Patna: According to report 55 percent of the voters cast their votes in 32 constituencies including six Maoist(Maowadi) affected districts of Bihar on Friday, 16 October in the second phase of assembly elections 2015 without violence.
Like the first phase on 12 October, Friday’s election also saw more women voters turning out than the men community.
According to Chief Electoral Officer Ajay V Nayak , On October 16 the election figure is 3% higher than the 2010 assembly election in the state.
While the women voters’ turnout was 57.5 percent, it was 52.5 for men.
The top BJP leader and former minister Prem Kumar (Gaya town), former state BJP chief Gopal Narayan Singh (Nabinagar) and state minister Jay Kumar Singh (Dinara) are among those whose fate would be decided in this phase.
Nayak said the two bombs weighed 12 kg and 10 kg and both were defused successfully under Maigra police station of Imamganj constituency of Gaya district by CRPF personnel.
While Kaimur recorded a maximum of 57.86 percent voting, Aurangabad saw the lowest turnout of 52.5 percent.
A total of 456 candidates, 32 out of whom being women, are in the fray in this phase.
Polling took place in 9,119 polling stations where security cover was provided by 993 companies of central paramilitary forces and the state police.
Rohtas recorded 54.66 per cent turnout, Arwal 53.21 percent, Jehanabad 56.49 percent and Gaya 55.54 percent, election office sources said.
Nayak and Lakshmanan said 34 people were arrested during polling from different areas and a MUV and a motorcycle were impounded.
A middle-aged voter and a CRPF personnel died of heart attacks in polling booths at Rafiganj and Imamganj.
Meanwhile, former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, who is contesting from Imamganj constituency against Speaker Uday
Narayan Choudhary, a Janta Dal United candidate and a five-term MLA from the seat, alleged that names of many scheduled caste voters have been removed from the voters’ list.
After voting, Manjhi, who is also in the fray from Makhdumpur, claimed that NDA would emerge victorious and there was no question of his defeat.