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Bihar polls: Over 51 percent polling recorded till 3 p.m.

Patna, Nov. 5 : The fifth phase of polling in Bihar on Thursday saw 51.58 percent voters cast their votes till 3 p.m.

The polling recorded in Madhubani district saw 48.20 percent, Supaul 52.53 percent, Araria 54.26 percent, Kishanganj 52.44 percent, Purnea 53.96 percent, Katihar 57.02 percent, Madhepura 51.87 percent, Saharsa 45.69 percent, and Darbhanga 51.57 percent respectively till 3 p.m.

The fifth and final phase of the Bihar Assembly polls began at 7 a.m. today for 57 seats spread across nine districts.

The 57 constituencies which fall in the Seemanchal-Mithilanchal-Kosi belt, are spread across nine districts of Madhubani, Darbhanga, Supual, Madhepura, Saharsa, Araria, Kisanganj, Purnea and Katihar.

Polling will conclude in 55 constituencies at 5 PM, whereas in the 2 Naxal-affected seats- Simri Bhaktiyarpur and Mahisi in Saharsa district, polling will conclude at 3 PM.

Voters will decide the fate of 827 candidates, including 58 women.

The Election Commission has put all arrangements in place to ensure free and fair voting. (ANI)