52.11 percent polling in second phase of Bihar Assembly Elections

03-11-2020

Patna, Nov 03 (UNI) An estimated 52.11 percent of the total 2,86,11,164 electorate exercised their franchise in 94 constituencies during second of three phased Bihar Assembly Elections, sealing fates in EVMs of 1463 candidates including CM face of Grand Alliance Tejaswi Prasad Yadav.

With heavy security arrangements, 52.11 percent electorate exercised their franchise in 94 constituencies during second of three phased Bihar assembly Election. Polling passed off peacefully with no report of any major untoward incident in any part of the state.

Both Grand Alliance and NDA had put their all energies and resources at their disposal to get blessings of the people for formation of the government for next term. While Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the CM face of NDA in ongoing Assembly Elections, RJD leader Tejasvi Prasad Yadav is the CM face of Grand Alliance.

RJD had fielded 56 candidates including four women, its constituent in Grand Alliance, Congress had fielded 24 candidates including two women. Other constituents of Grand Alliance, CPI and CPI(M) had fielded four candidates each. A total of 513 Independents including 45 women were also in the fray for second phase of Bihar assembly Elections.

Similarly, BJP had fielded 46 candidates including two women and JD(U) had fielded 43 candidates including 9 women. Vikassheel Insan Party (VIP), a constituent of NDA had fielded 5 candidates.

LJP, while remaining with NDA at the Centre and contesting separately from it in Bihar, had fielded 52 candidates including 7 women, RLSP fielded 36 candidates including 3 women, BSP fielded 33 candidates including two women and NCP fielded 29 candidates including two women for the second phase of Bihar Assembly Elections.

Maximum number of 9 women had been fielded by JD(U) followed by 7 by LJP, 4 by RJD, 3 by RLSP, two each by Congress, NCP, BJP and BSP.