Bihar elections beginBy IANS
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
PATNA - The first phase of Bihar assembly elections began Thursday in 47 constituencies across the Kosi-Seemanchal and Mithilanchal belts.
About 10.6 million voters in the region are eligible to decide the fate of 635 candidates in the first lot of the 243 assembly constituencies, most of them in rural areas.
The polling will take place in 10,454 centres.
The eight districts going to the polls are Kishanganj, Araria, Purnia, Madhepura, Saharsa, Katihar, Supaul and Mithilanchal.
Polling, which began at 7 a.m., is scheduled to go on till 3 p.m.