Sasaram/ Nagpur: The voting for second phase of Bihar Assembly elections on Friday was seen gathering momentum as long queues were witnessed at several polling booths. Women were seen participating in maximum number. The voting of second phase concluded with 56,11%, said media reports.
The polling is being done for 32 constituencies where 456 candidates are trying their luck, and their fate would be decided by 83.13 lakh voters. There are as many as 6 naxal affected districts with 23 segments where strict security bandobast has been made and the voting in these parts will be done between 7 am and 3 pm only.
Bomb scare; boycot of voting
In Rafiganj booth number 144, under Aurangabad district, there was a rumour of placement of bomb. Scared voters reached the booth late but voting there could not begin even by 9 am. Similarly, the voting did not begin at 12 naxal affected booths in Rahtas district, informed the sources. People are reported to be opposing the transfer of booths.
56.11% voting recorded by 4 pm
According to information received, an average voting as 6.45 % was recorded in all 32 booths by 8 am, and 30% was recorded by 11 am. It was 36% voting by 12 noon and 46% voting by 1 pm. The voting was on rising trend, and by 4 pm it concluded with 56.11% voting.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed through ‘tweeter’ to the voters to fearlessly cast their votes for the party of their choice.