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2024 India elections Lok Sabha Voting Updates: 60% average voter turnout in phase 1

2024 India elections Lok Sabha Voting Updates: Check out the top news updates from the first phase of polling in the 2024 general elections.
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Hindu holymen in saffron robes queue up to cast their votes during the first round of voting of India's national election in Haridwar, India, Friday, April 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Sandeep Sharma)
Hindu holymen in saffron robes queue up to cast their votes during the first round of voting of India's national election in Haridwar, India, Friday, April 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Sandeep Sharma)

2024 India elections Lok Sabha Voting: The first phase of voting for the 2024 Lok Sabha election was held today, April 19. In the first phase of polls, electors in as many as 21 states and 102 constituencies cast their votes to elect the next set of MPs across the country. The 2024 general elections are set to take place in seven phases across the country, ending on June 1. The counting of votes and result declaration for the Lok Sabha election will take place on June 4....Read More

In the first phase, voting took place in the following states - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal. An average voter turnout of 60.03% was recorded till 7pm, and could rise.

Elections were also held in the following Union Territories today - Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshadweep, Jammu and Kashmir and Puducherry. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA is eyeing its third consecutive term this general election, with echoes of ‘abki baar 400 paar’, while the opposition INDIA bloc is taking an economical approach to their campaign, promising MSP for farmers and cash handouts to women in their manifesto.

Lok Sabha Election 2024: Phase-wise schedule

• Phase 1- April 19

• Phase 2- April 26

• Phase 3- May 7

• Phase 4 - May 13

• Phase 5 - May 20

• Phase 6 - May 25

• Phase 7 - June 1

Follow all the updates here:
Apr 19, 2024 8:27 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: ‘Trends show BJP winning Bikaner with a big margin’

2024 India Elections Live: “Voting took place very peacefully, for this I thank our workers, administration people, police etc. As per trends, BJP is winning the Bikaner seat with a big margin,” says Arjun Ram Meghwal, BJP candidate from Bikaner

Apr 19, 2024 8:06 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: BJP chief Nadda campaigns in Thiruvananthapuram

2024 India Elections Live: BJP national president JP Nadda holds a roadshow in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram, where the party has fielded Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar against ex-Union minister Shashi Tharoor, the sitting Congress MP.

Apr 19, 2024 7:46 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 60.03% voting till 7pm

2024 India Elections Live: An aggregator voter turnout of 60.03% (till 7pm) recorded across the 102 constituencies that polled in the first phase.

Apr 19, 2024 7:37 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: 72% voting in Tamil Nadu

2024 India Elections Live: Tamil Nadu, where polling for all 39 constituencies was held in a single-phase, records a voter turnout of 72.09% till 7pm.

Apr 19, 2024 7:17 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Tejashwi Yadav predicts advantage for Mahagathbandhan

2024 India Elections Live: “Voting has taken place in favour of the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance). We are sure that we will win all four seats,” says RJD leader and ex-Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav.

Apr 19, 2024 6:56 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: BJP candidate from Tamil Nadu alleges ‘deletion’ of names

2024 India Elections Live: "There is complete failure on the part of the state government. On average approximately 70 to 80 names have been deleted from each booth in the central Chennai Parliament constituency. Names have been shifted. It is a new kind of malpractice which the DMK has adopted in this election to try to keep away voters they feel are going to vote for the BJP: Vinoj P Selvam, BJP candidate from Chennai Central constituency

Apr 19, 2024 6:43 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: TMC's Mahua Moitra holds roadshow

2024 India Elections Live: Mahua Moitra, Trinamool Congress candidate from Krishnanagar, holds a roadshow ahead of filing her nomination from the constituency.

Apr 19, 2024 6:11 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Nearly 60% voting till 5pm

2024 India Elections Live: Voter turnout of nearly 60% recorded till 5pm across 102 seats and 21 states, Election Commission data shows.

Apr 19, 2024 5:55 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: BJP show “flopped on first day,” says Akhilesh Yadav

2024 India Elections Live: “BJP's first show on the first day has become a flop. Nobody is liking BJP's story or dialogues. Their first show has become a flop. No one is coming to the ticket window,” says SP chief Akhilesh Yadav

Apr 19, 2024 5:23 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: PM addresses rally in Maharashtra's Wardha

2024 India Elections Live: “Your presence today in such a large number is proof that the target of 'Viksit Maharashtra' and 'Viksit Bharat' is not too far,” PM Modi tells the audience.

Apr 19, 2024 5:01 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live: Voting concludes in Imphal East

2024 India Elections Live: Voting concludes in Imphal East for Lok Sabha elections. EVMs, and VVPATs machines are being sealed. The timing for casting vote in Manipur was from 7 am to 4 pm.

Apr 19, 2024 4:37 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: PDP releases manifesto

We are not a big party, we are releasing a small manifesto by keeping in mind the situations of Jammu & Kashmir.. The biggest responsibility as of now is to go to the Parliament and to give a voice to the pain of the people of the state. Land-related laws which were under the state list were changed which led to our resources be it electricity, water, or lithium being gifted to outsiders: Mehbooba Mufti, PDP chief

Apr 19, 2024 4:08 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Tripura records 68% voting till 3pm

Apr 19, 2024 3:39 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Shivraj Singh Chouhan files nomination

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan files nomination as the BJP candidate from the state's Vidisha constituency.

Apr 19, 2024 3:20 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Chhagan Bhujbal to not contest polls

Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, who was the party's likely candidate from the Nashik seat, declares he will not contest the polls.

“Too much time has been passed as further delay will impact Mahayuti prospects on the seat,” he says, referring to Maharashtra's ruling alliance (BJP-Shiv Sena-NCP) amid a seat-sharing dispute among the three parties.

Apr 19, 2024 2:58 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Polling halted at 5 Manipur booths after ‘ruckus’

Polling has been stopped in a total 5 booths – 2 in East Imphal and 3 in West Imphal – after a ruckus broke out when people alleged irregularities: Polling officer: Polling officer

Apr 19, 2024 2:33 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi addresses rally in MP's Damoh

This is an election to make India a big power in the world.. When there is an atmosphere of war in the world, then a government working on a war footing is very important in India. In such a time, there should be a strong government and only the BJP government with full majority can do this: PM Narendra Modi

Apr 19, 2024 2:20 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: INDIA bloc's ‘wave’ in country, says RJD's Misa Bharti

There is a wave of the INDIA alliance. We went to the public and told them how NDA did not fulfil any of their promises. They were talking about unemployment, doubling the income of farmers and reducing inflation but no work was done on the ground: Misa Bharti, RJD

Apr 19, 2024 2:05 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Sachin Pilot's big claim for INDIA bloc

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Friday said that the opposition's INDIA bloc with cross the majority mark of 272 seats in the Lok Sabha polls adding that Congress will win more seats than Bharatiya Janata Party in Rajasthan. (PTI)

Apr 19, 2024 1:55 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Uttar Pradesh records over 37 pc voter turnout

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: In the first phase of polling in India, Uttar Pradesh constituencies, on an average, recorded a voter turnout of 36.96 percent till 1 pm.

Apr 19, 2024 1:45 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Violence-hit Manipur records voter turnout of 45 pc

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: In the first phase of the elections, violence-hit Manipur recorded a voter turnout of 45.68 percent till 1 pm on Friday.

Apr 19, 2024 1:36 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: West Bengal, Tripura lead in voter turnout

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: West Bengal and Tripura led in voter turnout in the first phase of the elections, till 1 pm. West Bengal had a voter turnout of 50.96 percent while Tripura had a voter turnout of 53.06 percent.

Apr 19, 2024 1:26 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Ex-President Pratibha Patil to cast vote from home

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Former President Pratibha Patil, aged 90 and currently unwell, will exercise her voting right for the Pune Lok Sabha constituency during the general elections by availing the vote-from-home facility, her close aide said on Friday. (PTI)

Apr 19, 2024 1:16 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Voters damage EVMs in Manipur after firing

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Voters in Manipur damaged EVMs in Bishnupur constituency after miscreats fired shots near the polling booth.

Apr 19, 2024 1:07 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Giriraj Singh attacks Tejashwi Yadav

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: On ongoing polls in Bihar, Union Minister Giriraj Singh said, "Chirag Paswan is a Dalit, Ramvilas Paswan is a Dalit, Tejashwi Yadav is abusing Chirag out of his arrogance. People's vote will end his arrogance."

Apr 19, 2024 12:56 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: 28 pc voter turnout in Chhattisgarh's Bastar

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: More than 28 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the first four hours of polling in the Naxal-hit Bastar Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh, which witnessed a grenade explosion on Friday. A CRPF jawan deployed on poll security duty was injured when a shell of an under-barrel grenade launcher (UBGL) accidentally exploded in Bijapur district.

Apr 19, 2024 12:45 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: SP candidate seeks extension of polling time

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: SP candidate Iqra Hasan has asked the polling official for additional time on those booths where the machines either malfunctioned or the delay in voting, so that the remaining voters could also cast their votes,

Apr 19, 2024 12:39 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Actor Vijay casts vote in Tamil Nadu

Apr 19, 2024 12:33 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Chirag Paswan says ‘one-sided’ competition in Bihar

LJP chief Chirag Paswan said on Friday, “The information that we are receiving from the booths (from Gaya, Jamui, Nawada and Aurangabad), there’s a one-sided contest. We are definitely going to win all 40 Lok Sabha seats from Bihar and this time the margin of victory will also be huge.”

Apr 19, 2024 12:23 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Firing at polling station in Manipur

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Shooting by armed miscreants at a polling station in Thamanpokpi under Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat. No casualties have been reported yet. Official police confirmation awaited.

Apr 19, 2024 12:21 PM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Manipur records 28.19 pc polling till 11 am

Around 28.19 per cent of the over 15.44 lakh voters exercised their franchise for the two Lok Sabha seats in the ethnic violence-affected Manipur till 11 am on Friday, officials said. Inner Manipur constituency recorded 29.40 per cent polling while the turnout in Outer Manipur was 26.02 per cent in the first four hours of voting.

Apr 19, 2024 11:54 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Voter turnout in Uttar Pradesh districts

Lok Sabha election 2024 voting LIVE: Voter turnout in UP seats till 11 am

Muzaffarnagar- 23.62%

 Saharanpur- 28.64 %

Moradabad- 25.00 %

Kairana - 25.89 %

Nagina- 26.93 %

Bijnor- 25.50 %

Rampur- 20.71 %

Pilibhit- 26.88%

Apr 19, 2024 11:50 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Assam, Tripura show impressive voter turnout

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: The average voter turnout in Tripura West LS seat stood at 34.6%, while the voter turnout in Assam at 11 am was at 27.22%.

Apr 19, 2024 11:42 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Rajasthan turnout surpasses 22 pc till 11 am

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: The voter turnout in Rajasthan till 11 am stands at 22.51 percent.

Apr 19, 2024 11:34 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Voter turnout in Bihar constituencies

Voter turnout in Bihar till 11 am

Aurangabad - 15.03%

Jamui - 19.33%

Gaya - 14.50%

Nawada - 17.65%

Apr 19, 2024 11:21 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Uttarakhand's Almora voters boycott polls

During phase one of the Lok Sabha elections, voters from Suniyakot village in Uttrakhand's Almora boycotted the polls, taking out a procession with slogan ‘Road nahi toh vote nahi’.

Apr 19, 2024 11:14 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 voting LIVE: Clashes reported in Arunachal Pradesh

Lok Sabha Election 2024 LIVE: Reports of clashes and stone pelting between two political parties emerged from Arunachal Pradesh's Niausa village in Longding area.

Apr 19, 2024 11:07 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 voting LIVE: Clashes erupt in West Bengal

Reports of clashes between the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) started pouring in as soon as voting for three of West Bengal’s 42 seats began in the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls at 7am on Friday. Read more

Apr 19, 2024 10:56 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 voting LIVE: Three biggest challenges in conducting polls

There are three major challenges that the Election Commission of India faces in the conduct of general elections in India: enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct; blurring of lines between news and publicity of candidates and political parties; and monitoring and capping election expenditure by political parties, former election commissioner Ashok Lavasa said at an event on the 2024 general elections at the Indian International Centre in New Delhi on Thursday. Read more

Apr 19, 2024 10:47 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 voting LIVE: PM Modi addresses public rally in UP's Amroha

While addressing a public rally in Amroha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "BJP is moving ahead with a big vision and big goals for the villages and the poor. But the entire energy of the people of the INDI alliance is spent in making the villages and rural areas backwards. Areas like Amroha and Western Uttar Pradesh have suffered the biggest loss due to this mentality...The BJP government is building textile parks to promote the textile industry in the country. The garment industry of Amroha will also benefit from this. This will create more and more employment..."

Apr 19, 2024 10:40 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 voting LIVE: Nagaland nears 11 pc voter turnout

The voter turnout in Nagaland till 9 am for the first phase of the polls stands at 10.9 percent.

Apr 19, 2024 10:36 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 voting LIVE: Google Doodle celebrates India's elections

Google Doodle commemorated the commencement of voting for the Lok Sabha election 2024 in India by depicting an index finger marked with ink. This symbolic representation signifies the ongoing voting process in the country as the first phase of the general election gets underway. Read more

Apr 19, 2024 10:24 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 voting LIVE: 10.54 % voting in Uttarakhand

Till 9 am on Friday, Uttarakhand saw a total voter turnout of around 10.54 percent in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2024.

Apr 19, 2024 10:19 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 voting LIVE: SP alleges EVM malfunction in UP

In multiple posts on social media platform X, the Samajwadi Party claimed that the EVM machines are malfunctioning in the Rampur and Muzzaffarnagar districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Apr 19, 2024 10:10 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 voting LIVE: SP candidates files complaint against BJP

SP candidate Harendra Malik lodged a complaint in EC about booth capturing in Kutbi village, alleging that voters are being beaten. He demanded to deput paramilitary forces. Kutba-Kutbi is native village of Union Minister and BJP candidate Sanjeev Malik

Apr 19, 2024 10:00 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 voting LIVE: SP candidate alleges booth capturing by BJP

SP candidate in Muzaffarnagar alleged booth capturing in BJP candidate Sanjeev Baliyan's village Kutba- Kutbi in Muzaffarnagar

Apr 19, 2024 9:52 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 voting LIVE: MP voter turnout at 14.12 percent

 The voter turnout in Madhya Pradesh till 9 am in the first phase of the Lok Sabah election 2024 stands at 14.12 percent. 

Apr 19, 2024 9:45 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 voting LIVE: Assam sees over 5 pc voter turnout till 9 am

 The five constituencies which are part of Phase 1 in Assam saw a voter turnout of over 5 percent till 9 am on Friday.

Apr 19, 2024 9:40 AM IST

Lok Sabha Election 2024 voting LIVE: TN sees 12.55 percent voter turnout till 9 am

Tamil Nadu witnessed a voter turnout of 12.55 percent till 9 am in the first phase of the polls. The top constituency in terms of turnout is Kallakurichi, with over 15 percent voters.

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