Stage set for first phase of polling in Bihar
By Abha Manakatala - Sun Oct 11, 1:21 pm
After a high pitched campaigning, the stage is set for voting in 49 seats of Bihar Assembly elections in the first phase of the five-phase poll on Monday.
Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakshamanan reportedly said that a total of 1,35,72,339 electorate are eligible to decide the fate of 583 candidates for the 49 seats in 10 districts in the first phase of elections.
Lakshamanan said that voting would start from 7 a.m. While in the majority of seats, polling would end at 5 p.m., in some constituencies, the time has been cut short to 4 p.m. and 3 p.m. on the basis of feedback on the law and order situation in Naxal-hit areas, he said.