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Election 2019 phase 3 polling live updates: Voter ID is the weapon of democracy, says PM Narendra Modi

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Phase 3 of polling underway in the states of Kerala, Assam, Chattisgarh, Gujrat, Goa, Tripura, Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal. A total of 117 constituencies are voting today. Amit Shah and Rahul Gandhi in battle from Gandhinagar and Wayanad respectively.

03:12 PM, Apr 23
43% voting in Kerala, 39% in Gandhinagar, Gujarat as of 2 pm: IANS
02:56 PM, Apr 23
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh casts his vote in Dispur, Assam
02:26 PM, Apr 23
Around 35.70% voting was recorded till 1 p.m. for the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra: IANS
02:25 PM, Apr 23
Estimated voter turnout till now : 37.89%, reported ANI
02:17 PM, Apr 23
Kerala registers 22.24% voting in 4 hours
02:16 PM, Apr 23
45% voting recorded in Goa till 1pm : IANS
02:04 PM, Apr 23
The Samajwadi Party has fielded Shalini Yadav as the joint candidate of the SP-BSP alliance in Varanasi to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections
01:59 PM, Apr 23
Finance Minister & BJP leader Arun Jaitley casts his vote at a polling booth in Ahmedabad:ANI
01:41 PM, Apr 23
35% electorate cast their votes in the first four hours of polling in phase three of the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on Tuesday : IANS
01:37 PM, Apr 23
33.85% voter turnout in Bihar till 1pm : IANS
01:32 PM, Apr 23
BJP veteran leader LK Advani casts his vote
12:58 PM, Apr 23
Supreme Court has issued criminal contempt notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi: IANS
12:56 PM, Apr 23
Supreme Court has issued criminal contempt notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi: IANS
12:53 PM, Apr 23
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday named singer Hans Raj Hans for the North West Delhi Lok Sabha seat, dropping the sitting MP Udit Raj: IANS
12:47 PM, Apr 23
35% voting in Tripura LS polls: IANS
12:42 PM, Apr 23
"EVMs across India are either malfunctioning or voting for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)," IANS reported citing UP Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav
12:38 PM, Apr 23
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel votes in Durg
12:31 PM, Apr 23
Around 35% voting recorded in Tripura: IANS
12:29 PM, Apr 23
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and wife Sulakshana Sawant cast their votes: ANI
12:26 PM, Apr 23
Voter turnout percentage till 11am
12:24 PM, Apr 23
Polling underway, voter turnout percentage as of 11 am in Karnataka, Assam, UP, Bihar and West Bengal
12:17 PM, Apr 23
Singer Hans Raj Hans to contest from North West Delhi from BJP: ANI
12:15 PM, Apr 23
"My work will do the talking," Sunny Deol after joining BJP
12:11 PM, Apr 23
PM Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting in Kendrapara, Odisha
12:07 PM, Apr 23
Bollywood actor Sunny Deol joins Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
12:04 PM, Apr 23
Boxer Vijender Singh to file his nomination from South Delhi Lok Sabha seat as Congress candidate shortly: ANI
12:04 PM, Apr 23
Actor Sunny Deol Bhartiya Janata Party
12:03 PM, Apr 23
P. Sathasivam, Governor of Kerala casts his vote in Thiruvananthapuram
11:55 AM, Apr 23
Voter turnout percentage as of 11 am
11:46 AM, Apr 23
Around 26.55% polling was recorded in Goa's two Lok Sabha constituencies by 11 am: IANS
11:43 AM, Apr 23
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge casts his vote in Karnataka
11:40 AM, Apr 23
Senior citizens cast their vote in Chattisgarh
11:36 AM, Apr 23
Actor Sunny Deol to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) shortly: ANI
11:35 AM, Apr 23
Polling underway in Jammu and Kashmir
11:33 AM, Apr 23
Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate from Badaun, Dharmendra Yadav, claimed on Tuesday that his rival candidate Sanghmitra Maurya's father and state minister Swami Prasad Maurya was still camping in Badaun which was a violation of the model code of conduct.
11:29 AM, Apr 23
Congress leader Hardik Patel casts his vote in Gujarat
11:27 AM, Apr 23
Over 10% voting recorded in Uttar Pradesh, IANS reported citing Chief Electoral Officer Ramesh Chandra Rai
11:24 AM, Apr 23
Governor of Kerala Shri P. Sathasivam along with his wife cast their votes in Thiruvananthapuram in the early hours of polling
11:22 AM, Apr 23
7% voting recorded in Karnataka
11:21 AM, Apr 23
BJP MP candidate Kummanam Rajasekharan, set to cast his vote at a polling station in Thiruvananthapuram: ANI
11:14 AM, Apr 23
All EVMs at a polling station in Cuncolim Assembly constituency in South Goa have been replaced after reports of malfunctioning: IANS
11:11 AM, Apr 23
A total of 4.2% voter turnout was recorded in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir till 10 am: IANS
11:04 AM, Apr 23
Nearly 20% polling was reported in Gujarat in the first two hours: IANS
10:58 AM, Apr 23
Violence reported as BJP workers beat Election Officer : ANI
10:58 AM, Apr 23
Social activist Anna Hazare casts his vote in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra: ANI
10:53 AM, Apr 23
Gautam Gambhir holds roadshow ahead of filling his nomination in Delhi
10:50 AM, Apr 23
Voter turnout percentages as of 9 am in Chattisgarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Goa and Gujarat
10:49 AM, Apr 23
Average 20% polling in Gujarat in early hour : IANS
An average 20 per cent polling was reported in the Lok Sabha elections in Gujarat during the first two hours till around 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday.Gujarat has 26 Lok Sabha seats and over 4.51 crore voters are eligible to vote. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel voted in Gujarat early in the day.
10:48 AM, Apr 23
Voter turnout percentages as of 9 am
10:47 AM, Apr 23
Kashmiri Pandits cast their votes at a Special Polling Station in Udhampur
10:45 AM, Apr 23
NDA candidate Thushar Vellappally demands re-polling after EVM malfunction in Kerala: ANI
10:38 AM, Apr 23
Naveen Patnaik has filed nominations from two constituencies.
10:37 AM, Apr 23
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, who has been in power for four consecutive terms, faces anti-incumbency for the first time.
10:37 AM, Apr 23
In the phase 3 of polling, Odisha will be voting not just for Lok Sabha but also Assembly elections.
10:33 AM, Apr 23
Entire set of EVMs has been replaced in South Goa, reports IANS citing election officer
10:33 AM, Apr 23
Over one lakh voters (16%) cast their votes in the first two hours of polling in West Bengal: IANS
10:31 AM, Apr 23
Goa Governor Mridula Sinha urges people to vote
10:27 AM, Apr 23
Voting underway in Jammu and Kashmir
10:25 AM, Apr 23
13% voting recorded in Goa's two Lok Sabha constituencies in first 2 hours: IANS
10:22 AM, Apr 23
PM Narendra Modi's mother, Heeraben Modi, votes : ANI
10:19 AM, Apr 23
Glitches in EVMs, VVPATs delay Karnataka polling : IANS
10:19 AM, Apr 23
Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram candidate Shashi Tharoor casts his vote
10:18 AM, Apr 23
Over all voter turn out at 9 am :
10:11 AM, Apr 23
Mulayam Singh Yadav also contesting from the Mainpuri seat
10:08 AM, Apr 23
The presidents of the two main political parties are in fray in the third phase with BJP chief Amit Shah making his Lok Sabha election debut from Gandhinagar and Congress President Rahul Gandhi contesting from Wayanad.
10:00 AM, Apr 23
Polling percentage till 9 am in Uttar Pradesh: 10.24%
09:54 AM, Apr 23
Abhay Singh Yadav casts his vote at a polling booth in Saifai, Mainpuri
09:45 AM, Apr 23
Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha, casts his vote at a polling booth in Bhubaneswar
09:40 AM, Apr 23
Polling percentage till 9 am: Assam-12.36%, Bihar-12.60%, Goa-2.29%, Gujarat-1.35%, J&K-0.00%, Kerala-2.48%, Maharashtra-0.99%, Odisha-1.32% : ANI
09:38 AM, Apr 23
Congress candidate Shashi Tharoor is up against Kummanam Rajasekharan of BJP from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala
09:31 AM, Apr 23
Malfunctioning of some electronic voting machines (EVMs) was reported from across Kerala on Tuesday as the state voted to elect 20 Lok Sabha members: IANS
09:29 AM, Apr 23
BJP President Amit Shah and his wife Sonal Shah cast their votes in Ahmedabad
09:21 AM, Apr 23
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan casts his vote in Odisha: ANI
09:19 AM, Apr 23
BJP MP from North West Delhi Udit Raj on Tuesday announced that he will resign from the party if he is not fielded as a candidate in the Lok Sabha elections.
09:15 AM, Apr 23
Voting for the crucial third phase for 10 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh began on Tuesday that will decide the fate of four members of SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav's clan, besides senior party leader Azam Khan and his bete noir BJP's Jaya Prada.
09:13 AM, Apr 23
Voting underway in Karnataka's 14 Lok Sabha seats in 28,022 polling stations across the regions, including 216 all-women ('sakhi') and 39 ethnic booths for gender and tribal empowerment: IANS
09:07 AM, Apr 23
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and wife Anjali cast their vote
09:05 AM, Apr 23
Voting starts in 10 Lok Sabha seats in UP, with a total of 1.78 crore electorates choosing from 120 contesting candidates: IANS
09:00 AM, Apr 23
Former IAS and BJP MP Candidate from Bhubaneswar, Aparajita Sarangi casts her vote at IRC Village
08:59 AM, Apr 23
Voting underway in Karnataka : Among the early voters were the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) state unit president B.S. Yeddyurappa and his family at Shikaripura in the Shimoga parliamentary seat, and BJP candidate Umesh Jadav at Chincholi in the Gulbarga (SC) constituency
08:59 AM, Apr 23
Polling begins in Bihar, large number of women seen queued up outside polling booths voting for five Lok Sabha seats in the third phase of the seven-phased process in the state: IANS
08:56 AM, Apr 23
The richest Candidate in today's phase is Devendra Singh Yadav (SP) contesting from Etah, UP with ₹205 crores of total assets
08:53 AM, Apr 23
Amid unprecedented security, polling started on Tuesday at 7 am for the first phase of the three-phased Anantnag Lok Sabha seat in Jammu and Kashmir: IANS
08:50 AM, Apr 23
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will also cast his vote in Assam
08:50 AM, Apr 23
Voting for the crucial third phase for 10 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh began on Tuesday that will decide the fate of four members of SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav's clan, besides senior party leader Azam Khan and his bete noir BJP's Jaya Prada.
08:49 AM, Apr 23
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will aim to defend the 62 of the 117 third phase seats it won in 2014 and its performance in this phase will be crucial in deciding its political fortunes.
08:39 AM, Apr 23
Large number of women were seen queued up outside polling booths in Bihar as voting for five Lok Sabha seats began on Tuesday in the third phase of the seven-phased process in the state : IANS
08:38 AM, Apr 23
PM Modi says voter ID more powerful in a democracy compared to 'IED', explosive device used by terrorists.
08:36 AM, Apr 23
PM Narendra Modi urges first time voters to come out in full numbers to vote
08:34 AM, Apr 23
"I am fortunate to exercise my franchise from my home state Gujarat" : PM Narendra Modi addresses crowds and media outside polling station in Gujarat.
08:33 AM, Apr 23
In Maharashtra, voting for 14 Lok Sabha constituencies began amid tight security on Tuesday. Several political stalwarts, scions of political families and rebels are in the fray in Jalgaon, Raver, Jalna, Aurangabad, Raigad, Pune, Baramati, Ahmednagar, Madha, Sangli, Satara, Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, Kolhapur and Hathkanangale constituencies: IANS
08:28 AM, Apr 23
PM Modi casts his vote, walks out of the polling station and flashes his inked finger to crowds outside, accompanied by BJP Chief Amit Shah
08:24 AM, Apr 23
PM Narendra Modi casts his vote at polling booth in Nishan Higher Secondary School in Ranip, Ahmedabad; BJP President Amit Shah also present
08:22 AM, Apr 23
PM Modi does a mini campaign while walking towards a polling station in Gujarat, waving to crowds, holding a child, and showing a victory sign in potential violation of the model code of conduct.
08:20 AM, Apr 23
BJP chief Amit Shah accompanies Prime Minister Narendra Modi for voting
08:20 AM, Apr 23
In Karnataka, polling began on Tuesday in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies across western and northern Karnataka amid tight security. Voting began at 7 a.m. in 28,022 polling stations across the region, including 216 all-women and 39 ethnic booths for gender and tribal empowerment: IANS
08:19 AM, Apr 23
National Congress Party's Supriya Sule casts her vote at a polling station in Baramati, Maharashtra
08:18 AM, Apr 23
Queen Oja, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Guwahati Lok Sabha constituency, cast her vote here on Tuesday in Assam's third phase polls.
08:14 AM, Apr 23
Voting began at 7 a.m. for six Lok Sabha and 42 Assembly constituencies in Odisha. Voting will continue till 6 p.m with the exception of Maoists affected areas, where polling will end at 4 p.m. As many as 92,56,322 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise for the Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Sambalpur, Keonjhar and Dhenkanal, Koraput Lok Sabha seats and 42 Assembly constituencies under them.: IANS
08:12 AM, Apr 23
Polling underway at a polling station in Cuttack, Odisha
08:10 AM, Apr 23
Lok Sabha Election 2019 at a glance :
08:07 AM, Apr 23
In 2014, 3rd phase of elections, NDa had won 67 seats, UPA had won 24 seats and 26 seats had gone to other parties
08:04 AM, Apr 23
Azam Khan (Samajwadi Party) and Jaya Prada (BJP) are contesting elections in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh
07:58 AM, Apr 23
94-year-old Balesing Ghatubha has witnessed every election since independence
07:54 AM, Apr 23
Kerala's CM P. Vijayan queues up to casts his vote with some young voters
07:54 AM, Apr 23
Indian PM Modi greets people before meeting his mother at his residence in Gandhinagar. He will vote shortly.
07:49 AM, Apr 23
Out of the 115 Lok Sabha seats going to polls today, over 30 constituencies have substantial Muslim population while Christians have large population in the two seats in Goa and several Kerala constituencies: IANS
07:49 AM, Apr 23
The southern state of Kerala, that has seen one of the most violent election campaigns in the country, is also going for poll today.
07:48 AM, Apr 23
2 seats in Goa and 1 seat in Jammu and Kashmir going to polls today
07:47 AM, Apr 23
This time the BJP will be tested in its bastion Gujarat -- where polling will be held for all the 26 Lok Sabha seats -- apart from Karanataka, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh, where the party had done well in 2014.
07:39 AM, Apr 23
Amit shah has reached the polling booth in Ranip, Gandhinagar
07:38 AM, Apr 23
Lok Sabha Election 2019 Overview:
07:23 AM, Apr 23
Pilibhit in Western UP voting today. Maneka Gandhi won Pilibhit 6 times. Makena's son Varun Gandhi won the seat in 2009
07:21 AM, Apr 23
Polling begins in phase three of Bengal Lok Sabha polls. There are five West Bengal constituencies in phase three of the Lok Sabha polls. Balurghat, Malda North, Malda South, Jangipur and Murshidabad constituencies are up for grabs in this leg. The polling will end at 6 pm: IANS
07:18 AM, Apr 23
BJP National President Amit Shah to cast his vote today. He is contesting from the Gandhinagar seat against congress candidate CV Chavda
07:14 AM, Apr 23
Rahul Gandhi is up against Thushar Vellappally (NDA) in Wayanad
07:11 AM, Apr 23
All 26 seats in Gujrat are going to polls today
07:09 AM, Apr 23
A total of 1640 candidates are contesting in the 3rd phase of polling. A total of 2.1 lakh polling stations have been setup to facilitate voting
06:56 AM, Apr 23
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cast his vote in Ahmedabad today
06:55 AM, Apr 23
24 candidates have criminal charges against them : ADR
A report on the third phase of Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh released by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) on Monday claimed that 24 of the 120 candidates in the fray on Tuesday have criminal cases against their names.
06:51 AM, Apr 23
1st big polls in Kerala after devastating floods
06:47 AM, Apr 23
Delhi is set for an interesting contest in Lok Sabha elections with the Congress and the BJP Monday declaring their candidates, who include a former Chief Minister and two famous sportspersons. The ruling Aam Aadmi Party has already declared its candidates.
06:42 AM, Apr 23
Data on the sitting MPs' participation in the Parliament shows that 23 out of the 76 candidates contesting elections in the third phase had lower than 75 per cent attendance.
06:39 AM, Apr 23
Here's an overview of Phase 3 of Lok Sabha Election:
06:37 AM, Apr 23
About 18.56 crore voters are eligible to vote today
06:34 AM, Apr 23
Voting in Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir and Odisha will end early.
06:32 AM, Apr 23
Out of the 115 Lok Sabha seats going to polls in the third phase of elections on April 23, over 30 constituencies spread across Assam, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and West Bengal have substantial Muslim population while Christians have large population in the two seats of Goa and several Kerala constituencies.
06:29 AM, Apr 23
The Election Commission on Monday appointed former Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi as Special Observer for Tripura East Lok Sabha seat, where polling was deferred from the second (April 18) to the third (April 23) stage in view of the unconducive law.
06:29 AM, Apr 23
Elections for East Tripura seat was postponed from April 18 to April 23
06:25 AM, Apr 23
Olympic bronze medal-winning boxer Vijender Singh will be contesting the election as a Congress candidate for the South Delhi Lok Sabha seat
06:23 AM, Apr 23
BJP chief Amit Shah making his debut from Gandhinagar in Gujarat and Congress president Rahul Gandhi contesting from Wayanad in Kerala.
06:20 AM, Apr 23
All constituencies in Gujarat, Kerala, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa and Daman and Diu will vote in a single phase.
06:16 AM, Apr 23
13 states and 2 union territories are voting on 116 seats : Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Tripura and Union Territories Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu
05:29 AM, Apr 23
For Assam, the voting time if 7 am to 5 pm while for Jammu and Kashmir, it is expected to be 7 am to 4 pm for all polling stations in the Anantnag district
05:28 AM, Apr 23
Voting time in Odisha would be 7 am to 4 pm for a few constituencies while it'll be 7 am to 6 pm for the other constituencies
05:27 AM, Apr 23
For Chattisgarh, the voting time is 7 am to 3 pm for Sarguja (2 polling stations), 7 am to 6 pm (for other polling stations in Sarguja) and 7 am to 5 pm in Sarguja (for assembly elections)
05:25 AM, Apr 23
The voting time for other states is 7 am to 6 pm
05:25 AM, Apr 23
The normal voting time for all the states except the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Odisha and Chattisgarh
05:24 AM, Apr 23
While the timings for voting are mostly consistent, there are a few states where the polling will end early
05:24 AM, Apr 23
Voting in 12 states and 2 UTs will begin shortly at 7 am
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