Sixty constituencies. Eight states. Apart from the fight for Delhi, voters cast their ballots in the following states: Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Tripura. What are voter turnouts looking like? Watch today's episode of "Daily Dispatch."
Delhi LS Polls: 55% Voting Till 5.30 pm, AAP Alleges Rigging
Voting began in all seven Lok Sabha constituencies of Delhi, in the sixth phase of polling on Sunday, 12 May. As many as 164 candidates, including 18 women, are in the fray in for the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind, Rahul Gandhi are among those who cast their votes. Read the full story here.
Names Missing From Voters’ List, Many Delhi Citizens Disappointed
Mohammad Shokeen and twelve members of his family could not cast their votes on Sunday, 12 May, as their names were missing from voter's list despite the fact they have been living at the same address in Delhi for 32 years. The 68-year-old, who lives with his family in South Delhi's Sangam Vihar D Block, is not alone, but there are many people like them who could not exercise their franchise in this Lok Sabha election. Read the full story here.
LS Phase 6: Overall Voter Turnout 59.7% Till 6 PM, Highest in WB
The overall voter turnout till 6:00 pm was at 59.7 percent, as per the Election Commission. West Bengal so far has recorded the highest voter turnout with 80.13 percent, while Bihar saw the least participation with 55.04 percent. Voting is underway in the following states: Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Tripura. Read the full story here.
BJP’s Bharati Ghosh in Tears After Being Heckled at WB Poll Booth
Bharati Ghosh, Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate from Ghatal in West Bengal, broke down on Sunday, 12 May, after she was allegedly attacked and heckled at a polling booth by women "hired by the Trinamool Congress” during the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, reports Hindustan Times. “TMC supporters pushed me to the ground. They are not allowing any polling to be held in Keshpur area. These women were hired by the TMC. I shall complain, in writing, to the EC (Election Commission of India),” she alleged. Read more here.
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