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    Published On : Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
    National News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Bihar Assembly elections Live: 13% polling recorded till 9 am

    Bihar-polls-1Patna/Nagpur: Till 9 AM, 13 per cent turnout has been recorded in all the 49 assembly constituencies going to polls in the first phase. Polling is peaceful in the state as we have received no information of any untoward untoward incident,” Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakshmanan said.

    # A CRPF commandant, identified as P K Mishra, and his body guard Mantu Kumar were injured in a road mishap in Bihar’s Munger district during patrolling of elections. The motor-cycle borne commandant and the jawan were injured when they lost control of the vehicle in order to save an animal, Mishra, who has been admitted to Sadar hospital, said.
    The elections have turned into a bipolar contest between two big alliances – National Democratic Alliance and the Mahagathbandhan.

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    ## Voters in Kalyanpur seat booth numbers 172, 178 boycott polls in protest over closure of jute mill

    ## Voter turnout till 9AM: Banka-13.99%, Samastipur 13.55%, Khagaria 11.77%, Begusarai- 15%, Jamui – 15.4%, Munger 13%, Bhagalpur 12%

    ## 7% voting has been registered till 8 AM. In Lakhisarai 6%; Banka 7.3%; Begusarai 6.8%; Bhagalpur 5%; Nawada 5%; Munger 6%; Samastipur has recorded the lowest percentage in the first hour at 2.8%

    ## Police personnel dies of heart attack in Begusarai’s polling booth no. 182

    ## Nitish Kumar will be addressing rallies in Sasaram, Rohtas, Aurangabad and Arval on Monday even as the first phase of polls is underway in the state.

    ## Avadhesh Kushwaha calls allegations against him a conspiracy. “I am very popular in my constituency. I have done lot for development of my area, allegations on me are a part of hatched conspiracy by political opponents. I will bring truth before people. I was hurt by allegations therefore I have resigned,” he said.

    ## BJP claims there is there is intense protest against Nitish Kumar-Lalu Prasad. “One reason is they tied knot with Congress. People are angry of their jungle raj. Surely BJP will win this election. Bihar has suffered the jungle raj for a long time,” BJP leader Radha Mohan Singh said.

    ## EC directs concerned District Magistrate to probe into alleged sting involving former Bihar Cabinet Minister Awadhesh Kushwaha.

    ## Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakshamanan has told local media that the faulty EVMs have been replaced and polling is continuing uninterrupted.

    ## Some anomalies are being reported from some polling states in the state. In booth number 183 in Barbigha, EVM is not working. EVMs also not working at booth number 25 in Bhagalpur and one booth in Munger. The voting has not even begun at booth number 209 in Nawada.

    ## Narendra Modi urges people of Bihar to vote in large numbers. “Urging all those voting today in Bihar to vote in large numbers. I particularly urge my young friends to cast their vote,” Modi tweets.

    ## According to the Association for Democratic Reforms and the National Election Watch, as many as 130 candidates in the first round of polls face serious criminal charges including murder.

    ## ‘Mahagathbandhan’ will hit a blow in this election: BJP leader Giriraj Singh

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