Lok Sabha Polls Phase 5: Smriti Irani Alleges Booth Capturing in Amethi.

Vishal Chauhan, 06/05/2019
Lok Sabha Polls Phase 5: Smriti Irani Alleges Booth Capturing in Amethi.

Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday, 6 May, alleged booth capturing in Amethi by Rahul Gandhi and asked Election Commission to take cognisance of the matter.

Irani retweeted a video in which a woman can be heard saying that she was forced to vote for Congress.

Till 11 am the voter turnout, in 51 constituencies polling in seven northern and eastern states, was recorded at 23.67 percent during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections on 6 May.

Rajasthan saw 26.30 percent while Jharkhand saw 29.49 percent, MP saw 19.41 percent, and UP saw close to 21.28 percent. Jammu and Kashmir witnessed poor turnout of 3.95 percent.

In Pulwama, militants lobbed a grenade at a polling booth, news agency PTI reported.

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Snapshot

  • Polling is being held in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Rajasthan, seven seats each in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, five in Bihar, four in Jharkhand and two seats in Jammu and Kashmir
  • Poll-related violence has been reported in J&K’s Pulwama and WB’s Barrackpore
  • The BJP had bagged 12 of the 14 seats in UP in 2014; Sonia Gandhi won in Raebareli for Congress and Rahul won Amethi

Ashutosh Rana Casts Vote in Madhya Pradesh's Gadarwara

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Actor Ashutosh Rana cast his vote at polling booth number 105 in Gadarwara in Madhya Pradesh.

11:25 AM, 06 May

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Voter Turnout Till 11 am

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11:09 AM, 06 May

In Photos: Rajnath, Mayawati, Jayant Sinha Cast Vote

Union Minister and BJP candidate for Hazaribagh, Jayant Sinha, shows his voter ID card as he waits in a queue to cast his vote.

Union Minister and BJP candidate for Hazaribagh, Jayant Sinha, shows his voter ID card as he waits in a queue to cast his vote.
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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote at a polling station in Lucknow.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote at a polling station in Lucknow.

Union Minister and BJP candidate from Lucknow, Rajnath Singh, shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote at a polling station in Lucknow.

10:59 AM, 06 May

Locals in Uttar Pradesh's Banda Boycott Polls over Water Scarcity

Locals in Uttar Pradesh’s Banda have boycotted polls, citing water scarcity in their area. They allege that they have been promised water over the years but nothing has been done.

10:31 AM, 06 May

Bihar Lok Sabha 2019: Man Arrested on Charges of Vandalising EVM

One Ranjit Paswan has been arrested on charges of vandalising an EVM machine at polling booth number 131 in Chhapra, reported ANI.

10:29 AM, 06 May

Smriti Irani Alleges Booth Capturing in Amethi

Union Minister and BJP’s Amethi candidate Smriti Irani alleged booth capturing and asked Election Commission to take cognisance of the matter.

Irani retweeted a video in which a woman can be heard saying that she was forced to vote for Congress.

9:49 AM, 06 May

Voter Turnout in MP, Rajasthan, WB and J&K

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9:48 AM, 06 May

Voter Turnout in Bihar, Jharkhand and UP

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9:38 AM, 06 May

Priyanka Gandhi Takes My Name More Than Her Husband's: Smriti Irani

BJP’s Amethi candidate and Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday took a dig at Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

“She did not know my name 5 years back, now she keeps taking my name, such an accomplishment. Nowadays she takes her husband's name less and my name more,” news agency ANI reported her as saying.

9:24 AM, 06 May

Grenade Attack on Polling station in Pulwama

Militants on Monday lobbed a grenade at a polling station in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir where polling is underway for the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency, news agency PTI reported quoting police.

The grenade was lobbed towards Rohmoo polling station in Pulwama but there were no reports of any casualties in the the blast, a police official said. He said security forces have cordoned off the area.

Polling is being held in Pulwama and Shopian districts of Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency which also includes Anantnag and Kulgam districts as well.

8:47 AM, 06 May

BJP Alleges TMC Intimidation in Barrackpore

BJP’s Barrackpore candidate has alleged that he was attacked by TMC and accused them of intimidating voters. "I was attacked by TMC goons who have been brought from outside. Those people were scaring away our voters. I am injured," he told news agency ANI.

According to local media reports, the Election Commission has reportedly asked for a report on the matter.

More details are awaited.

8:20 AM, 06 May

Mayawati Casts her Vote

BSP Chief Mayawati cast her vote at a polling booth in City Montessori Inter College in Lucknow in the fifth phase, reported news agency ANI.

8:06 AM, 06 May

Third Leg of Polling Underway in Anantnag

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Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag, which went to polls in three phases, is voting in its final leg today.

7:41 AM, 06 May

Home Minister Rajnath Singh Casts Vote in Lucknow

Union Minister and BJP candidate from Lucknow, Rajnath Singh, shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote at a polling station in Lucknow.

Lucknow BJP Candidate Rajnath Singh cast his vote in the fifth phase of polls.

7:40 AM, 06 May

EVM Glitch Stalls Voting in Howrah

Voting is yet to begin in booth numbers 289/291/292 in Howrah in West Bengal, after glitches in EVMs and VVPATs, reported news agency ANI.

More details awaited.

7:20 AM, 06 May

Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore Arrives to Vote

Singh Rathore and his wife Gayatri Rathore arrive at a polling station in Jaipur to cast their vote, reported news agency ANI.

7:08 AM, 06 May

PM Modi Urges People to Vote

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on Monday urging people to vote in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls.

6:59 AM, 06 May

Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha Arrives at Hazaribagh

Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha arrives at Hazaribagh to cast his vote.