Phase 6 Voting Underway in Valmiki Nagar, Vaishali, Siwan & 5 Other Constituencies; 20.7% Turnout Recorded Till 12 PM
Patna, May 11: Sixth phase of polling in Bihar is underway, with a total of 8 Lok Sabha constituencies being contested in the state today. By 12pm, the Election Commission had recorded a turnout of 20.7 per cent in the state. Voting will be held between 7am to 5pm, barring three assembly segments in Vaishali seat and two in Valmiki Nagar where poll timings will end at 4pm due to the threat posed by left-wing extremists. Bihar Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule: Constituency Wise Dates Of Voting And Results For General Elections
The parliamentary seats in Bihar being contested in today’s elections are: Valmiki Nagar, Paschim Champaran, Purvi Champaran, Sheohar, Vaishali, Gopalganj, Siwan and Maharajganj. Out of the above seats, 7 were won by the BJP in 2014, whereas, 1 was wrested by its ally LJP.
From these 8 constituencies, a total of 127 candidates are in fray. Their fate will be decided by over 1.38 crore voters, out of which 73,05,983 are male and 64,96,117 are female. 476 voters are registered as transgender.
For the smooth conduct of the polls, heavy security arrangement has been deployed in the poll-bound seats. The EC has earmarked 13,793 polling stations, which will be guarded by both state and central security personnel.
After this phase, the 8 remaining seats of Bihar will be contested in the final round of the elections, scheduled on May 19. The results of Lok Sabha polls 2019 is expected on May 23, when the Election Commission will begin the counting of votes.
Source : Latest LY