Notification issued for 2nd phase of Bihar polls

The Election Commission Wednesday issued notification for holding elections to 45 Assembly constituencies in Bihar going to poll in the second phase on October 24.

Updated: Sep 29, 2010, 12:23 PM IST

Patna: The Election Commission Wednesday issued notification for holding elections to 45 Assembly
constituencies in Bihar going to poll in the second phase on
October 24.

Bihar Assembly elections will be held in six phases.
In the first phase due on October 21, polls will be held in 47 of 243
Assembly constituencies.

"We have issued notification for holding elections to
the 45 constituencies in the second phase in Bihar by order of
Governor Devanand Konwar," Additional Chief Electoral Officer
Anshumali said.

The notification paves the way for filing of
nomination papers by candidates in the 45 constituencies from
today and October six will be the last date for filing
nomination, he said.

The last date for withdrawal of candidature will be
October 9, 2010 and scrutiny of the papers will take place on
October 7, Anshumali said.

Of the 45 constituencies, polling will be held in
Naxal-infested constituencies of Minapur, Paroo and Sahebganj
in Muzaffarpur district between 7.00 am and 3.00 pm, while voting
will be taken up for the rest of the constituencies in the
second phase between 7.00 am and 5.00 pm, he said.

PTI