Over 54% polling, almost 15% more than the previous election, was registered in seven Lok Sabha seats in Bihar today in the second phase in the state.
It was 39.33% in the seats in 2009.
All the seven seats recorded above 50% voting with Buxar topping the list at 57%, while Patna Sahib and Patliputra registered 52%, the sources said.
Voting picked up late at Nalanda the home constituency of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and reached 55%.
Arrah from where former union home secretary RK Singh was in the race from BJP saw 53% voting against 35.77% last time.
The chief minister cast his vote at a booth in Bakhtiyarpur under the Patna Sahib parliamentary constituency.
Lalu Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi voted at a booth in Patna as also Shatrughan Sinha.
Governor DY Patil and his wife voted at a school near Raj Bhawan.
In Jehanabad, RJD and CPI-ML workers clashed outside at booth in the Ghosi Assembly segment forcing police to fire four rounds in the air to disperse them.
A report from Lakhisarai quoting Sub-Divisional Police Officer Manoj Kumar Tiwari said workers of the BJP and JD(U) clashed in a bazaar under Suryagraha assembly segment in the Munger parliamentary seat, but none was injured.
Polling was postponed at four Maoist-hit booths in Dharhara jungle in Munger district.