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Lok Sabha Electon 2019 Updates: Phase V polling begins in Elections 2019, 51 constituencies in fray

Voting in the 5th phase of polling begins. 51 constituencies in 7 states. Around 9 crore voters will decide the fate of 674 candidates including the likes of Rahul Gandhi, Smriti Irani, Rajnath Singh and Sonia Gandhi.

02:22 PM, May 06
Jharkhand records 44.28% polling : IANS
12:37 PM, May 06
Actor Ashutosh Rana votes at a polling booth in Gadarwara
12:32 PM, May 06
West Bengal on Monday registered highest turnout in the first four hours as over 27 per cent voting was recorded in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections across 51 constituencies in seven states, the Voter Turnout App data of the Election Commission (EC) showed.
12:05 PM, May 06
Jharkhand records 29.56% polling: IANS
11:23 AM, May 06
Close to 17% polling in 7 Bengal Lok Sabha seats: IANS
West Bengal registered close to 17 per cent polling in seven Lok Sabha constituencies on Monday where the fifth phase of polling was underway.Polling has been highest in Uluberia (20.59), followed by Armabag (19.19), Sreerampur (17.41), Howrah (16.18), Hoogly (15.73), Barrackpore (13.99) and Bangaon (13.68).
11:20 AM, May 06
Voter turnout at 11.am in Rajasthan:
10:58 AM, May 06
A 101 year old woman cast her vote in Sriganganagar
10:46 AM, May 06
Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday accused the Congress of booth capturing in Uttar Pradesh: IANS
10:45 AM, May 06
Voting percentage till 10 am: Bihar-11.51, J&K-1.36, Madhya Pradesh-13.18,Rajasthan-14, UP- 9.85, West Bengal-16.56, Jharkhand-13.46. Total-12.65%: ANI
10:43 AM, May 06
14% voting recorded in Rajasthan Lok Sabha polls: IANS
Fourteen per cent voting was recorded in Rajasthan on Monday in the first three hours of polling to the state's 12 constituencies in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, according to officials. Voting began at 7 a.m. for the Shri Ganganagar, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Jaipur Rural, Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karauli Dholpur, Dausa and Nagaur seats. As of 10 a.m., the highest voter turnout was recorded in Jaipur Rural (15.56 per cent), while the lowest was in Jhunjhunu (12.54 per cent).
10:38 AM, May 06
Re-polling underway in five Andhra booths: IANS
Re-polling was underway in five polling stations in Andhra Pradesh on Monday. According to Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Gopal Krishna Dwivedi, there are a total of 5,064 voters in these booths. While polling for both Lok Sabha and Assembly elections was being held in three booths in Guntur and Prakasam district, balloting was on only for Lok Sabha elections in two booths in Nellore district.
10:33 AM, May 06
Congress files complaint against PM Modi over poll code violation
10:31 AM, May 06
13% voting recorded in Madhya Pradesh Lok Sabha polls
Thirteen per cent voting was recorded in Madhya Pradesh on Monday in the first three hours of polling to the state's seven constituencies in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, according to officials. Voting began at 7 a.m. for the Tikamgarh, Damoh, Khajuraho, Satna, Rewa, Hoshangabad and Betul seats in the second phase of elections in the state. As of 10 a.m., the voter turnout was the highest in Betul with an estimated 13.92 per cent, while Tikamgarh recorded the lowest at 10.2 per cent.In Damoh, Khajuraho, Rewa, Hoshangabad the estimated turnout was about 12.50 per cent. While in Satna it was 13.24 per cent.
10:29 AM, May 06
EVM machine vandalised at polling booth in Chhapra: ANI
10:23 AM, May 06
Voting underway in Leh:
10:15 AM, May 06
Jharkhand records 13.46% polling
Jharkhand on Monday recorded 13.46 per cent voting in the first two hours of polling for four parliamentary constituencies till 9 a.m., an official said. Ranchi, Hazaribagh, Koderma and Khuti recorded 15.69 per cent, 12.09 per cent, 12.76 per cent and 12.85 per cent voter turnout, respectively, the Election Commission data showed. Voting for the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state started at 7 a.m. and will end at 4 p.m. A total of 61 candidates are in the fray for the four seats -- 14 in Koderma, 20 in Ranchi, 11 in Khunti and 16 in Hazaribagh. A total of 65,87,028 voters are eligible to vote on these seats across 8,834 polling booths.
10:04 AM, May 06
Women turn up to vote in Rajasthan:
10:03 AM, May 06
Senior Citizen and Disabled people show up in large number in Rajasthan
09:59 AM, May 06
Voting underway in Hajipur, Bihar: ANI
09:52 AM, May 06
Voting underway in 51 parliamentary constituencies in Phase 5: PIB
09:49 AM, May 06
Voter turnout till 9:00 am :
09:45 AM, May 06
Union Minister and BJP candidate Jayant Sinha from Hazaribagh arrives at a polling booth to cast his vote: ANI
09:43 AM, May 06
Madhya Pradesh: A total of 67,000 electoral employees have been deputed to conduct peaceful elections. A total of 85 companies -- each having around 100 personnel -- of Central security forces and 45 of state armed force have also been deployed.
09:37 AM, May 06
Voting underway for 7 Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh: IANS
Voting was underway on Monday for the seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh along with 44 other constituencies across seven states in the fifth of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise. Voting began at 7 a.m. for the Tikamgarh, Damoh, Khajuraho, Satna, Rewa, Hoshangabad and Betul seats in the second phase of elections in the state. Voting was held at six of the 29 seats in state's the first phase of polling on April 29. In the 2014 polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had secured all the seven seats.
09:32 AM, May 06
105-year-old mother arrives with her son to cast votes at polling in Hazaribagh
09:27 AM, May 06
Only 12% of the candidates contesting in phase V of Lok Sabha Election 2019 are women
09:21 AM, May 06
People in Rajasthan’s Rehmanpura, Bajrang Vihar, and Nagla have boycotted election to press their need of water and roads.
09:15 AM, May 06
BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi arrives at a polling booth in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
09:13 AM, May 06
BJP's Arjun Singh claims attack by TMC workers
09:10 AM, May 06
A grenade was reportedly thrown at a polling booth in Rahmoo in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama
09:07 AM, May 06
Rajnath Singh, who is a former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister (2000-2002), has a huge chance of winning the seat considered a BJP stronghold, once held by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee: IANS
09:05 AM, May 06
Everyone should exercise his or her franchise and strengthen the democratic process in India, says Union Minister Rajnath Singh after casting his vote
09:03 AM, May 06
Voting underway in Jharkhand's Ranchi
08:58 AM, May 06
As India heads into its fifth week of polling, tensions are flaring in the east Indian state of West Bengal, so much so that the Election Commission (EC) is deploying members of central armed police forces to all of the state’s polling booths for the remainder of the elections.
08:48 AM, May 06
Polling begins in four Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand: IANS
Polling began on Monday for four parliamentary constituencies of Jharkhand at 7 a.m., said an official. In the state's second phase of Lok Sabha election, the voting is underway at Ranchi, Khuti, Hazaribagh and Koderma. The polling will end at 4 p.m. A total of 61 candidates are in the fray for the four seats including 14 in Koderma, 20 in Ranchi, 11 in Khunti and 16 in Hazaribgh. A total of 65,87,028 voters are eligible to cast their votes on these seats across 8,834 polling booths.
08:43 AM, May 06
Polling at several polling booths in Gonda and Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh has been hampered because of EVM malfunction.
08:41 AM, May 06
"Use your voting right wisely", says BSP Chief Mayawati after casting her vote
08:33 AM, May 06
Polling yet to begin in two polling booths in Raebareli and one in Amethi.
08:30 AM, May 06
Voting underway in Jammu Kashmir's Pulwama: ANI
08:29 AM, May 06
For the first time Sonia Gandhi is contesting from Rae Bareli when she is not the Congress President. Her campaign was mainly handled by her daughter Priyanka Gandhi and son Rahul Gandhi: IANS
08:22 AM, May 06
BSP Chief Mayawati votes at a polling booth in Lucknow: ANI
08:21 AM, May 06
Here's an overview at the Phase V of Lok Sabha Elections 2019:
08:19 AM, May 06
Mob violence in Shopian, Pulwama ahead of polls : IANS
Police sources said mobs damaged 23 vehicles carrying poll staff to Tral town in Pulwama, but there was no official confirmation whether poll staff and security forces on board the buses suffered any injuries. In Pulwama town, an unruly mob attacked security forces with stones in the evening. In Shopian district too, stone-pelting youth clashed with security forces and reportedly damaged some vehicles carrying poll staff and security forces.
08:15 AM, May 06
After the fifth phase, voting will be completed in all seats of Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir.
08:13 AM, May 06
Voting underway at five constituencies in Bihar : IANS
The voting is underway in Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Muzaffarpur, Hajipur and Saran parliamentary constituencies. More than 87 lakh voters would decide the fate of 82 candidates. Heavy security forces have been deployed at the polling booths and three helicopters requisitioned to assist the security forces.
08:08 AM, May 06
A total of 1,361 digital and 1,521 video cameras have been set up in the polling booths: IANS
07:47 AM, May 06
EVM malfunction halts voting in two polling stations at Howrah: ANI
07:42 AM, May 06
BJP has not lost the Lucknow seat since 1991
07:40 AM, May 06
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh casts his vote
07:38 AM, May 06
Here are some key points about Phase 5 of Lok Sabha Election 2019:
07:37 AM, May 06
BJP's Barrackpore candidate Arjun Singh votes.
07:35 AM, May 06
Two school buildings which were to be polling stations are set on fire in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian, reported NDTV
07:28 AM, May 06
Jammu and Kashmir : It will be a challenge for security forces to ensure smooth polling in Anantnag, as violence was reported on Sunday in Shopian and Pulwama which will vote today, reported IANS
07:26 AM, May 06
In the fifth phase, the BJP will be defending 39 seats -- all 12 in Rajasthan and a similar number in Uttar Pradesh, all seven in Madhya Pradesh, three in Bihar, all four in Jharkhand and one in Jammu and Kashmir.
07:23 AM, May 06
Rajasthan's Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore arrives at the polling station: ANI
07:22 AM, May 06
Jammu and Kashmir : Former Jammu and Kashmir CM and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti will fight against state Congress president GA Mir in the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency.
07:18 AM, May 06
Bengal: An electorate of over 1.16 crore, including 60.04 lakh men, 56.86 lakh women and 211 belonging to the third gender, are eligible to choose their representatives from a field of 83 candidates by exercising their democratic rights in 13,290 polling stations spread across 7,691 polling premises, reported IANS
07:13 AM, May 06
Voting begins in West Bengal amid heightened security with central forces guarding all polling stations. Seven parliamentary constituencies in phase five are in fray: IANS
07:10 AM, May 06
Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha and his wife Nilima Sinha arrive at a polling booth to cast vote. His son and Union Minister Jayant Sinha is contesting against Congress' Gopal Sahu & CPI's Bhubneshwar Prasad Mehta from the Jharkhand constituency: ANI
07:00 AM, May 06
Voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha Election across seven state begins
06:58 AM, May 06
PM Narendra Modi urges people to vote in fifth phase of Lok Sabha Election 2019
06:50 AM, May 06
Voters queue up outside a polling station in Barrackpore in West Bengal: ANI
06:45 AM, May 06
The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday rejected a plea seeking to advance the poll timing to 5 a.m. instead of 7 a.m. in view of Ramzan.
06:38 AM, May 06
Women representation in Phase 5 :
06:33 AM, May 06
Visuals from Amethi (Uttar Pradseh) Amethi (Uttar Pradseh) Amethi (Uttar Pradesh) : : It is perhaps the most eagerly-watched contest of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls with Union Minister Smriti Irani expected to give a tough fight to Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
06:24 AM, May 06
People of Sabar tribe in Bandwan area to boycott the elections because of no electricity: ANI
06:21 AM, May 06
Other prominent candidates in the fray are Union Ministers Rajnath Singh (Lucknow), Jayant Sinha (Hazaribagh) and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (Jaipur Rural).
06:19 AM, May 06
In Rae Bareli, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who has held the seat from 2004, will face former Congress leader Dinesh Pratap Singh of the BJP. In Amethi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will again face Union Minister Smriti Irani.
06:14 AM, May 06
Over 8.75 crore voters will decide the fate of 674 candidates in the fifth phase, the smallest among the staggered seven-phase Lok Sabha polls in terms of number of seats.
06:10 AM, May 06
This phase will see voting in many high-profile seats. In Uttar Pradesh, both Rae Bareli and Amethi, which are traditional Congress strongholds, will witness a heated contest between Congress and BJP.his phase will see voting in many high-profile seats. In Uttar Pradesh, both Rae Bareli and Amethi, which are traditional Congress strongholds, will witness a heated contest between Congress and BJP.
05:42 AM, May 06
With 5th phase, polling in 424 will be over with just 118 seats left in the next two phases to be held on May 12 and May 19 respectively
05:39 AM, May 06
14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Rajasthan, 7 seats each in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, 4 in Jharkhand, 5 in Bihar. The very sensitive, Shopian and Pulwama district in Anantnag seat, will also go to polls today along with the Ladakh seat in Jammu and Kashmir
05:36 AM, May 06
The election commission has setup 94000 polling stations as 8.75 voters will decide the fate of 674 candidates contesting for 51 constituencies in 7 states
05:36 AM, May 06
The voting in 5th phase of polling will begin shortly at 7 am
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