Phase 6 Lok Sabha Polls, Live Updates: Voting begins for 59 seats across Delhi and six states
A total of 59 seats in the seven states of Uttar Pradesh (14 seats), Madhya Pradesh (8 seats), West Bengal (8 seats), Jharkhand (4 seats), Haryana (10 seats), Bihar (8 seats) and the national capital territory of Delhi (7 seats) has gone on polls this Sunday in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections.
Over 10.17 crore people are eligible to cast their votes across the 59 constituencies going to the polls today. The Election Commissioner has set up over 1.13 lakh polling stations, and voting — which began at 7 am — will be on till 6 pm in most constituencies.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra leave after casting their vote at a polling booth in Sardar Patel Vidyalaya at Lodhi Estate
Scuffle between BJP workers and TMC workers at polling booth number 254 in Bankura after BJP alleged rigging by TMC workers
Legendary Cricketer Kapil Dev arrives to cast his vote at a polling booth in DPS Mathura Road along with wife Romi and daughter Amiya
Delhi: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrives to cast her vote at a polling booth in Nirman Bhavan.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi after casting his vote: The election was fought on key issues including demonetization, farmer problems, Gabbar Singh Tax and corruption in #Rafale. Narendra Modi used hatred in the campaign and we used love and I am confident love will win
Voting percentage till 9 am: Bihar-9.03, Haryana- 3.74, Madhya Pradesh- 4.01, Uttar Pradesh- 6.86, West Bengal- 6.58, Jharkhand- 12.45, Delhi- 3.74
AAP Candidate from East Delhi, Atishi after casting her vote at a polling booth in Kamla Nehru Govt Sarvodaya Vidyalaya in Jangpura. She is up against BJP’s Gautam Gambhir and Congress’s Arvinder Singh Lovely
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal casts his vote at a polling booth in Civil Lines.
Amid heavy police security, voting began in West Bengal’s eight parliamentary constituencies in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Sunday.
The eight constituencies that went for polling are Tamluk, Kanthi, Ghatal, Jhargram (ST), Midnapore, Purulia, Bankura and Bishnupur (SC). They all are spread over East Midnapore, West Midnapore, Purulia, Bankura and part of East Burdwan districts.
Delhi: President Ramnath Kovind casts his vote at a polling booth in Rashtrapati Bhawan
Ahead of the commencement of polling in the state, three BJP workers were attacked in separate incidents in the state, officials confirmed.
In East Medinipur, BJP workers Ananta Guchait andRanjit Maity were shot at last night in Bhagabanpur area. The injured were admitted to a hospital soon after the incident and are undergoing treatment.
Delhi BJP Chief & party’s candidate from North-East Delhi Manoj Tiwari casts his vote at polling booth number 60 in Yamuna Vihar. He is up against Congress’s Sheila Dikshit and AAP’s Dilip Pandey.
Minor argument between Union Minister and BJP’s candidate from Sultanpur Maneka Gandhi and Mahagathbandhan candidate Sonu Singh after Gandhi alleged that Singh’s supporters were threatening voters.
BJP Candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir casts his vote at a polling booth in Old Rajinder Nagar. He is up against AAP’s Atishi and Congress’s Arvinder Singh Lovely
Haryana: Team India Captain Virat Kohli after casting his vote at a polling booth in Pinecrest School in Gurugram
Madhya Pradesh: BJP Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur after casting her vote. Digvijaya Singh is the Congress candidate from the constituency.