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Bihar polls 4th phase: 59.97 per cent voter turnout

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 7:23 IST

Voter turnout was recorded at 59.97 per cent by evening on 1 November in the fourth phase of the five-phase Bihar assembly elections.

According to media reports, following a clash between police officials and voters outside booth number 50 in Sheohar, police resorted to lathicharge.

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A total of 776 candidates are in fray for 55 assembly seats across seven districts namely West Champaran, East Champaran, Sheohar, Sitamarhi, Muzaffarpur, Gopalgunj and Siwan. A total of 1,46,93,294 electorate will cast vote on 14,139 polling stations to elect their representatives.

Balloting has already completed on 131 seats in the earlier three rounds. After completion of fourth phase, voting would be over in 186 seats.

The last phase of polling is scheduled on November 5 on the remaining 57 seats. Campaigning is in full swing for the fifth and final phase to be held on Thursday in 57 constituencies spread over nine districts.

- With ANI inputs

First published: 1 November 2015, 9:40 IST
 
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