Lok Sabha / Lok Sabha Election 2019 : 59.20% polling till 5 pm, West Bengal sees 74% turnout

India Today : May 06, 2019, 06:17 PM

Lok Sabha election 2019 Phase 5 updates: Nine crore voters across 51 constituencies will decide the fate of 674 candidates. The Phase 5 of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will see political heavyweights Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi fight to protect family bastions Amethi and Raebareli.

On the other hand are BJP bigwigs Rajnath Singh and Smriti Irani who will also be testing their fates from Lucknow and Amethi. Voting will take place in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Rajasthan, seven seats each in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, five in Bihar and four in Jharkhand. In Jammu and Kashmir, polling will take place in Ladakh constituency and Pulwama and Shopian districts of Anantnag seat.

Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi filed complaint to Election Commision against Prime Minister Narendra's Bhrashtachari remark on Rajiv Gandhi.

Abhishek Manu Singhvi said PM Narendra Modi "doesn't have faith or respect for Indian culture and tradition".A handicapped girl cast her vote using her foot at a polling booth in Madhya Pradesh's Narsinghpur.

"The frustration of being on the verge of defeat is clearly seen in everyone from PM Narendra Modi to Eshwarappa. For the public good, it is better that BJP leaders claim themselves to be 'I am Pagal' instead of 'I am Chowkidar'," Siddaramaiah tweeted.CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram on Twitter posted: "The voter in Bengal will not be sidetracked by untruths and cheap gimmickry from holding you accountable for your govt’s abysmal performance in the past 5 years. Both TMC and BJP will have to answer voters for the misery heaped on their lives."

"As is his wont, Modi distorted what was said in Bhopal where BJP has fielded a terror-accused. Like terror knows no religion, violent people can be found in all groups. Even epics Ramayana & Mahabharata speak of such people. To sharpen communal polarisation, Modi utters untruths.""It is surprising that lapata (missing) MP failed to appear on voting day. Since morning, their people are saying that he is coming to Amethi. What was the point to lie," Smriti Irani said.

Actress Swara Bhasker spoke on BJP Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya, saying "Pragya Thakur calls herself a Hindu and she is accused of terrorism. Hence she is a Hindu terror accused."