Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Peaceful polling in Bihar first phase

By The Assam Tribune

PATNA, Oct 28 - Polling was on Wednesday conducted peacefully in 71 constituencies in Bihar for the first phase of assembly elections even as 53.54 per cent voters exercised their franchise amid special preparations following the COVID-19 pandemic. An official of the state election commission said that the first phase of polling was held peacefully. No major untoward incident has been reported from anywhere so far. In the first phase of elections, 53.54 per cent voters exercised their franchise. He said that the voter turnout was 59.57 per cent in Banka, 54.2 per cent in Bhagalpur, 47.36 in Munger, 55.44 in Lakhisarai, 55.96 per cent in Sheikhpura, 52.51 per cent in Patna and 48.29 per cent in Bhojpur.

In addition, 54.07 per cent people exercised their franchise in Buxar, 56.20 per cent in Kaimur, 49.59 per cent in Rohtas, 53.85 per cent in Arwal, 53.93 per cent in Jahanabad, 52.85 per cent in Aurangabad, 57.05 per cent in Gaya, 52.34 per cent in Nawada and 57.41 per cent in Jamui. In the first phase, polling was held in 71 assembly constituencies spread over 16 districts of the state. According to the state election commission, 31,371 polling booths were set up for 2.14 crore voters in the first phase, with 1,066 candidates, including 114 women, in the fray. According to the commission, EVMs were initially reported to have malfunctioned in several polling booths, but the glitch was later corrected. Paramilitary forces were deployed at all polling booths for the first phase of polling. Due to security and logistical reasons, polling was held in some areas till 3 pm and in some areas till 4 pm, while for 36 seats polling was held till 6 pm.

In Bihar, elections are being held in three phases for 243 assembly seats. Counting of votes will be held on November 10. � IANS

More in Entertainment
Next Story
Similar Posts
Peaceful polling in Bihar first phase

PATNA, Oct 28 - Polling was on Wednesday conducted peacefully in 71 constituencies in Bihar for the first phase of assembly elections even as 53.54 per cent voters exercised their franchise amid special preparations following the COVID-19 pandemic. An official of the state election commission said that the first phase of polling was held peacefully. No major untoward incident has been reported from anywhere so far. In the first phase of elections, 53.54 per cent voters exercised their franchise. He said that the voter turnout was 59.57 per cent in Banka, 54.2 per cent in Bhagalpur, 47.36 in Munger, 55.44 in Lakhisarai, 55.96 per cent in Sheikhpura, 52.51 per cent in Patna and 48.29 per cent in Bhojpur.

In addition, 54.07 per cent people exercised their franchise in Buxar, 56.20 per cent in Kaimur, 49.59 per cent in Rohtas, 53.85 per cent in Arwal, 53.93 per cent in Jahanabad, 52.85 per cent in Aurangabad, 57.05 per cent in Gaya, 52.34 per cent in Nawada and 57.41 per cent in Jamui. In the first phase, polling was held in 71 assembly constituencies spread over 16 districts of the state. According to the state election commission, 31,371 polling booths were set up for 2.14 crore voters in the first phase, with 1,066 candidates, including 114 women, in the fray. According to the commission, EVMs were initially reported to have malfunctioned in several polling booths, but the glitch was later corrected. Paramilitary forces were deployed at all polling booths for the first phase of polling. Due to security and logistical reasons, polling was held in some areas till 3 pm and in some areas till 4 pm, while for 36 seats polling was held till 6 pm.

In Bihar, elections are being held in three phases for 243 assembly seats. Counting of votes will be held on November 10. � IANS

More in Entertainment
Similar Posts