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Bihar Poll Updates: Congress party gave the country new direction, says Rahul Ga

The core issues in this year’s assembly election have been of employment across sectors, health care, women empowerment and education. Political parties, whether contesting in alliance or individually, have released their manifestos in line of these five factors.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Oct 29, 2020 07:15 IST
Bihar Poll Updates: Congress party gave the country new direction, says Rahul Ga

Voting for the first phase of the Bihar assembly election has started. Voters are exercising their franchise in 71 constituencies out of the total 243 in the state. In view of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued several guidelines for all three phases.

Some of the guidelines include wearing face masks at all times, maintaining social distancing inside and outside polling booths, regular sanitization of polling booths and thermal scanning of voters. The ECI has allowed infected patients and suspected cases of coronavirus who are under either institutional or home quarantine to vote through postal ballot.

Click here for complete coverage of the Bihar Assembly Election 2020

Political parties have held rallies across the state prior to the first phase of voting. PM Modi addressed his first rally of the day at Darbhanga city of Bihar. He highlighted the fact that BJP-NDA's motto is to fulfil all promises that it has made in its manifesto. Modi also said more opportunities will be created for industrialists which would further increase employment opportunities for the youth in Bihar. The Prime Minister addressed his second rally in Muzaffarpur and is currently addressing his final rally of the day in Patna.

05:00 PM IST

'You gave 15 years to Nitish, 6 years to PM Modi, still Bihar is poorest state'

You gave 15 years to Nitish Kumar,six years to Narendra Modi, still Bihar is poorest state, said Rahul Gandhi at Darbhanga rally.

"I want that the youth of Bihar, the farmers of Bihar should not only show the path to Bihar but also show the way to the whole country. I want to see the day when youth from other states come to Patna to find employment," he also said during the poll rally.

04:50 PM IST

'Want to see day when youth from other states come to Patna to find employment'

I want that the youth of Bihar, the farmers of Bihar should not only show the path to Bihar but also show the way to the whole country. I want to see the day when youth from other states come to Patna to find employment, says Rahul Gandhi

04:45 PM IST

Cannot compete with PM Modi in speaking lies: Rahul Gandhi

Cannot compete with PM Modi in speaking lies, reiterates Rahul Gandhi in Darbhanga.

04:36 PM IST

'PM Modi fought 22 days of a fight with the labourers of Bihar'

PM Modi fought 22 days of a fight with the labourers of Bihar by announcing the Covid-19 lockdown without prior notice: Rahul Gandhi

04:34 PM IST

The state's youth can not even get employment in Bihar only: Gandhi

Today, the state's youth can not even get employment in Bihar only. This is the truth. If you want to work go to Mumbai or other parts of the country. After you go there, one day PM Modi will come on TV and announce demonetization, says Rahul Gandhi in Darbhanda rally.

04:29 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi addresses a rally in Darbhanga, Bihar

Congress Rahul Gandhi addressed a poll rally in Darbhanga, Bihar.

04:25 PM IST

UP CM Yogi Adityanath makes vote appeal in Chanpatia

Today if people of West Champaran want to make a house in Jammu and Kashmir, they can do so. No one can stop you. Congress deprived you of this, says Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath in Chanpatia.

03:30 PM IST

Bihar was transformed into jungle raj by Cong, RJD govt: UP CM

The star campaigner for Bihar Assembly election, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addressed a rally in West Champaran, during which he launched a sharp attack on RJD and Congress.

"The land that gave the empires like Pataliputra, Vaishali, the land of Bihar, which started the golden age of India within the world, was transformed into anarchy and jungle raj by the Congress and RJD government 15 years ago," said Yogi Adityanath.

03:23 PM IST

'Yuvraj' of 'jungle raj': PM Modi attacks Tejshawi Yadav

In veiled attack on RJD's Tejashwi Yadav, PM Modi said, Bihar has potential to become IT hub but can "yuvraj" of "jungle raj" facilitate it?

03:02 PM IST

Save Bihar from becoming 'bimar': PM Modi


Just like you can save your self from Covid-19 with a mask, similarly with a single vote you can save Bihar from becoming 'bimar', says PM Modi while making a vote appeal for NDA candidates.

02:38 PM IST

Darkness of lantern period is now gone in Bihar: PM Modi

Atal ji used to say that the definition of electricity in Bihar is that it comes less and goes more.The darkness of the lantern period is now gone.

Bihar's aspiration is now of continuous electricity and LED bulbs, says PM Modi in Patna.

02:37 PM IST

Bihar has come a long way under Nitishji's leadership: PM Modi

In the last decade and a half, Bihar has strongly stepped up the move from misrule to good governance under the leadership of Nitishji.

Due to the efforts of the NDA government, Bihar has come a long way from inconvenience to convenience, from darkness to light, from distrust to trust, from kidnapping industry to opportunities, says PM Modi in Patna.

02:35 PM IST

Only NDA can fulfill the aspirations of Bihar: PM Modi

Who can fulfill the aspirations of the poor and middle class of Bihar? Can those who looted Bihar do it? Those who only thought of their families and did injustice to everyone can never understand Bihar's expectations. Only NDA can do it, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Patna.

02:29 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses rally in Patna

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing his final rally of the day in Patna as Bihar is witnessing polling in first phase.

02:24 PM IST

Balgudar villagers in Lakhisarai district boycott elections

Voters of Balgudar village in Lakhisarai district boycotted elections in protest against the construction of a museum on a playground.Booth number 115 wore a deserted look as the villagers decided not to cast their vote, reports ANI.

First published: Oct 28, 2020 06:34 IST