Women power pushes up Bihar poll turnout
Greater participation of women in the democratic exercise pushed up the voting percentage in Bihar Assembly Elections this time by around seven per cent compared to five years ago.
The cumulative voting percentage in the six-phase polls rose to 52.43 per cent this year, up from 45.85 per cent recorded in October 2005 Assembly election and 44.46 per cent in 2009 Lok Sabha elections in the state.
While the voting turn out of males was 50.77 per cent, the women turn out was 54.85 per cent. It was a quantum jump, Election Commission officials in New Delhi said....read more…