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Bihar records 25.55 percent polling in second phase during first five hours

Polling is being held in five LS constituencies of Bihar in the second phase



PATNA: An estimated 25.55 percent voters cast their votes in the first four hours during the second phase of polling being held in five Lok Sabha constituencies of Bihar on Thursday.

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The constituencies where the voting is underway include Kishanganj, Katihar, Purnia, Bhagalapur and Banka, located in eastern region of Bihar, also known as “Seemanchal”.

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According to state election office officials, a maximum of 28.30 percent polling was recorded in Banka, followed by 26.20 percent in Kishanganj, 25.45 percent in Purnia, 25 percent in Katihar and 23 percent in Bhagalpur till 12 noon.

An important thing about these constituencies is that the JD-U is contesting on all five seats while both the BJP and the LJP have no candidates trying their luck from there. From Grand Alliance side, Congress and the RJD are contesting from these seats.

In the last LS polls, the BJP had failed to open its accounts on these seats even at the peak of Narendra Modi wave and hence it has offered all these seats to the JD-U headed by chief minister Nitish Kumar.

Of the five seats, Bhagalpur and Banka are held by the RJD, Kishanganj by the Congress and Katihar by the NCP while Purnia is represented by the JD-U.

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