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Bihar elections: Second phase records 55% voter turnout

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Polling in second phase ends in Bihar and 55% voter turnout has been recorded till in polling in 32 Assembly constituencies of Bihar.

Overall 55% Voter Turnout in Second Phase, a rise of 3% since the last assembly polls, announced by Election commission of Bihar.

Women voters outnumbered men voters by 5%; polling% of women voters- 57.5%, polling % men voters- 52.5%.

Overall Voter turnout in Jehanabad: 56.49%, Gaya: 55.54%, Aurangabad: 52.5%, Rohtas: 54.66%, Arwal: 53.21%, Kaimur 57.86%.

Meanwhile, a CRPF jawan Harendra Singh Gurjar died of heart attack while he was manning a polling station at Baseta village of Imamganj Assembly constituency of Gaya district, CRPF Commandant Birendra Verma said.

The jawan belonged to 169th battalion of CRPF and was a resident of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, he added.

Jitan Ram Manjhi, who is contesting from Imamganj constituency against JD(U) Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary, alleged that large number of names of scheduled castes voters have been removed from the voters’ list.

“We have received information that names of scheduled castes have been removed from polling station located at project high school and polling station located at middle school in Dumraon village of Imamganj Assembly constituency,” Manjhi told PTI over phone from his constituency.

Voters are agitated over the exclusion of their names from the list and party spokesman Danish Rizwan has lodged a complaint with Chief Electoral Officer Ajay V Nayak in this regard, Manjhi said.

A cane bomb was found by the security personnel near polling station number 144 located in Balar village of Kasma police station area that falls in Rafiganj Assembly constituency of Aurangabad district, Kasma police station SHO Sujit Kumar.

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