Bihar Polls: 19.77% Voter Turnout till 11 AM in 3rd Phase

Bihar Polls: 19.77% Voter Turnout till 11 AM in 3rd Phase

An estimated 19.77 percent of the total 2.35 crore electors exercised their franchise till 11 am in the 78 assembly seats of Bihar where polling is underway in the third and final phase of elections on Saturday.

The poll opened at 7 am in these seats spread across 15 districts of north Bihar.

According to the Election Commission, the polling percentage at 11 am was 19.77, which is higher than the corresponding figures for the first phase (18.48) and the second phase (19.26) of polls.

The maximum turnout of 24.87 percent till 11 am has been recorded in the Araria district, and the minimum in Darbhanga (13.23).

In Araria, RJD candidate from Jokihat seat, Sarfaraz Alam, courted controversy by turning up for voting with a party badge pinned in his shirt which is a violation of the model code of conduct, reported PTI.

Araria District Magistrate Prashant Kumar while quoted by PTI said the matter has come to his knowledge and lawful action would be initiated in the incident.

The first phase of voting for the 243-strong assembly took place on October 28 and the second phase on November 3.

The votes will be counted on November 10.

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