LS Polls Phase 3: Cop Dies in J&K as Mob Pelts Stone on Vehicle
Voting has concluded in 39 constituencies across eight states in the north and northeast India in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019. The Election Commission said that the interim voter turnout in Uttar Pradesh was recorded to be 52.74%, 78.29% in Assam, 59.97% in Bihar.
In West Bengal, where one person was killed in a crossfire, the turnout was 79.36 percent.
Four seats in Assam, five seats in Bihar, seven seats in Chhattisgarh, six seats in Odisha, 10 seats in Uttar Pradesh, five seats in West Bengal, and one seat each in Jammu and Kashmir and Tripura are polling.
Police Constable Killed, Four Cops Injured in Road Accident in J&K's Anantnag
A vehicle carrying polling staff after the voting concluded in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag seat met with an accident Tuesday, killing a police constable and injuring four others, officials said.
The accident occurred in Kokernag area of South Kashmir's Anantnag district this evening, a police official said.
Anantnag Voting Ends Peacefully but with Low Turnout
The first phase of Lok Sabha polls in Anantnag seat concluded on Tuesday peacefully but with a dismal voter turnout of around 13 percent. People in the district showed indifference towards the polls with two major towns Anantnag and Bijbehara recording only 3 and less than two percent of polling, respectively.
The higher reaches like Pahalgam, Kokernag, Shangus, Dooru and some other places recorded a decent turnout. Pahalgam witnessed a decent 20 percent turnout, the highest on Tuesday.
Nearly 66% Voter Turnout in Phase 3 of LS Polls: EC
Nearly 66 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the third phase of the Lok Sabha polls on Tuesday, the Election Commission said.
In the third phase, voting was held in 116 Lok Sabha seats, including all constituencies in Gujarat and Kerala, with BJP president Amit Shah, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and several Union ministers among prominent candidates in the fray.
Voter turnout in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections is 65.61 per cent till 8.00 pm, a mobile application launched by the EC said.
Home Turf of Mehbooba Mufti Saw 40 Polling Booths with Zero Votes
Home turf of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, the Bijbehara assembly segment under the Anantnag Lok Sabha seat, reported highest concentration of polling stations where zero votes were cast.
Among the 65 booths in Anantnag where zero votes were cast, 40 were located in Bijbehara, one of the six assembly constituencies where voting took place in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections Tuesday.
Protests Mark Polling by Kashmiri Pandits for Anantnag LS Seat in Jammu
Migrant Kashmiri Pandits staged demonstration outside a special polling station here Tuesday after some of them found their names missing from the voters list during the first phase of the three-phased poling in the Anantnag Lok Sabha seat.
However, Assistant Returning Officer Pankaj Anand said the election office has made sure that no voter, who has filled the M-form, is left out as over 4,000 electorates including 1826 women cast their ballots at the designated polling centres in Jammu.