Bihar Assembly Elections 2015: Know all about 1st phase polls and candidates

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Patna, Oct 12: Bihar is holding the first phase of assembly elections 2015 today (Monday, Oct 12) for 49 seats.

[Bihar Assembly Elections 2015: Special Coverage]; [Bihar Polls: 1st phase Live Updates]


Let's take a look at the statistics for the electrifying first phase polls:

Electorate: 1,35,72,339 (Males: 72,37,253; Females: 63,17,602; Transgenders: 405)

Candidates: 583 (including 54 women)

Party-wise candidates: BSP- 41, BJP- 27, RJD- 17, LJP- 13, Congress- 8, RLSP- 6, CPI-25, CPI (M)- 12

130 candidates face serious criminal charges.

146 are crorepatis (25% of total candidates), 19-JD(U), 18-BJP, 11-RJD.

Constituencies: 49

Total districts: 10- Banka, Bhagalpur, Begusarai, Jamui, Khagaria, Lakhisarai, Munger, Nawada, Samastipur, Sheikhpura.

Polling time:

7 am to 3 am in 9 constituencies- Tarapur, Jamalpur, Suryagraha, Rajauli (SC), Govindpur, Sikandara (SC), Jamui, Jhajha and Chakai.

7 am to 4 pm in 4 constituencies- Alauli (SC), Beldaur, Katoria (ST), Belhar.

7 am to 5 pm in other 36 constituencies.

Polling Stations: 13,212 (Critical- 7,384 and Left-Wing Extremists-hit- 2,255)

Paramilitary personnel: 1.2 lakh; 5 helicopters including 3 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and 33 motor boats.

935 video cameras and 339 android mobile phones have been put into use to ensure free and fair poll.

Details of Candidates:


Results: The counting of votes will take place on Sunday, November 8 for 243-assembly seats of Bihar.

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