Congress claims the voting percentage encouraging sign

The Congress on Thursday drew solace from 53 per cent voters` turn out in the polling held for 47 assembly seats in the first phase and claimed that the party would do exceedingly well in the ongoing polls in Bihar.

Updated: Oct 21, 2010, 20:59 PM IST

Patna: The Congress on Thursday drew solace
from 53 per cent voters` turn out in the polling held for 47
assembly seats in the first phase and claimed that the party
would do exceedingly well in the ongoing polls in Bihar.
"We are enthused with high turnout at 53 per cent and
hope to do exceedingly well as all sections of the society
have voted for our candidates," the BPCC spokesman P C Mishra
told reporters here.
Thanking the electorate for turning out in large
numbers, he said that the high voting per cent would do
wonders to the prospects of the Congress candidates in
subsequent five phases of polls.

Some important Congress leaders like the BPCC
President Chaudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser (Simri Bakhtiyarpur),
Lovely Anand (Alamnagar) and Ranjeet Ranjan (Bihariganj) were
in fray for the first phase of polling on 47 seats.

PTI