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Bihar assembly 243 seats Polling concludes for Bihar third phase assembly elections and the counting of votes on November 10
Bihar Polling at 5 PM voting is 54%, At 6PM ascend to 60%.. Turnout till 6pm is 59.38%
Bihar At 5 PM voting 54 % : CM Nitish Kumar has 161 rallies said its his last election. Tajesvi 263 rallies Chirac 110 rallies, Yogi 12 rallies In Bihar.
Voting for the third and final phase of #BiharElections in the state today, 78 Assembly constituencies are in fray across 16 districts concluded at 6PM with 59% in third phase.
Bihar voter turnout till 3 pm in the third phase was 45.9 per cent, compared to 60.5 per cent in the last election in 2015.
The maximum turnout of 40.15 per cent till 1 pm was recorded in Muzaffarpur district, and minimum in Darbhanga with 26.58 per cent.
Voting is also being held for the Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha seat, where a by-election was necessitated by the death of JD(U) MP Baidyanath Mahato.
78 constituencies to go to polls in Final phase of Bihar Assembly Elections
Bihar, elaborate security arrangements have been made for the third and last phase of assembly elections. In all, 78 constituencies spread over 15 districts including Kishanganj, Katihar, Madhepura and Supaul will go to polls in this phase tomorrow. Polling for By-Election to Valmiki Nagar Parliamentary seat, will also be held simultaneously. Seven candidates are in fray for this Lok Sabha seat.
Over 2.35 crore electorates will decide the fate of 1,204 candidates including 110 women in this phase. Polling will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Chief Electoral Officer H. R. Srinivasa said, polling will be held upto 4 p.m. in four Naxal-affected constituencies of Valmiki Nagar, Ramnagar, Simri Bakhtiarpur and Mahishi. Out of 33 thousand 782 Polling Stations 4,999 are considered as vulnerable.
Additional Chief Electoral Officer Sanjay Kumar Singh said that additional security forces have been deployed in Naxal-infested areas to ensure trouble-free polling.
Election Commission has instructed to follow COVID protocol during the conduct of polls. Every person has to wear face mask during election related activities. Thermal scanning of all persons will be carried out and sanitizers will be made available at all locations during the polling. All polling booths have been sanitized. In view of COVID situation, only one thousand electors will exercise their right of franchise at each Polling Station instead of 1,500.
BJP is contesting 35 seats while Janata Dal (United)- 37, Vikassheel Insaan Party five seats and Hindustani Awam Morcha one seat in this phase. RJD is contesting 46 seats, Congress 25 candidates and left parties seven seats. On the other hand, LJP has fielded 42 candidates, RLSP-23, BSP-19 and NCP-31 candidates.
Political fortunes of Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Chaudhary and Chief of Vikassheel Insaan Party, Mukesh Sahni, will be decided in this phase. Twelve Ministers including Bijendra Yadav, Bima Bharati, Firoz and Ramesh Rishidev are also in the fray.
Elections are being held in three phases for the 243-member Bihar Legislative Assembly. The first phase of polling was held on 28th of October and second on 3rd of November.