Lok Sabha Polls: 54.49% Turnout in J&K, 68% in Odisha, 56% in Maha
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As the first phase of Lok Sabha polling began on Thursday, 11 April, the Election Commission (EC) during a press address announced that the voter turnout in Jammu and Kashmir was at 54.49 percent while Odisha and Maharashtra witnessed a turnout of 68 percent and 56 percent, respectively.
The figures for the three states were recorded till 5 pm, EC announced. Meanwhile, voting concluded in Andaman and Nicobar Islands with a total voter turnout of 70.67 percent
The voting for the first phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections began at 7 am on Thursday with 91 seats across 20 states casting the ballot today.
Seventeen of these 91 constituencies are in the states of Maharashtra (7), Odisha (4), Jammu and Kashmir (2), West Bengal (2), and the Union Territories of Lakshadweep (1) and Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1).
- An IED blast by suspected naxals took place near a polling booth in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district on Thursday, but no injuries were reported
- After casting his vote in Nagpur, Nitin Gadkari expressed confidence that his margin of victory would increase this time around
- The state of Odisha is seeing key contests in the Kalahandi and Berhampur constituencies
Student Killed in Security Forces Firing in J&K After Polling
A Class 7 student was killed in firing by security forces on a mob in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara after end of polling to the Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency, police told news agency IANS.
Police sources said the student, identified as Owais Ahmed, was killed when security forces fired on a mob which had attacked the polling party as it was leaving a polling station in Mandigam village of Handwara tehsil of Kupwara.
Ahmed was fatally injured and succumbed later, the source said.
BJP Accuses BJD of Violating MCC, Writes to EC
A BJP delegation has filed a complaint with Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha alleging violation of Model Code of Conduct by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik.
The delegation alleged that his speeches were live telecast on a TV channel. They have requested Chief Electoral to take action.
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09:51 PM, 11 AprStudent Killed in Security Forces Firing in J&K After Polling
07:17 PM, 11 AprAndaman and Nicobar Islands Election: 70.67% Final Voter Turnout
06:03 PM, 11 AprCRPF Troops Attacked in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli Area
05:48 PM, 11 Apr'No Polling' Recorded in Odisha's Chirtakonda Assembly
04:35 PM, 11 AprTMC Workers Allegedly Heckle Voters, Journalist in Cooch Behar
04:25 PM, 11 AprBJD Writes to EC Alleging Poll Violation by BJP
02:46 PM, 11 AprEC Gets 462 Complaints From 2 West Bengal Seats, Says Report
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12:32 PM, 11 AprMaharashtra Election 2019: 13.7% Turnout for 7 Seats Till 11 am
12:31 PM, 11 AprWest Bengal Election 2019: 38.08% Voter Turnout in 2 Seats Till 11 am
11:54 AM, 11 AprOdisha Elections 2019: 22% Voter Turnout Till 11 am
11:31 AM, 11 Apr'Confident That My Margin of Victory Will Increase': Nitin Gadkari
11:17 AM, 11 AprOver 6.5% Voters Exercise Franchise in 2 Hours of Voting in Baramulla
09:20 AM, 11 Apr'The Only Issue Here is Vikas': Praful Patel Casts Vote From Bhandara-Gondiya in Maharashtra
07:25 AM, 11 Apr'Voting is Our Duty, Everyone Should Vote': Mohan Bhagwat From Nagpur
07:20 AM, 11 Apr'Specially Urge Young and First-Time Voters to Vote in Large Numbers': PM Modi
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