Lok Sabha Fifth Phase Election: Voting in 49 constituencies today

Voters from 49 constituencies across six states and two Union Territories will vote in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha polls today.

Polling will be held for five parliamentary seats in Bihar, Jharkhand (3), Maharashtra (13), Odisha (5), Uttar Pradesh (14), West Bengal (7) and two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir (1) and Ladakh (1).

Key candidates contesting in the fifth phase include Union Ministers Piyush Goyal (Mumbai North), Smriti Irani (Amethi), and Rajnath Singh (Lucknow).

From the Opposition, Congress’s Rahul Gandhi is defending his mother Sonia Gandhi’s bastion Raebareli, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah is fighting from Baramulla, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughter Rohini Acharya is contesting from Saran, while Shiv Sena-UBT leader and Arvind Sawant is contesting from Mumbai South.

The overall voter turnout across 7 states and UTs during the 5th phase of the Lok Sabha election stands at 10.28 percent at 9 am.

An average of 6.33 percent voter turnout was noted in Maharashtra till 9 am in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha election 2024.