Third phase of Bihar elections – Factfile

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The third of the six phases of the month-long elections to the Bihar state assembly is to be held Thursday. The following is a factfile for the third phase:

Number of assembly constituencies going to polls – 48

Total voters – 10,376,022 (5,604,851 men and 4,771,171 women)

Total number of candidates – 785

Total number of woman candidates – 65

Assembly constituency with maximum candidates – Mahua (31 candidates)

Assembly constituency with minimum candidates – Raxual (7 candidates)

Party-wise list of candidates – Bahujan Samaj Party (48), Bharatiya Janata Party (24), Communist Party India (10), Communist Party of India-Marxist (5), Congress (48), Nationalist Congress Party (38), Janata Dal-United (24), Rashtriya Janata Dal (35) and other parties (186).

Independent candidates – 354

Electronic voting machines to be used – 28,616

Largest assembly constituency area-wise – Valmiki Nagar

Largest assembly constituency voter-wise – Raghopur

Smallest assembly constituency voter-wise – Kesaria