Nearly 700 candidates are contesting for the 51 seats in phase 5 of Lok Sabha elections 2019
At least 63.5 per cent of the 8.75 crore voters in the 51 seats across the seven states have exercised their franchise in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha election, which is the lowest in all the phases so far, Election Commission data shows. According to the Commission's Voter Turnout android application, at 9.00 PM, the turnout in the Monday's polling was 63.5 per cent. This phase, the leanest with polling on 51 seats, was marked by violence in parts of Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir. In Bengal, two persons, including a BJP candidate, were injured in separate incidents. A grenade was thrown at a polling booth and an explosion set off elsewhere in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama.
The Ladakh constituency in Jammu and Kashmir, which went to polls Monday, recorded a turnout of 71.10 per cent at 10 PM as per the EC app. In 2014, the turnout was nearly the same at 71.9 per cent.
Nearly 700 candidates are contesting for the 51 seats spread across seven states in phase 5 of Lok Sabha elections 2019 today. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, his mother and UPA chairperson, Sonia Gandhi, and six union ministers are some of the prominent candidates whose fate will be decided by over 8 crore voters in the seven states.
While 149 candidates have been fielded by national parties, 31 are representing state parties, and 252 candidates are contesting independently, Association for Democratic Reforms said.
Here are the Highlights on Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 5 voting:
Phase 5 of Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Election in Odisha's Patkura postponed
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday decided to postpone the elections in Patkura assembly constituency in Odisha in the view of cyclone ''Fani''.
The polling could not take place in Patkura constituency on April 24 as Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Bed Prakash Agarwalla passed away on April 20.
Odisha's Chief Electoral Officer Surendra Kumar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI: "The Election Commission of India vide their notification dated April 24 had fixed May 19 as the date of polling in respect of Patkura Assembly Constituency after the death of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate Bed Prakash Agarwalla."
"Now, in view of the serious devastation caused by ''Fani'' Cyclone, the ECI has decided to extend the completion of the elections in 96-Patkura AC for 60 days. The date of polling will be suitably decided after assessing local situation," CEO Odisha said.
Phase 5 of Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Total overall voter turnout for phase 5 of the 2019 elections is 62.56%
The overall voter turnout for Phase 5 of the elections is 62.56%.
Phase 5 Lok Sabha Elections 2019: 57.33% voter turnout recorded in Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh records total voter turnout of 57.33% for phase 5 of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Phase 5 Lok Sabha Elections 2019: 57.86% voter turnout recorded in Bihar
Bihar recorded a total voter turnout of 57.86% for phase 5 of the Lok Sabha elections.
Phase 5 Lok Sabha Elections 2019: West Bengal records total voter turnout of 73.97%
West Bengal has recorded a total voter turnout of 73.97% in phase 5 of the Lok Sabha elections.
Phase 5 of Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Jharkhand records voter turnout of 63.72%
Jharkhand records voter turnout of 63.72% for phase 5 of the 2019 elections.
Phase 5 Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Madhya Pradesh voter turnout is 62.60%
Voter turnout in Madhya Pradesh is 62.60% for phase 5 in Lok Sabha elections.
Phase 5 Lok Sabha Elections: Total voter turnout in Jammu and Kashmir is 2.81%
Total voter turnout in Jammu and Kashmir for Phase 5 of the national elections is 2.81%
Phase 5 Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Rajasthan records 63.75% voter turnout
Rajasthan has recorded a total voter turnout of 63.75% in Phase 5 of the Lok Sabha elections.
Phase 5 Lok Sabha Elections 2019: 3% voter turnout recorded in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag
Clashes erupted at many places on Monday between mobs and security forces after the elections ended in the Anantnag Lok Sabha seat with a dismal voter turnout of 3 per cent, reported news agency IANS.
The turnout in the third and final phase of polling in Anantnag constituency is the lowest in Jammu and Kashmir in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
But the Ladakh Lok Sabha constituency saw a 51.9 per cent voter turnout. The overall voter turnout in both Anantnag and Ladakh constituencies was 15.2 per cent, reported IANS.
Phase 5: Over 53% voter turnout recorded till 5 pm in 14 Lok Sabha seats
Over 53 per cent voter turnout was recorded Monday till 5 pm in 14 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, reported news agency PTI, where Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Smriti Irani, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi are in the fray.
Among early voters in the state capital included Home Minister Singh, BSP supremo Mayawati, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, BSP general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra, DGP OP Singh and Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar.
Election Commission of India officials here said polling was going on smoothly, barring some complaints of EVM malfunctioning which were attended to immediately, reported PTI.
Union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's Amethi candidate Irani alleged that the Congress president was "ensuring booth capturing" in the constituency.
About 59% voting till 5 pm in 12 Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan
- About 59 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 5 pm Monday in 12 Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan where two former Olympians are among the 134 candidates in the fray
- The maximum voter turnout of 68.89 per cent was recorded in the Ganganagar (SC) seat
- Jaipur, Churu and Alwar recorded 63.89 per cent, 61.21 per cent and 60.99 cent polling, respectively, according to the website of the chief electoral officer of Rajasthan