Published On: Sat, Oct 17th, 2015

Bihar Women Outnumbers Men In Voting

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Women are outnumbering men in Bihar this election. More and more women are coming out to vote to their favorite candidate who can bring change in their lives.

The women of Bihar have emerged as a prominent vote bank for politicians. They are even more powerful than the youths and also the caste factor.

Bihar assembly elections

In the first two phases, out of five, on October 13 and 15, women in large number have come out to vote.

Election commission official said the women have voted in large number in the first and second phase of polls. In the second phase 55 percent of 8.58 million voters in 32 seats have casted their votes. The percentage of women outnumbered men. Around 57.5 percent women came out to vote compared to 52.5 percent of male voters.

Chief Electrical Officer Ajay V Nayak said it is a positive development and this may also continue in the remaining three phases of polls on October 28, November 1 and 5.

According to election watchers, the more number of women coming out to vote is result of several schemes that was earlier initiated by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the path of women empowerment.

The women turnout in 2010 was good, but this year it is much more.

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