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May 24, 2024 9:27 AM

Preparations in full swing for 6th phase of Lok Sabha Elections for 58 constituencies

Preparations are in full swing for 6th phase of Lok Sabha elections on Saturday. 58 constituencies spread over six states and two Union Territories are covered in this phase. National Capital Delhi is all set to go to polls in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections. In the seven Parliamentary Constituencies of Delhi, a total of 162 candidates are in the fray. Manoj Tiwari, and Bansuri Swaraj of BJP, Somnath Bharti and Kuldeep Kumar of Aam Aadmi Party and Kanhaiya Kumar and JP Agarwal of Congres...

May 20, 2024 10:35 PM

Over 57% voter turnout recorded, phase 5 Lok Sabha polls conclude in 49 seats

Voting for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections concluded on Monday across all 49 parliamentary constituencies spanning eight States and Union Territories with a voter turnout of 57.51 per cent. Additionally, polling also ended on 35 Assembly constituencies in Odisha. According to the poll body, West Bengal recorded the highest voter turnout (73 per cent), followed by Ladakh (67.15 per cent), Jharkhand (63.00 per cent), Odisha (60.72 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (57.79 per cent), Jammu and K...

May 20, 2024 7:48 PM

Fifth Phase records 56.68% voting by 5pm, West Bengal leads with 73%

The fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections continued on Monday, covering 49 seats across six states and two Union Territories. By 5 PM, a total voter turnout of 56.68% was recorded, with West Bengal witnessing the highest participation at 73% and Maharashtra the lowest at 48.66%. According to the Election Commission, the state-wise voter turnout was as follows: Bihar recorded 52.35%, Jammu and Kashmir 54.21%, Jharkhand 61.90%, Ladakh 67.15%, Maharashtra 48.66%, Odisha 60.55%, Uttar Pradesh 55.8...

May 20, 2024 8:43 AM

Lok Sabha Election 2024: Voting underway for 49 seats in fifth phase of parliamentary elections

Voting for the fifth phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections 2024 began on Monday morning across 49 parliamentary constituencies spread over six states and two Union Territories (UTs) amid tight security and arrangements. The voting started at 7 am and will continue until 6 pm, with those in line by the closing time still allowed to vote. According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), polling for 35 assembly constituencies of the Odisha legislative assembly will also take place simultane...

May 20, 2024 8:34 AM

Prime Minister Modi appeals voters to cast franchise in festival of democracy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged voters on Monday to cast their franchise in record numbers for the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, making a special plea to women and young voters to actively participate in the festival of democracy. "As 49 seats across 8 states and UTs go to the polls today in the 5th phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, I urge all those whose constituencies are polling today to vote in record numbers. I especially appeal to women and young voters to participate en...

May 17, 2024 12:39 PM

Rise in voter turnout in J&K shows success of abrogation of Article 370: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday that the rise in voter turnout from 14% in the past to nearly 40% now in the Srinagar constituency of Jammu and Kashmir is the greatest testament to the success of the abrogation of Article 370.  "All leaders of extremist groups voted. It does not matter to whom they vote. That is their right. But at least, they were part of the democratic process," Shah said in an interview to ANI, adding that earlier, slogans were shouted to boycott elections. ...

May 16, 2024 4:55 PM

Voter turnout reaches 66.95% in first four phases of Lok Sabha elections

The Election Commission of India on Thursday said that 451 million people have cast their votes in the first four phases of the Lok Sabha elections, indicating a voter turnout of approximately 66.95% across polling stations. In a statement issued on Thursday, the ECI highlighted various initiative to boost voting turnout. Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts in voter awareness programs, noting the enthusiastic participation of various insti...

May 16, 2024 3:56 PM

“Modi, Yogi are going to change the fate of Purvanchal in next five years”: PM Modi

Senior BJP leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asserted that Purvanchal will undergo a rapid transformation within the next five years under his and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi's leadership. Addressing a rally in Jaunpur, PM Modi took aim at the opposition INDIA bloc, saying that it stands little chance of securing even a single seat in Uttar Pradesh. "I pledge to build a developed India, and the growth engine of developed India will be Purvanchal. This entire ...

May 15, 2024 5:21 PM

EC summons Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary & DGP over post-poll violence in state

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on has summoned the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police (DGP) of Andhra Pradesh to New Delhi to "personally explain" the recent surge in post-poll violence in the state, sources said. This directive comes as the ECI takes a stringent stance on the failure of the local administration to contain the unrest following the elections. According to the sources, the Commission has demanded a detailed explanation from the officials regarding the lap...

May 13, 2024 5:41 PM

Lok Sabha Elections: 52.60 percent voter turnout recorded till 3 PM in fourth phase

A voter turnout of 52.60% was recorded till 3 pm on Monday in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, being conducted across 96 constituencies in nine states and one Union territory. Voting is also underway for all 175 seats of the state legislative assembly of Andhra Pradesh and 28 seats of the state legislative assembly of Odisha. A total of 1,717 candidates are contesting elections in the fourth phase, Election Commission of India said. According to the poll body, a total of 4,264 nomi...

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