Bihar And UP Leading 37% And 36% Votes Till 1 P.M

Patna: Around 37 percent polling was recorded till 1 PM in seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar where voting is ongoing in the third stage today. Supual registered 39 % voting till 1 pm, while it was 38 percent in Araria, 37 percent in Kisanganj, 38 per cent in Katihar, 37 per cent in Purnia, 35 percent in Bhagalpur and also in Banka, an Election Commission statement said. There was report of wait in polling in 20 booths in Katihar due to snags in EVM machines. There were also reports of technical problems in EVMs in some other constituencies also which were rectified later, election office sources said. BJP star contestant Shahnawaz Hussain took a round of polling stations in Bhagalpur to find out if there were any irregularities. Stakes are high for the party today as five of the seven seats going to polls today were won by the party in 2009. One each were held by rivals Congress and JD(U).

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