Added on : 2019-05-19 18:14:42
The Election Commission announced the end of polling in 542 seats across the country in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Incidents of violence in West Bengal and clashes in Punjab were reported during the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls on Sunday, 19 May, with 60.22 polling percentage being recorded till 6 pm in 59 seats.
The last phase of Lok Sabha elections, which will decide the fate of 918 candidates including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, also saw EVM glitches and poll boycott at some booths.
The poll percentage in Bihar was 49.22 %, 66.26% in Himachal Pradesh, 69.38% in Madhya Pradesh, 58.81% in Punjab, 54.40% in Uttar Pradesh, 73.05% in West Bengal, 70.50% in Jharkhand and 63.57% in Chandigarh.
Voting took place on April 11, 18, 23, 29, May 6, 12 and 19. The counting of votes for the 17th Lok Sabha and state assemblies will take place on 23rd May.