71 seats for the first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections

Polling is to be held in 71 seats in 16 districts in the first phase of the Bihar Assembly election, for which 31 thousand polling stations have been built. The 71 seats in which Banka, Munger, Jamui, Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura, Nawada, Gaya, Jehanabad, Arwal, Bhojpur, Aurangabad, Patna, Rohtas, Kaimur, and Buxar will vote in the first phase are as follows – Kahalgaon, Sultanganj, Amarpur, Dhoraiya (SC), Banka, Katoria (ST), Belhar, Tarapur, Munger, Jamalpur, Suryagarh, Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura, Barbigha, Mokama, Barh, Drafthi (SC), Paliganj, Bikram, Sandesh, Barahara, Ara, Agianav (SC) ), Tarari, Jagdishpur, Shahpur, Brahmapur, Buxar, Dumraon, Raipur (SC), Mohania (SC), Bhabua, Chainpur, Chenari (SC), Sasaram, Kargahar, Dinara, Nokha, Dehri, Karakat, Araval, Kurtha, Jehanabad, Ghosi, Makhdoompur (SC), Goh, Obra, Nabi Nagar, Kutumba (SC), Aurangabad, Rafiganj, Gurua, Sherghati, Imamganj, (SC), Barachatti (SC), Bodh Gaya (SC), Gaya Town, Tekri, Votes will be cast in Belaganj, Attari, Wazirganj, Rajauli (SC), Hisua, Nawada, Gobindpur, Varsaliganj, Sikandra (SC), Jamui, Jhajha, Chakai. It remains to be seen whether the caste dominates in today’s voting or whether the public exercises their franchise in the name of development and employment. The great leap that the people of Bihar urgently need for their upliftment is in their voting rights today.

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Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is a student at the Centre for Chinese and South-east Asian Studies, JNU, New Delhi. He also works with Hasratein- a Delhi based queer collective. The current area of his academic interest lies in the study of the Chinese language and society.