The final and the last round of polling has begun and approximately 10 Lakh voters will cast their votes at 59 constituency across seven states and one union territories. In the last phase, polling will take place at 13 seats each in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, nine seats in West Bengal, eight seats each in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, all four seats in Himachal Pradesh, three seats in Jharkhand and one seat in union territory Chandigarh.
According to Election Commission of India (ECI), over 10.01 lakh voters will decide the fate of 918 candidates. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Voting percentage across seven states and one union territory till 3 PM:
Himachal Pradesh: 49.43%
Madhya Pradesh: 57.27%
Uttar Pradesh: 46.07%
West Bengal: 63.58%
Sneak Peak over the various events and incidents during the polling of last round:
West Bengal: Additional forces arrive at polling station number 189 in Basirhat. BJP MP candidate from Basirhat, Sayantan Basu has alleged that TMC workers are not allowing people to cast their vote.
BJP MP candidate Anupam Hazra in Jadavpur: TMC goons have beaten up a BJP Mandal president, a driver&attacked a car. We also rescued our 3 polling agents.TMC goons were going to carry out rigging at 52 booths. People are eager to vote for BJP but they are not allowing ppl to vote
Senior BJP leader Murali Manohar Joshi casts his vote at a polling booth in Varanasi.
Madhya Pradesh: Lok Sabha Speaker & BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan casts her vote at a polling booth in Indore.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh casts his vote at polling booth no. 89 in Patiala.
Indore: 37 visually-impaired women cast their votes at a polling booth in Green Field school. #MadhyaPradesh
Madhya Pradesh: Bride and groom along with their family cast their votes for #LokSabhaElections2019 at a polling station in Indore.
West Bengal: Voters hold a protest outside polling station number 189 in Basirhat, allege that TMC workers are not allowing them to cast their vote. BJP MP candidate from Basirhat, Sayantan Basu says, “100 people were stopped from voting. We will take them to cast their vote.”
Himachal Pradesh: BJP MP Anurag Thakur and BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal wait in the queue outside a polling booth in Hamirpur, to cast their votes. #LokSabhaElections2019.
Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur casts his vote at polling station number 36 in Mandi district.
Trinamool Congress writes to EC, states, 'Election campaign for last phase of polling for Lok Sabha polls is over, surprisingly Narendra Modi's Kedarnath Yatra is being widely covered by the media for the last 2 days. This is a gross violation of model code of conduct.'
West Bengal: Mohammed Salim, CPI (Marxist) candidate from Raiganj Parliamentary constituency, casts his vote at a polling booth in St. Thomas’ Girls School, Kolkata. #LokSabhaElection2019.
CK Bose of BJP Party said that Last night he was getting calls from his workers belonging to different booths that they have been threatened by TMC’s ‘jihadi’ brigade that if you sit as booth agents for BJP, you’ll be murdered. There’s no difference between a terrorist organisation & TMC.
Tamil Nadu: A 103-year-old woman has cast her vote in Sulur for a by-election to the Sulur assembly constituency.
Chandigarh: Congress MP Candidate from Chandigarh, Pawan Kumar Bansal casts his vote.
Punjab: Former Union Minister and Congress’s candidate from Anandpur Sahib parliamentary constituency, Manish Tewari cast his vote at Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana.
Madhya Pradesh: A specially-abled woman, Sonu Mali casts her vote at polling booth no. 316 in Nanda Nagar, Indore.
Madhya Pradesh: BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya casts his vote in Indore.
Bihar: Union Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad casts his vote in Patna.