Bihar assembly elections 2020 phase -I: everything you need to know
- 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.
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
AdvertisementThe 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
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 -
|Ramgarh||Mohania (SC)||Bhabua||Chainpur||Chenari (SC)|
|Makhdumpur (SC)||Goh||Obra||Nabinagar||Kutumba (SC|
|Barachatti (SC)||Bodh Gaya (SC)||Gaya Town||Tikari||Belaganj|
Voters in Bihar 2020 assembly elections
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.
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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