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Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 5, Current Affairs Key Takeaways: Voting held in 51 Constituencies

The polling was held for 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Rajasthan, 7 each in Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, 5 in Bihar and 4 in Jharkhand. In Jammu and Kashmir, polling is underway in Pulwama and Shopian districts of Anantnag and Ladakh constituencies.

May 6, 2019 17:28 IST
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The voting for fifth phase of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 was held on May 6, 2019 in 51 constituencies spread over seven states.

The polling was held for 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Rajasthan, 7 each in Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, 5 in Bihar and 4 in Jharkhand. In Jammu and Kashmir, polling took place in Pulwama and Shopian districts of Anantnag and Ladakh constituencies.

Key candidates

The fifth phase will decide the fate of prominent candidates including Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Arjun Ram Meghwal and Jayant Sinha, BJP leaders Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Arjun Munda and Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Jitin Prasad.

State-wise highlights

In Uttar Pradesh, the fifth phase of polling will decide the fate of a total of 182 candidates including 26 women across 14 constituencies - Sitapur, Lucknow, Raibarely, Amethi, Kaushambi, Gonda, Banda, Fatehpur, Faizabad and Behraich.

In Bihar, the voting is underway for 5 Lok Sabha constituencies - Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Hajipur and Saran. 82 candidates including six women are in the fray.

In Rajasthan, Phase V of General Elections 2019 will see polling in 12 Parliamentary Constituency - Ganganagar, Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Jaipur Rural, Jaipur, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karauli-Dholpur, Dausa and Nagaur. 134 candidates including 16 women candidates will be in the fray.

In Jharkhand, polling is underway in four Parliamentary constituencies - Kodarma, Ranchi, Khunti and Hazaribagh. The state will also vote in the sixth and seventh phase of the General Elections 2019 scheduled to be held on May 12 and May 19, respectively.

In West Bengal, polling is progressing peacefully in Bangaon, Barrackpore, Howrah, Uleberia, Sreerampur, Hooghly and Arambag constituencies.

In Madhya Pradesh, polling is underway for Tikamgarh, Damoh, Khajuraho, Satna, Rewa, Hoshangabad and Betul constituencies.

In Jammu and Kashmir, polling is progressing peacefully in Ladakh and Anantnag Parliamentary constituencies.

Key takeaways

  • Polling is underway for 51 Lok Sabha Constituencies across 7 States
  • Over 8 crore 75 lakh voters were expected to vote
  • Over 96 thousand polling booths were set up for the polls
  • With phase 5 voting, elections will be over in 424 Lok Sabha seats and polling in the remaining 118 seats will be held on May 12 and May 19.

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For more information on second phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019, click here

For more information on third phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019, click here

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