Chennai: Brisk polling was witnessed in many constituencies as Bihar saw the first phase voting of Assembly elections.
Over 18.30 per cent voter turnout has been recorded till 11:30 am, the Election Commission said in its provisional data.
A total of 71 Assembly segments of the State’s 243 constituencies were voting in the first phase in which nearly 2.15 crore voters will decide the electoral fate of over 1,000 candidates.
Meanwhile, addressing a rally in Bihar’s Darbhanga today morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it was important to take precautionary measures against coronavirus while participating in the election. Voting for phase 1 of assembly polls in the state is underway.
Modi also congratulated the people of Bihar for the establishment of the Ram Temple. “I congratulate the people of mother Sita’s land for the establishment of Ram Temple,” he said and added that the government’s motto was to fulfil all promises made in its manifesto.