Bihar Election Phase-2: 53.51% voting in second phase of Bihar polls – EC

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Updated: November 3, 2020 7:11:34 pm

Bihar Assembly Phase 2 Polls Latest Updates: Of the 1,463 candidates in fray, nearly 10 per cent or 146 are women. Among the 2.85 crore voters, females account for 1.35 crore. Maharajganj constituency has the maximum number of 27 candidates while Darauli (04) has the lowest.

The second phase of polling happening today (November 3)

2020 Bihar Election Phase-2: 53.51 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 7 pm in Bihar, according to Election Commission. Till 3 pm, highest voter turnout is recorded in Muzaffarpur (50.96 per cent), followed by Khagaria district(50.05 per cent). The lowest voter turnout is recorded in Patna (39.65 per cent). Voting is currently underway for 94 constituencies in phase two of the assembly elections in Bihar. In the first phase of elections, 71 seats went to polls on October 28.

In the second and the most crucial phase, over 2.85 crore voters will decide the fate of nearly 1,500 candidates. Among the key faces in this phase are Tejashwi and Tej Pratap Yadav, sons of former chief minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav.

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

The RJD is contesting 56 of the 94 seats while its ally Congress is contesting 24. The CPI and CPI(M) are fighting four seats each. From the NDA side, the BJP candidates are in the fray in 46 of the seats, while another 43 are being contested by those with JDU tickets. Mukesh Sahni’s VIP is contesting the remaining five. The LJP is contesting 52 seats, including the two it had won in 2015 contesting as an NDA constituent.

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    19:08 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    53% voting in second phase

    Polling percentage is at 53.51% in the second phase of Bihar elections, says Election Commission

    17:44 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    No contest anywhere, we are winning: BJP's RK Singh
     

    Bihar Elections 2020: There is no contest anywhere, we are winning: Union Minister and BJP leader RK Singh after casting his vote in Patna

    17:43 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    No contest anywhere, we are winning: BJP's RK Singh

    Bihar Elections 2020: There is no contest anywhere, we are winning: Union Minister and BJP leader RK Singh after casting his vote in Patna

    16:32 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    WATCH: Onions pelted during Nitish Kumar's election rally

    Bihar Elections: Onions pelted during Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's election rally in Madhubani's Harlakhi.

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    16:26 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Odisha bypolls: 55.04% voting in two assembly seats till 3 pm

    Around 55.04 per cent of total 4.67 lakh voters exercised their franchise till 3 pm in by-elections to two assembly seats in Odisha. Balasore seat reported 54.85 per cent polling, while 55.23 per cent of voters in Titrol constituency in Jagatsinghpur district have cast their ballots. Voting, which commenced at 7 am, is in progress in a peaceful manner. Errors found in VVPAT machines during mock polling at some places were corrected. Polling will end at 6 pm. (PTI)

    16:13 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Come November 10, Tejashwi's critics will be 'khamoshed': Shatrughan Sinha

    Bihar Elections 2020: Senior Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha today said critics of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav will be "khamoshed" (silenced) when results for Bihar assembly polls are declared on November 10 as the 'Mahagathbandhan' is headed for a "landslide" win. He also said personal attacks are being made against the grand alliance's chief ministerial candidate by the National Democratic Alliance leaders as they are "totally rattled" by Yadav's well-thought and researched promise of providing 10 lakh jobs to the youth of Bihar.

    "The writing on the wall is absolutely clear, the youth brigade led by our very own, dynamic, most talked-about man of aspirations and expectations, Tejashwi Yadav, along with his young team, is going to form the government with a massive landslide victory of the RJD, the Congress and the Left parties. The success of the grand alliance in Bihar is inevitable because people want that. The kind of euphoria that has been generated by national youth icon Rahul Gandhi and Tejashwi Yadav, I would say -- seeing is believing," said the former Union minister. (PTI)

    15:49 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election 2020: 44.49% turnout till 3 PM

    Bihar Election 2020: Over 44 per cent voter turnout has been recorded till 3 pm. Highest voter turnout is recorded in Muzaffarpur (50.96 per cent), followed by Khagaria district(50.05 per cent). The lowest voter turnout is recorded in Patna (39.65 per cent). 

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    15:28 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Gujarat: Two held with cash of over Rs 57,000 ahead of bypoll

    Gujarat bypolls: Two men were arrested with cash of over Rs 57,000 in Karjan taluka of Vadodara district, hours before the by-election for eight Assembly constituencies began in Gujarat. The police have claimed that the money was supplied by a Congress worker to influence voters ahead of polling. Karjan is one of the eight constituencies in the state where voting commenced at 7 am. 'We have arrested two persons with unaccounted cash of Rs 57,700. We suspect that it was meant to influence the election process,' inspector A A Desai of Karjan police said. (PTI)

    15:19 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Poll duty-bound SSB jawan dies in road accident in Bihar

    Motihari, 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. The jawan hailed from West Champaran district and was posted at the SSB's 65th battalion in Bettiah. The body was handed over to his family members after the conduct of the post-mortem examination. (PTI)

    15:05 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    MP bypolls: Congress, BJP supporters clash in Morena

    Congress and BJP supporters clashed at a polling booth in Madhya Pradesh even as voting was underway for by-elections in 28 Assembly seats of the state. One person was injured in the clash. A total of 26.86 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 12 pm. In Morena district, Congress and BJP supporters clashed at Jatavara polling booth and an unidentified person fired a bullet during the incident, Superintendent of Police Anurag Sujania said. "A person was injured but it was not clear whether he received the injury due to the gun shot or was hit by a stick. It will be clear only after medical examination. The injured person was referred to the district hospital for treatment," the official said. (PTI)

    14:54 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    UP bypolls: Over 30 per cent votes cast till 1 pm

    UP bypolls: Over 30 per cent votes have been cast till 1 pm. Polling started at 7 am amid tight security arrangements and Covid guidelines in place. Till 11 am, just 18.49 per cent voters had exercised their franchise. The figure went up to 30.41 per cent by 1 pm. The voting percentages till 1 pm are 33 per cent in Bangarmau, 28.83 per cent in Bulandshahr, 31.85 per cent in Deoria, 24.50 per cent in Ghatampur, 28 per cent in Malhani, 35.70 per cent in Naugaon Sadat and 31 per cent in Tundla. (PTI)

    14:41 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Jharkhand bypolls: 46.47% voting till 1 pm in two assembly seats

    Around 46.47 per cent of total 5.63 lakh voters cast their ballots till 1 pm in by-elections to two assembly seats in Jharkhand. Dumka seat reported 46.96 per cent turnout, while 46.07 per cent of voters cast their ballots in Bermo constituency of Bokaro district. Polling began at 7 am and no untoward incident has been reported so far. Electors were seen standing in queues in polling booths by maintaining social distancing. They were given masks, sanitiser and gloves. The fates of 12 candidates in Dumka and 16 in Bermo will be sealed in the EVMs by 5 pm.

    14:31 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Bypolls: Voting underway in 54 assembly seats across 10 states

    Bypolls: Thousands of people battled corona fears and queued up outside polling booths across 10 states to vote in by-elections to 54 assembly constituencies, including 28 in Madhya Pradesh where the BJP is locked in a high-stakes contest with the Congress to save its government. Voting started at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm, except in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Nagaland. The last hour has been reserved for voters who have tested positive for Covid. The votes will be counted on November 10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to vote in large numbers. 'Today, there are bypolls taking place in various places across India. I urge those voting in these seats to vote in large numbers and strengthen the festival of democracy,' he said in a tweet.

    14:14 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Bihar Elections 2020: Nearly 33 per cent polling till 1 pm

    Bihar Election Phase-2: Nearly 33 per cent of the total 2.85 crore electors exercised their franchise till 1 pm. The highest poll percentage of 41.25 has been recorded in Muzaffarpur among the 17 districts, where the 94 seats are located. 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. Vaishali district's Raghopur, from where RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav is contesting the elections in the second phase, has recorded 36.09 per cent votes in the first six hours.

    13:44 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election 2020: 32.82% turnout till 1 pm

    Bihar Elections 2020: Nearly 33 per cent turnout has been recorded till 1 pm. Voting is underway for 94 seats in phase 2 of assembly elections in Bihar.

    13:35 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Muzaffarpur: Villagers boycott elections in Baruraj over no development

    Muzaffarpur: Villagers of Chulhai Bishunpur in Baruraj assembly constituency boycott elections alleging lack of development in the area. There are 729 voters registered here. Not a single vote has been cast, so far, says an electoral officer at booth no.178. 

    13:18 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Karnataka bypolls: Latest updates from Raja Rajeshwari Nagar

    Karnataka bypolls: 26.58% and 44.13% voter turnout recorded till 1 pm in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar and Sira assembly by-poll, respectively.

    12:50 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Kamal Nath: Voters will give chance to Congress in MP

    Madhya Pradesh bypolls | People of Madhya Pradesh know that Shivraj Singh Chouhan has just lied in the last 6 months and has done nothing for the development of the state. Voters will now give a chance to Congress to work for the state: Kamal Nath. 

    12:23 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Bihar Elections 2020: There is a wave of change, says Shatrughan Sinha

    Shatrughan Sinha: There's a wave of change. I am confident the results will be in favour of Luv Sinha and development in Bihar.

    Shatrughan Sinha's son, Luv Sinha is the Congress candidate from Bankipur of Patna.  

    12:14 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election 2020: 19.26 per cent voter turnout till 11 am

    Bihar Election 2020: 19.26 per cent voter turnout till 11 am in the second phase of Bihar Elections, as per office of state Chief Electoral Officer. 

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    11:51 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Ravi Shankar Prasad casts his vote in Patna

    Bihar Elections 2020: Union Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad cast his vote in Patna

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    11:34 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Bihar Elections 2020: 19.30% turnout till 11 am

    Bihar Elections 2020: Over 19 per cent turnout has been recorded till 11 am. The highest turnout recorded in Muzaffarpur (26.52 per cent), followed by Gopalganj (23.56 per cent). The lowest turnout is recorded in Siwan and Darbhanga. Voting is underway for 94 seats in phase 2 of assembly elections in Bihar. 

    11:26 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Chirag Paswan doesn't know ground realities: Chandrika Rai

    Bihar Elections 2020: "Chirag Paswan stays in Delhi, he isn't aware of ground realities. He wears nice clothes and belongs to 5-star culture. He doesn't know ground realities," says JDU's Parsa candidate Chandrika Rai on Paswan's statement that 'Nitish Kumar won't become chief minister again.  

    11:18 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    'Hollow promises are meaningless': Chandrika Rai on 10 lakh job promise

    Bihar Elections 2020: Chandrika Rai - father-in-law of RJD's Tej Pratap Yadav and JDU candidate from Parsa - votes in Chhapra. "Hollow promises are meaningless. If it was so easy to give 10 lakh govt jobs then everyone would make such promises, but it isn't that easy," he says on RJD's poll promise. 

    11:09 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Technical glitch detected in VVPAT in Samastipur

    Bihar Elections 2020: Technical glitch detected in VVPAT at polling booth number 201 at Salaha Chandan village on Fuhia Ghat in Samastipur during voting for the second phase of Bihar Elections. Election Commission's technical team goes to the polling booth in a boat.

    11:07 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    'Mahagathbandhan' is winning everywhere: Rabri Devi

    Bihar Elections 2020: "'Mahagathbandhan' is winning everywhere, we have the whole report...people of Bihar are giving us the report," says RJD leader and former CM Rabri Devi.

    Voting for the second phase is underway for 94 seats of the Bihar Assembly.

    10:53 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    By-poll voter turnout till 10 AM

    Odisha (Balasore and Tirtol) - 9.81 %Jharkhand (Dumka, Bermo) - 13.21 %Nagaland (Southern Angami-I, Pungro-Kiphire) - 36.98 %Chhattisgarh (Marwahi) - 2.40 %Haryana (Baroda) - 13 %Telangana (Dubbaka) - 12.74 %

    10:40 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Bypolls: Latest update from UP, MP, Gujarat

    Gujarat: 11.52% turnout recorded till 10 am in polling for by-elections to eight seats of Gujarat Assembly.

    Madhya Pradesh: Voter turnout of 11.48% recorded till 10 am in MP by-elections. Polling is being held for 28 seats in the state.

    Uttar Pradesh: Average voter turnout of 7.87% recorded till 9 am across seven assembly by-poll constituencies. 

    10:28 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Step out and vote to make an 'Atmanirbhar' Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Shivraj Singh Chouhan: Voting is the soul of democracy, it strengthens democracy. All of you must vote to choose the govt that can fulfil your aspirations. Step out and vote. Let's make an 'Atmanirbhar' Madhya Pradesh.

    By-poll for 28 assembly seats is underway in Madhya Pradesh.

    10:13 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election 2020: Who is contesting on how many seats today

    Bihar Phase-2 Polling: The BJP candidates are in the fray in 46 of the seats while another 43 are being contested by JD(U). Mukesh Sahni’s VIP is contesting the remaining five seats. The LJP is contesting 52 seats, including the two it had won in 2015 contesting as an NDA constituent. From the opposition side, RJD is contesting 56 of the 94 seats while its ally Congress is contesting 24. The CPI and CPI(M) are fighting four seats each.

    10:02 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election: 8.05% turnout till 9 am

    Bihar Election 2020: Polling percentage at 8.05% in the second phase of Bihar Elections 2020 till 9 am. 

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    09:52 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Nityanand Rai cast his vote at Karanpura, Hajipur

    Bihar Elections 2020: MoS Home and BJP leader Nityanand Rai cast his vote at a polling booth in Karanpura, Hajipur assembly constituency

    09:43 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Bihar Elections 2020: CM Nitish Kumar casts his vote in Patna

    Bihar Elections 2020: 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. 

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    09:41 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Public wants a change in Bihar: Tej Pratap Yadav

    Bihar Election 2020: 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."

    09:40 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Tejashwi Yadav casts his vote in Patna

    Tejashwi Yadav in Patna: I appeal to people to take part in this festival of democracy. I am confident people will bring change with the power of their vote. 

    09:16 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Need for change and development in Bihar: Rabri Devi

    Bihar Election 2020: RJD leaders Tejashwi Yadav and Rabri Devi arrive at polling booth number 160 in Patna to cast their vote in the second phase of Bihar Elections. "There is need for change and d evelopment in Bihar," says Rabri Devi, former Bihar CM and RJD leader.

    09:15 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Follow Covid guidelines while voting: JP Nadda

    BJP President JP Nadda today appealed to people to follow coronavirus guidelines while voting. 

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    08:47 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Byelection: BJP candidate Imarti Devi cast her vote in Gwalior

    MP bypolls: BJP candidate for the Dabra by-poll, Imarti Devi cast her vote at booth number 219 in Gwalior.

    Voting is also underway in 54 Assembly seats across 10 states — 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh, 8 in Gujarat, 7 in Uttar Pradesh, 2 each in Odisha, Nagaland, Karnataka and Jharkhand, and one seat each in Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Haryana. 

    08:28 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election: What are the documents required at polling booth?

    For identification purpose, you can present your EPIC or any of the following documents approved by the Commission along with the Photo Voter Slips:PassportDriving LicenseService Identity Cards with photograph issued to employees byPassbooks with photograph issued by Bank/Post Office.PAN CardSmart Card issued by RGI under NPRMNREGA Job CardHealth Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of LabourPension document with photographOfficial identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs andAadhar Card

    08:10 (IST)03 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election 2020: Want to know your constituency?

    Visit – https://www.nvsp.in/

    Locate – Know Your Constituency Tab

    Click on the tab, you will be directed to another page

    Fill in EPIC number or address

    You will also get to know your electoral officer and political party representative details.

    The Bihar election is being conducted in three phases. The first phase of polling for 71 seats happened on October 28. The second phase of polling is happening for 94 seats. The last phase of voting will take place on November 7. The results will be declared on November 10.
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