Patna, October 15: The grand alliance or Mahagathbandhan - comprising Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Congress and Left parties - on Thursday declared candidates on all 243 assembly seats going to elections in Bihar. RJD's de-facto boss and the alliance's chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav is contesting from Raghopur assembly constituency. Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha's son Luv Sinha is the Congress candidate from Bankipore. Bihar Elections 2020: Mahagathbandhan Candidate Arrested During Nomination.
Sharad Yadav's daughter Subhashini Yadav will contest as Congress candidate from Bihariganj seat. As per the seat-sharing agreement, the RJD will contest 121 seats, Congress 70 and Left parties have been allotted 29 seats. Out of the Left Front's share, the maximum was allotted to CPI-ML, which will field candidates on 19 seats. The CPI(M) and CPI will contest from 4 and 6 constituencies, respectively. BSP, RLSP to Fight Polls Together, Upendra Kushwaha to Be CM Candidate, Says Mayawati.
List of Candidates Declared by RJD, Congress, CPI, CPM, CPI-ML:
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As per the seat-sharing agreement between parties of the ruling alliance, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will fight on 121 seats out of the 243 Bihar constituencies while Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U) will contest 122 seats. The Nitish Kumar-led party will accommodate the Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) and the BJP will accommodate the Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP).
The elections for 243 Assembly seats will be held in three phases - for 71 seats on October 28, for 94 seats on November 3, and remaining 78 on November 7. The results will be announced on November 10.
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