Bihar elections: 53.32 per cent voting in third phase, women outnumber men

Bihar elections: 53.32 per cent voting in third phase, women outnumber men

The third phase of Bihar elections has come to an end in six districts of Patna, Vaishali, Saran, Nalanda, Buxar and Bhojpur.

Women outnumbered men as an estimated 53.32 per cent voter turnout was recorded in 50 assembly constituencies spread across six districts of Bihar which went to the polls in the third phase today.

Chief Electoral Officer Ajay V Nayak told reporters that Buxar recorded maximum 56.58 per cent voter turnout, while Patna saw minimum 51.82 per cent voting.

Continuing with the earlier pattern, women outnumbered men in exercising franchise. While women voter turnout in today’s polling was 54 per cent it was 52.50 for men, he said.

Nayak said 59 persons were arrested during the day. Besides, 38 motorcycles, two country-made pistols and six cartridges were seized by the security personnel. Voting was, however, peaceful.


He said a 123-year old lady cast vote on booth number 101 in Taraiya Assembly seat in Saran district.

Today’s polling percentage was nearly three per cent more than the total voting percentage in the 2010 state assembly poll but is less than the first two phases of balloting.

The first phase of polling on October 12 witnessed 57 per cent voters turnout and 54.5 per cent in the second phase on October 16.

Giving details, the CEO said Saran recorded 52.50 per cent turnout, Vaishali 54.82 per cent, Nitish Kumar’s home district Nalanda 54.11 per cent, Patna 51.82 per cent, Bhojpur 53.30 per cent and Buxar 56.58 per cent.

Kumar, who cast his vote at a polling booth at Bakhtiyarpur, faced protests from a section of the people agitating over the death of a girl allegdly due to lack of proper medical facility in the area.


Highlights of phase III:

5.30 pm:

5:00 pm: Voting ends for third phase.

4.30 pm:

4.00 pm:

2.00 pm: Capture

1:00 pm: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who cast his vote at polling booth number 204 at Bakhtiyarpur, faced protest from a section of people agitating over death of a girl allegedly due to lack of proper medical facility at Bakhtiyarpur bazar.

12:30 pm: Poll per cent 26.94% till 12 pm.

11:35 am: Not declaring a CM candidate doesn’t make a difference, it depends from state to state: Arun Jaitley.

11:30 am: Poll per cent 20.72% till 11 am.

10:55 am: I’m sure on 8th November, at 2 pm Nitish Kumar will go to Raj Bhawan and give in his resignation, says Ravi Shankar Prasad.

10:30 am: Poll per cent 14.09% till 10 am.

 10:15 am: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar casts his vote in Patna.


9:40 am: 9.12% polling recorded till 9 am for third phase.

9:30 am: RJD chief Lalu Yadav , wife and daughter cast their votes in Patna.

9:00 am: These people are in state of panic due to fear of Narendra Modi ji which is why they formed this grand alliance: Sushil Modi.

8:40 am: 5.59% polling recorded in first hour of third phase of Bihar polls.



8:15 am: Residents of Dilawarpur and Bidupur villages decide to go for ‘NOTA’ over nonfunctional transformer affecting power supply in area.

8:00 am: Senior BJP leader Sushil Modi casts his vote in Rajendra Nagar, Patna.

(With inputs from ANI)

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