Bihar Assembly Elections: 53.51% voter turnout in Phase 2; PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi address rallies

People queue up at a polling booth during the 2nd phase of Bihar assembly elections.

An estimate of 53.51% voter turnout was recorded in the second phase of the Bihar Assembly elections. The highest turnout was recorded in Muzaffarpur among 17 districts, where 94 seats are located.

The lowest turnout so far has been reported from Darbhanga at 26.73 % followed by Patna at 28%.

Several leaders cast their votes including Nitish Kumar, Tejaswi Yadav, and family and Shatrughan Sinha. Special arrangements were made for disabled voters across Bihar.

Voting of the 2nd phase began at 7 am in the morning and will continue till 6 pm. The time has been extended keeping in mind the Covid affected patients to exercise their vote in the last hour.

Polling is underway in which over 2.85 voters will be voting across 94 constituencies on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Araria district where he urged the crowd to vote for the Aatmanirbhar Bihar's primal face Nitish Kumar, an alliance of BJP and JD(U).

PM is scheduled to address another rally in Saharsa today.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address two rallies today in Kodha and Kishanganj. campaigning for the grand alliance, Rahul Gandhi's rally amassed a huge crowd.

Addressing in Kodha, Gandhi emphasized the migrant crisis and took a dig at Nitish Kumar and Narendra Modi for being complacent towards the poor workers who walked barefoot for days back home.

Rahul Gandhi addressing a rally in Kodha

Rahul Gandhi urged people of Bihar to look into their mistakes at a rally

in Katihar.

While Modi taunted at the number of seats shared by Congress in both the Houses of Parliament. Modi claimed that Bihar has been fulfilled with all the needs. Now it has to be fulfilled with aspirations.

'Vocal for local' campaign was promoted dutifully by the Prime Minister as a step to encourage local artists and products.

Narendra Modi addressing a rally in Araria

A voter turnout of 55.69% was recorded in the first phase of Bihar assembly polls held on October 28. Polling was held at 71 assembly constituencies amid tight security and COVID-19 guidelines in place.

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