Bihar records 53.54 per cent voting in Phase 1 amid coronavirus fear

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Voters during an election
Voters during an election

Patna : The first phase of crucial Bihar elections concluded on Wednesday with around 53.54 per cent people casting their votes, said Chief Electoral Officer in Bihar.

Addressing a press conference, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora mentioned that the final figures of voting will come later.

"Till 5 pm the voter turnout in Bihar phase one election was 52.24 per cent. In 2015 elections, Phase one turnout was 54.94 per cent and in Lok Sabha elections it was 53.54 per cent. The voting is still underway in some places and the final figures will be out soon," Arora said.

He thanked local administration and expressed gratitude to the voters who came to cast their vote at a time when there is a huge fear of coronavirus prevailing in the society.

"I thank the voters of Bihar who came out to vote in these times, all political entities who showed maturity in the conduct of elections and the local administration which made such extensive arrangements keeping Covid-19 in mind," Arora said.

He also asked voters to come in maximum majority in the second and third phase of elections.