Bihar Vidhan Sabha election 2015 dates announced


The Election commission of India (ECI) has finally announced election dates for the 16th Bihar Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) to be held from 12th October to 5th November in five phases. With the announcement of the dates, Model Code of Conduct (MCC) has came into effect, whereby the governments at both the Central and Sate government will desist from announcing new schemes, beside many other provisions. The election has gathered much interest at the national level due to its repercussion at both the national and state politics. The election procedure will happen during the festive season of October and November and the results will be announced on November 8, just few days before Diwali.

Phase 1 Election : October 12 (Monday)

  • On 49 seats
  • Districts covered : Samastipur, Begusarai, Khagaria, Bhagalpur, Banka, Mungyer, Jamui, Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura, Nawada
  • Majorly Central, Eastern and South Eastern Bihar

Phase 2 Election : October 16 (Friday)

  • On 32 seats
  • Districts covered : Kaimur, Rohtas, Arwal, Jehanabad, Aurangabad and Gaya
  • Majorly Southern and South Western Bihar

Phase 3 Election : October 28 (Wednesday)

  • On 50 seats
  • Districts covered : Saran, Vaishali, Nalanda, Patna, Bhojpur, Buxar
  • Majorly Central and Eastern Bihar

Phase 4 Election : November 01 (Sunday)

  • On 55 seats
  • Districts covered : West Champaran, East Champaran, Shivhar, Sitamadhi, Siwan, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj
  • Majorly North & North-Western Bihar

Phase 5 Election : November 05 (Thursday)

  • On 55 seats
  • Districts Covered : Madhubani, Supaul, Araria, Kishenganj, Purnia, Katihar, Madhepura, Saharsa, Darbhanga
  • Majorly North & North Eastern Bihar

The tenure of the 15th Vidhan Sabha is coming to an end on November 29. The results of the election will be announced on November 08. It will be the 16th election of the 243-membered Bihar Vidhan Sabha. Bihar has a bicameral legislature where the Upper House called Vidhan Parisad is indirectly elected by the people, whereas the Lower House called Vidhan Sabha is directly elected by the people. There are a total of 6.68 crore voters on the electoral roll, in which approximately 57% belong to the age group of 18-39 years suggesting young voters majority. The ECI has mentioned that Central Security Forces will be deployed in each and every booth.

Important Phone/Fax number :

  • Election Commission Toll Free number : 1950
  • Chief Electoral Officer, Bihar : 0612-2217956, 2215611 (Fax)
  • ECI : 011 - 23717391, 23713412 (Fax)

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