Bihar polls: Notification for third phase issued

October 4th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Patna, Oct 4 (ANI): The notification for the third phase of the six-phased State Assembly elections in Bihar was issued here today.

Forty-eight out of 243 Assembly constituencies will go to polls in this phase on October 28.

The districts are East Champaran, West Champaran, Gopalganj, Siwan Saran and Vaishali.

The last day for the filing of nominations for the third phase is October 11 and scrutiny will be over by October 12.

Candidates can withdraw their nomination papers till October 14.

Meanwhile, 211 candidates have so far filed their nomination papers for the first phase of assembly polls.

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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