Aakhri Padav: Fate of Bihar in Hands of 1.5 Crore Voters
31% criminals, 7% women in the fray for the last and final phase of the Bihar polls.
The fifth and final phase of polling is scheduled for November 5, with a total of 827 candidates in the fray. Polling will be held in 57 out of the 243 seats. A total of 1,55,43,594 electors are eligible to vote to decide the fate of 827 candidates, including 59 women.
This is a crucial phase as it will decide the fate of senior minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav of the JD(U) and RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui among others.
This round would also be watched keenly to see if Asauddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) manages to successfully launch itself in Bihar. The BJP has fielded a maximum of 38 candidates, while LJP nominees are contesting in 11. The Rashtriya Lok Samata Party of Upendra Kushwaha has put up candidates in five constituencies and Hindustani Awam Morcha of Jitan Ram Manjhi in three. JD(U) candidates are trying their luck in 25 seats, RJD in 20 and Congress in 12.
The Quint looks up some stats from the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report.
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