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First phase of Bihar elections (Factfile)

The first of the six phases of the month-long elections to the Bihar state assembly is to be held Thursday.

delhi Updated: Nov 24, 2010 09:02 IST

The first of the six phases of the month-long elections to the Bihar state assembly is to be held Thursday.

Here is a factfile of the first phase:

Number of assembly constituencies - 47

Total voters - 10.7 million (5,678,567 men and 5,022,230 women)

Total number of candidates - 631

Total number of woman candidates - 52

Assembly constituency with maximum candidates - Kadwa (22 candidates)

Assembly constituency with minimum candidates - Singheshwar (Scheduled Caste constituency - seven candidates)

Party-wise list of candidates - Bahujan Samaj Party (45), Bharatiya Janata Party (21), Communist Party India (11), Communist Party of India-Marxist (7), Congress (47), Nationalist Congress Party (33), Janata Dal-United (26), Rashtriya Janata Dal (31) and other parties 156

Independent candidates - 238

Electronic voting machines to be used - 25,728

Largest assembly constituency area-wise - Saharsa

Largest assembly constituency voter-wise - Saharsa