Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Bihar, goons thrash TV journalist, bogus voting charges fly
The state, which has 40 seats, will see voting for its remaining 21 seats over the next three phases, in the seven-phased polls.Updated: Apr 30, 2019 07:25 IST
Hindustan Times, Patna
Allegations of bogus voting and complaints of electronic voting machine (EVM) malfunction marred voting in Bihar where five constituencies went to the polls on Monday. The state recorded a turnout of 59.02%.
Among the high-profile constituencies in this phase were Begusarai, Munger and Darbhanga. Some of the candidates in the fray include union minister Giriraj Singh, who contested against student leader Kanhaiya Kumar. Former National Democratic Alliance member Upendra Kushwaha, and Bharatiya Janata Party state chief Nityanand Rai also contested.
The state, which has 40 seats, will see voting for its remaining 21 seats over the next three phases, in the seven-phased polls.
Begusarai, with a polling percentage of 62.73% recorded a high voter turnout. A national TV journalist, was allegedly beaten up by some people while trying to shoot an incident of “bogus voting” at Ghongsa in Halsi block of Lakhisarai district.
There were also reports of EVM malfunction from across the five Lok Sabha seats.
First Published: Apr 30, 2019 00:44 IST