28% votes cast in Bihar by-polls
An estimated 28 per cent votes were cast till 1:30 pm in 11 of the 18 assembly constituencies in the second phase of the by-polls in Bihar amid tight security arrangements.india Updated: Sep 15, 2009 16:34 IST
An estimated 28 per cent votes were cast till 1:30 pm in 11 of the 18 assembly constituencies in the second phase of the by-polls in Bihar amid tight security arrangements.
The polling which began on a dull note in the morning, gradually picked up pace with long queues of voters seen before several polling stations, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Anshumali said.
An estimated 28 per cent votes were polled and no untoward incident was reported.
Additional Director General of Police (headquarters) Neelmani said voters boycotted polling at four polling stations in Fulwari, two each in Begusarai and Munger on development issues.
Central para-military force personnel kept vigil in 2,620 polling stations spread over Bagha, Nautan, Begusarai, Triveniganj, Simri Bakhtiarpur, Araria, Dhoraiya, Munger, Fulwari, Ghosi and Bodh Gaya.
Thirty-seven preventive arrests were made in the constituencies.
Altogether 25,15,474 electorate are eligible to exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 99 contestants, including nine women, in the 11 constituencies.