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Lok Sabha election phase 6: Bihar records 52.24% voter turnout till 5pm

May 25, 2024 02:16 PM IST

Voting began in the eight Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm.

Voting is being held in Bihar in phase six of the Lok Sabha Election 2024. 52.24% voter turnout till 5pm has been recorded in the eight Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar on Saturday, officials said. Voting is taking place in Valmiki Nagar, Pashchim Champaran, Purvi Champaran, Sheohar, Siwan, Gopalganj, Maharajganj and Vaishali Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar.

Voters show their identity cards as they wait in a queue at a polling station to cast their votes during the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, in Vaishali district, Saturday.(PTI)
Voters show their identity cards as they wait in a queue at a polling station to cast their votes during the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, in Vaishali district, Saturday.(PTI)

The highest and lowest voter turnout was recorded in Vaishali (48.94 per cent) and Siwal (39.81 per cent) respectively till 3 pm.

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The elections are being held in 14,872 polling stations. Out of the total, only 1,281 polling stations are located in urban areas.

Voting began in the eight Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm, a senior official at the state CEO office said. Of the eight parliamentary constituencies, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's JD(U) is contesting four seats, including Sheohar, which was won by the BJP five years ago.

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Meanwhile, JD(U)'s ally in the National Democratic Alliance(NDA), the BJP is contesting three out of the eight seats, with former state president Sanjay Jaiswal seeking his fourth consecutive win in Pashchim Champaran. BJP has extended its support to sitting MP Janardan Singh Sigriwal in Maharajganj, who is aiming for a hat-trick victory.

Amid ongoing polling, Bihar BJP president and Deputy CM Samrat Chaudhary released a video statement on X. He urged the people to vote in large numbers to elect a government that develops India.

"First vote, then refreshment. I appeal to all the voters who are voting for the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections to vote in large numbers. Voting is our right and duty. Please vote for building a developed India," said Samrat Chaudhary.

The Lok Sabha Election 2024 is being held in seven phases since April 19. The results of the polls are scheduled to be declared on June 4.

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