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Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Enthusiastic turnout in the fifth phase with over 71% polling in Manipur, 65% in Karnataka and West Bengal at 80%

Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 8:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

The nine-phase Lok Sabha elections started on Monday, as India will vote to select its next government and a new Prime Minister.

Updates April 17 - Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep, Maharasthra

READ: Fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, some highs, some lows: West Bengal polling over 80%; Maharashtra at 55%

62% polling in Jharkhand

54.04% voting in Bihar in seven seats

Over 63% vote in Rajasthan

West Bengal records almost 80% turnout

* 51.2% polling in Madhya Pradesh till 5 pm despite booth capturing at two places

About 65% polling in Karnataka

Uttar Pradesh records over 58% polling till 5pm

Over 71% vote in Manipur

Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency records over 61% polling

READ: Jammu and Kashmir votes against Pakistan bullets, terror attacks along Indian border

 65.5% votes cast during repoll in Assam

Nearly 72% poll recorded till 4 pm in West Bengal

* Around 40% vote in Maharashtra

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* 42% ignore Maoist threat to vote in Jharkhand

Around two-thirds vote in Manipur

40% voting in Madhya Pradesh by afternoon


* 45% polling in Odisha till 2 pm

Approximately 26% of the 4.62 crore electorate in Karnataka have exercised their vote till noon today.

* Uttar Pradesh records over 38% polling till 1 pm

Nearly 60% poll recorded till 1 pm in West Bengal

27% vote in Jharkhand till 11 am

17.8% voting in Maharashtra till 11.00am, Karnataka sees 26% polling till noon

Manipur sees 35% polling till noon for its second Lok Sabha seat

This could be my last vote, says 103-year-old man in Udhampur

READ: CRPF jawans among five injured in Jharkhand poll violence

24% voting in Pilibhit at noon. 

AAP candidate stages dharna in protest of attack on their workers.

Rajasthan sees over 30% polling till noon

* Despite poll boycott at few seats, 11.46% voting in initial hours in Madhya Pradesh

Nearly 29% poll recorded till 10 am in West Bengal

Congress agent arrested for damaging EVM in Kendrapara in Odisha

*  Rajasthan polls: 13.74% polling in initial hours

*  Long queues as around 21-22% of Bengal votes

 Brisk early voting of about 8-12% in Maharashtra

22% of voters cast ballot in Manipur

Five villages in Pilibhit, UP boycott Lok Sabha elections protesting lack of development in their region. The five Pilibhit villages boycotting polls are, Faizullaganj, Badra, Keshavpur, Pauta Khas and Khas Sarai

ALSO READ: No opinion polls for seats where polling is over, says Election Commission

Brisk voting of 10-12% in Karnataka

READ: Bangalore wants development, BJP will win: Ananth Kumar

* Madhya Pradesh votes in Lok Sabha polls 

* SEE ALSO: Veerappa Moily, Supriya Sule and Ram Kripal Yadav among leaders who voted in fifth phase of polling

Voting stopped at Shamrao Kalmadi school Pune, machine replaced

* READ: 121 Constituencies, 12 states, millions of Indians go to vote as India enters fifth phase of the election season

Polling begins in Odisha

* Voting underway in Rajasthan

* Manipur begins voting for Lok Sabha elections

Karnataka votes for all 28 Lok Sabha seats 

Polling begins for 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh

Second phase polling begins on 10 seats in Maharashtra

READ: Are the Dalits in Maharashtra moving away from the UPA?

ALSO READ: Congress on shaky ground in its own bastion


Despite Maoist violence, polling begins for six seats in Jharkhand

 Voting begins for seven Lok Sabha seats in Bihar

Voting begins in Chhattisgarh

Uttar Pradesh votes for 11 Lok Sabha seats today

West Bengal votes for Lok Sabha, assembly

Updates April 12 - Assam, Goa, Sikkim and Tripura:

READ ALSO: Hundreds of thousands vote in India's fifth phase of polls in Tripura, Assam, Sikkim and Goa

Turnout between 71% to 83% in Tripura, Assam, Sikkim

Repoll at 33 polling stations in Bihar on Sunday

READ: Brisk polling underway in Tripura, Assam and Sikkim

READ: AAP demands repoll in North Goa 

At least 38 EVMs replaced in three Lok Sabha seats in Assam

54% voting in Assam till 3 pm

RELATED:  Rahul Gandhi files nomination papers; declares assets worth Rs 9.40 crore

* Amit Shah booked in two more cases by Uttar Pradesh police

Goa records 35% polling till 11 am

37% voting in Assam till noon

Sikkim voting at 30%

22% voting in Assam till 10 am

Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Male voter turnout more in morning hours in Goa

30% votes cast in Tripura

Polling starts in Tripura

*  Goa goes to the polls

Balloting starts in Assam

Voting begins in Sikkim

ALSO READ: All you need to about the elections in Assam, Goa, Sikkim and Tripura

Updates April 11 - Mizoram:

50% polling till 2 pm in Mizoram

45% polling in Mizoram

* Seven Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail machines develop snag during Mizoram polls

A third of Mizoram votes

Voting starts for lone Lok Sabha seat, Assembly by-poll in Mizoram


Updates April 10 - Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep, Delhi:

Over 60% polling in Uttar Pradesh

Jharkhand witnesses 58.03% polling

Ghaziabad records 59.8% turnout as polling ends

71% voting in Lakshadweep

Impressive voter turnout in most regions

58% polling in Odisha till 4 pm

Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh garner over 30% of votes

Nearly half of the electorate, over 45%, in six Lok Sabha constituencies of Bihar cast their ballot even as two troopers headed for poll duty were killed in a landmine blast

49% voting in Ghaziabad till 3 pm

Two-thirds of Jammu electorate vote by 3 pm

* Also read: In old Delhi, some know whom to vote for, some in a dilemma

Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Nearly 60% polling in Haryana, Chandigarh

Delhi voting percentage poised to far exceed 2009 figure

* While at Green Park, the turnout was 62% till 5pm

* Till 5pm, voter turnout at the Jorbagh (New Delhi constituency) was 65%

* About 50% polling in four Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand

* Third phase of Lok Sabha Elections see large voter turnouts in states of Haryana, Delhi and violence hit Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh. Read More

READ ALSO: Communal SMS asks people to vote for BJP; CPI asks Election Commission to act on hate campaigns

* Maoists have looted EVM in the Kotpad area of Odisha

READ ALSO: Election Commission seeks report from Malda

* 45% polling in Bihar, two troopers killed in blast

Up to 35% of Haryana's nearly 1.61 crore electorate exercised their franchise during the first six hours of voting

Encounter with security forces leaves one Naxal dead and another injured in Chhattisgarh

38% voting in Kerala till noon, Maharashtra records lowest at 10%

One-third electors vote in Jharkhand 

In Ghaziabad where around 35% polling was recorded till 1 pm 

Meira Kumar busy in Sasaram, fails to cast vote in Delhi

Impressive voter turnout in Ghaziabad

Election Commission men allege heckle for filming bike rally, no information with police

(Queues outside a polling station in Indirapuram area - this is in Ghaziabad constituency of Uttar Pradesh - the three main main contenders are AAP's Shazia Ilmi, BJP's VK singh (former army chief) and Congress's Raj Babbar. Photo Credit - Mayank Aggarwal/dna)

Nearly 32% of the electorate voted in the first six hours in Bihar's six Lok Sabha constituencies despite incidents of violence in the state
A total of 28% votes were cast till noon in the six Parliamentary constituencies in Bihar that went to polls

Voting not so brisk in parts of Delhi, only 10% turn up in Saket

* Former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirron Kher, who are contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the Chandigarh constituency, cast their votes in the city. Read More.

* Moderate to high turnout recorded in first four hours of voting in Lok Sabha polls in Bihar, Jharkhand, Andaman and Nicobar Islands as well as simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and 70 Assembly constituencies in Odisha. Read More.

* Brisk polling reported across the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala, with over 21% of the electorate casting their ballots within three hours

ALSO READ: Millions voted across 14 states and union territories in the third round of parliamentary elections to pick 91 of the country's 543 MPs. An estimated quarter of the 191 million electorate had voted by noon in five hours of balloting, with long queues of men and women seen right from the time the polling centres opened at 7 in the morning. Read More

25% of 1.27 crore electorate exercise their franchise during the first four hours in Delhi

Rahul Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor, Arvind Kejriwal, among prominent personalities who cast their votes in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections


* 22-year old Divya voted for Aam Admi Party (AAP). "Initially I thought I would go for the NOTA, however I changed my mind last minute and voted for AAP. Its true that they do not have experience but at least they are not corrupt," she told dna reporter Priyanka Sahay.

*  Oommen Chandy, Shashi Tharoor casts vote in Kerala

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi among early voters

* Manish Sisodia votes along with Delhi in national elections. View more pictures of the elections

READ ALSO: 10 things you need to know about the third phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2014 

Explosives recovered in Bastar; 15% polling in initial hours in Bastar

* With 3 Jarnail Singhs in fray, AAP booth incharges in West Delhi caution voters to press the button carefully

* Over 25% voting reported in first 4 hours for 7 Lok Sabha seats

Voting begins on dull note in Haryana

* Reportedly, the convoy of former Mumbai police commissioner and BJP candidate from Baghpat Satyapal Singh was attacked, Read More

* Due to long queues Nathura in North East Delhi are going back without casting their votes. Rahul Raj, a resident of Amrit Vihar said he will return around lunch time to cast his vote.

READ ALSO: 62,000 Delhiites checked voters lists through SMS

* Maoists open fire in Narayanpur, Kankapal and Sameli, 35kms from Dantewada (Soni Sori's polling booth) areas of Bastar to stop polling. No casualties reported as of now. CRPF back in control, Maoists fled from the scene after CRPF opened fire. As of now polling percentage is around 20%

Nearly 15% polling in Chandigarh, Haryana

14% voting till 10am in Jharkhand

10% voting in early hours in Maharashtra

3 India Reserve Battalion personnel on poll duty shot dead by colleague in Jharkhand; arrested

Polling begins in 11 states, 2 jawans killed in Bihar

* Voting picks up in Uttar Pradesh including Muzaffarnagar

* Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Thursday hoped that voting percentage will keep improving with every round of the Lok Sabha election.

10% voter turnout in Delhi

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal vote in Delhi

READ ALSO: Narendra Modi declares himself as married man

Polling underway for 10 Lok Sabha seats in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra

* Sonia Gandhi casts vote in Delhi

Gurgaon voters praise clean polling stations in Haryana

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Lok Sabha polls: Kapil Sibal, Kamal Nath cast their vote

Brisk polling in Kerala,16% turnout recorded in initial hours

READ ALSO: Former Kerala governor faces uphill task in Bihar seat for the Lok Sabha Elections 2014

Delhi will break all voting records with over 12 million voters

Violence hits Bihar on poll day

Lok Sabha polls: Voting underway in 11 states, battle for 91 seats

Voting on in Bastar

READ ALSO: As riot-hit Muzaffarnagar votes, religious divide favours Narendra Modi

Enthusiastic voting in Chandigarh, Haryana

Kerala starts to vote in the third phase of Lok Sabha Elections

Long queues as Jammu votes

Polling begins in Lakshadweep islands

Brisk voting in Uttar Pradesh's 10 seats

Voting begins for lone Andaman and Nicobar Lok Sabha seat

Lok Sabha and assembly poll begins in Odisha amidst tight security

Maharashtra begins voting in the third phase of Lok Sabha polls

Lok Sabha polls start in Jharkhand

Jammu goes to polls

* Delhi voters out on morning walk in their track pants coming out to vote (Photo Credit Mayank Aggarwal/DNA)

Polling begins in Delhi for seven Lok Sabha seats

Lok Sabha polls under way in Madhya Pradesh

Two CRPF jawans killed in Bihar before start of polling

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Updates April 9 - Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur:

Over 82% turnout in Nagaland

73% polling in Manipur

Over 60% polling in Nagaland till 2 pm

Two CRPF men injured in Naxal blast in Chhattisgarh

Meghalaya records 53% polling

Voting sluggish in Arunachal Pradesh

Elephant scare, firing near Meghalaya booths

More than 35% votes have been cast in Nagaland 

*  40% votes cast in Manipur till noon

16 malfunctioning EVMs replaced during polling in Arunachal Pradesh

*  Estimated 20.9% polling in Nagaland till 10 am

Meghalaya witnesses 10% voting

11% voters cast ballot till 10 am in Arunachal Pradesh

* Polling is yet to begin in a disputed area under Longleng district of Nagaland bordering Assam where security forces have prohibited entry of polling officials and setting up of a polling station.

Arunachal Pradesh voters flocking to booths despite inclement weather

Simultaneous Lok Sabha, assembly polls begin in Arunachal Pradesh

Election for one Lok Sabha seat in Manipur begins

Lok Sabha polls begin in Meghalaya

Polling for lone Lok Sabha seat begins in Nagaland

Mizoram poll deferred to April 11 due to shutdown and poll boycott calls by NGOs and student unions.

Updates April 7-  Assam and Tripura:

* Over 83% voters cast vote in Tripura

* Assam sees over 63% polling till 3 pm

74% votes cast in Tripura till 3 pm

157 polling parties leave for booths in Mizoram Lok Sabha poll

Powerful bombs recovered in Gaya

Over 49% vote for Assam's five seats

Click to view pictures of the Polls

Faults in at least 33 EVMs in Assam, 29 replaced

35% voters cast ballot till noon in Assam

41% votes cast in Tripura till mid-day

Assam has no 'Modi Magic' says Tarun Gogoi

Assam records 12% polling in first two hours

Lok Sabha Elections 2014: First phase of polls begins amid tight security

Polling begins for Lok Sabha polls in Tripura. Around 1.2 million voters are eligible to vote in the Tripura West constituency. Polling for the Tripura East seat will be held April 12. The 13 candidates in Monday's fray include a woman, Joganati Datta, an independent candidate.

Polling begins in Assam for first phase. An estimated 6.4 million people are eligible to vote in Tezpur, Jorhat, Kaliabor, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur constituencies. Voting will be held at 8,588 centres in the five seats.

* Below is a schedule of the polling dates to look out for and bookmark to participate in the voting process.

April 9: Arunachal Pradesh (2), Manipur (1), Meghalaya (2), Mizoram (1), Nagaland (1)

April 10: Bihar (6), Chhattisgarh (1), Haryana (10), Jammu and Kashmir (1), Jharkhand (5), Kerala (20), Madhya Pradesh (9), Maharashtra (10), Odisha (10), Uttar Pradesh (10), Andaman and Nicobar (1), Chandigarh (1), Lakshadweep (1), Delhi (7)

April 12: Sikkim (1), Tripura (1), Assam (3), Goa (2)

April 17: Bihar (7), Chhattisgarh (3), Jammu and Kashmir (1), Jharkhand (5), Karnataka (28), Madhya Pradesh (10), Maharashtra (19), Manipur (1), Odisha (11), Rajasthan (20), Uttar Pradesh (11), West Bengal (4)

April 24: Assam (6), Bihar (7), Chhattisgarh (7), Jammu and Kashmir (1), Jharkhand (4), Madhya Pradesh (10), Maharashtra (19), Rajasthan (5), Tamil Nadu (39), Uttar Pradesh (12), West Bengal (6), Puducherry (1)

April 30: Andhra Pradesh (17), Bihar (7), Gujarat (26), Jammu and Kashmir (1), Punjab (13), Uttar Pradesh (14), West Bengal (9), Dadra and Nagar Haveli (1), Daman and Diu (1)

May 7: Andhra Pradesh (25), Bihar (7), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Uttar Pradesh (15), Uttarakhand (5), West Bengal (6), Himachal Pradesh (4)

May 12: Bihar (6), Uttar Pradesh (18), West Bengal (17)

* Read also

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To view a State-wise map of Election dates for Lok Sabha polls 2014, click here


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