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Bihar voting percentage elections 2020 LIVE updates: 0.38% voter turnout recorded till 9 am; over 1,500 candidates in fray

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Raghopur election polling latest updates

Tejashwi Yadav seeking re-election from Raghopur 

The 31-year-old RJD leader, Tejashwi Yadav, the chief ministerial face of the Grand Alliance is seeking re-election from Raghopur in Vaishali district which he had wrested back for his party from the BJP's Satish Kumar in 2015. The BJP leader had defeated Yadav's mother Rabri Devi, a former chief minister, in 2010.

Raghopur in Vaishali and Hasanpur in Samastipur districts will vote in this phase, deciding the fate of brothers Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav respectively.

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Bihar phase 1 election voting latest updates

At least 32% candidates face criminal charges 

Over 1,200 candidates in the Bihar polls have declared criminal cases against themselves, with 115 of them accused in cases related to crimes against women and 73 candidates facing cases related to murder, according to a report by poll rights group Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

Out of the 3,722 Bihar assembly election candidates analysed, 1,201 (32 percent) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves, the report said. In the 2015 Bihar assembly elections, out of 3,450 candidates analysed, 1,038 (30 percent) had declared criminal cases against themselves, it added.

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Bihar phase 1 election voting latest updates

Tejashwi Yadav urges voters to cast their ballots

"I appeal to people to take part in this festival of democracy. I am confident people will bring change with the power of their vote," said RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav in Patna on Tuesday.

Besides Tejashwi, his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav and four state ministers are also in the fray in this phase, which also features one transgender candidate, fielded by the LJP.

09:34 (IST)

Bihar phase 1 election voting latest updates

Amit Shah appeals people to exercise franchise

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Patna election polling latest updates

Sushil Modi casts ballot in in Rajendra Nagar

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Bhagalpur election polling latest updates

Voter turnout at 0.38%; Bhagalpur registers 2.82%

As of 9 am, the voter turnout in second phase of Bihar Assembly polls is 0.38 percent. Voting began at 7 am on Tuesday and so far Bhagalpur has registered a voting percentage of 2.82 percent while Sitamarhi sees 3.53 percent.

The first phase of the state polls, when a turnout of 55.68 percent was recorded, was conducted on 28 October.

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Bihar phase 1 election voting latest updates

Political parties in the fray

Among the major parties, the RJD is contesting 56 of the 94 seats while its ally Congress is contesting 24. The CPI and CPM, which joined the Grand Alliance recently, are fighting four seats each. Quite a few seats are being contested by the CPI(ML), the Left outfit with the strongest presence in Bihar.

BJP candidates are in the fray in 46 of the seats, while another 43 are being contested by those with JD(U) tickets. Mukesh Sahni's Vikassheel Insaan Party  (VIP), the latest entrant in the NDA, is contesting the remaining five.

The LJP is contesting 52 seats, including the two it had won in 2015 contesting as an NDA constituent. The party has fielded one transgender candidate too in this phase.

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Bihar phase 1 election voting latest updates

Nearly 1,500 candidates in fray 

Out of the total 1,463 candidates in the second phase, 1,316 are men, 146 are women and one is transgender. Of the total 2,85,50,285 voters 1,50,33,034 are male, 1,35,16,271 female and 980 transgender, according to the Election Commission.

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Bihar phase 1 election voting latest updates

Ninety-four seats across 17 districts up for polls 

Voting will take place in 94 Assembly segments, more than a third of the 243-member-strong Assembly spread across 17 districts. With the exception of three districts — Patna, Bhagalpur, and Nalanda — the other districts heading to polls on Tuesday are situated north of the Ganga river.

The districts in which polls will be held in the second phase are West Champaran, East Champaran, Sheohar, Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj, Siwan, Saran, Vaishali, Samastipur, Begusarai, Khagaria, Bhagalpur, Nalanda, and Patna.

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Bihar phase 1 election voting latest updates

Over 2.85 cr voters to cast their ballots today 

Ninety-four of Bihar's 243 seats are up for election today (Tuesday, 3 November) in the second phase of the Assembly polls.

The second phase is arguably the most crucial of the three phases of the Assembly election. Over 2.85 crore voters will decide the fate of nearly 1,500 candidates on Tuesday.

Bihar voting percentage elections 2020 LATEST updates: Voting for second phase began at 7 am on Tuesday and so far Bhagalpur is the only district to have registered a voting percentage of 1.50 percent.

Over 2.85 crore voters will cast ballots for 94 seats in the second phase of the Bihar Assembly polls between 7 am and 6 pm today (Tuesday, 3 November) amid precautions against the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly 1,500 candidates are in the fray.

However, polling in eight Naxal-affected constituencies including Raghopur, Paru, Minapur, and Alauli will be held only till 4 pm, said Chief Electoral Officer HR Srinivasa.

The first phase on 28 October saw a voter turnout of 55.69 percent and the State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) HR Srinivas in his report said that repolling was not required in any of the 71 seats.

In the 2015 Bihar Assembly elections, the second phase of polling in 32 constituencies across six Maoist-affected districts recorded a voter turnout of 55 percent.

The overall voter turnout in the 2015 elections was 56.91 percent, up from 52.7 percent in 2010. Notably, the poll percentage among women at 59.92 percent exceeded that of men (56.8 percent) as per a report in The Times of India.

As per the Election Commission's data, of the 1,463 candidates contesting in the second phase on Tuesday, 1,316 are men, 146 are women and one is transgender. Of the total 2,85,50,285 voters, 1,50,33,034 are male, 1,35,16,271 female and 980 transgender.

Polls will be held in West Champaran, East Champaran, Sheohar, Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj, Siwan, Saran, Vaishali, Samastipur, Begusarai, Khagaria, Bhagalpur, Nalanda, and Patna.

The poll panel said it has set up 41,362 booths at 18,823 polling stations.

Among the major parties, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) is contesting 56 of the 94 seats while its ally Congress is contesting 24. The CPI and CPM, which joined the Grand Alliance recently, are fighting four seats each. Quite a few seats are being contested by the CPI(ML), the Left outfit with the strongest presence in Bihar.

BJP candidates are in the fray in 46 of the seats, while another 43 are being contested by those with JD(U) tickets. Mukesh Sahni's VIP, the latest entrant in the NDA, is contesting the remaining five.

The LJP is contesting 52 seats, including the two it had won in 2015 contesting as an NDA constituent. The party has fielded one transgender candidate, too, in this phase.

Maharajganj has the maximum number of 27 candidates for any constituency while Darauli (04) has the lowest.

Key candidates

Notable among the candidates is RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, the chief ministerial candidate of the Opposition Grand Alliance’s, who is seeking re-election from Raghopur in Vaishali district. Tejashwi  has been aggressively trying to cash in on the anti-incumbency factor against the Nitish Kumar government.

The 31-year-old  had wrested the seat back for his party from the BJP’s Satish Kumar in 2015. The BJP leader had defeated Yadav’s mother Rabri Devi, a former chief minister, in 2010.

The BJP has fielded Satish Kumar, hoping that the leader will be able to do a repeat of 2010 when, like this time, JD(U) president and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was with the NDA.

Tejashwi’s elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav has shifted his base from Mahua in Vaishali and is trying his luck from Hasanpur in Samastipur district.

There were said to be feared in the RJD camp that Tej Pratap’s bid to retain Mahua could be challenged by the NDA through his estranged wife Aishwarya as its trump card.

She is already taking an active part in the campaign for her father Chandrika Roy in Parsa, which he has represented a number of times and is seeking to retain on a JD(U) ticket this time.

All the four Assembly segments in the capital city – Patna Sahib, Kumhrar, Bankipur and Digha –  also going to polls in the second phase. The BJP had won all four seats in 2015.

State minister Nand Kishore Yadav is in the fray trying to retain Patna Sahib for a seventh consecutive term.

Multiple-term MLA Nitin Nabin faces a challenge in Bankipur from Congress candidate Luv Sinha, who is the son of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, a two-time local MP.

Seven constituencies of Nalanda district, to which chief minister belongs, also go to polls in the second phase.

The JD(U) has suffered a setback in the reserved Rajgir seat where its sitting MLA Ravi Jyoti, a former police inspector, is now the fray on a Congress ticket.

Two other ministers Ram Sevak Singh (JDU) and Rana Randhir Singh (BJP) are trying their luck from Hathua and Madhuban in Gopalganj and East Champaran districts respectively. The ministers are sitting MLAs from the respective seats.

There are 243 seats in Bihar Assembly. The term of the current Assembly is due to end on 29 November.

The third and final phase of polling will be held on 7 November and the results will be declared on 10 November.

With inputs from PTI



November 03, 2020 at 09:10AM

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