PATNA: Voting began on Thursday morning for byelections to the Mokama and Gopalganj assembly constituencies in Bihar under the tight security, said official.
The polling began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm in both the seats. The by-polls to the two seats are the first election in the state after the formation of the Mahagthabandhan government. The direct fight on these two seats is BJP vs RJD.
Bihar | People cast their votes for the by-elections in Mokama Assembly Constituency; visuals from polling booth number 3 pic.twitter.com/HJAgoBt1IV— ANI (@ANI) November 3, 2022
According to the report, Women voters are reaching the booth since morning. 24.17 percent voting till 11 am, 21 in Gopalganj and 27% in Mokama. By 9 am, 11.57 per cent polling is reported in Gopalganj. On the other hand, 9.37 percent polling is reported in Gopalganj.
Five EVMs changed in Gopalganj, six arrestedin Gopalganj
Six people have been arrested for creating disturbances during voting in Gopalganj. So far five EVMs have been replaced. Police claim that till now the voting is taking place peacefully.
Many machines were replaced in Gopalganj and Mokama
Many machines have been replaced in Gopalganj and Mokama due to technical glitches. In these, Ballot Unit-1, Control Unit-3 and 6 VVPATs were changed.
At the same time, a control room has been made in the office of the Chief Electoral Officer regarding this election. Voting control room has been made in Patna. Monitoring is being done from the control room of Patna itself.