Bihar assembly elections: BJP releases its final list of candidates


NEW DELHI: The BJP on Wednesday issued its fourth list of 35 candidates for the Bihar assembly polls, and with this the party has named all its nominees for the 110 seats that it is contesting in the three-phase elections starting from October 28.
All the candidates are for the third phase scheduled for November 7, the party said in a statement. Six female candidates figure on the fourth list.
The JD(U) and the BJP are fighting on 115 and 110 seats respectively, with two smaller allies Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM (S) and Vikassheel Insaan Party contesting on seven and 11 seats respectively.
The polls to the 243-seat Bihar assembly are scheduled for October 28, November 3 and November 7. The counting of votes is slated for November 10.
Turning up the heat on the campaign trail, the biggest campaigner for the party will be Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will likely address his first public rally, amidst the coronavirus pandemic, on October 22. BJP hopes to encash his popularity among the masses in garnering votes for the NDA.
(With inputs from PTI)


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