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81 pc turnout in West Bengal

81 pc voter turnout in West Bengal in 8th phase, one killed Bihar

The penultimate phase of Lok Sabha elections in 64 constituencies saw a positive turnout in a high-stake battle where the fate of 1,737 candidates including Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, his cousin Varun, Ram Vilas Paswan and Rabri Devi, were decided. One person was killed when police opened fire outside a polling booth in Bihar's Sitamarhi district in a bid to prevent its capture. The highest turnout in the 8th phase was 81.28 per cent in the six seats in West Bengal, which Trinamool Congress is trying to wrest from Left Front, followed by 76 per cent in Seemandhra, where voters chose 25 representatives to Lok Sabha and 175 members of the proposed assembly simultaneously.