Patna, May 12 : Polling began on a peaceful note on Sunday at 0700 hrs, amid elaborate security arrangements in Bihar for sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections in eight seats where an estimated 1.38 crore voters would exercise their franchise to decide fate of 127 candidates, including union minister Radha Mohan Singh and former union minister Raghubansh Prasad Singh.
Polling is underway in West Champaran, East Champaran, Sheohar, Gopalganj, Siwan, Valmikinagar, Siwan and Vaishali constituencies in the penultimate phase of election.
The polling in constituencies of West Champaran, East Champaran, Sheohar, Gopalganj and Siwan would be held from 7 AM to 6 PM while votes would be cast under Valmikinagar and Ramnagar assembly segments in Valmikinagar Lok Sabha constituency and under Meenapur, Paru and Sahebganj assembly segments in Vaishali Lok Sabha constituency from 0700 hrs to 1600 hrs due to security reasons.
Electorate were seen in large number waiting for their turn at several booths in seats where polling is in progress. Women and first time voters also appeared excited to cast their votes. Elders were also taken to booths by their family members and they were facilitated there in casting their votes by polling personnel on duty. Polling is expected to gain momentum with progress of the day.