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Apr 18, 2019 10:02 PM IST | Source:

Lok Sabha election Phase 2 voting highlights: Total turnout at 61% till 5 pm

Live updates of the second phase of voting in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

  • Apr 18, 09:17 PM (IST)

  • Apr 18, 08:54 PM (IST)
  • Apr 18, 08:15 PM (IST)

    Final percentage for Srinagar Lok Sabha polls:

    Srinagar: 7.9%

    Ganderbal: 17.5%

    Budgam: 21.60%

  • Apr 18, 07:24 PM (IST)

    State-wise polling percentage:

    Tamil Nadu: 63.16%

    Jammu and Kashmir: 43.37%

    Maharashtra: 55.37%

    Chhattisgarh: 71.00%

    Manipur: 74.69%

    Puducherry: 78.00%

    Assam: 73.32%

    Bihar: 58.14%

    Karnataka: 64.84%

    West Bengal: 76.07%

  • Apr 18, 06:22 PM (IST)

    West Bengal voter turnout till 5.00 pm: 73.4 percent

  • Apr 18, 06:17 PM (IST)

    Update: Total voter turnout for Phase 2 has been recorded at 61.1 percent. This is a tentative turnout and is likely to be updated by the Election Commission.

  • Apr 18, 06:15 PM (IST)
  • Apr 18, 06:06 PM (IST)

    Turnout till 5.00 pm:

    Odisha: 64 percent
    Tamil Nadu: 63.7 percent

  • Apr 18, 05:48 PM (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh recorded a voter turnout at 51.91 percent till 5.00 pm. This is a tentative number and is likely to be updated by the EC later.

  • Apr 18, 05:47 PM (IST)

    Manipur has recorded 69 percent voting till 5.00 pm. Assam registered 62.9 percent while Odisha records 46.6 percent turnout till 5.00 pm.

  • Apr 18, 05:45 PM (IST)

    Voter turnout in Karnataka till 5.00 pm was recorded at 57.9 percent. In Tamil Nadu, it was 55.4 percent.

  • Apr 18, 05:41 PM (IST)

    In this picture: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami waits in a queue to cast his vote, during the second phase of the general election, in Salem. (Image: PTI)

       In this picture:  Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami waits in a queue to cast his vote, during the second phase of the general election, in Salem. (Image: PTI)
  • Apr 18, 05:11 PM (IST)
  • Apr 18, 04:52 PM (IST)

    DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran: We lost all our rights because the present Tamil Nadu government chose to be a slave of PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah.

  • Apr 18, 04:43 PM (IST)

    Update: DMK lodges complaint with the DGP saying the ruling AIADMK may capture booths after 3.30 pm, HT reports.

  • Apr 18, 04:36 PM (IST)

    Actor-turned-politician Prakash Raaj: I urge voters to cast their votes. It’s not the political party or the candidate who wins, it’s the people’s victory.

  • Apr 18, 04:29 PM (IST)

    Update: Assam BJP minister Pijush Hazarika with actress wife Aimee Baruah cast their votes at Jagiroad under the Naogaon constituency.

  • Apr 18, 04:07 PM (IST)

    Update: Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader D Ravikumar, contesting from Villupuram seat, claimed names of close to 500 Muslim and Dalit voters were missing in Tindivanam town, which falls in the constituency. However, senior government officials have denied the allegation. “It is a rumour,” said Mercy Ramya, sub-collector, Tindivanam. “We have not received any such complaints from the voters.”

  • Apr 18, 04:04 PM (IST)

    Update: The Congress says it has submitted 33 complaints to the Election Commission about glitches in electronic voting machines (EVMs) at some polling booths across the 10 seats in Maharashtra that are voting in the second phase, PTI reports.

  • Apr 18, 03:51 PM (IST)
  • Apr 18, 03:39 PM (IST)
  • Apr 18, 03:30 PM (IST)

    JUST IN: BJP polling agent's car ransacked in Kalimpong, West Bengal

  • Apr 18, 03:30 PM (IST)

    JUST IN: BJP to lodge complaint against Trinamool Congress over poll violence in West Bengal.

  • Apr 18, 03:20 PM (IST)

    95-year-old dies while waiting to vote outside Odisha booth

    A 95-year-old man collapsed and later died while waiting for his turn to vote, at a polling booth in Ganjam, Odisha. He was rushed to the hospital where he was declared brought dead.

  • Apr 18, 03:16 PM (IST)

    Senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan: Nationalism can't be used for political gains.

  • Apr 18, 03:07 PM (IST)
  • Apr 18, 02:58 PM (IST)

    EC orders probe after voters upload videos on Facebook

    Election Commission officials have ordered an inquiry after some voters in Osmanabad, Maharashtra, recorded their voting process at a polling booth and posted videos on Facebook.

    As per EC guidelines, voters are not allowed to carry their mobile phones within a 100-metre radius of polling stations on the day of voting, an official said.

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