Bihar polls: EC issues notification for 1st phase

Patna, Sep 27: The Election Commission issued notification for the first of the six phases of the Bihar assembly elections, on Monday, Sep 27.

In the first phase due Oct 21, polls will be held in 47 of 243 assembly constituencies.

The last date for filing nominations is Oct 4 and one can withdraw one"s name until Oct 7. The filing of nomination papers by candidates began Monday itself.

Polling would be held for Simri Bakhtiarpur and Mahishi between 7 am and 3 pm and for others between 7 am and 5 pm.

Among the constituencies going to polls in the first phase are flood-prone Kosi and Mithila.

The six-phase Bihar election will take place on Oct 21 (47 assembly constituencies), Oct 24 (45 constituencies), Oct 28 (48 constituencies), Nov 1 (42 constituencies), Nov 9 (35 constituencies) and Nov 20 (26 constituencies).

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