Bihar Election 2020 Phase-3 Highlights: Polling concludes. Check what exit poll results say

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Updated: November 7, 2020 6:27:47 pm

Bihar Assembly Phase 3 Polls Latest Updates: The first phase of polling happened on October 28 and the second phase on November3. 

The party is down to 26 seats in the state assembly, which has a total of 294 seats, after the 2016 elections.Bihar Election 2020

Bihar Election 2020 Phase-1 Polling:  Polling for 78 assembly seats has concluded in the third and last phase of assembly election in Bihar. Counting will take place on November 10. You can check exit poll results here.

Till 3 pm, 43.88 per cent voter turnout was recorded. Highest turnout is recorded in Saharsa district (48.98 per cent) followed by Supaul (47.90 per cent). The lowest turnout was recorded in Araria district (37.59 per cent). About 2.34 crore voters will decide the fates of 1204 candidates, including the Speaker and 12 members of the state cabinet. The first phase of polling happened on October 28 and the second phase on November 3.

ALSO READ | Bihar Exit Poll Results Live

Among the prominent candidates contesting in this phase are Speaker of the outgoing assembly Vijay Kumar Chaudhary of JDU, 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).

ALSO READ | Bihar Election 2020: Constituencies going to polls in phase-3 on November 7

Four ministers are in the fray from the BJP Pramod Kumar (Motihari), Suresh Sharma (Muzaffarpur), Binod Narayan Jha (Benipatti) and Krishnakumar Rishi (Banmankhi). Another keenly watched candidate is Subhashini Yadav from Bihariganj whose father, veteran socialist leader and former Union minister Sharad Yadav, had been a multiple-term MP from Madhepura under which the assembly segment falls. She is contesting on a Congress ticket.

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    18:22 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Polling concludes for Bihar assembly elections; check exit poll results here

    Polling has concluded for Bihar assembly elections. Counting of votes will take place on November 10. You can exit poll results here

    16:44 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Two brothers fighting it out in Jokihat; the one on RJD ticket booked for violating MCC

    The RJD candidate from Jokihat assembly segment Sarfaraz Alam, who seeks to wrest the seat from his own brother now contesting on an AIMIM ticket, has ended up being booked for violating model code of conduct, a senior official said on Saturday. Instructions were issued to lodge an FIR against Alam after he was spotted at a polling station wearing a badge denoting lantern the RJDs poll symbol, said District Magistrate Prashant Kumar.

    However, Alam claimed it was an "oversight" and that he would "fully cooperate with any legal proceedings" that may arise out of the incident. Alam is the son of late Mohd Taslimuddin, a former Union minister and a controversial figure who enjoyed tremendous following in the Kosi Seemanchal region of Bihar, which had earned him the epithet "Seemanchal Gandhi".

    16:09 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election 2020: Who is contesting on how many seats?

    Bihar Election 2020: From NDA, the BJP is contesting on 110 seats and JDU is fighting on 115. On the other side, the RJD is contesting on maximum number of seats followed by the Congress. Tejashwi Yadav is contesting on 144 seats while Congress on 70. Rest are divided among other constituents. In 2015, the RJD had emerged as the single largest party by winning 80 seats, 58 more than what it had got in 2010.

    15:21 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election LIVE: 43.88% voter turnout till 3 PM

    Bihar Election Phase-3 Voting LIVE: Nearly 44 per cent voter turnout has been recorded till 3 PM. Highest turnout is recorded in Saharsa district (48.98 per cent) followed by Supaul (47.90 per cent). The lowest turnout was recorded in Araria district (37.59 per cent). About 2.34 crore voters will decide the fates of 1204 candidates, including the Speaker and 12 members of the state cabinet.

    15:02 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election 2020 LIVE: 36.03% turnout till 2 PM

    Bihar Elections 2020: Till 2 pm, over 36 per cent voter turnout was recorded. Highest turnout was recorded in Darbhanga district (41.15) followed by Muzaffarpur (40.15). The lowest turnout was recorded in Araria district (32.79).

    14:28 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    WATCH | Locals make temporary bridge to reach polling station

    Bihar Elections 2020: Locals make a temporary bridge in Darbanga to help voters reach a polling station. "There was no bridge to cross the water stream. We constructed this bridge for easy movement of people. We wanted maximum people to cast their vote,” says a local.

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    13:54 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election 2020: List of constituencies going to polls today

    Bihar Election 2020: Phase-III Constituencies (78)

    1. Valmiki Nagar2. Ramnagar (SC)3. Narkatiaganj4. Bagaha5. Lauriya6. Sikta7. Raxaul8. Sugauli9. Narkatia10. Motihari11. Chiraia12. Dhaka13. Riga14. Bathnaha (SC)15. Parihar16. Sursand17. Bajpatti18. Harlakhi19. Benipatti20. Khajauli21. Babubarhi22. Bisfi23. Laukaha24. Nirmali25. Pipra26. Supaul27. Triveniganj (SC)28. Chhatapur29. Narpatganj30. Raniganj (SC)31. Forbesganj32. Araria33. Jokihat34. Sikti35. Bahadurganj36. Thakurganj37. Kishanganj38. Kochadhaman39. Amour40. Baisi41. Kasba42. Banmankhi (SC)43. Rupauli44. Dhamdaha45. Purnia46. Katihar47. Kadwa48. Balrampur49. Pranpur50. Manihari (ST)51. Barari52. Korha (SC)53. Alamnagar54. Bihariganj55. Singheshwar (SC)56. Madhepura57. Sonbarsha (SC)58. Saharsa59. Simri Bakhtiarpur60. Mahishi61. Darbhanga62. Hayaghat63. Bahadurpur64. Keoti65. Jale66. Gaighat67. Aurai68. Bochahan (SC)69. Sakra (SC)70. Kurhani71. Muzaffarpur72. Mahua73. Patepur (SC)74. Kalyanpur (SC)75. Warisnagar76. Samastipur77. Morwa78. Sarairanjan

    13:27 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election 2020: Locals boycott election in Begusarai

    Bihar Elections 2020: A polling station in Begusarai wears a deserted look as locals have decided to boycott elections alleging lack of development in the area; people stage demonstration against the government of Nitish Kumar. 

    13:03 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election 2020: Polling percentage district-wise 

    Bihar Election 2020: The maximum turnout of 24.87 per cent till 11 am has been recorded in the Araria district, and the minimum in Darbhanga (13.23). In terms of polling percentage Araria is followed by Vaishali (24.58), Supaul (21.06), Saharsa (20.81), Purnia (20.51), Madhubani (20.20), Purvi Champaran (20.16), Muzaffarpur (19.82), Sitamarhi (19.71), Kishanganj (19.63), Pashchim Champaran (19.14), Madhepura (18.77), Katihar (17.77), Samastipur (17.51) and Darbhanga (13.23).

    12:48 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election 2020: Locals make temporary bridge to reach polling station

    Bihar Elections 2020: Locals make a temporary bridge in Muzaffarpur to help voters reach a polling station. 'There was no bridge to cross the water stream. We constructed this bridge for easy movement of people. We wanted maximum people to cast their vote,” says a local.

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    12:25 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election: Old man brought on cot to cast his vote in Katihar - WATCH

    Bihar Election 2020: An old man was brought to a polling booth in Katihar on a cot by his family members to help him cast his vote in the third and final phase of Bihar Elections 2020.

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    11:44 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election 2020: 19.77% turnout till 11 AM

    Bihar Election 2020 LIVE: Over 19 per cent voter turnout has been recorded till 11 AM. Highest turnout is recorded in Araria district (24.87%) followed by Vaishali (24.58%). The lowest trunout is recorded in Darbhanga (13.23%).  

    11:19 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    BIhar Election 2020: Owaisi factor in Phase-3

    Bihar Election 2020: The third and final phase of elections is noteworthy because of the role the 'Owaisi factor' might play in some of the constituencies up for polls in phase-3. Headed by fiery Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, the AIMIM had registered a stunning victory in Kishanganj last year. It had defeated the Congress candidate whose son's election to Lok Sabha had necessitated the by-poll. The AIMIM is in the fray in more than a dozen seats, mostly in the Kosi-Seemanchal region which is densely populated and has a high percentage of Muslim residents. (PTI)

    10:51 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election 2020 LIVE: 1204 candidates, 2.35 crore voters, 78 seats

    Bihar Election 2020: Polling is underway in 78 assembly segments in which 2.35 crore voters are eligible to decide the fate of 1,204 candidates. Voting began at 7 am at all 33,782 polling stations where as many EVM sets and VVPAT machines have been installed and paramilitary forces deployed to maintain order. Of the total 2.35 crore voters in the 78 assembly segments, 1.23 are men, 1.12 crore are women while 894 are in the 'third gender' category.

    10:42 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election 2020: Seat break-up in phase-3

    Bihar Election 2020: Polling is underway for 78 seats in Phase-3. Among the candidates in the fray, 37 belong to Nitish Kumar's JD(U), 35 to the BJP, while five are contesting on tickets of junior NDA ally Vikassheel Insaan Party and one from the Hindustani Awam Morcha.  The candidates of the JDU-BJP include the assembly Speaker and 12 members of the state cabinet. The opposition RJD is fighting 46 seats while its ally Congress is in the fray in 25. 

    10:26 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election 2020 LIVE: 7.7 per cent turnout till 9 am

    Bihar Election 2020 LIVE | The poll opened at 7 am in these seats spread across 15 districts of north Bihar. According to the Election Commission, the polling percentage at 9 am was 7.69. The maximum 10.67 per cent turnout till 9 am was recorded in the Araria district, and the minimum (5.36 per cent) in the Katihar district. The turnout in the first phase till 9 am was 6.74 per cent, while in the second phase it was 8.05 per cent. Voting is being held simultaneously in the Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha seat, where a bypoll has been necessitated due to the death of JD(U) MP Baidyanath Mahto.

    10:07 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Vote for development of Bihar, Nadda appeals to people

    BJP president J P Nadda appealed to people to vote in large numbers for development of the state. "Last phase of polling for Bihar assembly elections is taking place today. I appeal to people to vote in large numbers and vote for development of Bihar. People should ensure their participation in grand festival of democracy while keeping COVID related precautions in mind," Nadda tweeted. Polling is underway in 78 assembly constituencies of Bihar in the third and final phase of state elections on Saturday in which 2.35 crore voters are eligible to decide the fate of 1,204 candidates.

    09:58 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Bihar Elections 2020: 7.69% voter turnout recorded till 9 am

    Bihar Elections 2020 | 7.69% voter turnout recorded till 9 am in the third phase of Bihar Elections.

    09:34 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Who is fighting on how many seats?

    Bihar Elections 2020: From NDA, the BJP is contesting on 110 seats and JDU is fighting on 115. On the other side, the RJD is contesting on maximum number of seats followed by the Congress. Tejashwi Yadav is contesting on 144 seats while Congress on 70. Rest are divided among other constituents. In 2015, the RJD had emerged as the single largest party by winning 80 seats, 58 more than what it had got in 2010.

    09:24 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Sharad Yadav's daughter Subhashini casts her vote in Madhepura

    Bihar Election 2020: Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) chief Sharad Yadav's daughter Subhashini Raj Rao casts her vote at a polling booth in Madhepura in the third and final phase of Bihar Election2020. She is the Congress candidate from Bihariganj.

    08:55 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    What are the documents required at polling booth?

    For identification purpose, you can present your EPIC or any of the following documents approved by the Commission along with the Photo Voter Slips:PassportDriving LicenseService Identity Cards with photograph issued to employees byPassbooks with photograph issued by Bank/Post Office.PAN CardSmart Card issued by RGI under NPRMNREGA Job CardHealth Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of LabourPension document with photographOfficial identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs andAadhar Card

    08:31 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Rajya Sabha MP Ahmad Ashfaque Karim casts his vote in Katihar

    Bihar Election 2020 Phase-3 Polling LIVE | Rajya Sabha MP Ahmad Ashfaque Karim casts his vote at a polling station in Katihar. He says, "I appeal to people of the State to exercise their right to vote so that deserving candidates are elected." 

    08:09 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Latest visuals from a polling station in Muzaffarpur

    People cast their votes in the third phase of BiharElections; visuals from a polling station in Muzaffarpur. A voter says, "I want our leader to work for the welfare of the country and society."

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    07:39 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Want to know your constituency?

    Visit – https://www.nvsp.in/

    Locate – Know Your Constituency Tab

    Click on the tab, you will be directed to another page

    Fill in EPIC number or address

    You will also get to know your electoral officer and political party representative details.

    07:28 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    How to check if you are registered to vote?

    Visit the official website – https://electoralsearch.in/

    Fill in required information such as name, age, DoB and state to see if you are registered to vote.

    If your name appears in the list, you are eligible to vote. If you don’t find your name in the list you need to register to vote.

    You can register online and offline mode. For online, visit https://voterportal.eci.gov.in/.

    Also, you can use Voter Helpline App to verify your name in Electoral Roll or register online.

    07:24 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    PM urges people to participate in voting and set a new voting record

    PM Modi on Bihar Election 2020 Phase-3: "Today is the third and last phase of voting in Bihar assembly elections. I request all voters to participate in this holy festival of democracy in greater numbers and set a new voting record. And of course, be sure to wear masks and social distancing as well."  

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    07:17 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Nitish Kumar will never become chief minister: Chirag Paswan

    Bihar Election Phase-3 Polling LIVE | Chirag Paswan of LJP says: "The way people are connecting with 'Bihar first, Bihari first', I believe our performance will be good in this phase too. One thing is very clear Nitish Kumar Ji will never become the chief minister." 

    07:14 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Constituencies going to polls in Phase-3

    Bihar Election 2020: Phase-III Constituencies (78)

    1. Valmiki Nagar2. Ramnagar (SC)3. Narkatiaganj4. Bagaha5. Lauriya6. Sikta7. Raxaul8. Sugauli9. Narkatia10. Motihari11. Chiraia12. Dhaka13. Riga14. Bathnaha (SC)15. Parihar16. Sursand17. Bajpatti18. Harlakhi19. Benipatti20. Khajauli21. Babubarhi22. Bisfi23. Laukaha24. Nirmali25. Pipra26. Supaul27. Triveniganj (SC)28. Chhatapur29. Narpatganj30. Raniganj (SC)31. Forbesganj32. Araria33. Jokihat34. Sikti35. Bahadurganj36. Thakurganj37. Kishanganj38. Kochadhaman39. Amour40. Baisi41. Kasba42. Banmankhi (SC)43. Rupauli44. Dhamdaha45. Purnia46. Katihar47. Kadwa48. Balrampur49. Pranpur50. Manihari (ST)51. Barari52. Korha (SC)53. Alamnagar54. Bihariganj55. Singheshwar (SC)56. Madhepura57. Sonbarsha (SC)58. Saharsa59. Simri Bakhtiarpur60. Mahishi61. Darbhanga62. Hayaghat63. Bahadurpur64. Keoti65. Jale66. Gaighat67. Aurai68. Bochahan (SC)69. Sakra (SC)70. Kurhani71. Muzaffarpur72. Mahua73. Patepur (SC)74. Kalyanpur (SC)75. Warisnagar76. Samastipur77. Morwa78. Sarairanjan

    07:09 (IST)07 Nov 2020
    Bihar Election 2020: Voting begins for 78 seats in Phase-3

    Bihar Election 2020: Voting begins for the third and final phase of Bihar polls. Over 1200 candidates are in the fray for 78 Assembly seats.

    Voting also being held for by-election in Valmiki Nagar Parliamentary seat, following the demise of sitting JD(U) MP Baidyanath Mahato.

    Today will be the last leg of the voting in the current Bihar elections where polls are being conducted amid Covid pandemic. The results will be declared on November 10. The BJP is contesting in alliance with JDU, VIP of Mukesh Sahani and HAM of Jitan Ram Manjhi. The Congress, on the other hand, contesting in alliance with RJD, CPI, CPI-M, and CPI-ML.
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