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India general elections highlights: 63.04% voter turnout recorded in Phase 4

India general elections 2024 highlights: The seven-stage election commenced on April 19 and is slated to conclude on June 1. Vote counting will take place on June 4.
Polling officials arrive to deposit the EVMs at the end of voting in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections, at Galla Mandi in Kanpur, Monday, May 13, 2024.
Polling officials arrive to deposit the EVMs at the end of voting in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections, at Galla Mandi in Kanpur, Monday, May 13, 2024.

India general elections 2024 highlights: Voting for Phase 4 of the Lok Sabha elections, which spans 96 constituencies across 10 states/UT, started has ended. As per the Election Commission of India, a total of 4,264 nominations were submitted for the 96 parliamentary constituencies, leaving in 1,717 final candidates in fray. Telangana saw the highest number of nominations at 1,488, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 1,103 nominations across 25 constituencies....Read More

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Lok Sabha elections phase 4 key seats

• Baharampur: Key contest among Congress, BJP, and TMC; Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Yusuf Pathan, and Dr. Nirmal Kumar Saha are prominent candidates.

• Hyderabad: Battle between BJP's Madhavi Latha and AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi; Owaisi seeks fifth term, Latha confident about BJP's support.

• Krishnanagar: TMC's Mahua Moitra against BJP's Amrita Roy; Moitra won previously, BJP aims for victory.

• Begusarai: BJP's Giriraj Singh faces CPI's Awadhesh Rai; Singh boasts NDA's unity and Modi's leadership.

• Munger: JD(U)'s Rajiv Ranjan Singh vs RJD's Anita Devi; Singh won comfortably in 2019, Devi aims for OBC, EBC, and Muslim votes.

• Srinagar: NC's Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi vs PDP's Waheed Parra; Farooq Abdullah holds the seat currently.

• Asansol: TMC's Shatrughan Sinha vs BJP's Surinderjeet Singh Ahluwalia; Sinha represents TMC, BJP changed candidate from Pawan Singh to Ahluwalia.

• Kannauj: SP's Akhilesh Yadav vs BJP's Subrat Pathak; Yadav confident of BJP's defeat, Pathak alleges SP's involvement in malpractices.

• Kadapa: APCC's YS Sharmila vs MP Avinash Reddy; Sharmila confronts PM Modi, seeks support from Vijayalakshmi and public.

• Khunti: BJP's Arjun Munda vs Congress' Kali Charan Munda; Arjun Munda promises for public welfare and development, Kali Charan Munda seeks victory as a “respected tribal leader's son”.

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May 13, 2024 9:27 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: 63.04% voter turnout recorded in Phase 4

Over 63% voter turnout was recorded in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha election, with highest polling in West Bengal at 76%.

May 13, 2024 8:25 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Modi offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at Baba Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi after the roadshow. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath was also present.

May 13, 2024 8:15 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: AAP-Congress befooling people, says Assam CM

"The AAP and Congress are up against each other in Punjab, but they have formed an alliance in Delhi. This is the biggest example of befooling people," said Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.

May 13, 2024 7:40 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Over 68% voter turnout in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh recorded over 68 per cent voter turnout in the Lok Sabha elections held on all 25 seats. Chittoor (SC) seat saw highest polling with 75.64 per cent turnout while Araku (ST) recorded lowest turnout at 58.20%.

May 13, 2024 6:58 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Owaisi challenger Madhavi Latha stages a protest outside polling booth

BJP's Hyderabad candidate Madhavi Latha staged a protest in front of the polling booth at Jamal Colony, alleging some people were inside to rig the election. She was earlier booked by election authorities for asking women voters to lift their burqa at polling booth.

May 13, 2024 6:37 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Uttar Pradesh records 56% polling till 5pm

A voter turnout of 56.35 per cent was recorded till 5 pm in Uttar Pradesh where polling is underway in 13 Lok Sabha constituencies .

May 13, 2024 6:15 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Voter turnout highest in West Bengal

West Bengal recorded the highest polling with 75.66 per cent voter turnout followed by Madhya Pradesh at 68.01 per cent. Jammu and Kashmir and Maharashtra were the laggards with 35.75 per cent and 52.49 per cent polling, respectively. More details.

May 13, 2024 5:46 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Over 62% voter turnout recorded till 5pm 

The fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections witnessed over 62% per cent voter turnout till 5pm on Monday across 96 constituencies in 10 states and Union Territories. 

West Bengal recorded the highest polling with 75.66 per cent voter turnout followed by Madhya Pradesh at 68.01 per cent. Jammu and Kashmir and Maharashtra were the laggards with 35.75 per cent and 52.49 per cent polling till 3pm. More details.

May 13, 2024 5:20 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: PM Modi holds roadshow in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a roadshow from Lanka Chowk in Varanasi. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath is also present with him.

PM Modi is the sitting MP and candidate from Varanasi. Congress has fielded UP party chief Ajay Rai from Varanasi. Watch video.

May 13, 2024 5:08 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Varanasi's famous tea seller praises PM Modi

'Pappu Chaiwala,' the vendor at the popular tea kiosk at Assi crossing in Varanasi, showered praise on Prime Minister Modi on Monday as he eagerly anticipated the latter's roadshow in the holy city, stating that the nation has never witnessed a leader of his calibre.

Speaking to news agency ANI, the tea seller said, "Varanasi is excited about the Prime Minister's roadshow. All those coming with PM Narendra Modi are welcome here. Many good programs are being organised in his honour..." More details

May 13, 2024 4:26 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Over 50% polling in Andhra, Odisha Assembly elections till 3 pm 

Andhra Pradesh (Assembly elections)- 55.49%

Odisha (Phase 1) (Assembly elections)- 52.91%

May 13, 2024 4:02 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: 52.6% voter turnout recorded till 3pm

India general elections 2024 Live: A voter voter turnout of 52.6% has been recorded till 3pm, data from the Election Commission shows. Here's a state-wise breakdown:

Andhra Pradesh: 55.49% 

Bihar: 45.23%

J&K: 29.93%

Jharkhand: 56.42%

MP: 59.63%

Maharashtra: 42.35%

Odisha: 52.91%

Telangana: 52.34%

UP: 48.41%

West Bengal: 66.05%

May 13, 2024 3:49 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: NCP(SP) alleges wrongdoing at warehouse storing Baramati EVMs

India general elections 2024 Live: NCP (SP) leader Supriya Sule on Monday raised serious concerns over the security of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in Baramati from where she is in battle for Lok Sabha seat against Sunetra Pawar, wife of her cousin and Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar. 

Sharing a video on social media, Supriya Sule alleged that the security cameras at the warehouse where the EVMs were stored post-voting were switched off for 45 minutes earlier today. Read more.

May 13, 2024 3:37 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Free breakfast, ice cream distributed to early voters in Indore

India general elections 2024 Live: The shopkeepers association of '56 Dukaan' in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, came up with a unique initiative to increase voter turnout by distributing free breakfast and ice creams to early voters on Monday. A long queue of voters was seen getting breakfast at the shops at 56 Dukan Market in the city. More details

May 13, 2024 3:27 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: ‘Why are you not arresting Adani, Ambani?,’ Mallikarjun Kharge attacks PM Modi

At a poll rally, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge criticises PM Modi over 'tempo loads of cash' jibe, saying: “You arrested Hemant Soren, why aren't you arresting Adani and Ambani?”

May 13, 2024 3:21 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: PM Modi to hold roadshow in Varanasi today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a roadshow in Varanasi today evening and will file his nomination tomorrow, Uttar Pradesh BJP president Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary says, 

“PM Modi will be conducting a roadshow today in the evening in Varanasi and will file his nomination tomorrow. Under the leadership of PM Modi, a lot of development work has happened in the last ten years...The country is moving forward to become ‘Viksit Bharat’,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.

May 13, 2024 3:02 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Is Rahul Gandhi getting married? What Congress MP told crowd in Rae Bareli

India general elections 2024 Live: Rahul Gandhi, the Congress candidate from Rae Bareli in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, delivered an impassioned speech at a rally in the Uttar Pradesh constituency on Monday, May 13. Amid the serious tone of the event, there were lighthearted moments as well, with the crowd teasing Rahul Gandhi about his marital status and asking him when he plans to tie the knot. More details.

May 13, 2024 2:45 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Telangana records 40.38 per cent voter turnout till 1 PM

elangana recorded an approximate voter turnout of 40.38 per cent till 1 pm on Monday as polling was underway for 17 Lok Sabha seats in the state, according to an Election Commission app.

Polling which began at 7 am will end by 6 pm, barring at a few places where it will conclude two hours earlier, according to PTI.

May 13, 2024 2:19 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: ‘INDIA bloc is a congregation of crooks,’ alleges JP Nadda 

BJP chief JP Nadda on Friday lashed out at the opposition INDIA bloc, dubbing it a "congregation of crooks" and asking the people to vote for the saffron outfit.

"Modi ji says remove corruption, they (opposition) say save the corrupt and make them flourish," he said at a roadshow, according to PTI.

May 13, 2024 1:57 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Congress plans black flag protest against PM Narendra Modi

India general elections 2024 Live: Women Congress workers will show black flags to PM Narendra Modi during his Mumbai visit to protest over the sexual exploitation of women by various BJP leaders across the country.

May 13, 2024 1:48 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Case filed against Madhavi Latha

India general elections 2024 Live: “A case wa registered in Malakpet Police Station against Smt Madhavi Latha, Contesting candidate, BJP under sections 171C, 186, 505(1)(c) of IPC and Section 132 of the Representation of the People Act,” Collector Hyderabad said.

May 13, 2024 1:40 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: 40% voter turnout recorded till 1pm

India general elections 2024 Live: 40% voter turnout recorded till 1pm. West Bengal leads in voter participation.

May 13, 2024 1:18 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Madhavi Latha courts controversy with voter IDs check

India general elections 2024 Live: BJP's Hyderabad candidate, Madhavi Latha, sparked controversy when a video emerged showing her checking voter IDs at a polling booth. In the clip, she asks Muslim women to remove their burqas to verify their identities alongside checking their voter cards.

May 13, 2024 12:47 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Delhi HC rejects plea against Narendra Modi for alleged  communal speeches

India general elections 2024 Live: Delhi high court dismisses plea seeking action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for alleged communal speeches during the Lok Sabha election campaign saying that courts cannot micromanage the manner in which the ECI has to deal with the alleged violation of model code of conduct.

“ I cannot micromanage the ECI as to how they deal with the situation…. they are on the ….. of dealing with it.. statement is being made & they will take further action,.. we cannot presume that they will not do what they….,” justice Sachin Datta says.

May 13, 2024 12:41 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: SC rejects petition to remove Kejriwal as Delhi CM

India general elections 2024 Live: Supreme Court rejects a petition demanding the removal of Arvind Kejriwal as the Delhi CM because of his arrest in the excise policy case. "There's no legal right to ask for it," says the court.

May 13, 2024 12:39 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: SC seeks ED response on Hemant Soren's plea

India general elections 2024 Live: Supreme Court seeks ED's response to a petition filed by former Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren against the state high court order rejecting his challenge to arrest in a money laundering case. After sr adv Kapil Sibal pressed for an expedited hearing due to the ongoing general elections, SC agreed to hear it on May 17.

May 13, 2024 12:21 PM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Pankaja Munde casts her vote

India general elections 2024 Live: BJP candidate from Beed Pankaja Munde casts her vote at a Parli polling center along with family members including sitting MP and younger sister Pritam, mother Pradnya, cousin and state minister Dhananjay munde among others

May 13, 2024 11:52 AM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Which state recorded maximum turnout till 11am?

Here's the state-wise breakdown:

• Andhra Pradesh: 23.10%

• Bihar: 22.54%

• Jammu And Kashmir: 14.94%

• Jharkhand: 27.40%

• Madhya Pradesh: 32.38%

• Maharashtra: 17.51%

• Odisha: 23.28%

• Telangana: 24.31%

• Uttar Pradesh: 27.12%

• West Bengal: 32.78%

May 13, 2024 11:49 AM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: 25% voter turnout till 11am

India general elections 2024 Live: The fourth phase of elections saw a 24.87% voter turnout by 11 am.

May 13, 2024 11:46 AM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Three generations of Abdullah vote

India general elections 2024 Live: Three generations of the Abdullah family, including National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah, his son Omar Abdullah, and his two grandsons Zahir and Zamir, cast their votes in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency. Omar Abdullah, also the NC vice president, urged the public to participate in large numbers in the electoral process.

May 13, 2024 10:57 AM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: ‘You have to vote because you are in a democracy,’ says MM Keeravani

India general elections 2024 Live: Oscar-winning music composer MM Keeravani casted his vote in Hyderabad.

He said, "You have to vote because you are in a democracy."

May 13, 2024 10:35 AM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Dalits not allowed to vote in Kannauj, alleges BSP candidate

India general elections 2024 Live: Imran Bin Zafar, the BSP candidate in Kannauj, has alleged that dalit voters were not being allowed to vote

May 13, 2024 10:25 AM IST

India general elections 2024 Live:Andhra Pradesh Congress president YS Sharmila Reddy casts her vote

Andhra Pradesh Congress president YS Sharmila Reddy casts her vote at a polling booth in Idupulapaya.

May 13, 2024 10:17 AM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Voting percentage till 9am in Maharashtra's 11 LS constituencies

Voting percentage till 9am in Maharashtra's 11 LS constituencies: Average voting - 6.45.%

Jalgaon- 6.14℅

Jalna- 6.88℅

Nandurbar- 8.43℅

Shirur- 4.97℅

Ahmednagar- 5.13℅

Aurangabad- 7.52℅

Beed- 6.72℅

Maval- 5.38℅

Pune - 6.61℅

Raver - 7.14℅

Shirdi- 6.83%

May 13, 2024 10:16 AM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: Technical glitches in EVMs delay polling

India general elections 2024 Live: Technical glitches in EVM delay polling in Booth No. 66 at Malkangiri's Kumutiguda, Booth No. 101 at Nuapada, Booth No. 89 and 72 at Khariar's Loharapali & Podapali respectively. EVM glitches also hold up voting in Booth No. 160 & 194 in Jeypore and Booth No. 59 & 60 at Borigumma.

May 13, 2024 10:00 AM IST

India general elections 2024 Live: 10% voter turnout till 9am

India general elections 2024 Live: As of 9 am, phase 4 of the elections has seen a 10% voter turnout, with Bengal leading in voter participation.

May 13, 2024 9:29 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: TMC unnecessarily nominated Yusuf Pathan, says Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, "We are going to win and there is no doubt about that. I am extremely confident. Some isolated incidents have taken place at about 4-5 places. We are also going to file a complaint. I am competing with BJP and TMC, not with any individual. TMC should not have nominated Yusuf Pathan from here, he has been unnecessarily nominated from here," ANI reported.

May 13, 2024 9:08 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: Agnimitra Paul casts her vote

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: BJP leader Agnimitra Paul casts her vote at polling booth in LIC Building, Asansol. TMC's Shatrughan Sinha is up against BJP's SS Ahluwalia from this seat

May 13, 2024 8:57 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: Just joined? Take a look at key seats in phase 4

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: The fourth phase sees big contests in various constituencies, featuring prominent leaders like AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, TMC leader Mahua Moitra, BJP leader Giriraj Singh, JDU's Rajiv Ranjan Singh (Lalan Singh), as well as TMC's Shatrughan Sinha and Yusuf Pathan.

May 13, 2024 8:40 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: Long queues in Maharashtra polling booths

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: Long queues are seen at many polling booths in Pune, Maval and Shirur parliamentary seats of the district, where voting started on Monday morning along with eight other constituencies of Maharashtra in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha election.

May 13, 2024 8:23 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: 'I know it's hot, but let's put little effort,' Allu Arjun after casting his vote

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: Telugu actor Allu Arjun among early voters. He used his franchise at a polling booth in Hyderabad.

"Please cast your votes. It is a very responsible day for us. I know it's hot but let's put that little effort because today is most crucial for the next five years of the country," ANI reported.

May 13, 2024 8:14 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: 'SP troubled as fake voting not possible this time,' says Subrat Pathak

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: Subrat Pathak, the BJP candidate from Kannauj said: “The way Samajwadi party resorted to conduct fake voting, they are unable to do it this time, so they are very troubled.”

May 13, 2024 8:09 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: 115-year old woman votes in Jammu and Kashmir

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: A 115-year-old woman casts her vote in Ganderbal in Jammu and Kashmir. ) Polling is underway in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency where 24 candidates are in the fray

May 13, 2024 8:05 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: Come out in large numbers to vote, appeals Madhavi Latha

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: “I only have to tell the voters that it is the responsibility of every citizen that they need to go out to vote,” says BJP candidate from Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat Madhavi Latha after casting her vote.

May 13, 2024 8:01 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: Asaduddin Owaisi among early voters

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: AIMIM candidate Asaduddin Owaisi casts his vote at a polling booth in Hyderabad. He is contesting against BJP MP Madhavi Latha and BRS' Gaddam Srinivas Yadav in this constituency.

May 13, 2024 7:59 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: 'Press NOTA in Indore,' urges Congress MP chief Jitu Patwari

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: The Congress party has called for voters to opt for NOTA (None of the Above) in Indore following the withdrawal of a candidate. Accusing the BJP of engaging in political machinations, the Congress MP unit chief Jitu Patwari termed the situation in Indore as a threat to democracy.

"BJP has done a political unnatural deed in Indore. It has affected Indore. This is an example of 'democracy in danger'. They have kidnapped, threatened candidates in 4 cities. Who has done this crime? People don't have the right to choose. We will press NOTA. It has now become clear that there will be no Modi government. PM Modi only gives controversial statements. There is lack of trust among people. I want to appeal to people to press NOTA," Patwari said, PTI reported.

May 13, 2024 7:54 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: BJP MLA comes out to vote playing cymbal and Dhol

BJP MLA Surendra Maithani in Kanpur came out to vote playing cymbal and Dhol. He says he want to motivate people to come out and vote in large number.

May 13, 2024 7:39 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: ‘Authorities harassing PDP workers in the Pulwama and Shopian,’ Mehbooba Mufti writes to ECI

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti has penned a letter to the Election Commission, urging intervention to halt the alleged harassment and unlawful detention of party members. 

In her letter to ECI, Mufti said, "It has come to my attention that the state administration, under the control of the Union government, is shamelessly engaged in activities aimed at intimidating voters and supporters of the People's Democratic Party. I am deeply troubled by reports of security agencies conducting raids and harassing PDP workers in the Pulwama and Shopian districts. Numerous party members, sympathizers, and activists have been arbitrarily detained without justification, apparently as punishment for their efforts to organize public rallies and encourage voter turnout."

May 13, 2024 7:21 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: ‘Strengthen our democracy,’ PM appeals voters

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: PM Narendra Modi said in an X post: “In today’s 4th Phase of the Lok Sabha elections, 96 seats across 10 States and UTs are going to the polls. I am sure people in these constituencies will vote in large numbers and the young voters as well as women voters will power this surge in voting. Come, let’s all do our duty and strengthen our democracy!”

May 13, 2024 6:51 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: Which seats in Jammu and Kashmir will go for polls today?

Lok Sabha Election 2024 live: Srinagar.

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