Highlights: 'NDA moving towards historic victory in Bihar,' says JP Nadda
The second phase of polling for 94 seats will be held on November 3, while the third one will be on November 7 for 78 seats. Counting of votes will be done on November 10.
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Chief ministerial candidates addressed marathon rallies as the campaign for the Bihar assembly elections is in full swing in the eastern state. Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) president JP Nadda addressed a rally in Sonepur and promised to make Bihar self-sufficient under the leadership of Nitish Kumar. Rajnath Singh and Manoj Tiwari, the star campaigners of the BJP, are in East Champaran to make an appeal for Nitish Kumar.
On the other hand, Mahagathbandan's chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Prasad Yadav took pot shots at chief minister Nitish Kumar, saying he has lost his credibility and the JD(U)-BJP alliance is all set to lose this election.
Meanwhile, Kumar, seeking re-election on the basis of the work done in the last decade, highlighted his government's work in empowering women of the state. "I have given 50% reservation to women," he said, adding, "Lalu Prasad Yadav didn't do anything for the women of Bihar."
The first of the three-phase Bihar assembly election in 71 constituencies across 16 districts ended on Wednesday, amid reports of clashes between supporters of two parties in Shahpur, Kaimur and Gaya, and electronic voting machines (EVM) not working properly in some places. The second phase of polling for 94 seats will be held on November 3, while the third one will be on November 7 for 78 seats. Counting of votes will be done on November 10.
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"The NDA is moving towards a major and historic victory in Bihar.
The public has once again made up its mind to teach a lesson to those doing politics of lies, loot, fear and corruption.
Today, the mass gathering at the roadshow of Hajipur in Bihar is showing the overwhelming victory in the NDA Assembly," says BJP's JP Nadda on Twitter.
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बिहार के सोनपुर में आज चुनावी जनसभा को संबोधित किया।— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) October 31, 2020
आदरणीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी के आशीर्वाद से और नीतीश कुमार जी के साथ से हम आत्मनिर्भर बिहार बनाएंगे जहां व्यक्ति खुद का कारोबार करेगा। यहां के मखाना, मत्स्य पालन जैसे उद्योगों को बढ़ावा दिया जाएगा। pic.twitter.com/UHuLZwj7ik
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First published: Oct 31, 2020 05:26 IST