Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates
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.
The fifth phase of the Lok Sabha election witnesses several high-stake battles between the BJP and opposition parties, with people from 51 Lok Sabha constituencies across seven states casting their votes today to form the next government. The foremost among them is Amethi, where Congress president Rahul Gandhi will try to hold his own against the BJP's Smriti Irani. Other important candidates in the mix are Rajnath Singh (Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow), Jayant Sinha (Jharkhand's Hazaribagh), Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (Rajasthan's Jaipur Rural) and Dinesh Trivedi (West Bengal's Barrackpore). The votes will be counted on May 23.