Election Commission officials conducted a search of the aircraft used by former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda in Karnataka Koppal earlier today. The aircraft had made a sudden landing following a technical glitch.

Odisha: Earlier Visuals from Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan's roadshow in Talcher

EC announces bye-polls to Agra North, Darjeeling assembly constituencies on May 19; results on May 23. Polls were necessitated as Agra North BJP MLA Jagan Prasad Garg died due to cardiac arrest on Apr 10 & Darjeeling MLA Amar Singh Rai is contesting Lok Sabha polls on TMC ticket

Sitaram Yechury: Re-poll in 464 booths must be done as all voters should be able to exercise their franchise independently, exactly as Constitution mandates. For next poll due in Tripura East, postponed now to Apr 23, we hope there'll be proper guarantees of safety for each voter.

Total voter turnout for the 2nd phase of #LokSabhaElections2019 in Chhattisgarh - 74.95 per cent.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) holds a roadshow in Kanpur.

Ram Charitra Nishad, BJP MP from Machhlishahr joins Samajwadi Party (SP) in presence of party chief, Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow.

Kolkata: BJP's Hooghly candidate Locket Chatterjee's rented house in Bandel was ransacked by miscreants today morning; BJP blames TMC workers for the incident.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer: Complaint received against BJP Lok Sabha candidate for Bhopal, Pragya Singh Thakur, for her comments on 26/11 martyr (former Mumbai ATS Chief Hemant Karkare). Cognizance taken. The matter is under enquiry.

West Bengal: Mohammed Salim, CPI (Marxist) candidate from Raiganj Parliamentary constituency, writes to Returning Officer demanding re-polling at 15 polling booths.

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Mumbai, April 19: Voting for the second phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 took place on Thursday, April 18. A total voter turnout of 66 per cent was recorded as voting took place on 95 seats in 11 states and one Union Territory. With two phases having been concluded, campaigning is now gaining pace for the third phase of General Elections, which will be taking place on April 23, Tuesday. Today, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah will be campaigning in Gujarat and Maharashtra while Congress President Rahul Gandhi will address rallies in Gujarat and Karnataka. Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Phase 2 Polling Ends in 95 Constituencies, 67.84% Total Voter Turnout Recorded.

Meanwhile, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi will be addressing a rally in Amethi today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in New Delhi to hold meetings with BJP officials amid Lok Sabha polls. Lok Sabha Polls 2019 Phase 2: As it Happened.

On Thursday, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and party leader Poonam Sinha filed their nominations from Azamgarh and Lucknow respectively for Lok Sabha Elections. Meanwhile, Union Minister and BJP leader Maneka Gandhi also filed nomination from Sultanpur seat in Uttar Pradesh. Tejashwi Yadav Calls PM Modi ‘Fake OBC’, BJP Hits Back.

All eyes are also on the Election Commission of India with a series of complaints having been filed on alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct. The poll body is also set to decide the fate of the Prime Minister's biopic 'PM Narendra Modi', starring Vivek Oberoi.