The polling for the last phase of Bihar assembly elections started at 7 amThe Commission informed that under the third phase, all preparations have been completed at the administrative level for the by-elections in a total of 78 assembly constituencies and the Balmikinagar Lok Sabha seat.All activities are being conducted in the districts by deputation of polling personnel and avoiding Kovid-19 infection.
According to the commission, an equal number of electronic voting machine (EVM) sets and VVPATs have been arranged for 33,782 polling stations in all 78 assembly constituencies.
According to the Chief Electoral Officer’s office, paramilitary forces have been deployed at all polling stations under vigilante security arrangements and live webcasting will also be arranged at select polling stations.
As part of the third and final phase of elections for the 243-member state assembly, voting will be held on Saturday in 78 assembly constituencies in 15 districts, of which about 234 crore voters will be able to exercise their franchise and decide the fate of 1204 candidates. These candidates include the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and 12 members of the State Cabinet.
By-election for Balmikinagar Lok Sabha seat is being held due to the demise of JD (U) MP Vaidyanath Mahato JD (U) has given ticket to Sunil Kumar, son of the late Vaidyanath Mahats, who is pitted against Congress candidate and Pravesh Kumar Mishra who came into journalism politics
Like Balmikinagar, out of 78 assembly seats going to polls, many seats are located in North Bihar and north of the Ganges River. Some of these seats are in the Kosi-Seemanchal region where AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi is considered to have a good influence between the NDA and the Grand Alliance battle.
Until a few months ago, the election which was seen as easy for the ruling National Democratic Alliance, has been started by the « electoral pundits » now « a fight of thorns ». In this regard, he is underlining the emotional appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar to the voters for the ruling coalition.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed 12 rallies in order of campaigning for Bihar assembly elections In his letter to the people of Bihar, Modi said on Thursday that he needs Nitish Kumar to continue the development of Bihar uninterrupted.
On the other hand, Bihar Chief Minister and leader of Janata Dal United Nitish Kumar made an emotional appeal in Purnia’s Dhamdaha on Thursday, saying that the assembly election going on in the state is his last election. Rashtriya Janata Dal, once considered invincible, is leaving no stone unturned to win this election. RJD has alliance with Congress, CPI, CPI and CPI-ML in assembly elections
The BJP fielded many of its veterans for the election campaign including Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, party national president Jagat Prakash Nadda and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the third phase of elections in West Champaran, East Champaran, The assembly seats in Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Supaul, Araria, Kishanganj, Purnia, Katihar, Madhepura, Saharsa, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Vaishali and Samastipur districts are going to the polls. A total of 1,204 candidates are in the fray, of which 110 are women. Gaighat has the highest number of candidates (31) while the four constituencies of Dhaka, Triveniganj, Jokihat and Bahadurganj have the least number of candidates (9). In this phase 35 candidates of BJP, 37 of JD (U) and 44 of RJD are in the fray.
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