Bihar CM Nitish Kumar addresses a rally in Katihar on Thursday
Bihar election 2020 phase-3 voting LIVE updates: The third and final phase of Bihar assembly elections will begin in a short while from now. About 23.4 million voters, spread across 78 assembly seats of the 243-strong Assembly, will decide the fates of 1,204 candidates, including the Speaker and 12 members of the state cabinet. In the high-stakes Bihar elections 2020, the ruling NDA is trying to avert the anti-incumbency factor and the opposition Grand Alliance led by an apparently resurgent RJD.
JD(U) ministers in the fray are Bijendra Prasad Yadav (Supaul), Narendra Narayan Yadav (Alamnagar), Maheshwar Hazari (Kalyanpur), Ramesh Rishideo (Singheshwar), Khurshid alias Firoz Ahmed (Sikta), Lakshmeshwar Roy (Laukaha), Bima Bharti (Rupauli) and Madan Sahni (Bahadurpur).
Four ministers are in the fray from the BJP Pramod Kumar (Motihari), Suresh Sharma (Muzaffarpur), Binod Narayan Jha (Benipatti) and Krishnakumar Rishi (Banmankhi).
Counting of votes is scheduled on November 10.
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Bihar election 2020 LIVE updates: LJD chief Sharad Yadav's daughter Subhashini Raj Rao casts her vote
Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) chief Sharad Yadav's daughter Subhashini Raj Rao casts her vote at a polling booth in Madhepura in the third & final phase of Bihar Election 2020.
She is the Congress candidate from Bihariganj.
Third phase of Bihar polls to confirm Nitish Kumar will never become CM again: Chirag Paswan
Third and final phase of Bihar Assembly polls today will give a confirmation that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will never become CM again, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan said on Saturday.
"I have worked on the ground, working hard for the party all alone. One thing is clear, both the phases have confirmed this thing and the third phase will put a final stamp on it, that Nitish Kumar will never become the Chief Minister again.
"The next government that will be formed will be a development-minded government. I would like to appeal to everyone, to step outside and cast their vote. This is the only chance to make Bihar's next five years better than the last 15 years," he added.
Bihar election 2020 LIVE updates: Voters cast votes at polling booth number 195 and 196 in Kishanganj in the third and final phase
I request all voters to participate in this festival of democracy in large numbers, says PM Modi
बिहार विधानसभा चुनावों में आज तीसरे और आखिरी चरण का मतदान है। सभी मतदाताओं से मेरी विनती है कि वे अधिक से अधिक संख्या में लोकतंत्र के इस पावन पर्व में भागीदार बनें और वोटिंग का नया रिकॉर्ड बनाएं। और हां, मास्क पहनने और सोशल डिस्टेंसिंग का ध्यान भी अवश्य रखें।