In the final phase till 12 noon, 31.80 per cent voting recorded
Around 31.80 per cent voting was recorded till afternoon in 57 constituencies spread over nine districts in the fifth and last phase of Assembly election in Bihar, during which a polling officer died in Darbhanga district due to heart attack.
Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakshamanan said 31.80 per cent votes were polled until 12 noon in the districts of Madhubani, Supual, Kisanganj, Araria, Purnea and Katihar Madhepura, Saharsa, and Darbhanga.
As per the EC bulletin, Katihar recorded 32.12 per cent of voting, Madhubani 27.49 per cent, Supual 35.74 per cent, Araria 34.05 per cent, Kisanganj 30.50 per cent, Purnea 33.36 per cent, , Madhepura 36.73 per cent, Saharsa 31.83, and Darbhanga 30 per cent.
Madhepura district recorded the maximum turnout of 36.73 per cent whereas Madhubani recorded the lowest turnout of 27.49 per cent till noon.
Meanwhile, Polling Officer Bindeshwar Sah died due to heart attack at a polling station number 34 in Hawi Bauwar village under Benipur constituency in Darbhanga district.
He was an employee of Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital, suffered a heart attack when the polling was on. He died at a hospital later, District Magistrate Kumar Ravi said. He has been replaced by another polling officer.
The final phase also saw much enthusiasm among voters. Escorted by relatives, a 100-year-old man and his wife were seen going to elect in Kishanganj district.
Prominent personalities who cast their votes included BJP national spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain and JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav. Both the leaders claimed their alliance will get two-third majority in the elections.
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