April 22, 2024

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Bihar polling percentage is 51.39 per cent, says EC

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l-s-electionThe Election Commission today came out with the final polling figures for the seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar that had gone to polls on Thursday, revising the voting percentage downward to 51.39 per cent from 54.04 per cent declared provisionally. 

Jehanabad witnessed the maximum voting at 56.58 per cent followed by Patliputra with 56.34 per cent. Buxar saw 54.46 per cent polling, Munger 53.32, Arrah 48.66 and Nalanda 47.5, official sources said here today. 

Patna Sahib, which encompasses the state capital area, had the least votes polled at 45.37 per cent. 

Meanwhile, P K Das, Director General (Election Expenditure) of EC is arriving in Patna tomorrow to take stock of the situation in 27 parliamentary constituencies going to poll from the third to sixth phase in the state. 

Das will hold a video conference with Chief Electoral Officer(CEO) and Additional CEOs of the EC in Bihar, Income Tax Officials, expenditure observers for the 27 constituencies and District Electoral Officers to review the action taken as per the election guidelines. 

The election officials said 76 per cent voter slips have been distributed till now in the seven constituencies – Purnia, Araria, Kishanganj, Katihar, Supaul, Bhagalpur and Banka. These are going to polls on April 24.

Courtesy: PTI

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