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Bihar Poll Updates: Polling percentage stands at 53.51% in second phase

Bihar Election 2020 Voting Live Updates: The first phase of the Bihar assembly elections saw a voter turnout of 54%. The third phase is scheduled to be held on November 7. The results of the Bihar elections will be declared on November 10.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Nov 03, 2020 21:38 IST
Bihar Poll Updates: Polling percentage stands at 53.51% in second phase
Voters stand in a queue to cast votes for the second phase of Bihar Assembly Elections amid the coronavirus pandemic, at the polling station in Patna on November 3, 2020.

Polling for the second phase of the ongoing Bihar assembly elections across 94 seats in 17 districts is currently underway. A total of 1,463 candidates are in the fray in this phase. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is contesting 46 seats while its ally Janata Dal(United) is fighting in 43. The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has fielded candidates in 56 and its ally, Congress, in 24. In the 2015 assembly polls, the RJD won 33 seats, the JD(U) 30 and the BJP 20.

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The first phase of the Bihar assembly elections saw a voter turnout of 54%. The third phase is scheduled to be held on November 7. The results of the Bihar elections will be declared on November 10.

Follow live updates here:

09:38 PM IST

Tehseen Poonawalla files complaint with EC over PM's Bihar poll rally speech

Political analyst Tehseen Poonawalla on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Election Commission over a speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Bihar assembly polls campaigning, alleging that the PM was trying to polarise the elections on communal lines, reports PTI.

08:14 PM IST

CPI MP writes to EC, alleges poll code violation by PM in run up to Bihar elections

Communist Party of India MP Binoy Viswam has written to the Election Commission alleging violation of the Model Code of Conduct by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the run up to the Bihar Assembly polls. Referring to news reports, Viswam claimed that the Prime Minister's Office, in a newsletter sent via its official PR email, solicited funds for the work of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), reports PTI.

07:40 PM IST

Onions thrown towards Nitish at poll rally in Madhubani

Onions were flung towards Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by some protestors while he was addressing a public meeting in Madhubani for the third phase of the assembly elections, reports PTI.

06:57 PM IST

Polling percentage stands at 53.51% in second phase

The Election Commission on Tuesday said that the polling percentage in the second phase of the assembly election in Bihar stands at 53.51%. Polling was held in a total of 94 constituencies across 17 districts.

04:57 PM IST

Rajnath Singh to address four rallies tomorrow

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh will be addressing four rallies in Dhamdha, Pranpur, Koraha and Muzaffarpur areas of Bihar as the state will approach its third and final phase of voting on November 7.

04:20 PM IST

Tejashwi's critics will be 'khamoshed' on November 10, says Shatrughan Sinha

Senior Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha on Tuesday that critics of RJD leader and Mahagathbandhan's chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav will be silenced when results of the assembly election in Bihar will be declared on November 10, reports PTI.

03:49 PM IST

Centre's farm laws only cater to industrialists, not farmers: Rahul Gandhi at Kishanganj rally

Taking a jibe at the central government over the implementation of three farm laws, Rahul Gandhi said PM Modi wants to destroy the system of Mandis, procurement and Minimum Support Price (MSP) and only serve the industrialists.

03:43 PM IST

PM didn't give a day's time to people of Bihar before imposing lockdown: Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his Kishanganj rally during the second phase of polling in Bihar pointed out that Prime Minister Modi didn't even give a day's time to the people of Bihar before imposing a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) disease.

03:33 PM IST

Over 44% voter turnout till 3pm in second phase of polls

Bihar recorded a voter turnout of 44.07% till 3 pm in the second phase of state Assembly elections on Tuesday, according to the Election Commission of India. Voters were also provided certificates by officials at the polling booth for participating in the democratic exercise, reports ANI.

03:31 PM IST

PM Modi and Nitish Kumar have looted Bihar together

Sharpening his attack on the Bihar government, Rahul Gandhi said the current BJP-JD(U) coalition government has looted the state adding that farmers, labourers and small shopkeepers have been destroyed.

03:28 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar over employment for youth

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his Korha rally targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar over the provision of jobs for the youth. Gandhi further said why are the youth unemployed today when PM Modi and CM Kumar 2 crore jobs will be given each year.

03:13 PM IST

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, police said on Tuesday, reports PTI.

02:54 PM IST

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, police said on Tuesday.

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.


02:48 PM IST

Bihar records nearly 33 per cent polling till 1 pm; Nitish, Tejashwi cast votes

Nearly 33 per cent of the total 2.85 crore electors exercised their franchise till 1 pm on Tuesday in 94 constutiencies of Bihar during the second phase of assembly elections.

01:50 PM IST

Proponents of 'jungle raj' don't want you to chant 'Bharat mata ki jai' or 'Jai Shri Ram': PM Modi

Proponents of 'jungle raj' don't want you to chant 'Bharat mata ki jai' or 'Jai Shri Ram': PM Modi tells Bihar poll rally

First published: Nov 03, 2020 05:05 IST