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Lok Sabha elections: 58% polling in seven seats in Bihar

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 7:46pm IST | Place: Patna | Agency: PTI

Despite scorching sun, about 58% voter turnout was recorded at the end of polling in seven Lok Sabha seats in Bihar in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha election.

It was 12% more than recorded in the 2009 elections.

60% polling was recorded at Madhepura constituency where JD(U) president Sharad Yadav is contesting.

Madhubani witnessed 56%, Jhanjharpur 56%, Darbhanga 57%, Samastipur 55%, Begusarai 64% and Khagaria 55% at the end of polling at 6 pm, Chief Election Officer Ajay Nayak told reporters.

A bypoll is also being held in Sahebpur Kamal Assembly seat following resignation of former minister Parveen Amanullah from the Nitish Kumar Cabinet.

61% voting was recorded in the bypoll there.

Sharad Yadav, crickter-turned BJP leader Kiriti Azad, former Union ministers MAA Fatmi and Hukumdeo Narayan Yadav are among 94 candidates whose fates have been sealed today.

With completion of polling today, 27 seats of a total of 40 in Bihar have witnessed voting. The remaining 13 will go to poll on May 7 and May 12. 

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