Tamil Diplomat

Bihar Assembly election dates likely to be announced today

The Election Commission of India is likely to announce dates for the Bihar Assembly elections on Tuesday. Reports suggest the polling for the 243 seats of Assembly will be held in multi-phases between mid of October to first week of November and the results are likely to be out before Diwali which falls of November 11 this year. The tenure of the Bihar Assembly expires on November 29.

After ruling the state for ten years, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is seeking a third term this time in alliance with RJD and Congress after he walked out of NDA in 2013 snapping 17-year-old alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).