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HT Explains: Women voters could skew Bihar polls result

The turnout – 59.50% in the first phase, 57.50% in the second, 54% in the third and 60.40% in the fourth – signifies women voters will considerably influence the outcome of the elections.

india Updated: Nov 04, 2015 20:58 IST
Women voters wait in a queue to cast their votes during fourth phase of Bihar elections in Muzaffarpur.
Women voters wait in a queue to cast their votes during fourth phase of Bihar elections in Muzaffarpur. (PTI)

The large turnout of women in the first four phases of Bihar elections have led the two major formations -- the NDA and the grand alliance -- to develop their own theories about who these women have voted for, says Patna bureau chief of Hindustan Times, Vijay Swaroop.

The women voter turnout till now – 59.50% in the first phase, 57.50% in the second, 54% in the third and 60.40% in the fourth – signifies that women voters will considerably influence the outcome of the elections.

In this video, watch Swaroop identify the key reasons -- like women gradually moving out of a feudal and patriarchal societal framework -- for the large turnout in the state.