Bihar polls second phase sees 55 % turnout

Wednesday 21st October 2015 06:06 EDT

Phase II of Bihar elections surpassed the previous record by 3 % , with 55 % polling despite Maoist threats. The trend of women outnumbering men at the booths, stuck, as the female turnout was 5 % more than male voters. The overall voting percentage is likely to increase after the final computation. Chief Electoral Officer of Bihar, Ajay Nayak said the polling was peaceful in all six districts. “We are thankful to the people that they came out in large numbers.” UAVs and Helicopters kept an eye from the sky and 993 companies of security personnel were deployed. Meanwhile, an FIR was lodged against RJD candidates Mundrika Singh Yadav and Subedar Das, who were allegedly seen accepting bribe in a sting operation.

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