Bihar polls: 19.74 per cent turnout till 11 am in third phase (updated)


PATNA (BIHAR): (Updated)

An estimated 19.74 percent of voters have exercised their right of franchise till 11 am in the 78 assembly seats of Bihar where the third and final phase of elections were underway on Saturday.

Till 9 am, an estimated 7.70 per cent of the total 2.35 crore electors exercised their franchise.

The poll opened at 7 am in these seats spread across 15 districts of north Bihar.

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Voting is being held simultaneously in the Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha seat, where a by-poll has been necessitated due to the death of JD(U) MP Baidyanath Mahto.

The first phase of voting for the 243-strong assembly took place on October 28 and the second phase on November 3.

The votes will be counted on November 10.