Bihar polls: Notification for fifth phase issued

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Patna, Oct 15 (ANI): The notification for the fifth phase of the six-phased State Assembly elections in Bihar was issued here today.

Thirty-five out of 243 Assembly constituencies will go to polls in this phase on November 9.

The districts to be covered in this phase are Patna, Gaya, Nawada, Nalanda, Sheikhpura, Jehanabad, Arwal and Bhojpur.

The last day for the filing of nominations for this phase is October 22 and scrutiny will be over by October 23.

Candidates can withdraw their nomination papers till October 25.

The six-phase poll for 243 seats begins from October 21 and concludes on November 20

The first phase of elections will take place on October 21 for 47 state assembly seats, the second phase on October 24, the third phase on October 28 for 48 seats, the fourth on November1 for 42 seats, the fifth phase on November 9 for 25 seats and the sixth and last phase on November 20 for 26 seats.

Counting of votes will take place on November 24.

Bihar has over 5.5 crore voters, who will exercise their franchise through Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). (ANI)

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