Live : Bihar assembly poll goes on second phase 2015


Patna: The contest for Bihar assembly election in second phase will be held on Friday, 16 October 2015 with voters set to decide the fate of 456 candidates in 32 constituencies spread over six Naxal-hit districts.

Security forces will be high alert in the Naxal hit premises on October, 16.

The districts are Kaimur, Rohtas, Arwal, Jehanabad, Aurangabad and Gaya.

The second phase polling constitutes a great challenge for the security personnel as the six districts are heavily affected by Naxalism.

According to CEO R Lakshamanan  , voting time has been curtailed by one hour and two hours in as many as 23 Constituencies.

Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakshamanan said that while voting would start at 7 AM in all 32 constituencies it would end at 3 PM in 11 constituencies and at 4 PM at 12 others. Only 9 seats would have scheduled voting from 7 AM to 5 PM.
A total of 86, 13,870 electors are expected to decide the fate of 456 candidates, 32 out of whom are women. There are 9,119 polling stations.

A total of 993 companies of Central Para Military forces and state police would be deployed on the day to ensure peaceful voting.

As many as 334 companies would be in service in Gaya, 201 in Rohtas and 193 in Aurangabad.

Senior BJP leader and former minister Prem Kumar (Gaya town), former state unit chief of the saffron party Gopal Narayan Singh (Nabinagar) and state minister Jay Kumar Singh (Dinara) are among those whose fate would be decided in this phase.