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#Biharpolls: Faulty EVM delays polling in Jehanabad

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 6:01 IST

Polling in booth number 247 in Jehanabad district began late today due to a technical snag in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM)

The second phase of polling in the remaining booths began at 7 am amid tight security arrangements.

Of all the phases, the second phase posed the greatest challenge to security personnel as all six districts - Kaimur, Rohtas, Arwal, Jehanabad, Aurangabad and Gaya - have been affected by Naxal violence one time or the other.

A total of 86,13,870 electors are expected to decide the fate of 456 candidates, 32 out of whom are women. There are 9,119 polling stations. A total of 993 companies of Central paramilitary forces and state police have been deployed to ensure peaceful voting.

The second phase polling poses a big challenge for the security personnel as the six districts are Naxal infested.

(with inputs from ANI)

First published: 16 October 2015, 9:17 IST