In the first phase of 2020 Bihar elections, there are 1066 candidates in the run among which are some high profile politicians.
All the political parties are putting their efforts to attract the voters for this phase of polling. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief minister Nitish Kumar and a lot of other political leaders and union ministers have requested the people to vote in favour of the NDA.
There are notably 952 men and 114 women candidates, with the most number (27) from Gaya Town and the least (5) form Katoria town in Banka district. For the 71 assembly constituencies, the RJD has fielded 42 candidates, while fate of JDU’s 35, BJP’s 29, Congress’ 21s, eight CPI-ML, six HAM and one VIP candidate will be sealed. Among other parties there are 43 candidates of RLSP, 42 of LJP and 27 of BSP.
The elections are being held in three phases for 243 assembly seats. The first phase will be held on October 28 on 71 seats and the counting of votes will be held on November 10.
The contestants in first phase are:
|First Phase||NDA Candidate in First Phase|
|Bihar assembly seat||Bharatiya Janta Party Candidate||Janta Dal (United) Candidate||Hindustani Awam Morcha Candidate||Vikassheel Insaan Party Candidate|
|Kahalgaon||Pawan Kumar Yadav|
|Sultanganj||Lalit Kumar mandal|
|Banka||Ram Narayan Mandal|
|Munger||Pranav Kumar Yadav|
|Lakhisarai||Vijay Kumar Sinha|
|Sheikhpura||Randhir Kumar Soni|
|Barh||Gyanendra Kumar Singh|
|Barhara||Raghvendra Pratap Singh|
|Arrah||Amendra Pratap Singh|
|Agiaon (SC)||Prabhunath Prasad|
|Tarari||Kaushal Kumar Singh|
|Jagdishpur||Kusum Lata Kushawaha|
|Ramgarh||Ashok Kumar Singh|
|Bhabua||Rinki Rani Pandey|
|Chainpur||Brij Kishore Bind|
|Dinara||Jai Kumar Singh|
|Dehri||Satyanarayan Singh Yadhav|
|Jehanabad||Krishna Nandan Verma|
|Nabinagar||Virender Kumar Singh|
|Rafiganj||Ashok Kumar Singh|
|Imamganj(SC)||Jitin Ram Manjhi|
|Bodh Gaya (SC)||Hari Manjhi|
|Gaya Town||Prem Kumar|
|Tikari||Anil Kumar Verma|