Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 3 Highlights: Lok Sabha elections 2019 conducted its Phase 3 voting on Tuesday, April 23, covering 116 constituencies. The third and largest phase of Lok Sabha elections marks a high voter turnout, comprising over 80 percent in Assam also including the complaints of EVM malfunctioning in several states and killing of a man outside a booth in West Bengal.
Earlier, the Lok Sabha elections 2019 was started from April 11 with its phase 1 voting for ninety-one seats as well as Phase 2 elections on April 18 for 95 parliamentary constituencies in 11 states and a Union Territory. The result for the same will be announced on 23 May 2019 after which the Prime Minister will be chosen by members of the largest party or alliance.
On April 11, in Phase 1 election, the ninety-one seats spread across 18 states and two union territories started the polls in the first phase which included Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Uttarakhand, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Lakshadweep, Andaman, and Nicobar Islands and Telangana. While on the other hand, the Phase 2 voting was held in Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Puducherry.
Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 3 Highlights & Live Updates-
Here are some of the major highlights of Lok Sabha elections 2019 of Phase 3 voting:
Seats for Phase 3 Voting
23 April 2019
- Assam: 4 seats
- Bihar: 5 seats
- Chhattisgarh: 7 seats
- Gujarat: 26 seats
- Goa: 2
- Jammu and Kashmir: 1 seat
- Karnataka: 14 seats
- Kerala: 20 seats
- Maharashtra: 14 seats
- Odisha: 6 seats
- Uttar Pradesh: 10 seats
- West Bengal: 5 seats
- Dadra and Nagar Haveli: 1 seat
- Daman and Diu: 1 seat
PM Modi’s wife Jashodaben casts her vote in Gujarat
The wife of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that is Jashodaben Narendrabhai Modi, on Tuesday cast her vote at a polling booth in Unjha, a town in Gujarat.
After casting her vote she said, “Modi sahab has done a lot for the country, he will do more.”
Polling agent found dead in Bengal
A polling agent named Babulal Murmu, was found dead at his house in Buniadpur, Dakshin Dinajpur. The investigation is going on and more details are yet to be disclosed.
Finance Minister casts his vote
Gujarat: Finance Minister & BJP leader Arun Jaitley casts his vote at a polling booth in Ahmedabad.
There were complaints of EVM malfunctioning at a number of booths and were attended to, Chief Electoral Officer L Venkateshwar Lu said in Lucknow. The Samajwadi Party has also lodged a complaint over the alleged malfunctioning of EVMs with the Election Commission, calling it criminal carelessness.
Bombs were thrown outside the booth
Bombs were allegedly hurled outside a booth in Balurghat seat of West Bengal, leading to uproar, he said, adding, central forces also apparently baton charged a gang in Suti area of Jangipur.
Approximate voter turnout till 4 pm:
Odisha: 47.41 per cent
Tripura: 67.12 per cent
Uttar Pradesh: 47.41 per cent
West Bengal: 68.25 per cent
Chhattisgarh: 55.29 per cent
Dadra and Nagar Haveli: 56.81 per cent
Daman and Diu: 55.02 per cent
Assam: 62.13 per cent
Bihar: 46.94 per cent
Goa: 58.92 per cent
Gujarat: 50.40 per cent
Jammu and Kashmir: 11.22 per cent
Karnataka: 50.18 per cent
Kerala: 56.58 per cent
Maharashtra: 45.12 per cent
A presiding officer removed for forcing people to vote for SP
The presiding officer was removed at a booth in Etah after people blamed him of pushing them to cast their votes in support of the SP. SP leader Ahmed Nafis was taken into custody for few hours in Kasganj in Etah after authorities expected break of peace.
Final voter turnout as per the Election Commission:
#West Bengal: 79.36%
#Jammu and Kashmir: 12.86%
#Uttar Pradesh: 58.91%
#Dadra and Nagar Haveli: 71.43%
#Daman and Diu: 65.34%