Polling for Bikramganj by-election ends, 30 % vote polled

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Patna, Dec 29 (UNI) Polling for by-election to the Bikramganj Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar ended peacefully this evening with reports of 34 per cent vote polled, the election office said.

State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sudhir Kumar Rakesh told UNI here the polling passed off peacefully.

He said about 34 per cent of over 1.3 million voters exercised their franchise to elect their representative.

Mr Rakesh said voters of No. 45 polling booth under Piro assembly segment boycotted the poll in protest against non-development of their area. Only three votes were polled on polling both No. 180 under the same assembly segment, informed Mr Rakesh.

As the polls ended at the sun down, the fate of 12 candidates inclduing JD(U)'s Meena Singh, RJD nominee Ashok Kumar Kushwaha, CPI(ML) aspirant Arun Kumar Singh and BSP's Baliram Mishra were sealed in the EVMs.

Counting of votes would take place on January 2.

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