Patna, Oct. 11 : Tight security was arranged ahead of the first phase of the state assembly elections on Monday as more than 1,20,000 Para military force jawans have been deployed to ensure free and fair polls.
49 constituencies spread over 10 districts will go to polls in this phase. Over one crore 35 lakhs voters will decide the electoral fortune of 583 candidates including 54 women.
The districts that will go to polls in the first phase are Samastipur, Begusarai, Khagaria, Bhagalpur, Banka, Munger, Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura, Nawada and Jamui.
Bihar will go for polls in a five phase election from October 12 and end on November 5. Counting of votes will take place on November 8. The term of the current 243-member Bihar Assembly expires on November 29. (ANI)