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Battle for Bihar in 5 Phases, Counting on Nov 8

All you need to know about the forthcoming Bihar assembly elections as the Election Commission announces the dates. 

Updated21 Sep 2015, 07:00 AM IST
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Bihar Poll Dates Announced, Political Parties Say They Are Ready for Battle

The Election Commission has announced that the Bihar polls will be held over five phases from October 12 to November 5, 2015.

Battle for Bihar in 5 Phases, Counting on Nov 8
Battle for Bihar in 5 Phases, Counting on Nov 8

Counting of votes will take place on November 8, 2015. Dr Nasir Zaidi, the Chief Election Commissioner has said that paramilitary forces will be present at each booth to ensure a peaceful election.

Both the BJP and the JD(U)-RJD-Congress alliance have welcomed the announcement.

The Quint will continue to bring you news, opinion and analysis on the Bihar Elections from now till November 8 and beyond.

9:46 AM, 09 Sep

In Bihar, every political party wants paramilitary forces at every booth. This is what leads to many phase elections. The EC should and does decide how many phases the election should be conducted... elections are also coming during festivals - Dusshera, Diwali, Chatt Puja. There is sufficient time for elections.
– Nitish Kumar, Bihar chief minister

Bihar’s chief minister and leader of Janata Dal United party Nitish Kumar. (Photo: Reuters)
Bihar’s chief minister and leader of Janata Dal United party Nitish Kumar. (Photo: Reuters)
9:38 AM, 09 Sep

JD(U) spokesperson KC Tyagi questions announcement of Dearness Allowance hike by the central government while party president Sharad Yadav thinks “5 phases are a bit too much.”

9:35 AM, 09 Sep

Grand Alliance set, we are ready for the polls: JD(U) spokesperson to NDTV. BJP too welcomes election announcement.

9:32 AM, 09 Sep

The Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) has welcomed the arrangements made by the Elections Commission.


Published: 09 Sep 2015, 07:59 AM IST
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