The polling in Phase 2 of Lok Sabha elections 2019, which took place on Thursday (April 18) witnessed an increase in the number of voters turning up at booths to exercise their franchise. Till 5 pm, West Bengal clocked 75.27 per cent votes despite sporadic incidents of violence. Maharashtra polled 55.37 per cent votes till 5 pm, while in Tamil Nadu, 61.52 per cent voter turnout was recorded.
Voting took place across 95 Parliamentary seats spread over 11 states and one Union Territory as the Phase 2 of the seven-phase Lok Sabha election 2019 kicked off today. Polling also took place for 35 Assembly seats in Odisha and for 18 Assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu.
The voting, which began at 7 am, concluded at 6 pm. Voting in some polling booths in Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Assam was delayed due to technical problems with the electronic voting machines (EVMs).