Bihar Election: The much-anticipated Bihar election is round the corner and the number of seat-sharing has been announced today. The Grand Alliance in Bihar, which includes the state’s main opposition parties, seems to have arrived at a consensus over seat-sharing Congress and RJD will be contesting for the election together.
As per sources, the Congress is likely to contest 68 of the 243 seats in Bihar Assembly elections, and Lalu Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal will be contesting for 143 seats will accommodate Mukesh Sahani’s Vikassheel Insaan Party on 10-12 of them. . Left parties may fight from 28-30 seats.
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It should be noted that the three-phase assembly election will be taking place on October 28, November 3, and 7 respectively. The development comes a day after the filing of nominations for phase 1 started on Thursday. The last date for filing nominations is October 8. Seventy-one of the total 243 constituencies will see voting in the first phase on October 28.
Voting will take place from 7 AM to 6 PM instead of 5 AM. COVID patients, suspects, and those in quarantine will vote separately and there will be no physical contact during meetings and rallies. Voters have to use masks and gloves. The number of phases has also been reduced from five to minimize infection
RJD to contest 135, INC-70, Left parties- 10, VIP 7 since RJD contested 8 seats in Jharkhand, JMM has given 2 ST reserved seats likely. As per the latest updates, the grand alliance will be announced at a Press conference at 4 pm today.