Unidentified assailants shot Ravindra Nath Singh, an independent candidate for the seat of the Hayaghat Assembly in Darbhanga, in the region of Thathopur, on Thursday before the third phase of the poll in Bihar. He was admitted to a local hospital.
The third phase of the ballot for 78 seats in Bihar will take place on November 7, mainly in the Muslim-dominated areas of Seemanchal in northeast Bihar.
In the third phase, 33,782 control units, 45,953 polling units and 33,782 VVPAT will be used in 33,782 polling stations. The result will be declared on November 10.