Lok Sabha Polls Phase 5 Records 63% Voter Turnout

India conducted its fifth of the seventh round of voting for the national elections on Monday, the 6th of May 2019. The current Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking re-elections. The voter turnout in the fifth phase as per the election commission records until 9 pm was 63.01 percentage.

51 Lok Sabha constituencies in seven seats voted today. The state wise seat breakup — 5 seats in Bihar, 2 seats in Jammu and Kashmir, 4 seats from Jharkhand, 14 seats from Uttar Pradesh, 7 seats in West Bengal, 7 seats of Madhya Pradesh and 12 seats of Rajasthan.

The prominent faces that face a litmus test in this round were Union Minister Rajnath Singh and Smriti Irani. Congress heavyweights Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi’s fate too would be sealed today.

In 2014, the BJP alone won 39 off these 51 seats, along with allies their tally went up to 41.

State Wise Polling Percentage –

Bihar – 57.76%
Jammu and Kashmir – 19.55%
Jharkhand – 65.12%
Uttar Pradesh – 57.93%
West Bengal – 74.42%
Madhya Pradesh – 66.53%
Rajasthan – 63.72%

Polling incidents – 

In the state of Jammu and Kashmir, militants threw grenades at polling booths in two polling stations in Pulwama. One failed to explode, while the other was destroyed by a bomb disposal squad that was immediately rushed to the spot.

In the state of Madhya Pradesh, two polling staff died in election duty.

BJP candidate Smriti Irani alleged booth capture by Congress workers in Amethi, where she is contesting against Rahul Gandhi.

Arjun Singh BJP’s Barrackpore candidate alleged that he was attacked by TMC workers when he visited a polling booth. The polling body seeked a report from the returning officer.

Source : Various