Polling hours reduced in four Bihar seats due to Naxal threat

The Election Commission on Saturday rescheduled polling hours in four Bihar Assembly elections in the four constituencies due to Naxal threat, official sources said.

Updated: Nov 06, 2010, 22:06 PM IST

Patna: The Election Commission on Saturday rescheduled polling hours in four Bihar Assembly elections in
the four constituencies due to Naxal threat, official sources
said.

"The Commission has accepted the recommendation of
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in Bihar for rescheduling the
polling hour in these constituencies because of the Naxal
threat," the sources said.

Polling for Hilsa, Belaganj and Wazirganj Assembly
constituencies would now be held between 7.00 am and 4.00 pm, while
in the constituency of Atri, voting would take place between 7.00
am and 3.00 pm, it said.

Earlier, polling was scheduled from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm in
all the constituencies, which along with 32 others, will go to
polls in the fifth and penultimate phase of elections in Bihar
on November 9.

PTI