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Lok Sabha Polls 2024 Phase 1 HIGHLIGHTS: Voter turnout at nearly 60 percent till 5 pm, says Election Commission

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Written by  Shefali Kohli -- April 19th 2024 08:00 AM -- Updated: April 19th 2024 06:48 PM
Lok Sabha Polls 2024 Phase 1 HIGHLIGHTS: Voter turnout at nearly 60 percent till 5 pm, says Election Commission

Lok Sabha Polls 2024 Phase 1 HIGHLIGHTS: Voter turnout at nearly 60 percent till 5 pm, says Election Commission

Apr 19, 2024 06:48 PM

Apr 19, 2024 06:17 PM

55-56% voter turnout in Uttarakhand

Apr 19, 2024 06:02 PM

Mahua Moitra holds a roadshow as she goes to file her nomination for the Lok Sabha polls

Apr 19, 2024 05:57 PM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1 | We are demanding re-poll in places where the names of a large number of voters were missing: K Annamalai

Apr 19, 2024 05:28 PM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1 | Sealing of EVM machines after first phase concludes in Manipur

Apr 19, 2024 05:27 PM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1 | 2024 polls will be vote for Mahatma Gandhi's vision of Viskit Bharat: PM Modi

2024 polls will be vote for Mahatma Gandhi's vision of Viskit Bharat, Atmanirbhar Bharat: PM Modi at rally in Wardha 

Apr 19, 2024 05:21 PM

Meghalaya: 2 Lok Sabha seats register voter turnout of 62 pc till 3 pm

According to chief electoral officer BDR Tiwari, the voter turnout in Meghalaya's two Lok Sabha seats was 61.94 percent as of 3 p.m. on Friday. While the turnout for the Shillong parliamentary constituency was 61.18 percent, Tura had 63.23 percent, he said.

Apr 19, 2024 05:09 PM

We closed gates after polling ended at 4 p.m: Manipur polling officer.

"Our polling was completed, and we closed the gates at 4 p.m.We contacted the agents and then sealed all of the data and machines in front of them...After all of this is completed, we will submit it to the DC office," says Manipur polling officer K Nimola Devi.

Apr 19, 2024 04:53 PM

Asaduddin Owaisi files nomination for Lok Sabha elections from Hyderabad

AIMIM President and candidate from Hyderabad constituency, Asaduddin Owaisi files nomination for Lok Sabha elections 2024.

Apr 19, 2024 04:33 PM

Your problems will increase in the next 5 years if you don't vote: LD Chief Jayant Chaudhary

Apr 19, 2024 04:22 PM

51.41% voter turnout recorded in Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha elections and 45.43% in Vilavankode Assembly by-election till 3pm


Apr 19, 2024 04:13 PM

AMMK General Secretary TTV Dhinakaran casts his vote in Chennai's Adyar

Apr 19, 2024 04:06 PM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Our CM Mamata Banerjee has been repeatedly attacked without any issues

Apr 19, 2024 03:52 PM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Voter turnout recorded till 1 pm

Andaman & Nicobar - 45.48

Arunachal Pradesh - 55.05

Assam - 60.70

Bihar - 39.73

Chhattisgarh - 58.14

J&K – 57.09

Lakshadweep – 43.98

Madhya Pradesh – 53.40

Maharastra – 44.12

Manipur – 63.03

Meghalaya -61.95

Mizoram-49.14

Nagaland- 51.73

Punducherry -58.86

Rajasthan – 41.51

sikkim -52.72

Tamilnadu – 51.01

Tripura -68.35

Uttar Pradesh – 47.44

Uttarakhand – 45.62

West Bengal –66.34

Apr 19, 2024 03:51 PM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Over 33% polling recorded in Rajasthan till 1 pm

Over 33% of voters turned out in the first six hours of polling on Friday in Rajasthan's 12 parliamentary constituencies. According to the Election Commission, voting began at 7 a.m. under tight security and continued until 1 p.m., with 33.73 percent of the vote cast.

Apr 19, 2024 03:41 PM

Live updates on 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1 | Overall turnout is expected to be 85-90% in Sikkim: SP Karma Gyatsho

The polling continues smoothly and peacefully. Sikkim has a history of a large turnout for voting. So, the overall turnout is expected to be between 85 and 90 percent: Gangtok SP Karma Gyatsho

Apr 19, 2024 03:37 PM

Apr 19, 2024 03:29 PM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1

Today, I came here for nominations. Mahayuti alliance leaders were present here. The nominations have been filed with great enthusiasm. I believe Narayan Rane will register a great win in the elections: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

Apr 19, 2024 03:22 PM

Shivraj Singh Chouhan files nomination from Vidisha

Former MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP's Lok Sabha candidate from Vidisha files his nomination.

Apr 19, 2024 03:19 PM

There was a time when corrupts weren't used to be caught and they (Congress) used to promote corruption: Manohar Lal Khattar

Apr 19, 2024 02:47 PM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Raj Bhavan relays election complaints to EC from 'Peace Room'

West Bengal Governor C V Ananda Bose is closely monitoring the proceedings of the first phase polling in three Lok Sabha constituencies in the state on Friday from the 'Peace Room' at Raj Bhavan, according to an official statement.

Bose commenced his observation by offering prayers at the Kalighat Temple this morning, expressing hopes for peaceful polling in the constituencies. The Raj Bhavan promptly forwards any complaints received in the 'Peace Room' to the Election Commission of India (ECI) for necessary action, the official added.

"I will fulfill my duties as the Governor. The responsibility of ensuring a free and fair election lies with the ECI," Bose affirmed to reporters.

Apr 19, 2024 02:36 PM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: PM Modi speaks at Damoh rally

In his address at Damoh in Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised the significance of the ongoing election in propelling India to global prominence.

He underscored the importance of a government capable of decisive action, particularly in times of global conflict. Modi reiterated the necessity for a strong majority government, asserting that only the BJP could effectively lead India during such critical junctures.

Apr 19, 2024 02:20 PM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Sachin Pilot predicts INDIA Bloc's success

During the ongoing Lok Sabha Election 2024, Congress leader Sachin Pilot asserted that the opposition's INDIA bloc is poised to surpass the majority mark of 272 seats in the Lok Sabha polls. He further claimed that the Congress would secure more seats than the Bharatiya Janata Party in Rajasthan.


Apr 19, 2024 02:19 PM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Anurag Thakur predicts BJP to secure over 400 seats, Congress to struggle for 40

Amidst the commencement of the Lok Sabha elections' first phase, Anurag Thakur, Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports, has made bold projections for the BJP's electoral performance. Thakur asserts that the BJP will surpass the 400-seat mark, while suggesting that Congress will face significant challenges, likely securing only around 40 seats.

In a statement to ANI, Thakur took a dig at the Congress party, highlighting the BJP's anticipated dominance in the elections. He emphasized the role of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in ensuring transparency, contrasting it with past instances of electoral malpractice associated with paper ballots. Thakur praised the Election Commission for its commitment to upholding democracy, irrespective of the ruling party, underscoring it as a cornerstone of India's democratic process.


Apr 19, 2024 01:52 PM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Voting percentage till 1 pm

Andaman & nicobar - 35.70

Arunachal Pradesh - 35.75

Assam – 45.12

Bihar -  32.41

Chhattisgarh – 42.57

J&K – 43.11

Lakshadweep – 29.91

Madhya Pradesh – 44.43

Maharastra – 32.36

Manipur – 46.92

Rajasthan – 33.73

Uttar Pradesh – 36.96

Tamilnadu – 39.51

Uttarakhand – 37.33

West Bengal –50.96

Apr 19, 2024 01:51 PM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: More than 33% voter turnout in 12 Rajasthan LS seats by 1 pm

As of 1 pm on Friday, over 33 per cent of voters had cast their ballots in 12 parliamentary constituencies across Rajasthan, where the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections is currently underway, officials reported. Polling commenced at 7 am under stringent security measures, with approximately 33.73 per cent of eligible voters exercising their franchise by midday.

The Ganganagar Lok Sabha constituency witnessed the highest turnout at 40.72per cent, while Karauli-Dholpur recorded the lowest at 28.32 per cent, according to the Election Commission.

Apr 19, 2024 01:16 PM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Amit Shah departs Ahmedabad to file nomination

Union Home Minister and BJP candidate for Gujarat's Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat, Amit Shah, sets out from Ahmedabad to submit his nomination.


Apr 19, 2024 12:50 PM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Actor Vijay casts vote in Tamil Nadu


Apr 19, 2024 12:32 PM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Gunfire reported at Manipur polling station

During the ongoing Lok Sabha Election 2024, armed individuals opened fire at a polling station located in Thamanpokpi, within the Inner Manipur Lok Sabha constituency. As of now, there have been no reports of casualties. Authorities are awaiting official confirmation from the police.



Apr 19, 2024 12:01 PM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Assam and Tripura witness high voter turnout

By 11 am, Tripura west recorded a voter turnout of 34.6%, while Assam reached 27.22%.

Apr 19, 2024 11:59 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Rajasthan turnout surpasses 22 pc till 11 am


Apr 19, 2024 11:59 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit casts his vote at a polling booth in Nagpur, Maharashtra


Apr 19, 2024 11:54 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Newlywed couples cast votes nationwide


Apr 19, 2024 11:53 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Amit Shah urges voters to elect strong and decisive leadership

As the first phase of Lok Sabha polls commenced on Friday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah urged people to elect a resolute leadership committed to eradicating corruption, nepotism, and appeasement.

He emphasised that this vote not only decides the fate of a Lok Sabha or a candidate but also shapes India's future. Shah stressed the significance of the day and appealed for the selection of a strong and decisive leadership dedicated to fulfilling promises and leading the nation towards progress.

Apr 19, 2024 11:45 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Lok Sabha polling till 11 am

Andaman & nicobar - 21.82

Arunachal Pradesh - 19.49

Assam – 27.22

Bihar -  20.42

Chhattisgarh – 28.12

J&K – 22.60

Lakshadweep – 16.33

Madhya Pradesh – 30.46

Maharastra – 19.17

Manipur - 28.86

Rajasthan – 22.51

Uttar Pradesh – 25.20

Tamilnadu - 23.79

Uttarakhand – 24.83

West Bengal –33.56

Apr 19, 2024 11:44 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Around 32% voter turnout by 11 am in three north Bengal seats

Polling percentage at 11 am

Cooch Behar 33.6%

Alipurduar 35.2%

Jalpaiguri 31.9%


Apr 19, 2024 11:22 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Voters in Almora, Uttarakhand, boycott elections

In the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections, voters in Suniyakot village, Almora, Uttarakhand, staged a boycott, marching with the slogan "No road, no vote."

Apr 19, 2024 11:18 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Clashes erupts in Arunachal Pradesh

Updates from the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections indicate clashes and stone pelting between two political parties in Niausa village, Longding area of Arunachal Pradesh.

Apr 19, 2024 11:11 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Violence erupts in West Bengal

As voting commenced for three of West Bengal's 42 seats in the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls at 7 a.m. on Friday, reports of clashes between the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) quickly emerged.


Apr 19, 2024 11:10 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Three biggest challenges in conducting polls

Former Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa outlined the three primary hurdles encountered by the Election Commission of India during the conduct of general elections in the country.

These challenges include enforcing the Model Code of Conduct, addressing the convergence of news and candidate/political party publicity, and monitoring and regulating election expenses by political entities.

Lavasa shared his insights during an event focused on the 2024 general elections held at the Indian International Centre in New Delhi.


Apr 19, 2024 11:08 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Prime Minister Modi speaks at Amroha rally

During a public rally in Amroha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised the BJP's commitment to uplifting villages and the underprivileged, contrasting it with what he described as the INDIA alliance's focus on hindering rural development. He highlighted the detrimental impact of this approach, particularly on regions like Amroha and western Uttar Pradesh.

Modi underscored the BJP government's initiatives, including the establishment of textile parks aimed at boosting the textile industry nationwide. He expressed optimism about the positive implications for Amroha's garment sector, foreseeing increased employment opportunities as a result.

Apr 19, 2024 10:56 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: World's smallest living woman, Jyoti Amge cast her vote at a polling booth in Nagpur today


Apr 19, 2024 10:56 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Sadhguru casts his vote in Coimbatore


Apr 19, 2024 10:48 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Google Doodle marks India's elections kickoff

Google celebrated the initiation of voting for India's Lok Sabha election 2024 with a Doodle featuring an inked index finger, symbolizing the active voting process as the first phase of the general election commences.




Apr 19, 2024 10:12 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: SP candidate files complaint against BJP

Harendra Malik, a candidate from the Samajwadi Party, filed a complaint with the Election Commission regarding alleged booth capturing in Kutbi village. He claimed that voters are being assaulted and demanded the deployment of paramilitary forces. It's noteworthy that Kutba-Kutbi is the native village of Union Minister and BJP candidate Sanjeev Malik.



Apr 19, 2024 10:11 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Madhya Pradesh records 14.12% voter turnout

By 9 am in the first phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Madhya Pradesh has witnessed a voter turnout of 14.12%.

Apr 19, 2024 10:10 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Assam records voter turnout exceeding 5% by 9 am

In the five constituencies included in Phase 1 in Assam, voter turnout surpassed 5% by 9 am on Friday.

Apr 19, 2024 09:55 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Tamil Nadu records 12.55% voter turnout by 9 am

In the initial phase of polling, Tamil Nadu saw a voter turnout of 12.55% by 9 AM. The constituency with the highest turnout is Kallakurichi, where over 15% of voters have cast their ballots.

Apr 19, 2024 09:55 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Voter turnout in UP and Bihar as of 9 am

Gaya - 9.30%

Aurangabad - 6.01%

Nawada - 6.15%

Jamui - 9.12%

Saharanpur- 11%

Moradabad- 11.76%

Apr 19, 2024 09:48 AM

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Voter turnout as of 9 am

Andaman & nicobar - 8.64

Arunachal Pradesh - 5.30

Assam – 11.15

Bihar -  9.25

Chhattisgarh – 12.02

J&K – 10.43

Lakshadweep – 5.59

Madhya Pradesh – 15.00

Maharastra – 6.98

Rajasthan – 10.67

Uttar Pradesh – 12.66

Uttarakhand – 10.54 

West Bengal – 15.09

Apr 19, 2024 09:41 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Clash between BJP and TMC in Cooch Behar during polling

A clash erupted between BJP and TMC members in the Chandmari area of Cooch Behar, West Bengal. Both sides engaged in stone pelting, resulting in one person sustaining injuries.

Apr 19, 2024 09:36 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: 'No road, no vote' protest in Muzaffarnagar village during polling

Residents of Tandhera village in Muzaffarnagar abstained from voting until 8 am, highlighting their grievances regarding the delayed construction of roads.

Apr 19, 2024 09:35 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: UP candidate alleges unfair election practices

An independent candidate from Nagina in Uttar Pradesh has alleged that the BJP is obstructing fair elections by preventing people from casting their votes in his favour.

Apr 19, 2024 09:34 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Candidate claims EVM malfunctioning in UP's Nagina constituency

An independent candidate contesting from UP's Nagina constituency has alleged that over 10 EVMs are malfunctioning, and cameras inside polling booths are also faulty.

Apr 19, 2024 09:27 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Rajinikanth casts his vote in Chennai


Apr 19, 2024 09:25 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: TMC accuses BJP of violence during polling

The official TMC handle posted allegations of violence, stating, "BJP has transformed the festival of democracy into the MURDER of democracy. Our BLAs were brutally attacked by BJP goons at booth 226 and 227 of Barokodali GP, Alipurduar. Despite our appeals to the EC regarding BJP's criminal activities, they have failed to take action. Now, our workers are suffering due to their inaction!"


Apr 19, 2024 09:22 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: BJP candidate discusses 'Viksit Bharat' model during Lok Sabha voting

Arjun Ram Meghwal, the BJP candidate from Bikaner, shared his thoughts on polling day, stating, "Today marks the festival of democracy. Voting will take place on a total of 102 seats nationwide and 12 seats in Rajasthan, including the Bikaner Lok Sabha constituency. Today, we will lay a strong foundation for 'Viksit Bharat'..."


Apr 19, 2024 09:10 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Meghalaya CM applauds high voter turnout

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma commended the substantial voter turnout, stating, "Upon my arrival at the polling station around 6:30 am, approximately 200 individuals were already present, indicating a strong enthusiasm among people to participate in the voting process... We are witnessing a significant voter turnout in this election..."


Apr 19, 2024 09:09 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1:P Chidambaram shares confidence after casting vote

Following his voting in Tamil Nadu, Congress leader P Chidambaram expressed satisfaction, stating, "I am delighted and proud to have exercised my franchise in the Lok Sabha elections. Regarding Tamil Nadu, I am fully confident that the INDIA group will secure victory across all 39 Parliamentary seats in the state... This marks the initial phase of elections, with seven more to follow... Today, Tamil Nadu is united in voting, and I am entirely certain of our success in all constituencies."





Apr 19, 2024 09:07 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat participates in election


Apr 19, 2024 08:50 AM

Live updates on the 2024 Lok Sabha Election Phase 1: Notable candidates vying for positions

As Phase 1 of the Lok Sabha Election unfolds, Tamil Nadu, with its significant 39-member representation, is set for polling across all constituencies. Among the prominent contenders are former Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundararajan (Chennai South), DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran (Chennai Central), former Union minister A Raja (Nilgiri), and Tamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai (Coimbatore).

Additionally, Union minister Jitendra Singh is in the electoral race from Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir, while Union minister Nitin Gadkari is contesting for the third time from Maharashtra's Nagpur.

Apr 19, 2024 08:48 AM


Lok Sabha Polls 2024 Phase 1 HIGHLIGHTS: The largest-ever election in history, voting for Lok Sabha Polls 2024 Phase 1 begins today in 102 constituencies spread across 21 states and Union Territories (UTs) amid tight security. 


Also Read: Phase 1 of Lok Sabha elections 2024: Key constituencies to watch for on April 19

Polling is taking place in all seats of Tamil Nadu (39), Rajasthan (12), Uttar Pradesh (8), Madhya Pradesh (6), Maharashtra (5), Uttarakhand (5), Assam (5), Bihar (4), West Bengal (3), Arunachal Pradesh (Both of two seats), Manipur (Both of two seats), Meghalaya (Both of two seats), Chhattisgarh (1), Mizoram (Lone seat), Nagaland (Lone seat), Sikkim (Lone seat), Tripura (1), Jammu and Kashmir (1), Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Sole seat), Lakshadweep (Sole seat), Puducherry (Sole seat). 

Also Read: Lok Sabha Polls Phase 1: Check what all will be open and closed on April 19

Key candidates for Lok Sabha Polls 2024 Phase 1 includes Nitin Gadkari, Jitin Prasada , Tamilisai Soundararajan , Karti Chidambaram , Nakul Nath, Dayanidhi Maran , Imran Masood , Kiren Rijiju and Gaurav Gogoi among others

As per the schedule announced by the Election Commission of India (ECI), the second phase is scheduled to be held on April 26, third phase on May 7, fourth phase on May 13, fifth phase on May 20, sixth phase on May 25 and the last phase on June 1. The counting of votes will be held on June 4. 

Also Read: Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Who votes in Phase 1 on April 19? Check List

Follow PTC News Live Breaking blog for the latest and real-time updates on trending, breaking of Lok Sabha Polls 2024 Phase 1. 


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