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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Bihar ends polling in the assembly elections amidst.........

[b]Bihar ends polling in the assembly elections amidst predictions of split verdict again[/b]

From M Rama - Rao reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 20 November, ([/b] Exit polls from Bihar, where the electorate had voted in the assembly elections for the second time in ten months show that the state is heading for another high voltage uncertainty in government formation.

The four-phase month long election, by all accounts is the most free and fair voting ever undertaken in the eastern state where politics is caste and community centric with all most all parties playing the caste card.

The final phase of polling on Saturday covered 41 constituencies and saw 45 to 50 percent turnout.

The contest is a three-legged race though it is for all purposes a race between the front that includes the Congress and the alliance that includes the BJP. In the Congress front, the Grand Old Party of India is a junior partner. Its leader is Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) of Lalu Prasad Yadav, the federal minister for railways.

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