Patna, May 11: Sixth phase of polling concluded in Bihar. A total of eight Lok Sabha constituencies were contested in the state today. The Election Commission had recorded a turnout of 55.04 per cent in the state. Voting was held between 7am to 5pm, barring three assembly segments in Vaishali seat and two in Valmiki Nagar where polling ended at 4pm due to the threat posed by left-wing extremists. Bihar Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule: Constituency Wise Dates Of Voting And Results For General Elections
The parliamentary seats in Bihar being contested in today's elections are: Valmiki Nagar, Paschim Champaran, Purvi Champaran, Sheohar, Vaishali, Gopalganj, Siwan and Maharajganj. Out of the above seats, 7 were won by the BJP in 2014, whereas, 1 was wrested by its ally LJP.
From these 8 constituencies, a total of 127 candidates were in fray. Their fate was decided by over 1.38 crore voters, out of which 73,05,983 were male and 64,96,117 were female. 476 voters were registered as transgender.
For the smooth conduct of the polls, heavy security arrangement was deployed in the poll-bound seats. The EC earmarked 13,793 polling stations, which will be guarded by both state and central security personnel.
After this phase, the eight remaining seats of Bihar will be contested in the final round of the elections, scheduled on May 19. The results of Lok Sabha polls 2019 is expected on May 23, when the Election Commission will begin the counting of votes.