Bihar and Haryana recorded 59.4% and 64% total voter turnout respectively. Jharkhand registered 65.2% total voter turnout and Madhya Pradesh recorded 60.7% total turnout. Uttar Pradesh recorded 54% voter turnout while West Bengal saw 80.2% turnout till 3 PM.

Several high-profile political leaders voted today for the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections. President Ram Nath Kovind, Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul Gandhi all voted in this phase of the elections. Cricketer Virat Kohli voted in this phase of the elections as well. In Madhya Pradesh, where voting in 8 constituencies is being held, BJP's Pragya Thakur and Congress's Jyotiraditya Scindia also cast their votes.

Around 979 candidates contested this phase, while in Delhi, where people from all the seven constituencies voted today, the heads of the state unit of the BJP, Congress and AAP are contesting each other in the same seat.

BJP candidate from West Bengal's Ghatal constituency, also a former IPS officer and former trusted lieutenant of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, was attacked, heckled and pushed to the ground at a polling station in Keshpur village, 145 km from Bengal capital Kolkata.

A Trinamool Congress worker was injured after he was hit by a bullet fired by the bodyguard of Ms Ghosh. In Jhargram's Garbeta, several Trinamool Congress and BJP workers were also injured in clashes. BJP claims Trinamool Congress was trying to capture a booth.

Poll violence has occurred in West Bengal in the previous five phases as well.

Here are the Highlights from the 6th phase of polling in Lok Sabha Election 2019:


May 12, 2019
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READ HERE: "Madhya Pradesh Has 2.5 Chief Ministers": PM Modi's Jab At Congress
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today alleged that Madhya Pradesh's Congress government was in a shambles, with more than one Chief Minister wielding power in the state. "In Madhya Pradesh, a certain party has 2.5 Chief Ministers. The administration doesn't even know whose orders are to be followed. Goons, murderers and dacoits have been given the licence to roam free," news agency ANI quoted him as saying at a rally in Khandwa constituency.
May 12, 2019
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Phase 6 Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Sporadic violence, allegations of vote rigging during Phase 6 of elections in Uttar Pradesh

Sporadic violence, scuffles and allegations of vote rigging marked the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh in which polling was held on 14 seats, reported news agency IANS.

Reports of violence came from Azamgarh where the convoy of Samajwadi Party leader Durga Yadav was attacked on Sunday evening.

Samajwadi leaders lodged complaints of polling officials casting fake votes and also preventing elderly voters from casting their votes, reported IANS.

The Samajwadi Party lodged complaints with the Election Commission in this regard.

Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav is a candidate from Azamgarh and he is pitted against BJP candidate and Bhojpuri star Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua.
May 12, 2019
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Phase 6 of Lok Sabha Elections: Breakup of total voter turnout in different states: See Here

In Bihar, the total voter turnout was registered as 59.4%.

In Haryana, the total voter turnout was registered as 64%.

In Jharkhand, the total voter turnout was registered as 65.2%.

In Madhya Pradesh, the total voter turnout was registered as 60.7%.

In Uttar Pradesh, the total voter turnout was registered as 54%.

In West Bengal, the total voter turnout was registered as 80.2%.

In Delhi, the total voter turnout was registered as 59.1%.
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Phase 6 of Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Voter turnout breakup for individual states for Phase 6



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Phase 6 Lok Sahba Election 2019: Total voter turnout of 63.3% registered for Phase 6

Total voter turnout for phase 6 of the Lok Sabha elections is 63.3%.
May 12, 2019
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READ HERE: Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Australian Envoy Harinder Sidhu: Really Impressed With EVMs, VVPAT
The Australian High Commissioner to India, who is in Delhi to observe the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, praised the Election Commission for a "well-organised and orderly" election as 59 seats voted on Sunday.
May 12, 2019
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READ HERE: Voting Percentage: Phase 6 Lok Sabha Election Voter Turnout Figures
Voting percentage today: Over 1 lakh 13 thousand polling stations and heavy security have been put in place to conduct smooth voting for phase 6.
May 12, 2019
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Phase 6 Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP's Mukul Roy accuses Mamata Banerjee of political vendetta, his convoy was searched by police

BJP leader Mukul Roy has accused Mamata government of acting out of political vendetta after his convoy was searched by police, reported news agency ANI. He said the police was acting like "stooges of the state government".

"All of a sudden some police officers came in front of my vehicle and told me that they were going to search my car. I told them they had every right to search but let the press people come," he said.
May 12, 2019
19:36 (IST)
READ HERE: Digvijaya Singh Spends Day In Bhopal, Misses Voting. BJP Says Nervous
Congress's Digvijaya Singh, up against the BJP's Pragya Singh Thakur, spent the day in Bhopal as the prestigious seat voted today. In the process he missed voting himself -- his booth is at Rajgarh, 140 km away.
May 12, 2019
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READ HERE: Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Robert Vadra Tweets Out Photo Of Voting Finger... And The Paraguayan Flag
After voting in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, Robert Vadra - the brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi - today took to Twitter to post a photograph of him holding up an inked index finger. It was accompanied by an inspirational message and an emoji of the tricolour.
May 12, 2019
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READ HERE: Election 2019: Mallikarjun Kharge's Remark On PM Narendra Modi Triggers Row: Will He Hang Himself If Congress Win More Than 40 Seats
Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge landed in a controversy on Sunday, as voting took place in the sixth round of the national election, with his remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
May 12, 2019
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Phase 6 Lok Sabha Elections 2019: 104-year-old voter casts her vote in Haryana

Centenarian Suraj Kaur, 104-year-old, exercised her right to franchise on Sunday as all ten seats in Haryana underwent polling in the sixth round of General Elections in India, reported news agency ANI.

A resident of village Dhani Akbarpur of Loharu Sub Division in Bhiwani district, Kaur arrived at the polling booth accompanied by her family members, reported ANI.


Senior citizens and first-time voters stole the show with their enthusiasm as they arrived at different polling stations across the six states and capital of Delhi to cast their votes.
May 12, 2019
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Lok Sabha Elections Phase 6: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hugs 90-year-old neighbour after voting

In a heart-warming gesture on Sunday, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hugged and greeted her 90-year-old neighbour Jwala Devi after casting her vote, reported news agency IANS.

Jwala Devi, a resident of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, has been living outside Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's Lodhi estate residence for the past 20 years, reported IANS. Her seven-member family works as domestic helps in the government quarters in the locality.

On Sunday, the Congress leader and her husband Robert Vadra were coming out after casting their votes at the Vidya Bhawan Mahavidyalaya, when they spotted Jwala Devi seated on a cot outside her staff quarter.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra immediately went up to ask for her well being and hugged her.

"Priyanka Gandhi asked me whether I had voted or not. I showed her my inked finger and then we all posed for a picture," Jwala Devi told reporters. She clarified that the Congress leader did not ask whom she had voted for.

Jwala Devi said that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra regularly checks on her well being.
May 12, 2019
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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and his wife Usha after casting their votes at Nirman Bhawan polling booth

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and his wife Usha after casting their votes at Nirman Bhawan polling booth, reported news agency ANI.

May 12, 2019
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READ HERE: General Elections 2019: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra On Why Son Rehan Vadra Missed Being A First-Time Voter
As Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra voted today in Delhi in the sixth round of the national election, the Congress leader was asked about the "missing" voter in the family. Her son Rehan Vadra, 19, would have been a first time voter in this election.
May 12, 2019
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Phase 6 Lok Sabha Elections 2019: PM Narendra Modi "is doing dirty politics", says Mayawati over Alwar gang-rape

Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his charge that she was "shedding crocodile tears" over the Alwar gang rape incident, BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday accused him of indulging in "dirty politics" and demanded his resignation for incidents of Dalit atrocities in the past, reported news agency PTI.

Hours after the Prime Minister's remarks at election rallies in Kushinagar and Deoria earlier in the day, Mayawati said, "In the wake of this incident, Modi is doing dirty politics."

On the Prime Minister's challenge to her to withdraw support to the Congress government in Rajasthan, she said, "The BSP will for sure take an appropriate political decision in the absence of stringent and proper legal action in the case."
May 12, 2019
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READ HERE: Lok Sabha Election 2019: PM Narendra Modi Asks Why Mayawati Backing Congress After Alwar Rape
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who hit out at the Congress government over a gangrape case in Rajasthan's Alwar, today shredded Mayawati over her comments condemning it. Pointing out that Mayawati is supporting the Congress government led by Ashok Gehlot, the Prime Minister accused her of shedding crocodile tears.
May 12, 2019
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Phase 6 Lok Sabha Elections: A first time voter casts his vote from West Delhi

A first time voter casts his vote in West Delhi. The sitting Lok Sabha lawmaker is BJP's Pravesh Verma.

The main candidates contesting from West Delhi this time around are BJP's Parvesh Verma, Congress's Mahabal Mishra and AAP's Balbir Singh Jakhar.

May 12, 2019
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Phase 6 Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Voter turnout till 3 PM: See Here




May 12, 2019
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Phase 6 Lok Sabha Election 2019: Oldest voter in Delhi, 111-year-old Bachan Singh casts his vote

Oldest voter of the national capital, 111-year-old Bachan Singh, exercised his franchise on Sunday as all the seven seats in Delhi polled in the sixth round of national polls, reported news agency ANI.

"I have cast my vote to the party which inclined towards development and work," wheelchair-bound Singh told ANI at a booth in Sant Garh.

Bachan Singh, a native of Lalpura in Punjab, lives as well as preaches the motto "even a single vote should be wasted".
May 12, 2019
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READ HERE: Elections 2019: PM Narendra Modi, At UP Rally, Says Will Jawans Take Election Commission's Permission Before Firing At Terrorists
The army cannot wait for the Election Commission's clearance to take action against terrorists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said after two terrorists were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian in an encounter on Sunday morning.
May 12, 2019
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Phase 6 Lok Sabha Elections: Villagers in Uttar Pradesh boycott election

Disgruntled with the abysmal state of roads and overall development, coupled with alleged apathy of successive governments and local administration, villagers of Gram Sangaldeep in Domariyaganj Lok Sabha constituency of Uttar Pradesh have decided not to cast their vote today, reported news agency ANI.

With officials persuading villagers to make it to their polling booth, villagers are steadfast and all the attempts by the officials went in vain. The polling booth is located at the primary school in the village and gives a deserted look with only polling staff and police personnel manning it, reported ANI.

There are over 550 voters in the village which comes in district Siddharthnagar. The locals alleged that roads do not get developed, as a result of which the village gets flooded with excess water from the nearby river.

Villagers went on to claim that all they got were empty promises from officials in charge.
May 12, 2019
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Phase 6 Lok Sabha Elections: President Ram Nath Kovind, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi vote in Phase 6 of the elections

President Ram Nath Kovind, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi were among the millions who voted on Sunday in the sixth and penultimate round of the Lok Sabha elections in which a BJP worker was killed in West Bengal, reported news agency IANS.


President Kovind flashed his inked finger after exercising his franchise along with his wife at a polling booth at the Rashtrapati Bhawan as voters trooped to polling booths in large numbers in 59 constituencies across seven states. The polling began at 7 a.m.


A total electorate of 10.17 crore is eligible to vote in the 14 constituencies of Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, eight each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, seven in Delhi and four in Jharkhand.
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Phase 6 Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and his family cast their vote

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa today exercised his franchise along with his family, reported news agency ANI




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2019 Indian General Election: Raghav Chadha Vs Ramesh Biduri Vs Vijender Singh in South Delhi


South Delhi, one of the seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi, also witnesses a triangular fight between Congress's Virender Singh, a former Olympian, AAP's Raghav Chadha and three-time lawmaker Ramesh Bidhuri of the BJP.

In 2014, Mr Bidhuri won the seat with 4,97,980 votes. The parliamentary constituency, which has about 20.67 lakh voters, has a considerable number of Jat and Gurjar voters.

Virender Singh, better known as Vijender Singh, is India's only Olympic bronze-medal winning boxer. He has maintained that he will not quit boxing even if he wins. "I am contesting the election in the seat as people were in need. Boxing will continue, a lot of time is still left," he had earlier said.

AAP's Raghav Chadha, 31, is contesting for the first time from South Delhi; he has been endorsed by actors like Gul Panag and Prakash Raj.
May 12, 2019
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Phase 6 Lok Sabha Election: AAP's Raghav Chadha alleges poll rigging in Delhi


AAP South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha has alleged electoral malpractices by the BJP. He alleged that BJP workers are voting four times. "BJP workers are moving around in a polling booth in Sangam Vihar in BJP scarves, a person voted four times. We identified 8-10 such people and caught one red handed. Ramesh Bidhuri(BJP candidate) is losing badly so is indulging in such tactics," he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
May 12, 2019
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Election 2019: Atishi Vs Gautam Gambhir Vs Arvinder Singh Lovely in East Delhi


It's a three-cornered battle in East Delhi, one of the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi polling today, where cricketer-turned-politician and BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir is contesting against Aam Aadmi Party's Atishi and Congress's Arvinder Singh Lovely, a former Delhi minister and a four-time legislator.

While Mr Gambhir's career as a cricketer has earned him huge popularity, Arvinder Singh Lovely, who has served previously as the Delhi Congress chief, has the maximum political experience among the three candidates.

Atishi, who holds a degree from Oxford University, had gained a lot of support last year after Centre sacked her and eight other advisors to the Delhi government. She worked as Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia's advisor on a token monthly salary of Re 1 for three years. AAP has often said that improving education facilities in the national capital has been among its key achievements. 

Just two days before the sixth phase of polling, Atishi, along with other AAP leaders, accused her rival Gautam Gambhir, of distributing "derogatory pamphlets" about her. Mr Gambhir, who retired from cricket in December after a 15-year stint, responded to the allegations saying he would quit politics if the charges against him are proven. Gautam Gambhir joined the BJP in March.
May 12, 2019
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Visuals of voters from outside a polling booth in Mayur Vihar Phase-3, which falls in East Delhi Constituency.
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Election 2019: 41.5% voter turnout till 1 pm

41.5 per cent of the 10 crore and 17 lakh people eligible to vote in the 59 seats have exercised their franchise till 1 pm. Despite stray incidents of violence, 55.6 per cent of the electorates in the eight constituencies in West Bengal have exercised their franchise. Over 47.22 per cent of the voters in Jharkhand have voted so far. Voting in Delhi -- where all the seven Lok Sabha seats are voting today, was the lowest with only 33 per cent of the electorates exercising their franchise till 1 pm.
May 12, 2019
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111-year-old voter, Delhi's oldest, has not missed voting since 1951


111-year-old Bachan Singh, the oldest voter in Delhi, voted today at polling station in Tilak Vihar in Delhi.

Till the last assembly elections in 2015, the centenarian cycled to the polling booth to cast vote. This time, he reached the booth in a car along with poll officers in full media glare.

He was later wheeled into the polling both using a chair.

A paralysis attack around three months ago had left him bed-ridden. Though Bachan Singh cannot talk like the way he did before, but he knows how important his vote is.

"I will vote for those who worked for us," he said.

Interestingly, he doesn't know there's a party called the AAP and that Arvind Kejriwal is the chief minister of Delhi.

"For him, every election has been a contest between the BJP and the Congress," his youngest son, Jasbeer Singh, 63, says.

Jasbeer Singh said his father has never missed out on an election since 1951.
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: UP Family Has 82 Members, 66 Are Eligible To Vote

A family in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad has turned out to be a candidate's delight and a must on every contestant's list to meet and seek votes."

There are eight first-time voters in the family who will go out to vote on Sunday. "They are my great grand children who are very excited about voting for the first time," he said.

Ram Naresh said that the family usually goes out to vote after lunch because that is when the rush at polling stations is less.

"We are all registered at one polling station and even the polling officials welcome us when we go to vote," he said.
May 12, 2019
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Lok Sabha Election 2019: Priyanka Gandhi casts vote but her son misses out

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra voted today in Delhi. But, missing among them were their 18-year-old son, Raihan Vadra. The Congress leader said that her son who would have been a first-time voter couldn't vote because he has gone back to London for his exams.
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Legendary Cricketer Kapil Dev arrives casts vote at a polling booth in DPS Mathura Road along with wife Romi and daughter Amiya.
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Lok Sabha Election 2019 live updates: Manoj Tiwari Vs Sheila Dikshit Vs Dilip Pandey in North East Delhi


In North East Delhi, it's a triangular contest between state chiefs of three parties - Congress, AAP and the BJP. Three-time Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is the Congress candidate in the parliamentary constituency where Manoj Tiwari of the BJP won in 2014. He is seeking a second term. Dilip Pandey, who heads the Delhi unit of the AAP, is challenging the two leaders.

BJP 's Manoj Tiwari and AAP's Dilip Pandey will try to take advantage of the Purvanchali factor, whereas Ms Dikshit will fight on the basis of her tenure as a chief minister for three terms. If elected, Ms Dikshit will be the first woman lawmaker from the constituency.

Bad roads, overflowing drains and garbage disposal are some of the key poll issues in the constituency formed in 2008.

In 2014, Mr Tiwari won as he secured 45.38 per cent of the total of 13,13,514 votes. AAP's Anand Kumar followed him with 452,041 votes and Congress' Jai Prakash Agarwal, at the third spot, secured 16 per cent of the total votes.
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UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi votes at a polling booth in Nirman Bhavan in Delhi. She was accompanied by party's North East Delhi, Sheila Dikshit.
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Large number of women voters have turned up at polling booths in the eight constituencies that Madhya Pradesh today.

Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia, state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) V L Kantha Rao and his wife were among the early voters.

This is the third phase of polling in MP, the first and second phases for six and seven seats, respectively, having been held on April 29 and May 6.
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Election 2019: Meenakshi Lekhi Vs Ajay Maken Vs Brijesh Goyal


Meenakshi Lekhi is one of the four sitting lawmakers fielded by the BJP in Delhi. She is seeking reelection from New Delhi, a high-profile constituency, against ex-Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken and Aam Admi Party's Brijesh Goyal.

Meenakshi Lekhi, a Supreme Court lawyer, is also party's national spokesperson. She has been accused by AAP's Brijesh Goyal of "inaccessibility to voters". "Her inaccessibility and unavailability to voters in New Delhi constituency has given rise to the slogan 'Meenakshi Lekhi Kabhi Nahi Dekhi' (Never saw Meenakshi Lekhi)," Mr Goyal was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

Congress, which did not win even a single seat in Delhi in 2014, is "the only party that can provide stable government," former Union Minister Ajay Maken has claimed. "Congress wave is sweeping the national capital. People of Delhi are now looking up to the party with hope and expectation that only Congress can provide an able and stable government," he told news agency IANS.
May 12, 2019
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Congress President Rahul Gandhi with ex-Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken, who is party candidate in New Delhi. Ajay Maken is up against BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi and Brijesh Goyal of the Aam Aadmi Party. 
May 12, 2019
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Lok Sabha Polls 2019: EVM glitch reported in poll booth of Sonia Gandhi

The electronic voting machines in the polling booth where Sonia Gandhi will vote today is facing problem. She is expected to come and vote in the next 15 minutes.
May 12, 2019
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2019 Indian General Election: BJP's Bharati Ghosh heckled at poll booth in Bengal


Bharati Ghosh, a former IPS officer and once a trusted lieutenant of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, was in tears this morning after she was attacked, heckled and pushed to the ground by supporters of the ruling Trinamool Congress outside a polling booth. 

Ms Ghosh is the BJP candidate in Bengal's Ghatal.

The Election Commission has sought a report after Bharati Ghosh allegedly tried to enter the booth with her mobile phone and take a video.

West Bengal has seen violence and clashes on polling days in the previous rounds of voting with workers of the Trinamool Congress and the BJP clashing in many parts of the state.
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6th Phase Lok Sabha Election: Rahul Gandhi walks down from residence to polling booth


Congress President Rahul Gandhi walked down from his residence to his polling booth in Delhi. Mr Gandhi voted at NP Senior Secondary School in Aurangzeb Lane.
May 12, 2019
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Lok Sabha election 2019: 138 candidates are contesting in eight constituencies in Madhya Pradesh

In Madhya Pradesh, 138 candidates are contesting in eight constituencies. 15 candidates are women and 33 are crorepati. The prominent candidates are senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia from Congress Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar,  Pragya Thakur, BJP candidate from Bhopal who is an accused in Malegaon blast.

In 2014, the BJP won 27 seats, while the Congress managed just two seats in the state
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Phase 6 live updates: Haryana chief minister takes train to Karnal to vote

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar travelled by Shatabdi express from Chandigarh to his hometown Karnal to cast his vote.

"Departing from Chandigarh to Karnal for the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections today," Mr Khattar tweeted.

"I am quite excited about the vote and all of you should go to your respective polling booth with full enthusiasm and ensure your participation," he said.

All the 10 Lok Sabha seats of Haryana went to the polls on the day amid tight security in the penultimate phase of the general elections.
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Dilip Pandey, the AAP candidate from North East Delhi, voted with his wife in Yamuna Vihar today.
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Phase 6 live updates: Hardeep Singh Puri was among the first ones to vote this morning


Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has cast his vote in Delhi. Mr Puri is Urban Development Minister in the Modi government. He is a Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh. His tenure ends in November 2020.

This time, Hardeep Singh Puri has been fielded by the BJP from Punjab's Amritsar. He is up against Congress sitting MP Gurjit Aujla, diplomat-turned-politician Puri faces a tough fight in Jatt-dominated seat, say political observers.

Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha seats go to the polls in a single phase on May 19. 
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Phase 6 live updates: Atishi Vs Gautam Gambhir Vs Arvinder Singh Lovely in East Delhi


Gautam Gambhir is lockrd in a three-cornered battle in East Delhi. He is up against Aam Aadmi Party's Atishi and Congress's Arvinder Singh Lovely, a former Delhi minister and a four-time legislator.

While Mr Gambhir's career as a cricketer has earned him huge popularity, Arvinder Singh Lovely, who has served previously as the Delhi Congress chief, has the maximum political experience among the three candidates.

Atishi, who holds a degree from Oxford University, has earned a lot of goodwill for transforming Delhi government schools. She worked as Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia's advisor on a token monthly salary of Re 1 for three years. AAP has often said that improving education facilities in the national capital has been among its key achievements. 
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Uttar Pradesh Minister Sidharth Nath Singh after casting his vote at a polling booth in Prayagraj.
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Phase 6 live updates: Maneka Gandhi Vs Dr Sanjay Singh in Sultanpur


In Uttar Pradesh's Sultanpur, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi is contesting against Congress's Dr Sanjay Singh. Varun Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi's son, won the parliamentary constituency in the 2014 general elections. However, he has swapped seats with his mother this time, and he is contesting from Pilibhit in UP that has elected Maneka Gandhi as a lawmaker six times since 1989.

Maneka Gandhi has waded into controversy more than once this election season. She received two notices from the Election Commission for her "Muslim vote" remark and saying that there is a plan to grade villages according to the number of votes for her and prioritise development work accordingly.

Dr Sanjay Singh, fighting against the Union Minister, was elected to Lok Sabha from Sultanpur in 2009. He has also represented Amethi, a Congress stronghold, in the lower house of parliament in 1998. He also won the assembly elections from Amethi between 1980 and 1989.
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Phase 6 Live Updates: 102-year-old voter casts vote in Madhya Pradesh


A 102-year-old voter shows her inked finger in Rajgarh Lok Sabha constituency.

Rajgarh Lok Sabha constituency has a total of 8 assembly segments - Chachoura, Raghogarh, Narsinghgarh, Biaora, Rajgarh, Khilchipur, Sarangpur (SC) and Susner.

The key contest in Rajgarh constituency will be between BJP's Roadmal Nagar and Congress' Mona Sustani.
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Candidates List of 6th Phase of Lok Sabha Polls - NDTV

Candidate List of phase 6 phase lok sabha elections 2019 with detail party name, age, education, income, Constituency and more. Candidates list contesting for General Elections 2019."
May 12, 2019
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Phase 6 live updates: Cricketer Virat Kohli casts vote in Gurugram


Cricketer Virat Kohli at a polling booth in Gurugram, Haryana. Ten seats in Haryana, including Gurugram vote today in Phase 6.

Over 22 lakh voters will decide the fate of 24 candidates as Gurgaon, along with nine other Lok Sabha constituencies in Haryana, vote today in the sixth phase of the national election.

Voting is being held at 1,194 polling stations across nine assembly segments in three districts - Gurgaon, Rewari and Nuh.

The contest in this city near Delhi is mainly between BJP parliamentarian Rao Inderjit Singh and Captain Ajay Singh Yadav of the Congress.
May 12, 2019
07:25 (IST)
Lok Sabha election live updates: Pragya Thakur votes in Bhopal

Pragya Thakur, who is contesting from Bhopal, was among the first candidates to vote today. Pragya Thakur is contesting on a BJP ticket against former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh.
May 12, 2019
07:19 (IST)
Voting began at 7 am in the 59 Lok Sabha seats today. A total of 10 crore and 17 lakh voters in Bihar, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Delhi are eligible to vote.
May 12, 2019
07:14 (IST)
Phas6 live updates: Senior citizens vote early in Madhya Pradesh


Senior citizens at a polling booth in Madhya Pradesh. Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, will witness a keenly watched contest between Congress leader Digvijaya Singh and the BJP's Pragya Thakur - an accused in the Malegaon blasts case. Although Digvijaya Singh is a popular leader in Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal has been a BJP stronghold since 1989 and therefore considered an uphill task for any other party.
May 12, 2019
07:01 (IST)
Your participation makes polls even more special: PM appeals to youngsters to vote in record numbers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged youngsters to vote in record numbers. "Yet another phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections is here! Urging all those whose constituencies are polling in today's sixth phase to go out and vote. I hope youngsters are voting in record numbers. After all, their participation makes the polls even more special," PM Modi tweeted this morning.
May 12, 2019
06:55 (IST)

Mock poll underway for Dhanbad parliamentary constituency at booth numbers 202, 203, 204, & 313 at Laxmi Narayan Vidya Mandir Madhya Vidyalaya. Congress' Kirti Azad & BJP's PN Singh are contesting from this constituency. (ANI)
May 12, 2019
06:43 (IST)
Lok Sabha polls Phase 6: Over 10.17 crore voters eligible to vote today

Over 10.17 crore voters are eligible to cast their votes today. The Election Commissioner has set up over 1.13 lakh polling stations, and voting will take place between 7 am and 6 pm in most constituencies.
May 12, 2019
06:39 (IST)

Polling officials at a polling booth at MCD Primary School in Jal Vihar. BJP's Gautam Gambhir, AAP's Atishi & Congress' Arvinder Singh Lovely are contesting East Delhi constituency.
May 12, 2019
06:30 (IST)
May 12, 2019
06:30 (IST)
Phase 6 Live Updates: BJP won 45 of the 59 seats in the 2014 elections

The BJP had won 45 of the 59 seats in the 2014 elections. Voting will be held at 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, seven in Delhi, four in Jharkhand and eight each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal.
May 12, 2019
06:27 (IST)

Re-polling to be held today at 168 polling stations of Tripura West constituency and one polling station each of Puducherry, Barrackpur, & Arambag parliamentary constituencies.
May 12, 2019
06:25 (IST)
Lok Sabha Election Phase 6: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress's Jyotiraditya Scindia in fray
The fate of several prominent politicians, including Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, will be decided today.
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