The Election Commission has recorded a total voter turnout of 61.12 per cent in the phase 2 of Lok Sabha elections 2019. The maximum polling was recorded in West Bengal, and lowest in Jammu & Kashmir.
As per the data released by the Election Commission till 5pm, 60.69 per cent voting has been recorded in Chhattisgarh, 51.91 per cent in Uttar Pradesh, 47.49 per cent in Bihar, 46.74 per cent in Maharashtra and 38.92 per cent in Jammu & Kashmir.
107-year-old Padma awardee came out to cast her vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls in Bengaluru Rural parliamentary seat.
Karnataka: 107-year-old Padma awardee, Saalumarada Thimmakka casts her vote for the Bangalore Rural parliamentary constituency. #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/e7dJJgI2bO— ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2019
As per the data released by the Election Commission, a total of 60 per cent voting has been recorded in Chhattisgarh, whereas, 38.6 per cent voters turnout to register their mandate in Jammu & Kashmir.
Odisha: A 95-year-old man collapsed and later died while waiting for his turn to vote, at a polling booth in Ganjam. He was rushed to the hospital where he was declared brought dead.
A total voter turnout of 49.5 per cent has been recorded till 3 pm across India in the second phase. Here is the state-wise turnout:Assam - 59.71 per centBihar - 48.99 per centJammu and Kashmir - 38.01 per centKarnataka - 48.56 per centMaharashtra - 43.69 per centManipur - 67.74 per centOdisha - 43.67 per centTamil Nadu - 49.27 per centUttar Pradesh - 50.12 per centWest Bengal - 64.49 per centChhattisgarh - 59.72 per centPuducherry - 57.89 per cent
Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh and his family cast their vote for the Rajnandgaon parliamentary constituency.
Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and his family cast their vote for the Rajnandgaon parliamentary constituency. #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/OiB4tPYJbU— ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2019
Voter turnout in Bihar till 2 pm:Kishanganj - 40.30 per centKatihar - 37 per centPurnia - 42 per centBhagalpur - 33 per centBanka - 40.16 per cent
Around 35.4 percent turnout recorded in Maharashtra till 1 pm.
Mumbai, April 18: Voting for the second phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is taking place on Thursday, April 18. In the second phase, voting is being held for 95 seats across 12 states/union territories. The states that have gone to polls today are - Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur and Puducherry. The first phase of Lok Sabha Elections took place on April 11 and a total voter turnout of 69 per cent was recorded. Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Campaigning for Phase 2 Ends, Polling on 95 Seats to Be Held on April 18.
Polling is being held for 38 seats in Tamil Nadu, 14 seats in Karnataka, 10 in Maharashtra, eight in Uttar Pradesh, five each in Assam, Bihar and Odisha, three each in Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, two in Jammu and Kashmir and one seat each in Manipur and Puducherry.
Watch: Lok Sabha Polls Phase II Constituencies
General Elections Phase II Schedule
|State (No. of seats voting in this phase)||Constituencies|
|Assam (5)||Karimganj, Silchar, autonomous district, Mangaldoi, Nawgong|
|Bihar (5)||Kishanganj, Katihar, Purnia, Bhagalpur, Banka|
|Chhattisgarh (3)||Rajnandgaon, Mahasamund, Kanker|
|Jammu And Kashmir (2)||Srinagar, Udhampur|
|Karnataka (14)||Udupi Chikmagalur, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Chitradurga, Tumkur, Mandya, Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Bangalore Rural, Bangalore North, Bangalore Central, Bangalore South, Chikkballapur, Kolar|
|Maharashtra (10)||Buldhana, Akola, Amravati, Hingoli, Nanded, Parbhani, Beed, Osmanabad, Latur, Solapur|
|Manipur (1)||Inner Manipur|
|Odisha (5)||Bargarh, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kandhamal, Aska|
|Tamil Nadu (39)||Thiruvallur, Chennai North, Chennai South, Chennai Central, Sriperumbudur, Kancheepuram, Arakkonam, Vellore (poll cancelled), Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Arani, Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Salem, Namakkal, Erode, Tiruppur, Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Pollachi, Dindigul, Karur, Tiruchirappalli, Perambalur, Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Mayiladuturai, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Sivaganga, Madurai, Theni, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari|
|Tripura (1) (Date changed to April 23)||Tripura East|
|Uttar Pradesh (8)||Nagina, Amroha, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Hathras, Mathura, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri|
|West Bengal (3)||Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Raiganj|
Among the key candidates in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections are Hema Malini, who is fighting from Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) and Farooq Abdullah, contesting from Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir). Farooq Abdullah, Hema Malini & More: 6 Key Candidates in Phase 2 of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
Voting for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 is scheduled to take place in seven phases between April 11 and May 19. The counting of votes for all places will take place on May 23. Voting is also taking place for Assembly Elections 2019 in four states - Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Odisha. While Andhra, Arunachal and Sikkim voted in the first phase, Odisha is seeing a four-phase election along with Parliamentary polls.