Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 1 Live Updates: The most awaited Lok Sabha elections started from today onwards in few of the states of India for ninety-one seats in Phase 1 voting. The ninety one seats spread across 18 states and two union territories and they started the polls in the first phase today.
Lok Sabha election 2019 is considered to be the largest democratic election exercise in the world and the 17th Lok Sabha will be chosen from this general election. The Prime Minister will then be chosen by members of the largest party or alliance. The Assembly poll is also scheduled to be held today in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, and Odisha.
The states of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Uttarakhand, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Lakshadweep, Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands and Telangana voted today in a single phase. The voting for assembly polls is held in Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh and some parts of Odisha.
Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 1 Voting Live Updates –
Here are the updates of Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 1 Voting:
6: 30 am
For the first phase of voting, voters arrived at polling booths in Dibrugarh ahead of the voting time.
6: 40 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to make the appeal to the general public especially to young and first-time voters to come out in large numbers and exercise their franchise.
PM Modi tweeted, “I call upon all those whose constituencies are voting in the first phase today to turn out in record numbers and exercise their franchise. I especially urge young and first-time voters to vote in large numbers.”
Voting begins for 91 seats in the first phase of 17th Lok Sabha elections
Amit Shah tweeted, “Only a strong, visionary and honest leadership can work impartially for the development of the people from Kashmir to Andaman.
I urge the people of Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar islands to vote in large numbers for a decisive government.”
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju has also made an appeal to people to cast their vote. He tweeted”It’s 7 AM here in Arunachal Pradesh. Voting begins for both Lok Sabha and Assembly election 2019. I appeal everyone to come out and exercise your voting rights along with the rest of the nation.”
7: 14 am
Mohan Bhagwat, RSS chief reaches at polling booth number 216 in Nagpur to cast his vote
7: 30 am
The long queue of voters was observed in the states for phase 1 Lok Sabha elections.
A few minutes after the polling started, EVM stopped working at a polling booth in Hyderabad. Officials replaced it immediately.
Voting was interrupted in a number of polling booths of Visakhapatnam district because of some technical glitches in EVMs.
Voters were waiting quite a long time at Butchirajupalem in Visakhapatnam due to EVM machines which were not working from 7 am.
8: 30 am
Uttarakhand minister Satpal Maharaj cast his vote in Chaubattakhal area of Pauri district.
8: 40 am
Some reports arise of EVM glitches from many parts of the four constituencies of Odisha voting today
YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy cast his vote in Kadapa and said “I’m very confident, people are looking for a change, vote without fear”
A big crowd of women voters at a polling booth in Maoist-affected Malkangiri district
Gopalakrishna Dwivedi, AP Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) cast his vote in Christianpet booth of Tadepalle Mandal of Guntur district
Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu said, “Election Commission should realize the danger of using the EVMs at least after seeing the technical glitches in EVMs across the state”
21% voter turnout documented till 9 am in Nagaland parliamentary constituency.
10: 52 am
A Jana Sena Party candidate, Madhusudan Gupta in Andhra Pradesh in the Guntakal Assembly constituency of Anantapur district was arrested after he damaged an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) at the polling booth.
11: 00 am
10.6 percentage of polling recorded till 9.00 am in Telangana
A number of cadres of both TDP and YSRC wounded in a fight and clashes between both the parties in Jammalamadugu and Mydukuru assembly segments in Kadapa district.
11: 54 am
Kamalapuram assembly 15 percent till 9 am
Voter turnout till 9 am in Saharanpur- 8%, Kairana-10%, Muzaffarnagar-10%, Meerut- 10%, Bijnor – 11%, Baghpat – 11%, Ghaziabad – 12% and Gautam Budh Nagar-12%
Voting percentage in Andhra Pradesh till 9 am are:
- Srikakulam: 10%
- Vizianagaram: 4.8%
- Visakhapatnam: 6.1%
- East Godavari: 12.36%
- West Godavari: 8.67%
- Krishna: 3.96%
- Guntur: 7%
- Prakasam: 7.9%
- Nellore: 7.83%
- Chittoor: 10.33%
- Kurnool: 18.1%
- Kadapa: 7.68 %:
- Ananthapuram: 10.62%
Voter turnout recorded till 9 am in Telangana is 10.6%, 5.83% in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 10.2% in Assam and 13.3% in Arunachal Pradesh
9.83% voter turnout recorded till 9 am in Lakshadweep
12: 55 pm
Only 6.34 % polling in Hyderabad district, Highest Karwan assembly segment (12%), lowest Malakpet (4%) till 9 am
18.12% voter turnout documented till 9 am in West Bengal, 17.5% in Mizoram, 10.2% in Chhattisgarh and 15.6% in Manipur
About 7% voting recorded till 9 am in Odisha
Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan appeals election commission to correct the glitches in EVMs
Only 140 votes polled at 219 booth number at Andhra University campus in Visakhapatnam from 7 am to 10.30 am.
Chhattisgarh LS polls: 14 percent turnout till 9.30 am
Andhra Pradesh: 18% polling recorded in Nellore district till 10 am
During the first two hours of polling, Cooch Bihar documented 17.89 percent polling.
Alipurduar documented 18.39 percent polling in first two hours.
15 percent polling documented in Malkajgiri Lok Sabha constituency till 11 am
11 percent polling till 10 am in Sikkim
More than 24 percent polling till 11.am in Uttar Pradesh
Polling percentage till 12 pm of four Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar are Aurangabad- 25, Gaya- 23, Nawada-27, Jamui- 23
Odisha records 22% of polling by 11 am
24.66% voting recorded in Jammu & Baramulla parliamentary constituencies, 38.08% in West Bengal (2 seats) and 26.5% in Tripura (1 seat) till 11 am
22.84% voting recorded in Telangana, 23.78% in Uttarakhand, 23.10% in Lakshadweep and 13.7% in Maharashtra (7 seats) till 11 am