The five-phase Bihar Assembly election 2015 that began on 12 October will conclude on 5 November, while the counting of votes will be done on 8 November.
The first phase of the polls recorded 57% voter turnout from 1.35 crore voters in 49 constituencies, while the second phase had 55% polling from 86.1 lakh voters in 32 seats. The third phase had a poll percentage of 53% from 1.45 crore voters in 50 seats and the fourth phase recorded 57% turnout from 1.47 crore voters in 55 seats.
In the fifth phase, which takes place on 5 November, 57 seats in north-eastern Bihar, out of the total 243 in the state, will witness polling.
Bihar polls 2010 outcome
The Bharatiya Janata Party had won the largest number of seats (23) in the 2010 election among those going to polls in the fifth phase. It was followed by the Janata Dal United (20), the Rashtriya Janata Dal (8) and the Congress (6).
Fourth Phase Polling in Figures
|Number of seats||57|
|Total number of voters||1.55 crore|
|Male voters||81.84 lakh|
|Female voters||73.51 lakh|
|Third Gender voters||435|
|Candidates in Fray||827|
The highest number of candidates in the fifth phase are being fielded by the Bahujan Samaj Party, which is contesting 54 seats, followed by the BJP (38) and the JDU (25). Other major players include the RJD and the Communist Party of India, with candidates from 20 seats each.
Largest constituency - Saharsa
Smallest constituency - Kochadaman
Constituency with maximum number of candidates - Pranpur
Constituency with minimum number of candidates - Darbhanga Rural