Voting started in Bihar from 7 am. Thermal guns were seen at several booths to measure temperature, sanitizer dispensers were also placed at several booths.
Patna| The first phase of polling for Bihar Assembly Elections begins today. Voting continues for 71 seats in the state. 1066 candidates are in the fray. These include 952 men and 114 women. The polling for the second phase will be conducted on November 3 and the third phase will be on November 7. The results will be declared on 10 November.
The Election Commission has extended the voting time by one hour due to Coronavirus fears. But, the time for voting to end in different seats is different. There will be voting on 4 seats from 7 am to 3 pm. At the same time, votes will be cast in 26 seats till 4 pm, in 5 seats till 5 pm, in the remaining 36 seats by 6 pm.
Voting started in Bihar from 7 am. Thermal guns were seen at several booths to measure temperature, sanitizer dispensers were also placed at several booths. In many places, however, social distancing was missing. Along with this, many voters and polling officials took the exception of wearing masks. Even Union Minister Giriraj Singh, who came to cast his vote in Lakhisarai was seen wearing a mask.
While polling in most of the booths is going on smoothly, issues are being reported from some polling stations. In the Wazirganj assembly constituency of Gaya, the ink applied to the hand of a voter was erased.
Two IEDs were found at Baluganj in Aurangabad before the voting began. The CRPF defused this IED found during the search operation. These areas are affected by Naxalites. Earlier on Tuesday, two IEDs were found at Imamganj in Gaya. It was also defused by CRPF.