Over 63 per cent polling has been recorded in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Sunday. Fifty-nine constituencies, spread over seven states, went to polls in this phase.
Briefing media in New Delhi on Sunday evening, Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said people came out in large numbers to vote including women and senior citizens. He said, out of 543 Lok Sabha constituency, polls have been concluded in 483 constituencies.
West Bengal recorded over 80 per cent voter turnout while Jharkhand 65.17 per cent. Madhya Pradesh registered over 60 per cent till 5 PM and Haryana 62.91 per cent. National Capital Delhi recorded 59.8 per cent voting till 6 in the evening while in Bihar it was 59.38 per cent. In Uttar Pradesh, voter turnout was 54.12 per cent.
The poll body informed that there was lowest EVM replacement in the 6th phase of voting on Sunday.
In this LS election women in large numbers exercised their franchise.
President Ram Nath Kovind exercised his right to vote on Sunday.
West Bengal’s governor Kesari Nath Tripathi also cast his vote in Civil Lines in Allahabad. Similarly, Delhi’s Lt. Governor Anil Baijal also participated in this festival of democracy.
In the sixth phase many big shots exercised their franchise . Union Minister and Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj cast her vote in Delhi. In Uttar Pradesh, deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya also cast his vote. Uttar Pradesh’s health minister Siddharth Nath Singh also cast his vote in his home district Prayagraj.
Haryana’s Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar cast his vote in Karnal district. Chief Minister of Jharkhand Raghubar Das cast his vote along with his family in Jamshedpur. Apart from them, Delhi’s CM Arvind Kejriwal also cast his vote in Civil Lines based transport authority in Delhi.
Among other VIPs, Congress party’s top leaders also cast their votes in the sixth phase. Sonia Gandhi was accompanied by Shiela Dixit to the booth where she went to cast her vote. While, Congress President Rahul Gandhi exercised his voting right. Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also cast her vote along with her husband Robert Vadra.
As far as Congress is concerned, former CM of Delhi and the party’s candidate from Northeast Delhi Sheila Dixit also cast her vote in Delhi while Congress candidate from Guna Jyoiraditya Scindia also cast his vote. Former CM of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda also cast his vote.
NITI Aayog’s CEO Amitabh Kant and Election Commissioner of India Sunil Arora also cast their votes in the sixth phase. Indian Air Force Chief Marshal Birendra Singh Dhanoa also cast his vote.
Delhi BJP Chief and the party’s candidate from Northeast Delhi Manoj Tiwari, Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar also cast their votes on Sunday. BJP’s candidate from the high profile seat of Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya exercised her franchise as well.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli and former Indian cricket team captain Kapil Dev also cast their votes. Virat Kohli also took selfies at the selfie point set up at the polling booth.
From urban to rural, voters of all ages and categories cast their votes in the sixth phase on Sunday. Apart from women and youth, elderly and differently abled also came out in large numbers. Take a look at this report.
Voters high turnout in several areas was also contributed by elderly. Some of these voters have already crossed 100 years of age and some are on the verge of crossing it. Among these voters, 101 year old Hariya Bai, 106 year old Bhiwani Singh and 94 year old Tej singh held everyone by surprise. Amidst this, their sense of responsibility is what which serves as an inspiration for many.
In the sixth phase, differently abled voters also cast their votes with election commission making special arrangements for these voters. These voters were assisted by scout guides. The zeal of these reporters gave a new definition to our democracy.
Realizing the importance of vote, Parul Nagaich went to cast her vote on her wedding day in the Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh. Just like Parul, Gwalior’s Manorama also cast her vote on her wedding day.
Acknowledging that every vote counts, a resident of RMP Nagar, Priyanka Chandravanshi, cast her vote in her wedding attire at a polling booth in Teela Khedi.
In Chandigarh, a groom also went to cast his vote on his wedding day.
The election commission greeted these voters in its own unique way. People like them are the ones who give a whole new meaning to our democracy.
Menwhile, the BJP termed the attack on its candidate Bharati Ghosh in West Bengal an “act of frustration” by the ruling Trinamool Congress in the state and claimed that the days of the Mamata Banerjee government are numbered.
The party also demanded that the Election Commission take suo motu cognisance of the matter.
Ghosh was allegedly attacked twice by locals on Sunday, when the former IPS officer tried to visit polling stations in Ghatal Lok Sabha constituency, where she is the BJP candidate.