In Final Phase Of Bihar Election Today, 78 Seats Up For Grabs: 10 Points

In Final Phase Of Bihar Election Today, 78 Seats Up For Grabs: 10 Points

Newsdesk |
November 7, 2020

The third and final phase of assembly elections is underway in Bihar in which stakes are quite high for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is up against multiple rivals, including former ally Chirag Paswan. At least 1,204 candidates are contesting for the 78 assembly seats spread across 19 districts, in the final phase. Some of the prominent candidates in this phase are the BJP's Niraj Kumar Singh in Chhatapur seat, cousin of actor Sushant Singh Rajput; Congress's Bihariganj candidate Subhashini Sharad Yadav, daughter of former Union minister Sharad Yadav and Janata Dal United's Sarairanjan candidate Vijay Kumar Choudhary, who is also the Bihar assembly Speaker. 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.

New Delhi, 07 November 2020

An estimated 34.80 per cent of the total 2.35 crore electors exercised their franchise till 1 pm, according to the Election Commission. Polling is currently underway on 78 Assembly constituencies across 16 districts in the state. In Araria, RJD candidate from Jokihat seat, Sarfaraz Alam, courted controvery after he turned up for voting with a party badge pinned in his shirt which is violation of the model code of conduct, news agency PTI reported. The Araria District Magistrate, PTI said, has promised lawful action against the RJD leader. Mr Alam is the elder son of former union minister Mohammad TaslimuddinThe JD(U) bid to retain the Valmiki Nagar parliamentary seat by fielding Baidyanath Mahato's son Sunil Kumar is facing a challenge from Congress candidate Pravesh Kumar Mishra, a journalist-turned-politician. Like Valmiki Nagar, the 78 assembly segments spread across 19 districts also fall in north Bihar, as areas falling north of the Ganges in the state are called.

Source -NDTV


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