Over 28% voting in 6 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar

PTI Patna | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on April 10, 2014

Gaya (Bihar): Women voters wait for their turn to cast their vote at a booth under Gaya Parliamentary constituency during third phase of the Lok Sabha general elections on Thursday. Photo by: Ranjeet Kumar   -  The Hindu

Women display their voter identity cards as they stand in a queue to cast their votes at a polling booth in Gidhaur block in Jamui district in Bihar. File Photo: Ranjeet Kumar   -  The Hindu

A total of 28 per cent votes were cast till noon in the six Parliamentary constituencies in Bihar that went to polls today even as voting has been put off for a later date in 22 polling stations in Maoist-hit areas due to security reasons.

Election Commission in a statement said Sasaram (SC) seat registered 31 per cent polling in the first five hours, while neighbouring Karakat recorded 30 per cent votes.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is the Congress candidate in the seat.

Aurangabad saw 23 per cent voting till 12 pm while it was 34.27 per cent in Gaya (SC), 25 per cent in Nawada and 25 per cent in Jamui (SC), the statement said.

Voting has been put off for a future date in 22 polling stations of Jamui (SC) and Nawada seats due to security reasons in the Maoist-hit areas.

The statement said the future date of polling in these polling stations — 20 under Jamui(SC) and two under Nawada seat and would be notified later.

Besides Meira Kumar, former Kerala governor Nikhil Kumar, Bihar Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary, President of Rashtriya Lok Samata Party Upendra Kushwaha, and Chirag Paswan, actor-politician son of Lok Janashakti Party chief Ramvilas Paswan are prominent candidates trying their luck in the six seats.

Published on April 10, 2014

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