Bihar assembly elections 2020 phase -I: everything you need to know

Bihar assembly elections 2020 phase -I: everything you need to know
In this election the RJD is likely to be a major loser, in comparison with the 80 seats it won in 2015 to become the single largest party in the assembly.
  • the 243 assembly seats of Bihar will go for polling in October – November 2020
  • The Election Commission will conduct Bihar state assembly elections in three phases on October 28, November 3 and 7, to elect the next government that will rule the state for the next five years.
  • Phase-I of Bihar assembly elections covering 71 constituencies will be held on October 28, 2020.
The stage is set for state assembly elections in Bihar that will see the 243 assembly constituencies going for polling in three phases scheduled on October 28, November 3 and 7. The 2020 general elections for the Bihar assembly will decide the government that will rule the state over the next five-year term.

Here is a look at all the information you need to know about phase one of the Bihar assembly elections 2020.

Bihar assembly elections Phase-I: Important dates

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The polling for the Phase-I Bihar state assembly elections 2020 will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. The votes polled in the three-phased election will be counted together on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 and the results will be declared as and when the counting of votes progresses.

The gazette notification about the Bihar elections 2020 was issued on October 1, 2020. The last date for filing the nominations was October 8. The applications were scrutinised on October 9 and the last date to withdraw the candidature was October 12.

Constituencies going for polling in Phase-I elections

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In the Phase-I assembly elections of Bihar state, 71 assembly constituencies will go for polling on October 28, 2020. These include the following areas -


Kahalgaon SultanganjAmarpurDhoraiya (SC)Banka
Katoria (ST)BelharTarapurMungerJamalpur
SuryagarhaLakhisaraiSheikhpuraBarbighaMokama
BarhMasaurhi (SC)PaliganjBikramSandesh
BarharaArrahAgiaon (SC)TarariJagdishpur
ShahpurBrahampurBuxarDumraonRajpur (SC)
RamgarhMohania (SC)BhabuaChainpurChenari (SC)
SasaramKargaharDinaraNokhaDehri
KarakatArwalKurthaJehanabadGhosi
Makhdumpur (SC)GohObra NabinagarKutumba (SC
AurangabadRafiganjGuruaSherghatiImamganj (SC)
Barachatti (SC)Bodh Gaya (SC)Gaya TownTikariBelaganj
AtriWazirganjRajauli (SC)HisuaNawada
GobindpurWarisaliganjSikandra (SC)JamuiJhajha
Chakai


Voters in Bihar 2020 assembly elections
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Present estimates show that about 7.29 crore voters will participate in the election process. This number includes about 78 lakh voters who will vote for the first time.

Parties and alliances

The ruling National Democratic Alliance in Bihar will face the state assembly elections with a coalition among four parties — Janata Dal (United), Bharatiya Janata Party, Vikassheel Insaan Party and Hindustani Awam Morcha. The seats contested by these parties will be 115, 110, 11 and 7 respectively. The Lok Janshakti Party will support this alliance.
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The opposition Mahagathbandhan consists of the United Progressive Alliance members namely Rashtriya Janata Dal, Indian National Congress and the left–wing parties. Rashtriya Janata Dal will contest in 144 seats leaving 70 seats for Congress and the remaining to the left wing parties.



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