Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) releases names of 115 candidates contesting 2020 Bihar election

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  • Chandrika Rai is going to contest from Parsa Assembly constituency, whereas Lalan Paswan from Chenari and Bima Bharti from Rupauli Assembly constituency.
  • The JD (U) has reached a 122-121 seat-sharing deal with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
  • Polling for the 243 Assembly seats in Bihar will take place in three phases between October 28 and November 7 this year.
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Nitish Kumar led Janata Dal (United) has released a list of 115 candidates who will be contesting in the upcoming Bihar elections 2020.

Former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) member and the father-in-law to Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tej Pratap Yadav, Chandrika Rai is going to contest from Parsa Assembly constituency.

Lalan Paswan has also been issued a ticket to contest from Chenari and Bima Bharti will be at the stead of the Rupauli Assembly constituency.

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The JD (U) has reached a 122-121 seat-sharing deal with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) — which means JDU will be contesting from 115 seats where BJP will contest from 121 seats in the election. Seven of these seats have been allocated to Jitan Ram Manjhi's Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM).

In what will be India's first full-fledged election ever since the deadly COVID-19 pandemic hit the country in March, polling for the 243 Assembly seats in Bihar will take place in three phases between October 28 and November 7 this year. The Election Commission of India also announced that the votes will be counted on November 10, last week.

The term of the Bihar Assembly ends on November 29. According to the poll panel, there are 7.29 crore voters in the state, including 3.85 crore male and 3.4 crore female voters and 1.6 lakh service voters.
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