Lok Sabha elections phase 6 HIGHLIGHTS: Moderate voting in Delhi, massive turnout in Bengal

Live: 59 seats, including 7 in Delhi, go to poll in Lok Sabha elections phase 6

6:06 PM IST

Final voter turnout in Delhi

6:01 PM IST

Final voting percentage in Phase 6 of Lok Sabha election state-wise

4:54 PM IST

Voter turnout till 4 PM

West Bengal: 70.53%
Delhi: 45.24%
Haryana: 51.97%
Uttar Pradesh: 43.26%
Bihar: 44.40%
Jharkhand: 58.08%
Madhya Pradesh: 52.78%

4:10 PM IST

Bengal unrest continues

MA Naqvi, BJP after meeting West Bengal CEO: Have demanded that outsiders be not allowed in LS constituencies, 48 hours before the elections, & that history-sheeters be arrested. Our candidate Bharati Ghosh's car was stopped, have demanded action against the officers involved.


3:05 PM IST

BJP accused of creating trouble

AAP South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha said, “BJP workers are moving around in a polling booth in Sangam Vihar in BJP scarves, a person voted 4 times. We identified 8-10 such people and caught one red-handed. Ramesh Bidhuri (BJP candidate) is losing badly so is indulging in such tactics”

1:16 PM IST

Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh remark

“At a booth in Rampura (West Medinipur), my people were being threatened since yesterday so I went to meet. TMC goons attacked us, we were stopped from going inside the booth. These people are stopping people from voting,” West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh.

1:02 PM IST

Bengal unrest

West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer has sought a report from District Magistrate of Ghatal on the attack on BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh's convoy earlier today

12:53 AM IST

Australia's Envoy to India, Harinder Sidhu remark

“It's been a really inspiring experience. How can you get so many people to voting? Answer is well-organised EC & its officials. It's a good system & organised,” says Australia's Envoy to India, Harinder Sidhu. 


12:18 AM IST

Voter turnout till 12 PM

11:58 AM IST

Modi’s remark on Shopian encounter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Aaj subah pata chala ki Kashmir mein kuch aatankwadiyon ko hamari sena ne maar giraya. Ab kuch logon ki ye pareshani hai ki aaj jab matdaan chal raha hai tab Modi ne aatankwadiyon ko kyun mara?” (I heard that some terrorists were killed by security forces on Sunday. Now some people are saying that when the election is going on, why did Modi kill the terrorists.)

11:46 AM IST

Delhi's oldest voter

Delhi's oldest voter, 111-year old Bachan Singh after casting his vote at a polling booth in Sant Garh.

11:44 AM IST

BJP-TMC clash in Bankura

Scuffle between BJP workers and TMC workers at polling booth number 254 in Bankura after BJP alleged rigging by TMC workers.

11:01 AM IST

Bharati Ghosh's car attacked

BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh's car attacked with brick. Though she left unhurt, two of her security personnel sustained injuries. Later she was heckled at a polling booth.

10:56 AM IST

Sushma Swaraj casts vote

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj after casting her vote at a polling booth in NP Senior Secondary School in Aurangzeb Lane. 

10:53 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal casts vote

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal casts his vote at a polling booth in Civil Lines.

10:24 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi addresses media

"The election was fought on key issues including demonetization, farmer problems, Gabbar Singh Tax and corruption in Rafale. Narendra Modi used hatred in the campaign and we used love and I am confident love will win," says Congress president Rahul Gandhi after casting his votes. 

10:12 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi casts his vote

Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrives to cast his vote at a polling booth in NP Senior Secondary School in Aurangzeb Lane.

10:11 AM IST

Voting percentage in Delhi

1. Chandni Chowk: 6.90
2. North East Delhi: 8.61
3. East Delhi: 8.36
4. New Delhi: 6.48
5. North West Delhi: 8.00
6. West Delhi: 8.33
7. South Delhi: 7.05

10:04 AM IST

MyNation ready-reckoner

The nation is once again voting on Sunday. This is the sixth phase of the seven-phase exercise to cover a total of 900 million voters. The sixth phase will see the fate of several high profile names sealed in EVMs. MyNation brings a profile of this phase. Read the full story here 

9:44 AM IST

BJP workers attacked in Bengal

Three BJP workers attacked in Bengal. Read the entire report here.

9:20 AM IST

Voting percentage till 9 am

Voting percentage till 9 am: Bihar-9.03, Haryana- 3.74, Madhya Pradesh- 4.01, Uttar Pradesh- 6.86, West Bengal- 6.58, Jharkhand- 12.45, Delhi- 3.74

9:10 AM IST

BJP vs Mahagathbandhan

An argument broke out between Union Minister and BJP's candidate from Sultanpur Maneka Gandhi and Mahagathbandhan candidate Sonu Singh after Gandhi alleged that Singh's supporters were threatening voters

9:04 AM IST

Kejriwal's message to voters

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to send out a message for voters. He wrote: "Don't vote for the hatred and poison and those who stop the work in Delhi. Your vote may change the country."

8:55 AM IST

Sheila Dikshit casts votes

Former Delhi CM and Congress's candidate from North-East Delhi, Sheila Dikshit after casting her vote at a polling booth in Nizamuddin.


8:48 AM IST

Virat Kohli casts vote in Gurugram

Indian cricket team captain, Virat Kohli flaunts his inked finger after casting his vote at a polling booth in Pinecrest School in Gurugram, Haryana.

8:32 AM IST

1.43 crore eligible voters in Delhi

There are over 1.43 crore eligible voters in Delhi — 78,73,022 male and 64,42,762 female—while 669 are in the third gender category, according to the summary of the electoral roll published on April 23


8:15 AM IST

Gautam Gambhir casts his vote

BJP Candidate from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir casts his vote at a polling booth in Old Rajinder Nagar. He is up against AAP's Atishi and Congress's Arvinder Singh Lovely.

8:09 AM IST

60,000 personnel deployed

As many as 523 polling locations have been identified as critical and 60,000 personnel, including those of the Delhi Police, Home Guards and paramilitary, will be on their toes to ensure that there is no untoward incident.

7:30 AM IST

Polling begins

Polling began on Sunday morning in seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi, alongside 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, eights each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, and four in Jharkhand.

The seven constituencies in Delhi are voting alongside 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, eights each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, and four in Jharkhand