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Bihar balloting picks up amid incidents of violence

Patna: Nearly 32 percent of the electorate voted in the first six hours Thursday in Bihar's six Lok Sabha constituencies despite incidents of violence in the state."So far about 32 percent of the electorate has

India TV News Desk [ Updated: April 10, 2014 15:46 IST ]
bihar balloting picks up amid incidents of violence
bihar balloting picks up amid incidents of violence

Patna: Nearly 32 percent of the electorate voted in the first six hours Thursday in Bihar's six Lok Sabha constituencies despite incidents of violence in the state.


"So far about 32 percent of the electorate has voted. The polling was slow in early hours, but later picked up fast," Additional Chief Electoral Officer R. Lakshaman said.

A little over 94 lakh voters are eligible to elect from among 80 candidates, including 10 women, who are in the fray in Maoists affected constituencies.

Two Central Reserve Police Force troopers were killed in the landmine blast in Munger district when they were on way to a polling station in neighbouring Jamui parliamentary constituency.

The blast was triggered by rebels near Sawa Lakh Baba Mandir, close to Bhimbandh forest in Munger, about 175 km from here.

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