New Delhi: The fifth and the smallest phase in Loksabha election 2019 held over 51 seats spreading over 7 states was not as smooth as the previous phases in ongoing election as reports of violence from West Bengal and Jammu Kashmir marred polling.
The polling in fifth phase records 63.26% and in 2014 it was 61.75%. West Bengal marked the highest voter turnout, 74.42% and Jammu and Kashmir recorded the lowest percentage, 8.76%. In West Bengal the voting percentage was lower while comparing to the 81.37% voter turnout in 2014. With the fifth phase, 78% of voting in Loksabha election 2019 is completed.
Three candidates including BJP leader Arjun Singh was reportedly attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers. A bomb was hurled outside a booth in Anthanag constituency and similar incidents were reported from the constituency on the day. No death or injury reported over incidents.