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Lok Sabha Polls: 54.49% Turnout in J&K, 68% in Odisha, 56% in Maha

Catch all the live updates on polling in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections here.

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Seventeen of these 91 constituencies are in the states of Maharashtra, Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal, and the Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
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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).

Lok Sabha Polls: 54.49% Turnout in J&K, 68% in Odisha, 56% in Maha
Snapshot
  • 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

Catch the live updates from constituencies voting in the Hindi Heartland, West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir, South India and the Northeast here.

For all the live updates from the Assembly elections in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, click here.

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9:51 PM , 11 Apr
KEY EVENT

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.

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8:46 PM , 11 Apr

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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8:21 PM , 11 Apr

Odisha Election: 68% Voter Turnout till 5 PM

The voter turnout till 5 pm for the four constituencies that have gone to polls in Odisha was at 68 percent.

Lok Sabha Polls: 54.49% Turnout in J&K, 68% in Odisha, 56% in Maha
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Published: 11 Apr 2019, 6:05 AM IST
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