Battle for Bihar: LJP is all set for assembly elections, says Chirag Paswan

New Delhi, Sept 9 : Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan on Wednesday welcomed the announcement of dates for the Bihar Assembly polls and said that his party is fully prepared for the contest.

“We all were expecting that very soon notification will be issued and that was the reason we all were prepared. Every party of our alliance at their level, we were preparing for the elections. So, we are all set for the coming assembly elections,” Paswan told ANI.

“For the past five years, we ( LJP) were nurturing the seeds that we have contested on. Besides that, all our probable candidates they were also doing their round of preparations in their constituencies,” he added.

The Bihar Assembly will go to polls in five phases. Voting for the first phase will be held on October 12, for second on October 16, for third on October 28, fourth on November 1 and fifth on November 5.

The counting of votes will take place on November 8.

The Model Code of Conduct has come into force with immediate effect with the announcement of poll dates.

Bihar has a total of 243 assembly seats and 6.68 crore electorate. (ANI)