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Last phase of Lok Sabha polls in Bihar on May 12

Sunday, 11 May 2014 - 11:42am IST | Place: Patna | Agency: PTI
  • polling The last phase of elections in Bihar will decide the fate of 90 candidates

Polling would be held in six Lok Sabha seats in the sixth and last phase of the elections in Bihar on Monday to decide the fate of 90 candidates, including film-maker Prakash Jha and former union minister Raghubansh Prasad Singh.

While Jha is trying his luck on a JD(U) ticket from Paschim Champaran, more popularly remembered as Bettiah, Raghubansh Prasad Singh, would do so from his traditional Vaishali seat on a RJD ticket. Singh is opposed by politician Rama Singh of LJP and Vijay Kumar Sahni of JD(U). The six seats where polling would be held were Valmikinagar, Paschim Champaran, Purvi Champaran, Vaishali, Gopalganj(SC) and Siwan.

Elaborate security measures are in place with 58,000 security personnel deployed. Armed personnel would be posted at every polling location. The Election Commission has reduced poll timings by two hours in five assembly segments in view of Maoist threat.




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