Updated April 19th, 2024 at 19:29 IST

Tamil Nadu Election 2024: Polling Ends Across All 39 Constituencies With Nearly 65% Voter Turnout

As all 39 seats go to polls in Tamil Nadu, BJP will hope to increase its vote-share from 3.6% in 2019 to double-digits. With two former top AIADMK leaders joining hands with BJP and a dynamic leader in Annamalai, BJP hopes to make deep inroads. In North Bengal, both BJP and TMC have accused each other for poll violence. In 2019, BJP had won from Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and Alipurduar.

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Lok Sabha Election LIVE: Tamil Nadu Voter Turnout till 3 PM Recorded Over 50 % | Image: ANI/File
7: 26 IST, April 19th 2024

The first phase of the general elections has commenced in Tamil Nadu, with voting underway for all 39 seats in the state. This phase is part of a seven-phase electoral process that began at 7 am today across 102 parliamentary constituencies in 21 states and Union Territories.

4: 39 IST, April 19th 2024

West Bengal: On the alleged stone pelting incident in West Medinipur, BJP candidate from Medinipur Lok Sabha, Agnimitra Paul says, "... In the first three hours of polling, 198 complaints are registered with the Election Commission, most of which are against the police. No one is trying to control the deteriorating law and order situation... We all saw how Nishith Pramanik was attacked in Coochbehar. The police need to control the law and order in the state, but Mamata's police are absolutely inactive... If bombs are being recovered from parts of the state, does Mamata Banerjee and her police not know about this? Where it came from, who planted it, they know everything."

4: 07 IST, April 19th 2024

Voting for all the 39 seats in Tamil Nadu for the first of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections began at 7 am on Friday. The result of the neck-to-neck triangular contest among the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) will be announced on June 4. Meanwhile, the voter turnout till 3 pm was recorded at 51.1%. 

3: 31 IST, April 19th 2024

There are occasional incidents of violence are taking place in West Bengal. The Voter turnout recorded so far in the 1st phase of Lok Sabha polls is 50.96%.

 As the first phase of the Lok Sabha election commenced today, voting is at present taking place in three key constituencies of West Bengal, including Coochbehar, Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri. The voting process began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm, a polling official said.

3: 28 IST, April 19th 2024

Both the TMC and the BJP lodged 80 and 39 complaints, respectively, related to poll violence, voter intimidation, and assaults on poll agents in the first few hours of polling, sources from both parties said. Most of the complaints were from Cooch Behar and Alipurduars constituencies.

3: 26 IST, April 19th 2024

The turnout for voting till 1 pm was 40.05% s per the Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo.

A total of 39 Lok Sabha seats are in the fray today.

1: 39 IST, April 19th 2024

Mock EVMs placed near polling booths on polling day instructing people to press which button. The primary complaint is against DMK. BJP candidate from Chennai (Central) asked the EC whether this is allowed. “I will sit on a dharna if the authorities don't act,” said Vinoj P. Selvam, who is fighting against DMK's Dayanidhi Maran. 

12: 51 IST, April 19th 2024

No respite from violence in North Bengal as BSF troops foiled attempts of capturing polling booth by TMC workers allegedly in Cooch Behar's Natabari Assembly



12: 10 IST, April 19th 2024

Comedian & Actor Yogi Babu casts his vote at a polling booth in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. 

11: 46 IST, April 19th 2024

A BJP worker was manhandled in Cooch Behar's Sitalkuchi on Friday as voting is underway for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections. 

11: 44 IST, April 19th 2024

A average voter turnout of 33.56 per cent was recorded in the first four hours of polling on Friday in West Bengal where voting is underway in the first phase of the Lok Sabha election, according to the Election Commission. 


11: 45 IST, April 19th 2024

A average voter turnout of 23.72 per cent was recorded in the first four hours of polling on Friday in Tamil Nadu where voting is underway in the first phase of the Lok Sabha election, according to the Election Commission. Polling for all 39 seats in Tamil Nadu began at 7 am. 


10: 37 IST, April 19th 2024

Over 15 per cent of 56.26 lakh voters of three Lok Sabha constituencies of West Bengal exercised their franchise till 9 am on Friday, an Election Commission official said. In the first phase of elections, voting is underway in Cooch Behar, Alipurduars and Jalpaiguri seats.

All three seats are reserved, with Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri for SCs and Alipurduars for STs. A total of 37 candidates, including Union minister and BJP leader Nisith Pramanik (Cooch Behar), are in the fray in the three constituencies. Voting began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm. (PTI)

10: 19 IST, April 19th 2024

In 2019, BJP had won Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar by handsome margins. The saw a high-octane campaigning by both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the tribal-dominated region. Both parties tried to highlight their work and how they tried to uplift the tribal communities in a bid to woo the voters.

10: 11 IST, April 19th 2024

Political rivals Tamilisai Soundararajan and Premalatha Vijayakanth happened to meet at a polling booth in Saligramam here and hugged each other.

9: 42 IST, April 19th 2024

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin, wife Durga Stalin and celebrities including Rajinikanth, Dhanush and Ajith Kumar were among the early voters.


9: 34 IST, April 19th 2024

The bomb was recovered from Village Number Two Panchayat area of Dinhata. Allegedly, Trinamool workers hurled crude bombs at the BJP booth president's house in Dinhata. Another bomb was recovered from his residence today, shortly after voting began

9: 21 IST, April 19th 2024

TMC workers allegedly vandalised house of a Left supporter and stopped him from voting in Cooch Behar. TMC alleged that BJP is setting their camp on fire in Toofanganj area. Multiple reports have already been submitted to the Election Commission of India and the ECI is already probing the incidents

9: 14 IST, April 19th 2024

A BJP leader was physically manhandled by TMC workers in Cooch Behar's Chandamari, claimed the Saffron Party. BJP further claimed that he was robbed and was beaten up. He has been admitted to the hospital

9: 01 IST, April 19th 2024

Speaking exclusively to Republic, Tamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai said, “Exercising my franchise is important to as a politician and as a human being”

8: 56 IST, April 19th 2024

BJP's booth office in Jalpaiguri district's Phulbari was set on fire. According to local reports, BJP's flag was also burnt in the overnight attack by unidentified individuals. 

8: 27 IST, April 19th 2024

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Published April 19th, 2024 at 08:33 IST