Voters flock to polling booths in 2nd phase of Bihar elections

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A security person keeps vigil as voters wait in queue to cast votes at a polling station in Gaya. (PTI Photo)

A security person keeps vigil as voters wait in queue to cast votes at a polling station in Gaya. (PTI Photo)

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Voters wait in queue to cast votes at a polling station in Gaya. Around 86 lakh voters will decide the fate of 456 candidates at 9,119 polling stations across Bihar. (PTI Photo)

Voters wait in queue to cast votes at a polling station in Gaya. Around 86 lakh voters will decide the fate of 456 candidates at 9,119 polling stations across Bihar. (PTI Photo)

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The battle for Bihar entered its second phase as 32 constituencies spread across six Maoist-hit districts went to polls. (PTI Photo)

The battle for Bihar entered its second phase as 32 constituencies spread across six Maoist-hit districts went to polls. (PTI Photo)

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Voters cast their votes at a polling station in Makhdumpur. The polling percentage was 46.99% till 2pm in the afternoon, with large number of people turning up despite the Maoists’ threat . (PTI Photo)

Voters cast their votes at a polling station in Makhdumpur. The polling percentage was 46.99% till 2pm in the afternoon, with large number of people turning up despite the Maoists’ threat . (PTI Photo)

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A polling officer puts the ink mark on a voter's finger at a polling station in Jehanabad. The second phase voting constitutes a great challenge for the security personnel as the six districts are heavily affected by Maoist movement. (PTI Photo)

A polling officer puts the ink mark on a voter's finger at a polling station in Jehanabad. The second phase voting constitutes a great challenge for the security personnel as the six districts are heavily affected by Maoist movement. (PTI Photo)

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Voters at a polling station in Jehanabad. An estimated 57% of the electorate cast their votes in the first phase of Bihar elections, held on October 12. (PTI Photo)

Voters at a polling station in Jehanabad. An estimated 57% of the electorate cast their votes in the first phase of Bihar elections, held on October 12. (PTI Photo)

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In Bihar, the BJP-led NDA is up against a ‘Grand Alliance’ of the Janata Dal (United), Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress. (PTI Photo)

In Bihar, the BJP-led NDA is up against a ‘Grand Alliance’ of the Janata Dal (United), Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress. (PTI Photo)

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Due to security concerns, as many as 334 companies of Central Para Military forces and state police are deployed in Gaya to ensure peaceful voting during second phase of Bihar elections. (PTI Photo)

Due to security concerns, as many as 334 companies of Central Para Military forces and state police are deployed in Gaya to ensure peaceful voting during second phase of Bihar elections. (PTI Photo)

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Voting began at 7 am in all constituencies for the second phase of Bihar Assembly elections. (PTI Photo)

Voting began at 7 am in all constituencies for the second phase of Bihar Assembly elections. (PTI Photo)

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CRPF personnel keep vigil during the second phase of Bihar elections at Imamganj. The battle at Imamganj, a reserved SC seat, would be closely watched as former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi of Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) is contesting Uday Narain Chaudhary of the JD-U. (PTI Photo)

CRPF personnel keep vigil during the second phase of Bihar elections at Imamganj. The battle at Imamganj, a reserved SC seat, would be closely watched as former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi of Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) is contesting Uday Narain Chaudhary of the JD-U. (PTI Photo)

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Voting is expected to end at 3pm in 11 constituencies and at 4pm in 12 others. (PTI Photo)

Voting is expected to end at 3pm in 11 constituencies and at 4pm in 12 others. (PTI Photo)

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