Bihar Elections: Fifth and Final Phase of Assembly Polls Begin

The fifth and the final phase of Assembly elections in Bihar begins today as the remaining 57 of the 243 seats go to polls.
Bihar Elections: Fifth and Final Phase of Assembly Polls Begin
A total of 1,55,43,594 people are eligible to vote to decide the fate of 827 candidates, including 58 women.
Bihar Elections: Fifth and Final Phase of Assembly Polls Begin
Except for two seats in Simri Bhaktiyarpur, polling begins on the remaining 55 constituencies at the scheduled 7 am to 5 pm.
Bihar Elections: Fifth and Final Phase of Assembly Polls Begin
In the two Naxal-hit constituencies - Simri Bhakhtiyarpur and Mahisi in Saharsa district, the polling time has been cut short by two hours and would end at 3 pm.
Bihar Elections: Fifth and Final Phase of Assembly Polls Begin
The 57 constituencies include 24 in Seemanchal region bordering West Bengal and spread over nine districts of Madhubani, Darbhanga, Supual, Madhepura, Saharsa, Araria, Kisanganj, Purnea, and Katihar.
Bihar Elections: Fifth and Final Phase of Assembly Polls Begin
Votes have already been cast for 191 of 243 seats in the Bihar assembly in the first four phases in what is seen as a very close contest.

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