Published On : Wed, Oct 28th, 2015

Bihar elections: 53.32 per cent votes polled during 3rd phase

Patna/ Nagpur: Voting ended at 5 pm in 14,170 polling stations spread across six districts of Patna, Vaishali, Saran, Nalanda, Buxar and Bhojpur. In all 53.32% voting is recorded on Wednesday, said media reports.

A total of 808 candidates were in the fray, out of which 71 were female. The two sons of Lalu Prasad, Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejaswi Yadav, are contesting from Mahua and Raghopur seats respectively.

In the last Assembly poll in 2010 JD(U) had won 23 seats while BJP had won on 19 out of the 50 constituencies. Eight was with RJD of Lalu Prasad. But this time with a change in equation the scene is different.

From grand secular alliance, RJD is contesting on maximum 25 seats, JD(U) 18 and Congress 7. From NDA, BJP is fighting on 34, LJP 10, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) 4 and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) 2.