Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has alleged that UP Police are preventing Dalit voters from reaching polling booths, alleging that policemen are also using force to deter the voters. Eight seats in the politically significant state are going to polls today in the first phase of general elections, apart from 83 other constituencies across 18 states and two Union Territories.
Polling in Andhra Pradesh, which is voting in Lok Sabha as well as Assembly elections, has been marred by violence and widespread complaints of EVM malfunctioning. One worker each from the TDP and YSR Congress were killed as clashes broke out between supporters of the two rival parties. Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu has written a letter to the Election Commission, demanding re-polling in the state.