The Election Commission on Tuesday announced that the polling percentage in the second phase of Bihar Polls is 53.51%.
The voting time for the second phase of Bihar Assembly Elections 2020 on 94 seats has ended. The final voter turnout of Phase 2 will be out shortly.
"There is no contest anywhere, we are winning," said the Union Minister and BJP leader RK Singh after casting his vote in Patna for the second phase of the Bihar Assembly Elections 2020.
Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey and his wife cast their vote at a polling booth in Bhagalpu in the second phase of the Bihar Assembly Elections.
Bihar: Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey and his wife cast their vote at a polling booth in Bhagalpur.
Voting for the second phase of #BiharElection2020 is underway. pic.twitter.com/v9k9k4KQ98— ANI (@ANI) November 3, 2020
The voter turnout stood at 46.78 per cent till 5 pm in the second phase of Bihar Assembly Elections 2020. The elections are being conducted in three phases. The third and last phase of elections will be held on November 7 and results will be declared on November 10.
#BiharElection: Women seen standing in queue at a polling station in Siwan to vote for the second phase of the Assembly election, earlier today.
Onions pelted during Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's election rally in Madhubani's Harlakhi. He is caipining for the third phase of the Bihar Assembly Elections to be held on November 7. The results will be declared on November 10.
" In Chhattisgarh farmers get Rs 2,500 per quintal for paddy, here you get Rs 700. What mistake did you make? You voted for Nitish ji and Modi ji. Now is the time to rectify the mistake,"said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at a public rally in Katihar.
#WATCH: In Chhattisgarh farmers get Rs 2,500 per quintal for paddy, here you get Rs 700. What mistake did you make? You voted for Nitish ji and Modi ji. Now is the time to rectify the mistake: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Katihar#BiharElections pic.twitter.com/ga24GQ5Lxl— ANI (@ANI) November 3, 2020
The voter turnout for the second phase of Bihar Assembly Elections 2020 stood at 44.51 per cent till 3 pm. The third and last phase of elections will be conducted on November 7 and results will be declared on November 10.
People queue up at a polling booth in Chapra for voting in the second phase of the Bihar Assembly Elections. The Bihar elections are conducted in three phases, the third and last phase is on November 7. The results will be declared on November 10.
Patna, November 3: The crucial second round of electoral battle in Bihar is being held today, with a total of 94 seats going to polls. This phase of the elections holds key to the fate of an array of key candidates, including seven ministers of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Cabinet. Among those in fray also includes CM aspirant and RJD's de-facto chief Tejashwi Yadav, and his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav. Stay tuned here for the live news and updates of Bihar assembly elections 2020 phase 2 voting. Bihar Assembly Elections 2020 Phase 2 Live Streaming: Watch Live Updates on Voting in 94 Constituencies.
The data shared by the Election Commission showed 2.85 crore registered voters spread across the area where polling is scheduled to be held today. The electorate includes 1,50,33,034 male and 1,35,16,271 female voters, along with 980 transgenders.
The total number of candidates in the fray is 1,463, including 1,316 male, 146 female and one transgender. The maximum number of candidatures were filed in Maharajganj constituency, whereas, a total of 27 aspirants are in the fray. The minimum number of candidates, four, are contesting from Daraul (SC) seat.
For the smooth conduct of polls, the Election Commission has earmarked a total of 41,362 polling booths at 18,823 polling stations.
The 94 seats that are being contested in the second phase of elections are spread over the following 17 districts: West Champaran, East Champaran, Sheohar, Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj, Siwan, Saran, Vaishali, Samastipur, Begusarai, Khagaria, Bhagalpur, Nalanda and Patna.
In the first round of elections, held on October 28, a 54 percent voter turnout was recorded. The polling numbers came as a surprise, with a number of pollsters predicting a lower turnout due to the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.
The elections in Bihar is also the first major polling exercise to be conducted in India after the coronavirus outbreak. Nitish Kumar, who is leading the government in the state 2005, is hopeful of another term in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The rival Mahagathbandhan-led by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) aims to unseat the Nitish-led government from power.