> 65% voter turnout in Uttar Pradesh in 2014 as compared to 51.18% in 2009.
bout 60 percent of Haryana’s nearly 1.60 crore electorate exercised their franchise till 4 p.m. Thursday for the 10 Lok Sabha seats from the state, officials here said. In Chandigarh, too, nearly 60 percent of the 6.13 lakh eligible voters cast their ballot.
The AAP alleged Thursday large-scale rigging in Nuh and other parts of Mewat in Gurgaon Lok Sabha constituency where party leader Yogendra Yadav is a candidate
More than half of Delhi’s 12 million voters cast their ballots by late afternoon Thursday, surpassing the 2009 polling percentage
An Election Commission official said that in the initial three hours, over 15 percent balloting took place and it climbed up to 36 percent by afternoon.
> Maoists loot EVMs in Kotpad area of Odisha – TV reports
Kumar is registered in the voters’ list at her Delhi address of New Friends Colony and since she is now confined to the Sasaram Parliamentary constituency from where she is contesting as a Congress candidate, t
“When the government changed in Bengal, I thought there would be development. But nothing has happened. They are only indulging in votebank politics,” Modi said in an election rally.
Election Commission personnel were allegedly manhandled while taking video footage of a Trinamool Congress bike rally at Manikchak in Malda district on Thursday.
> Soni Sori casts her vote
Dantewada : I would appeal to all locals to gather courage and come out to vote-Soni Sori,AAP pic.twitter.com/UoIESOdAxX
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In what could only be a called a massive coincidence, voters of the West Delhi constituency in the national capital have to chose between three different Jarnail Singh’s.
A huge haul of explosives, including 15 IEDs and three pressure bombs, were today recovered by security forces from separate places averting a massive strike in the Naxal-hit Bastar Parliamentary seat, where about 15 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in the initial hours of polling.
The Election Commission started a message helpline number – 9211728082 – for the voters in the national capital, so that they could check their names on the list before going to the polling station to cast their ballot.
>Varun Gandhi casts vote
Delhi : Varun Gandhi leaves after casting his vote pic.twitter.com/KEGEWjs8fU
— ANI (@ANI_news) April 10, 2014
>Satya Pal Singh, former Mumbai police commissioner & BJP candidate from Bagpath,UP attacked by RLD members.
Moderate to brisk polling was today recorded in the first hours of polling for 91 Lok Sabha seats spread across 11 states, including the national capital, which was marred by violence in Naxal-hit states of Jharkhand and Bihar where Maoists killed two CRPF jawans and exploded landmines.
About 1.63 crores voters are expected to exercise their franchise towards 201 candidates in the poll fray for this backward region, which has been traditionally a Congress stronghold.
According to Election Commission of India, 10 percent of 12 million registered voters in Delhi have already cast their vote. From Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal, from a common man to high profile people, everyone seemed to be excited to exercise their fundamental right, by standing in long queues and waiting for their turn. The voting started at 7 A.M and will end at 6 P.M today for the Third phase. Many big faces who are not in today’s list of candidates were seen in the early slot of voting at many polling booths like Rahul Gandhi who voted from New Delhi, Vice-President Hamid Ansari cast his vote at the Nirman bhawan, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi also at Nirman Bhawan, Kiran Bedi at Niti Bagh Delhi, AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal cast his vote at Tilak Nagar, Rahul Mehra of AAP among others.
Voting for the first big phase of the 9-phase 2014 Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday on 91 Lok Sabha seats. A total of 11 crore voters spread across 11 states and 3 Union Territories will decide the fate of candidates.
Munger: Two CRPF jawans were killed and three others injured when Maoists triggered an explosive, when they were on way to a polling station in Jamui parliamentary constituency of Bihar
The eleven states going to polls today include Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. The naxal infested Bastar in Chhattisgarh is the lone constituency from the state that will record votes on Thursday.
All the seven seats in the national capital, Delhi will also record votes today. All the seats will see a three-corner contest with BJP, Congress and AAP candidates locked in a close fight. All eyes will be on how the Aam Aadmi Party fares in the Lok Sabha elections after upsetting both BJP and Congress in the last assembly elections.