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Bihar polls: 39.85% polling recorded till 2 p.m.

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New Delhi, Oct. 28 : 39.85 polling percentage has been recorded till 2 p.m on Wednesday in the third phase of the ongoing Bihar Assembly polls.

Polling is underway in 50 constituencies, spread over six districts, amidst tight security arrangements.

Re-polling was held at booth no.131 of Banka Assembly constituency and at booth no.188 of Chakai constituency.

Governor Ramnath Kovind, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and former chief minister Rabri Devi exercised their right of franchise.

Non-functioning EVMs have been reported from a few places in Nalanda, Bhojpur, Buxar and Siwan districts.

Polling, which began at 7 a.m., will conclude at 5 p.m. in 40 constituencies, while it will end at 4 p.m. in the remaining 10 Naxal-affected seats.

A total of 1.45 crore electors are eligible to decide the fate of over 800 candidates, 71 of whom are women.

Of the total 14,170 polling stations, 6,747 have been declared as critical and 1,909 as Left Wing Extremist hit polling stations. (ANI)