Bihar goes to polls in a week. Chirag Paswan-led Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) on Tuesday has released the third list of candidates for the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls. Along with women, Chirag Paswan has also given tickets to Muslim and Yadav candidates. Even several BJP leaders have been given tickets from LJP. Abdul Ghaffur, son of rjd’s leader Abdul Ghaffur is one of them.
Here’s the complete list of the candidates:
The Bihar election will occur in three phases over a period of 11 days. Voting for the first phase will take place on October 28 and will cover 71 assembly constituencies, while the second-phase voting will happen on November 3 and will cover 94 seats. The third phase of voting will be on November 7 and will cover 78 assembly seats.
On one side is the ruling combine of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) which includes Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United (115 seats), the Bharatiya Janata Party (110 seats), new entrant to the alliance Vikassheel Insaan Party (11 seats) and Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha (7 seats).
Lok Janshakti Party, formed by late Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan was also a part of the NDA but recently announced it will be going solo, citing differences with the JDU. Current LJP leader Chirag Paswan has said that the LJP will form a government with the BJP in the state.