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Bihar Election 2020 Section-Three LIVE: Voting begins for third section; 1204 candidates in fray for 78 seats

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Updated: November 7, 2020 7:39:02 am

Bihar Assembly Phase 3 Polls Latest Updates: The first phase of polling happened on October 28 and the second phase on November3. 

The party is down to 26 seats in the state assembly, which has a total of 294 seats, after the 2016 elections.Bihar Election 2020

 

Bihar Election 2020 Phase-1 Polling:  Voting for 78 assembly seats is underway in the third and last phase of assembly election in Bihar. About 2.34 crore voters will decide the fates of 1204 candidates, including the Speaker and 12 members of the state cabinet. The first phase of polling happened on October 28 and the second phase on November 3.

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Among the prominent candidates contesting in this phase are Speaker of the outgoing assembly Vijay Kumar Chaudhary of JDU, Bijendra Prasad Yadav (Supaul), Narendra Narayan Yadav (Alamnagar), Maheshwar Hazari (Kalyanpur), Ramesh Rishideo (Singheshwar), Khurshid alias Firoz Ahmed (Sikta), Lakshmeshwar Roy (Laukaha), Bima Bharti (Rupauli) and Madan Sahni (Bahadurpur).

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Four ministers are in the fray from the BJP Pramod Kumar (Motihari), Suresh Sharma (Muzaffarpur), Binod Narayan Jha (Benipatti) and Krishnakumar Rishi (Banmankhi). Another keenly watched candidate is Subhashini Yadav from Bihariganj whose father, veteran socialist leader and former Union minister Sharad Yadav, had been a multiple-term MP from Madhepura under which the assembly segment falls. She is contesting on a Congress ticket.

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Today will be the last leg of the voting in the current Bihar elections where polls are being conducted amid Covid pandemic. The results will be declared on November 10. The BJP is contesting in alliance with JDU, VIP of Mukesh Sahani and HAM of Jitan Ram Manjhi. The Congress, on the other hand, contesting in alliance with RJD, CPI, CPI-M, and CPI-ML.

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