Bihar polls: 55% voter turnout recorded in 2nd phase; women outnumber men voters

Patna, Oct 16: An estimated 55 per cent of the electorate cast their votes in 32 constituencies across six Maoist-affected districts of Bihar today in the second phase of assembly elections which passed off peacefully.

[Bihar Assembly Elections 2015: Know all about 2nd phase polls]

Here are Live Updates on the 2nd phase polls:


6.35 pm: 2nd phase of Bihar polls: Women voters outnumbered men voters by 5%; polling% of women voters- 57.5%, polling % men voters- 52.5%.

6.20 pm: Polling % for 2nd phase of #Biharpolls: Kaimur - 57.86%; Rohtas- 54.66%; Arwal- 53.21%; Jehanabad - 56.49%; Aurangabad- 52.50%; Gaya - 55.54%.

6.00 pm: 55 per cent voter turnout registered in second phase of Bihar polls today: EC.

5.50 pm: Ceiling fan falls on Lalu Prasad Yadav during an election rally in Motihari, Bihar.

5.02 pm: Second phase of Bihar Polls: Polling ends in Jehanabad.

4.02 pm: 52% voter turnout till 3 pm in Bihar.

3.45 pm: Out of 32 constituencies, voting ends in 11 seats at 3pm.

2.45 pm: Gaya, Bihar: Jitan Ram Manjhi casts his vote for Bihar polls

2.00 pm: Polling percentage of 42.6% seen until 1 pm for the second phase of Bihar polls.

12 noon: 36.27% voter turnout recorded till 12 noon; 

11.30 am: 10 villages of Ghoshi Assembly voted for 1st time, Chandradev Mahto aged 80 also voted for 1st time.

11.15 am: Polling percentage of 29.92% seen until 11 am, Gaya registers highest with 29.08%.

11.00 am: Polling percentage of 20.61% seen until 10 am, Gaya records highest at 22%.

10.15 am: BJP's Prem Kumar casts his vote in Gaya.

10.10 am: 7 polling booths in Gaya district are managed by women, from security officers to election officials.

10.05 am: Drones and more than 1 lakhs security persons have been deployed for the 2nd phase of Bihar polls.

10.00 am: Polling percentage of 10.76% seen until 9 am.

9.50 am: "No one wins elections on a tweet. Bihar people want development under BJP, it is clear" says Prakash Javadekar on Arvind Kejriwal's tweet.

9.45 am: I will not apply but if I'm made CM, I will not take time to accept it, says Jitan Ram Manjhi.

9.30 am: 5.83% voter turnout recorded till 8 am, highest in Gaya with 7.89%.

9.15 am: Voter turnout at 8 am: Kaimur- 4.71%, Rohtas- 6.73%, Arwal- 4.49%, Jehanabad- 3.44%, Aurangabad- 3.53%, Gaya- 7.89%

9.00 am: Cane bomb found near Rafiganj (Aurangabad, Bihar) poll booth number 144. Voting has not yet started there.

8.55 am: No electricity at auditorium poll booth in Sasaram town, locals complain to booth level officers.

8.50 am: Polling interrupted by tech snag in EVM machine in Sasaram polling booth 135, Bikramganj polling booth 64 and Dinara polling booth 99 & 112.

8.45 am: No voter present in 12 polling booths in Sasaram.

8.30 am: RSLP MP Arun Kumar casts his vote in Jehanabad.

8.15 am: A total of 883 companies of Central Para Military forces and state police has been deployed to ensure peaceful voting.

8.00 am: Polling for second phase of Bihar polls underway in Nokha.

7.45 am: Polling begins in Polling Booth 247, Jehanabad, Bihar.

7.43 am: PM Narendra Modi appeals voters to cast their votes in the second phase of polls.

7.30 am: Polling has not started at polling booth 247, Jehanabad, due to a technical snag with EVM machines.

7.15 am: Tight security outside polling stations for the second phase in Aurangabad.

7.00 am: People standing outside polling stations in Kaimur district to cast their votes, as security and preparations are in place for second phase of Bihar assembly polls.

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