Over 53.51 per cent turnout till 6 PM in 2nd phase of Bihar Assembly Election 2020

The second phase of Bihar assembly election begins today with over 2.85 crore voters to decide the fate of nearly 1,500 candidates in 94 constituencies.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 19:43
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PATNA: The second phase of the Bihar assembly election begins today with over 2.85 crore voters to decide the fate of nearly 1,500 candidates in 94 constituencies.

Of the 1,463 candidates in the fray on the 94 seats, nearly 10 per cent (146) are women. Among the 2.85 crore voters, females account for 1.35 crore. Maharajganj has the maximum number of 27 candidates for any constituency while Darauli (04) has the lowest.

Of these 94 assembly segments spread across 17 districts, the fate of RJD's Tejashwi Yadav, the opposition Grand Alliance's Chief Ministerial candidate, and his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav, who is trying his luck from Hasanpur in Samastipur district, would be sealed in the EVM. 

Also Read: Bihar assembly election 2020: List of constituencies that will go to polls in 2nd phase

In the second phase, the RJD is contesting 56 of the 94 seats while its ally Congress is contesting 24. The CPI and CPI(M), which joined the Grand Alliance recently, are fighting four seats each. Quite a few seats are being contested by the CPI(ML), the Left outfit with the strongest presence in Bihar.

BJP has fielded candidates on 46 seats, another 43 are being contested by those with JD(U) tickets, while Mukesh Sahni's VIP, the latest entrant in the NDA, is contesting the remaining five.

The LJP is contesting 52 seats, including the two it had won in 2015 contesting as an NDA constituent. The party has fielded one transgender candidate too in this phase.  

Plurals Party leader Pushpam Priya Choudhary is also in the fray in Bankipur, apart from BJP`s Nitin Naveen.

The poll opened at 7 am but the time for its conclusion has been extended by one hour till 6 pm to facilitate COVID-19 patients and those with symptoms of the disease to exercise their franchise in the last hour.

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3 November 2020, 19:22 PM

Over 53.51 per cent of the total 2.85 crore electors in 94 constituencies of Bihar voted till 6 PM in the 2nd phase of Bihar Assembly Election 2020.

 

3 November 2020, 17:58 PM

Bihar records over 51 per cent polling till 5 pm in the 2nd phase of 2020 assembly elections.
 

3 November 2020, 16:59 PM

The voter turnout till 3 pm is 44.51 per cent.

Here's the detailed data:

Western Champaran - 47.00
East Champaran - 42.94
Shivhar - 49.50
Sitamarhi - 42.81
Madhubani - 43.25
Darbhanga - 42.99
Muzaffarpur - 51.38
Gopalganj - 46.16
Siwan - 42.49
Saran - 41.38
Vaishali - 45.38
Samastipur - 45.38
Begusarai - 47.97
Khagaria - 50.05
Bhagalpur - 44.98
Nalanda - 45.46
Patna - 39.65

3 November 2020, 15:16 PM

Voters may have some resentment but I am fully sure about the win of NDA. We are 100 per cent sure that we will form the new government under the leadership of Nitish Kumar: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

3 November 2020, 15:15 PM

Poll duty-bound SSB jawan dies in road accident in Bihar

An SSB jawan was killed after he was run over by an unidentified vehicle while on his way to attend election duty in Bihar's East Champaran district. The incident took place near Dumra Chowk in Kotwa police station area on Monday night when 34-year-old Sashastra Seema Bal jawan Shailesh Kumar Singh was going to a polling booth in Kalyanpur constituency in East Champaran district on his motorcycle, a police officer said.

3 November 2020, 15:01 PM

People queue up at a polling booth in Chapra for voting in the second phase of Bihar Election 2020.

3 November 2020, 14:19 PM

Polling began at 7 am, but the time for its conclusion has been extended by one hour till 6 pm to facilitate COVID-19 patients and those with symptoms of the disease to exercise their franchise during the final hour.

3 November 2020, 14:19 PM

Prominent personalities including Governor Phagu Chauhan, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi, Mahagathbandhan's CM face Tejashwi Yadav, and LJP chief Chirag Paswan have already cast their votes in respective polling booths.

3 November 2020, 14:18 PM

Thirty one per cent voting was recorded in Parsa from where JDU's Chandrika Roy, the father of Tej Pratap's estranged wife Aishwarya, is contesting.

3 November 2020, 14:18 PM

Hasanpur, from where Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav is in the fray, has recorded an estimated 38.83 per cent votes till 1 pm.

3 November 2020, 14:17 PM

The lowest turnout so far has been reported from Darbhanga at 26.73 per cent, followed by Patna at 28 per cent. The estimated overall turnout at 1 pm is 32.82 per cent, the poll panel data said.

3 November 2020, 14:17 PM

The highest poll percentage of 41.25 has been recorded in Muzaffarpur among the 17 districts, where the 94 seats are located, according to the Election Commission's Voter Turnout App, updated till 1 pm.

3 November 2020, 14:10 PM

32.82 per cent voter turnout till 1 pm in the second phase of Bihar assembly election 2020. 

3 November 2020, 14:10 PM

It is the power of every single vote that will guarantee a bright future for the state of Bihar. Each and every vote is very important and powerful: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally in Saharsa.

3 November 2020, 14:09 PM

PM Narendra Modi addresses rally in Saharsa:

There is a group of people that doesn't want you to say 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' or 'Jai Shri Ram.' All of them have now come together and asking for votes from the people of Bihar. There's a need to give a befitting answer to such people in Bihar assembly elections 2020: PM Narendra Modi

3 November 2020, 12:44 PM

PM Modi attacks Congress, says they do not have a total of 100 MPs in Parliament 

The public cannot be fooled for long, look at what condition the public has put Congress party in. Today they do not even have a total of 100 MPs in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha... people still punish them whenever there's a chance," says PM Narendra Modi 

3 November 2020, 12:42 PM

Bihar assembly election 2020: In the last decade, every house in the state of Bihar got electricity and gas connections. Now, from 2021 to 2030, it is time to fulfill more aspirations of the people of Bihar, says PM Narendra Modi at a public rally in Forbesganj in Araria district. 

3 November 2020, 12:41 PM

Bihar assembly election 2020: Not just the country, Bihar is giving message to the world. In COVID times, people are coming out in huge numbers to vote. This is democracy's power and every Bihari's devotion for it. Think tanks around the world will evaluate how deeply democracy is entrenched in Indian minds, says PM Narendra Modi

3 November 2020, 12:39 PM

PM Modi congratulates Election Commission for holding elections with extra preparations and precautions: 

I congratulate our Election Commission for the conduct of elections in such tough times with extra preparations and precautions. Voting for the second phase of Bihar assembly elections is being held today, and I have been informed that the polling percentage till 10 am is higher as compared to the voter turnout in previous polls. 

3 November 2020, 12:29 PM

19.26% voter turnout recorded till 11 am in the second phase of Bihar assembly election 2020, as per office of state Chief Electoral Officer.

3 November 2020, 12:28 PM

Union Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad cast his vote in Patna.

3 November 2020, 12:28 PM

Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha, whose son Luv Sinha is contesting from Patna's Bankipur, says, "There's a wave of change. I am confident the results will be in favour of Luv Sinha and development in Bihar.

3 November 2020, 11:19 AM

Chandrika Rai - father-in-law of RJD's Tej Pratap Yadav & JDU candidate from Parsa - votes in Chhapra.

3 November 2020, 10:22 AM

Polling percentage at 8.05 per cent in the second phase of Bihar Elections 2020 till 9 am: Chief Electoral Officer(CEO), Bihar
 

3 November 2020, 09:47 AM

Bihar: Chief Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar casts his vote in the second phase of Bihar Polls, at a government school in Digha. "Everyone should come to cast his/her vote," says Nitish Kumar.

3 November 2020, 09:34 AM

RJD leaders Tejashwi Yadav and Rabri Devi arrive at polling booth number 160 in Patna to cast their vote in the 2nd phase of Bihar Elections.

 

 

3 November 2020, 09:30 AM

Bihar elections: RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav who is contesting from the Hasanpur seat in the Bihar assembly elections, says, "The public wants a change in Bihar. I appeal to people to cast their vote."
 

 

3 November 2020, 08:56 AM

Bihar assembly elections: A police personnel assists a senior citizen voter who arrived to cast her vote in the second phase.

3 November 2020, 08:19 AM

Bihar Elections: A girl arrived at a polling booth in Patna with her grandmother on cycle to cast vote.

 

3 November 2020, 07:45 AM

Voters follow social distancing norms during the phase 2 election in Bihar's Patna.

Bihar: Social distancing norms being followed as voters stand in queues at polling booth no. 325 & 326 in Patna to cast their votes for the second phase of #BiharElections. pic.twitter.com/QXzgDOM0cs

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3 November 2020, 07:39 AM

LJP President Chirag Paswan casts his vote at a polling booth in Khagaria in the 2nd phase of Bihar elections. (ANI image)

3 November 2020, 07:26 AM

PM Narendra Modi urges people to come out and cast vote in large numbers in the second phase in Bihar assembly elections. He further also urged people to follow COVID-19 guidelines during voting. 

 

3 November 2020, 07:20 AM

Governor Phagu Chauhan cast his vote for second phase of  Bihar Elections, at the polling booth at government school in Digha, Patna.

 

3 November 2020, 07:17 AM

Voting begins for the second phase of Bihar Assembly polls. 1463 candidates, including RJD leaders Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav, in fray for 94 seats across 17 districts.