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North states Lok Sabha Election 2019 voting updates: Anantnag records dismal 12.86% voting till 6 pm; 56% turnout in Uttar Pradesh
  • 19:07 (IST)

    Overall voter turnouts till 7 pm

    Bihar — 59.97%
    Jammu and Kashmir — 12.86%
    Uttar Pradesh — 57.83%
    Chhattisgarh — 66.37%

  • 18:57 (IST)

    Bihar election voting latest update

    54.95% voting in Bihar till 6 pm

    Jhanjharpur — 56.87%
    Supaul — 61.85%
    Araria — 57.07%
    Madhepura — 59.14%
    Khagaria — 58.90%

  • 18:37 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh election voting latest update

    Resident of UP's Araria not allowed to cast vote, declared dead on papers

    Abdul gaffar, a resident of Frobesganj, Arariya was not allowed to cast his vote as he has been declared dead on papers.

    Input by Ganesh Prasad

  • 18:27 (IST)

    Here are the voter turnouts till 6 pm:

  • 17:34 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh election live updates

    Man says he was declared dead, not allowed to vote

    Abdul Gaffar, a resident of Forbesganj, Arariya was not allowed to cast his vote as he has been declared dead on papers.

    Input by Ganesh Prasad/101Reporters

  • 17:03 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh election voting latest update

    District Magistrate in Rampur created environment of fear: Azam Khan

    Mohammad Azam Khan, after exercising his right to vote, said that the election in Rampur is between the District Magistrate and him but not with the BJP.

    "The District Magistrate has created an environment of fear in the district. The DM did not leave any chance to provoke the voters. I never wanted to contest the election but had no options. They harassed me and are trying to shut down my schools," he said.

    Input by Zeeshan Ahmad, 101Reporters

  • 16:56 (IST)

    Chhattisgarh election voting latest update

    Chhattisgarh sees 55.29% turnout till 4 pm

    Sarguja — 59.72%
    Raigarh — 58.93%
    Jangjir-Champa — 55.22%
    Korba — 56.50%
    Bilaspur — 50.99%
    Durg — 54.30%
    Raipur — 52.73%

  • 16:52 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh election voting latest update

    47.41% voting in UP till 4 pm

    Moradabad — 49.17%
    Rampur — 48.50%
    Sambhal — 47.33%
    Firozabad — 48.06%
    Mainpuri — 44.32%
    Etah — 49.46%
    Badaun — 43.76%
    Aonla — 45.48%
    Bareilly — 46.22%
    Pilibhit — 52.06%

  • 16:49 (IST)

    Bihar election voting latest update

    Bihar sees 46.94% voting till 4 pm

    Jhanjharpur — 46.74%
    Supaul — 48.84%
    Araria — 48.99%
    Madhepura — 44.49%
    Khagaria — 45.78%

  • 16:45 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh election voting latest update

    Party will decide whether I will contest from Varanasi: Priyanka Gandhi

    Amid speculation that she might contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said she would abide by the party decision in this regard.

    Varanasi will vote in the last phase of Lok Sabha elections on 19 May.

    "I have said this repeatedly that I will do what the party asks me to do," Priyanka Gandhi said, adding that people were feeling harassed and wanted a change.

    She is on a tour of Amethi and Rae Bareli, represented by her brother and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and mother Sonia Gandhi, respectively. — PTI

  • 16:10 (IST)

    Voter turnout till 4 pm

    Bihar — 46.94%

    Jammu and Kashmir — 11.22%

    Uttar Pradesh — 47.41%

    Chhattisgarh — 55.29%

  • 16:03 (IST)

    Jammu and Kashmir election voting latest update

    PDP supporters beat up NC polling agent in Anantnag, allege bogus voting

  • 16:01 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh election voting latest update

    Azam Khan casts his vote

    According to ANI, SP-BSP-RLD candidate from Rampur, Azam Khan, and his son Abdullah, cast their vote in Rampur.

  • 15:55 (IST)

    Jaya Prada's son says his mother is going to win

  • Jammu and Kashmir election voting latest update

    Fear, hopelessness grips voters in Mehbooba Mufti's hometown

    The lanes of Baba Mohalla, the neighbourhood of the Muftis, wore a deserted look. But a well coordinated network of workers managed to pull voters out of their homes. "There is something that makes me feel bad about voting for any party this time around," Malik added, "But voting today feels as if you are butchering your own family members."

    It is party networks like these that the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister hopes will help her pull off a consecutive victory from this seat. But there is huge difference between the Kashmir of 2014, and particularly its southern parts, and the state today. During her rule, after the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani, most of the civilian and militant killings that took place over the past three years were reported from here.

    Click here to read the full report.

  • 15:36 (IST)

    Meanwhile in Madhya Pradesh, BJP cadres thrash NCP worker for showing black flag to Sadhvi Pragya

    Sadhvi Pragya, the BJP candidate from Bhopal held a roadshow on Tuesday before she went on to file her nomination for the polls. A NCP worker reportedly joined the crowd of supporters and waved black flag at the BJP candidate, who was accused in the Malegaon blast case. Angered by this, a few BJP workers surrounded the man and roughed him up before the police could intervene and rescue the man. 

  • 15:16 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh election voting latest update

     

    Azam Khan's emotive appeal to voters to 'save India'

    Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mohammad Azam Khan has appealed the voters to cast their vote and to bear any excesses they may have to face only for today. He urged people not to be scared of the "men in uniform". It may be mentioned that Khan has been alleging the District Magistrate and other officials in Rampur have been working for the BJP.

    Input by Zeeshan Ahmad, 101Reporters

  • 15:01 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh election voting latest update

     
    On polling day, BJP call centre busted in Bareilly for poll code violation 
     
    A call centre was busted in Bareilly which was reportedly being run by BJP representatives (name unknown). A police case for violating the election code of conduct will be registered soon as the call centre employees were asking people to vote for the parties, the EC official  said. 

  • Chhattisgarh election voting latest update

     

    After Assembly polls loss, BJP looks to RSS for victory in the state

    After having faced one of its worst electoral defeats in the Chhattisgarh Assembly election last year at the hands of the Congress, the BJP's success in this Lok Sabha election heavily depends on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).  As the BJP leadership replaced all the candidates in the 11 parliamentary constituencies in the state with new faces — including the most winnable such as seven-term Raipur MP Ramesh Bais — the focus shifted from the candidate to 'Modi and the nation'.

    In Chhattisgarh, the RSS very subtly took control of poll management and asked its pracharaks and swayamsevaks to contact the masses on a war-footing.

    Read more here

  • 14:18 (IST)

    Overall voter turnout through the day

     

  • 14:17 (IST)

    Chhattisgarh records highest voter turnout among northern states, Jammu and Kashmir at lowest with 9.63% polling 

    Bihar 37.05%
    Jhanjharpur 36.82%
    Supaul 38.66%
    Araria 35.93%
    Madhepura 36.31%
    Khagaria 37.74%
    Jammu and Kashmir 9.63%
    Anantnag 9.63%
    Uttar Pradesh 29.76%
    Moradabad 38.95%
    Rampur 25.56%
    Sambhal 28.75%
    Firozabad 36.55%
    Mainpuri 20.95%
    Etah 36.50%
    Badaun 25.56%
    Aonla 30.71%
    Bareilly 29.23%
    Pilibhit 24.22%
    Chhattisgarh 42.97%
    Sarguja 46.91%
    Raigarh 48.23%
    Jangjir-Champa 45.36%
    Korba 39.57%
    Bilaspur 39.86%
    Durg 41.66%
    Raipur 39.81%

  • 14:09 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh election voting latest update

     

    Pilibhit a slippery ground for BJP 

    The Pilibhit constituency looks like a slippery ground for the BJP. The BJP has fielded Sultanpur's sitting MP Varun Gandhi from the Pilibhit constituency and his mother Maneka Gandhi has been given ticket from the Sultanpur constituency.

    Maneka Gandhi, has been the six times MP from this constituency. This time, with Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party uniting against the BJP, it will be interesting to see if Varun Gandhi, pitted against Samajwadi Party's Hemraj Verma, will be able to retain his family's bastion. 

    The Congress has not fielded a candidate from here and has left the seat for its ally Apna Dal. Shivpal Singh Yadav's Pragateesheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) has fielded Haneef Mansoori. 

    Input by Saurabh Sharma, 101Reporters

  • 13:56 (IST)

    Yadav clan flies down to Saifai to cast their vote

    Aparna Yadav along with Mulayam Singh Yadav and mother-in-law Sadhana Gupta flies down to Lucknow to cast her vote in Saifai.

    Source: Samajawadi Party.

  • 13:53 (IST)

    Khagaria result to decide if mallah community can influence political discourse in Bihar

    Unlike Yadav, Musahars, Koiri(Kushwaha) and Paswans, Mallah (fishermen) community doesn't have its own political party. When Lalu Prasad Yadav started mobilising the lower castes to get political ground in Bihar, he also tried to bring Mallah community in his vote bank along with Yadavs and Muslims. He gave tickets to Mallah community leaders. He recognised the contribution of freedom fighter Jubba Sahani who had fought against British. Hence the Mallah community supported RJD for years.

    But, now Mukesh Sahani has floated his own political party, Vikassheel Insan Party whose symbol is boat and river, which is closely associated with the traditional profession of Mallahs. He often says that his first priority is the welfare of his community. He has already created a buzz among Mallahs but it is yet to be seen if it will transform into votes. His win or loss will decide the fate of caste politics in Bihar. The result will also give an idea if mallah community is ready to influence Bihar politics or not.

    Umesh Kumar Ray/101Reporters

  • 13:42 (IST)

    Chhattisgarh election voting latest update

     

    State's smallest polling booth has just four voters

    With only 4 voters to vote, Seradand is the smallest, polling center in the state. This temporary voting center is situated in village, Seradand, which falls under Chandha Gram Panvhayat, of Bharatpur Sonhat, legislative assembly , situated in, Korba district. The voters are, 3 persons of same family and, a goverment worker, who works in the, forest department. Among them, 3 are men and 1 women.  

    Input by D Shyam Kumar

  • 13:19 (IST)

    Akhilesh Yadav casts vote in Saifai, says says UP will give India its new PM 

    Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that the country is going to get a new prime minister and he/she will be from Uttar Pradesh. He also alleged that the election commission was actimng in a biased manner. He said that all the new EVMs were sent to Gujarat, while old machines were installed in Uttar Pradesh. 

  • 13:11 (IST)

    Voter turnout in northern states till 1 pm 

    Uttar Pradesh 22.90%
    Chhattisgarh 29.48%
    Jammu and Kashmir 4.72%
    Bihar 25.65%

  • 13:05 (IST)

    Missing from campaign, BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain turns up to cast vote

    Miffed over missing out a Lok Sabha ticket from his traditional cosntituency Bhagalpur, Shahnawaz Hussain maintained his distance from the campaign in Bihar. However, he did come out to cast his vote at Supaul's booth number 151, Kosi Colony, Supaul. 

  • 12:19 (IST)

    Bihar election voting latest update

    Caste equation key factor in Supaul

    Congress is largely banking on the image of Ranjeet Ranjan  to win Supaul. She has 89 percent attendance in parliament, which is 9 percent above the national average. She had asked 263 questions  and introduced eight private member bills. But in Supaul, caste equation play bigger role than personal image of leaders.

    JD(U) has fielded Dileshwar Kamat who belongs to extremely backward caste (EBC). Supaul has around 50 percent EBC voters and JD(U) is eyeing on this vote bank. In last few months Nitish Kumar had addressed many EBC Sammelan and announced many schemes for them. 

    Political experts say, if EBC keep trust in JDU and Yadav-Muslims votes divide, Ranjit Ranjan may face tough fight.

    Input by Umesh Kumar Ray/101Reporters

  • 11:49 (IST)

    Policemen found sleeping during election duty at a booth in Rampur

    Policemen were found sleeping at Khursheed Inter College booth in Rampur parliamentary constituency.

    Input by Shannu Khan, 101Reporters

  • 11:41 (IST)

    Chhattisgarh election voting latest update

     
    Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel casts his vote

    Input by Hitesh Sharma, 101Reporters 

  • 11:40 (IST)

    Araria election voting latest update

    Lightning strikes near polling booth, one voter killed, another injured

    One voter has reportedly died in Araria district after he was struck by lightening when he was going to exercise his franchise. The incident occured at a booth in Firbesganj area where heavy downpour is being reported.   

    The deceased person was later identified as Dhruv Mandal. Another person Baijnath Mandal was also injured in the incident. Dhuruv and Baijnath were taken to local government hospital in Forbesganj where Dhruv was declared brought dead. Baijnath is being treated. Dhruv was voter if Booth number51 of Pipraghat in Firbesganj. Araria has recorded 22% percent voting till 11am.

    Input by Umesh Kumar Ray. Team 101 Reporters

  • 11:36 (IST)

    Khagaria election voting latest update

    Will Son of Mallah make his way to Parliament?

    Bollywood film-set designer-turned politician Mukesh Sahani, popularly called as ‘Son of Mallah’ is contesting the general election for the first time. He is fighting from Khagaria where the Mallah community has a decisive votes. Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader and current MP Mahboob Ali Kaisar will take on Mukesh Sahani.

    Mukesh Sahani had started politics with NDA back in 2013-2014. He had campaigned with BJP president Amit Shah but after general election he left the NDA. According to Sahani, Amit Shah had promised to fulfill his demands but he didn’t keep his promise.

    He then left the NDA and floated his own political party. Later he become part of Mahagathbandhan. 

    Input by Umesh Kumar Ray/101Reporters

  • 11:34 (IST)

    Rampur election voting latest update

    District Magistrate rubbishes Akhilesh Yadav's claims on EVM malfunction, says scale of problem exaggerated

    Rampur District Magistrate AK Singh said that he had no knowledge of EVM malfunctions in such large numbers as claimed by Samajwadi Party leaders. He claimed that the few reports of technical snags were closer to what is considered normal, and that all machines were replaced promptly. He said that the polling was underway at all booths normally. 

     

  • 11:20 (IST)

    Jaya Prada reacts to Azam Khan's sexist comments, says SP candidate scared of defeat 

    BJP candidate from Rampur, Jaya Prada said, "Azam Khan is scared and this is the reason he has been making such comments against women." She was reacting to the comments of Azam Khan and his son Abdullah Azam Khan. 

    Abdullah Azam Khan had said, "Ali bhi humare, Bajrang Bali bhi chahiye lekin anarkali nahi chahiye (We want Ali and also Bajrang Bali but not Anarkali)." 

  • 11:07 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh election voting latest update

    BJP workers thrash polling officer in Moradabad

    BJP supporters have allegedly roughed up an election official at booth number 231 in Sambhal Lok Sabha constituency. The BJP workers have alleged that officer Mohammad Zubair was asking the voters to vote in favor of the Gathbandhan candidate.

  • 11:00 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh election voting latest update: 

    'Is something sinister afoot,' Akhilesh Yadav's conspiracy theory about malfunctioning EVMs

    Terming the mismanagement in polls 'criminal negligence', Akhilesh Yadav questioned the scale of EVM malfunctions being reported from the state. He said that reports claim that EC officials are not trained to handle EVMs, as he asked whether the glitches in voting machine were part of a larger more sinister ploy. 

  • 10:56 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh election voting latest update

    Police lathicharges crowd in Sambhal after voters create ruckus

    The police had to resort to lathicharge after a group of voters created a ruckus over voters slip in Bahjoi area of Sambhal lok Sabha constituency.

    Input by Yogesh Bharadwaj

  • 10:46 (IST)

    Rampur election voting latest update

    Massive technical snag reported in Rampur EVMs; SP alleges mischief 

    Abdullah Azam Khan, son of Azam Khan of the Samajwadi Party claims that over 300 EVMs have developed technical snags in Rampur. He also alleged that the administration is supporting BJP. 

    However, the Election Commission officers posted in Rampur have rubbished the claims saying that the reports of over 300 EVM failures in Rampur is totally wrong.

    A delegation of senior party leaders including Rajendra Chaudhary will be meeting the Chief Election Commissioner over EVM issues at Lucknow office today at 11 am. 

    Video by Yogesh Bharadwaj, 101Reporters

  • 10:27 (IST)

    Blast in Chhattisgarh near Chun Chuna and Pundang polling booths; EC officials shift booths to resume polling 

    A small intensity blast has been reported in Bandarchua village in Balrampur district of Chhattisgarh. It is being said that it was done to discourage voters from participating in the elections. After the blast, the Chun Chuna and Pundang polling booths have been shifted to other parts of Bandarchua after the blast.

    Input by Arun Soni, 101Reporters

  • 10:21 (IST)

    Newly married couple turn up at polling station in Firozabad

    A bride and a groom turned up at a polling stsation in Firozabad to cast their vote for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections after their wedding ceremony.  

    Input by Sadiq Khan, 101Reporters

  • 10:17 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh records 10.36% polling; Bihar clock 12.64% turnout till 10 am 

    Bihar 12.64%
    Jhanjharpur 12.35%
    Supaul 12.54%
    Araria 13.92%
    Madhepura 12.70%
    Khagaria 10.72%
    Jammu and Kashmir 1.59%
    Anantnag 1.59%
    Uttar Pradesh 10.36%
    Moradabad 10.26%
    Rampur 9.91%
    Sambhal 10.39%
    Firozabad 9.36%
    Mainpuri 11.03%
    Etah 10.05%
    Badaun 10.17%
    Aonla 10.70%
    Bareilly 10.72%
    Pilibhit 10.68%
    Chhattisgarh 12.58%
    Sarguja 15.90%
    Raigarh 14.70%
    Jangjir-Champa 10.98%
    Korba 10.02%
    Bilaspur 10.93%
    Durg 13.07%
    Raipur 12.53%

  • 10:00 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh election voting latest update The poll math in 10 seats of Doab region 

    On an average, over the course of six Lok Sabha elections between 1996 and 2014, the Samajwadi Party has had a vote-share of nearly 34 percent, while BJP has held a vote-share of roughly 32 percent during the same time period.

    Based on seat conversion, among the constituencies that the SP won in 2014, it has never lost Budaun and Mainpuri since 1996 (SP fought for Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996), whereas it has consistently held Firozabad since 1999. In Sambhal, of the five times that the party contested from the constituency, it emerged victorious thrice. Similarly, it has won Aonla, Pilibhit and Rampur twice over the span of six general elections. Now that Samajwadi Party and Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) are now contesting as partners with Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) as its third constituent, the break up of votes may change substantially inspite of a so-called pro-BJP mood. 

    Read the full article here

  • 09:55 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh election voting latest update: Mulayam Singh Yadav's brother casts his vote in Saifai 

  • 09:53 (IST)

    Madhepura election voting latest update: Backward communities hold the key to prestigious Bihar seat

    Though, traditionally the Yadav community has been playing a crucial role in picking the elected representative from Madhepura constituency, the scenario has changed after delimitation in 2008.

    Earlier Kumarkhand, Singheshwar, Madhepura, Sonbarsha, Kishanganj and Alamnagar Assembly constituencies fell under Madhepura parliamentary seat. However, after delimitation three new constituencies namely Bihariganj, Saharsa and Mahishi were added and three old constituencies were deleted.

    These new constituencies have changed the demography of the Lok Sabha seat by adding a sizable number of Other Backward Castes and extremely backward community population. If their numbers in all the Assembly constituencies under the LS seat are added then it will exceed the Yadav population, which constitutes around 25 percent of total population of Madhepura.  

    Since Yadav votes will be divided amongst NDA, Mahagathbandhan candidates and Pappu Yadav, the backward community’s vote will decide who claims victory.

    In 2010 Bihar assembly elections, NDA had won five out of six Assembly seats of Madhepura. According to experts, Nitish Kumar is popular in backward community of Madhepura hence, they may remain with NDA, now that JD(U) and BJP are in alliance.

    Input by Umesh Kumar Ray/101Reporters

  • 09:39 (IST)

    Bihar election voting latest update: Jhanjharpur records highest voting till 9am 
     

    Jhanjharpur recorded highest voter turnout among all five constituency of Bihar. Till 9 am 11.5 percent voting was recorded in Jhanjharpur. Supaul recorded 8.3 percent polling while Araria recorded 10 percent voting. Madhepura recorded 8.75 percent and Khagaria recorded 8 percent polls.

    Input by Umesh Kumar

  • 09:37 (IST)

    Meanwhile, SAD reveals list of candidates 

    Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Singh Badal will contest from Ferozepur constitueny in Punjab while party leader and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal will contest from Bathinda. 

  • Uttar Pradesh election voting latest updateSamajwadi Party alleges foul play in Rampur constituency

    The Samajwadi Party has put out a list of booths in Rampur alleging foul play with the EVMs. They have demanded action from the Election Commission.

  • 09:24 (IST)

    Bihar election voting latest update: Voter Turnout Toll 9 am

    The voter turnout in the five seats of Bihar till 9 am stands as follows:  

  • 09:24 (IST)

    Bareilly election voting latest update: Polling officer suffers cardiac arrest 

    Vinay Kumar, an officer posted at Khujaria Sampat booth number 86 in Bareilly, suffered cardiac arrest on Tuesday morning. He has been rushed to the hospital where jis condition is stated to be critical.

    Input by Bhim Manohar 


North states Lok Sabha Election 2019 voting Latest updates: PDP supporters thrashed an NC polling agent in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag, alleging bogus voting.

A call centre was busted in Bareilly which was reportedly being run by BJP representatives (name unknown). A police case for violating the election code of conduct will be registered soon as the call centre employees were asking people to vote for the parties, the EC official said.

Amid Samajwadi Party's allegations that EVMs were rigged to favour BJP, voting has now been stopped at Rani Laxmi Bai Inter college booth number 106 in Mainpuri since over 30 minutes due to technical snags.

Rampur District Magistrate AK Singh said that he had no knowledge of EVM malfunctions in such large numbers as claimed by Samajwadi Party leaders. He claimed that the few reports of technical snags were closer to what is considered normal, and that all machines were replaced promptly. He said that the polling was underway at all booths normally.

A small intensity blast has been reported in Bandarchua village in Balrampur district of Chhattisgarh. It is being said that it was done to discourage voters from participating in the elections. After the blast, the Chun Chuna and Pundang polling booths have been shifted to other parts of Bandarchua after the blast.

Terming the mismanagement in polls 'criminal negligence', Akhilesh Yadav questioned the scale of EVM malfunctions being reported from the state. He said that reports claim that EC officials are not trained to handle EVMs, as he asked whether the glitches in voting machine were part of a larger more sinister ploy.

Samajwadi Party rebel leader Shivpal Singh Yadav, who is contesting from Firozabad constituency against his own nephew, expressed confidence that he is going to win the elections.

The Samajwadi Party has put out a list of booths in Rampur alleging foul play with the EVMs. They have demanded action from the Election Commission.

A low voter turnout has been reported in Anantnag which falls in the sensitive South Kashmir region. In the Khadgava village in Korba district in Chhattisgarh, a large number of people have turned up for voting in the early hours.

Reports of EVM malfunctioning started coming in within the first hour of voting. EVM snags were reported at booth number 264, 315, 376, 320, 369 and 339 in Kasganj. The Muslim voters in the constituency claimed that this could be a ploy to prevent members of the community from casting their vote. In Bareilly, voting is halted at Mirganj, Dalatpur and CB Ganj polling booths due to technical glitches in the EVMs. Reports of voting machine malfunctions filtered in from Bhagwanta, Fareedpur and booth number 57 in Aonla constituency as well.

The northern states which are set to go to polls in the third phase of the general election are Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Bihar. The third phase of polling for ten Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh will decide the electoral fate of four members of the Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav's clan.

In Jammu and Kashmir, polling will be held in a part of the Anantnag Lok Sabha seat, where election is being held in three phases due to security reasons. There are 18 candidates in the fray for the Anantnag Lok Sabha seat, including PDP president and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti. The Congress has fielded its state president Ghulam Ahmad Mir, while former High Court judge Hasnain Masoodi is contesting on the National Conference ticket.

The third phase of polling for 10 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh will decide the electoral fate of four members of the Samajwadi Party (SP) patron Mulayam Singh Yadav's clan, besides those of senior party leader Azam Khan and film actor and BJP candidate Jaya Prada. The BJP had won seven out of the 10 seats in 2014, while the SP bagged three. Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and his two nephews Dharmendra Yadav and Akshay Yadav are seeking re-election from Mainpuri, Badaun and Firozabad seats respectively. Mulayam has said this will he his last contest.

Voting will be held in seven Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh —  Raipur, Raigarh, Surguja, Janjgir-Champa, Korba, Bilaspur and Durg — of which the BJP had won six in 2014. The Congress, buoyed by its victory in the Assembly elections in 2018, is hoping to improve its tally in the state.

In the high-profile Durg seat, the Congress has fielded its former MLA Pratima Chandrakar, who belongs to the
influential Kurmi OBC community. Durg is the only Lok Sabha seat which the Congress won in the state in the 2014 general elections. After the Congress' win in the 2017's Assembly polls, its Durg MP Tamradhwaj Sahu was inducted into the state cabinet as home minister. The BJP has fielded its former MLA Vijay Baghel, who also belongs to the Kurmi community, in Durg.

In Raipur seat, the BJP has fielded Sunil Soni, vice-president of the state unit, while denying ticket to seven- term MP Ramesh Bais. Soni is pitted against Congress' Pramod Dubey, the mayor of the Raipur Municipal Corporation.

In Bihar, close to nine million voters will be deciding the fates of 82 candidates in Jhanjharpur, Supaul, Araria, Madhepura and Khagaria Lok Sabha constituencies. Four sitting MPs Ranjeet Ranjan (Supaul), her husband Pappu Yadav (Madhepura), Sarfaraz Alam (Araria) and Mehboob Ali Kaiser (Khagaria) would seek to retain their respective seats.

The seven-phase Lok Sabha election started on 11 April. The first phase witnessed 69.45 percent voter turnout across the country, while election for the second phase was held on 18 April and witnessed 69.43 percent voter turnout.

The result for the Lok Sabha election will be announced on 23 May.

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Updated Date: Apr 23, 2019 20:25:41 IST