Rabri Devi to contest from two seats in Bihar polls

Monday, October 4, 2010

PATNA - Former Bihar Chief Minister and wife of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Rabri Devi, will be contesting from two seats, Sonepur and Raghopur, in the upcoming six-phased State Assembly polls.

“Rabri is fighting on two seats because she does not want to gain entry through backdoor,” said Lalu Prasad Yadav in a reference to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. who is not contesting the elections.

Earlier today, Lalu Prasad Yadav released the list of candidates for the third phase of polls in Bihar, and claimed that RJD was the only party that has not given tickets to people with criminal antecedents.

The RJD has decided to field Jai Prakash Yadav for the Banka bypoll that was vacated after the death of sitting MP Digvijay Singh.

The six-phased State Assembly polls for 243 seats in Bihar begins from October 21 and concludes on November 20.

The first phase of elections will take place on October 21 for 47 state assembly seats, the second phase on October 24, the third phase on October 28 for 48 seats, the fourth on November1 for 42 seats, the fifth phase on November 9 for 25 seats and the sixth and last phase on November 20 for 26 seats.

Counting of votes will take place on November 24.

Bihar has over 5.5 crore voters, who will exercise their franchise through Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). (ANI)

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