Live updates of the third phase of voting in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Voter turnout till 5pm:
#Jammu and Kashmir: 11.22%
#Uttar Pradesh: 53.78%
#West Bengal: 74.57%
#Dadra & Nagar Haveli: 56.81%
#Daman & Diu: 64.82%
Provision turnout in Uttar Pradesh was recorded at 56.68 percent.
Polling in the third phase is set to end in minutes from now.
Overall turnout till 5.30 pm was 61.3 percent.
Approximate voter turnout in Gujarat till 5 pm was 58.8 percent.
The approximate voter turnout in Kerala has been recorded at just over 70 percent till 5.00 pm.
Voting has ended in some constituencies and will continue in others till 6.00 pm.
Approximate voter turnout till 4 pm:
Odisha: 47.41 percent
Tripura: 67.12 percent
Uttar Pradesh: 47.41 percent
West Bengal: 68.25 percent
Chhattisgarh: 55.29 percent
Dadra and Nagar Haveli: 56.81 percent
Daman and Diu: 55.02 percent
Approximate voter turnout till 4 pm:
Assam: 62.13 percent
Bihar: 46.94 percent
Goa: 58.92 percent
Gujarat: 50.40 percent
Jammu and Kashmir: 11.22 percent
Karnataka: 50.18 percent
Kerala: 56.58 percent
Maharashtra: 45.12 percent
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Congress leader Jairam Ramesh: Today, elections have been held in about 56% of the seats. It is clear that the Modi government is standing at the entrance to the exit.
Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma: I hope the people of Assam and the country vote for development and security. I hope people give a thumbs up to Citizen Amendment Bill.
11 UP candidates found asking for votes on social media after end of campaigning period
Uttar Pradesh chief electoral officer has sought details from district magistrates after 11 third phase Lok Sabha candidates were found seeking votes on social media in the 48 hours before polls on Tuesday, PTI reported.
According to the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, five candidates of the BJP, four of the SP-BSP alliance and two of the Congress have been found using social media in the past 48 hours, even though the electioneering period had ended.
They are Parmeshwar Lal Saini (Sambhal), Chandrasen Jadon (Firozabad), Sanghmitra Maurya (Badaun), Rajvir Singh (Etah), Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar Singh (Moradabad) from the BJP, Hemraj Verma (Pilibhit), Akshay Yadav (Firozabad), Ruchi Veera (Aonla), Bhagwat Saran Gangwar (Bareilly) from the SP-BSP combine, Imran Pratapgarhi (Moradabad) and Praveen Singh Aron (Bareilly) from the Congress, officials said.
Update: Heavy rain and thunderstorm lashed parts of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka.
Voter dies at polling booth in Aonla
A 60-year-old voter died at a booth in Jagat township of Aonla Lok Sabha seat after suffering an asthmatic attack.
Balakram Prajapati, an asthma patient, was standing in the queue for casting vote when he suffered the attack, family members told the administration.
PM Modi’s wife Jashodaben casts her vote in Gujarat
Jashodaben Narendrabhai Modi, the wife of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday cast her vote at a polling booth in Unjha, a town in Gujarat.
Minutes after casting her vote she said, “Modi sahab has done a lot for the country, he will do more.”
Polling agent found dead in Bengal
Babulal Murmu, a polling agent, was found dead at his house in Buniadpur, Dakshin Dinajpur, reported news agency ANI.
More details are awaited.
JUST IN: Poll violence reported from Anantnag as PDP, NC workers exchange blows, CNN-News18 reports.
Update: Man standing in a queue to vote killed in clashes between Congress and TMC workers in Baligram, Murshidabad.