Over 60% polling in sixth phase; West Bengal records 84% turnout despite violence

Sonia Gandhi after casting her vote during the sixth phase of polls in new Delhi on Sunday.

The sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls 2019 on May 12 recorded over 61 per cent polling as of 6 pm, as per data provided by the Election Commission of India (ECI). The final figures could change.

Polls were held to a total of 59 seats – 14 in Uttar Pradesh; 10 Haryana; eight each in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal; seven in Delhi; and four in Jharkhand.

Violence was reported from West Bengal but the turnout was put at over 84 per cent. Haryana recorded 71 per cent; Bihar 57.1; Jharkhand 64.95; Madhya Pradesh 56.95; Delhi 65.2; and Uttar Pradesh 54.4 [The figures could change].

The prominent people in the fray include Maneka Gandhi, Varun Gandhi, Meenakshi Lekhi, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Digvijaya Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sheila Dikshit, Ajay Maken, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Kirti Azad and Akhilesh Yadav. Election results will be out on May 23. The final phase of polls is on May 19.