Bihar Election Update : Bihar within the third and final phase of state elections during which 2.35 crore voters are eligible to make a decision

Voting is simultaneously happening for the Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha seat in West Champaran district where a by-election has been necessitated by the death of the sitting JD(U) MP Baidyanath Mahto.Of the entire 2.35 voters within the 78 assembly segments, spread across 15 districts of north Bihar, 1.23 are men, 1.12 crore are women while 894 are within the “third gender" category, consistent with statistics provided by the committee.

Bihar Election Update : Bihar within the third and final phase of state elections during which 2.35 crore voters are eligible to make a decision
Bihar Election Update

The final phase of elections is additionally noteworthy due to the role the “Owaisi factor" might play.Polling is underway in 78 assembly segments of Bihar within the third and final phase of state elections on Saturday during which 2.35 crore voters are eligible to make a decision the fate of 1,204 candidates.Casting of votes in the least 33,782 polling stations where as many EVM sets and VVPAT machines are installed and paramilitary forces deployed to take care of order, officials said.

Voting is simultaneously happening for the Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha seat in West Champaran district where a by-election has been necessitated by the death of the sitting JD(U) MP Baidyanath Mahto.Of the entire 2.35 voters within the 78 assembly segments, spread across 15 districts of north Bihar, 1.23 are men, 1.12 crore are women while 894 are within the “third gender" category, consistent with statistics provided by the committee.

In addition, re-poll is being held at two polling stations of Hisua assembly segment in Nalanda district where votes were cast within the second phase on November 3, the committee said.It said the re-poll has been necessitated by the EVMS getting damaged during a road accident.Among the candidates within the fray, 37 belong to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U), 35 to the BJP, while five are contesting on tickets of junior NDA ally Vikassheel Insaan Party and one from the Hindustani Awam Morcha.

The candidates of the JD(U)-BJP include the assembly Speaker and 12 members of the state cabinet.The main opposition RJD is fighting 46 seats within the final phase, while its ally Congress is within the fray in 25. Ultra-Left outfit CPI(ML), which has joined the RJD-led Grand Alliance along side CPI and CPI(M), is contesting five seats within the final phase.