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Highlights: NDA has lifted Bihar out of 'bimaru' bracket of states, says PM Modi

The elections for the second phase of polls for 94 assembly constituencies will be held on November 3 and the results will be announced on November 10.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Nov 02, 2020 06:40 IST
Highlights: NDA has lifted Bihar out of 'bimaru' bracket of states, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the high turnover in first phase of Bihar assembly polls proved all political pundits wrong.

“The trends from first phase of polls show NDA is coming back to power again,” said PM Modi in Chhapra while addressing a rally.

He said that after the first phase of voting, it is clear that Nitish Kumar is all set to form government again. He will be addressing two more rallies in Motihari and Bagaha-- for the second phase of Bihar assembly polls. This will be PM Modi’s third election tour of Bihar. He addressed rallies at Dehri, Gaya and Bhagalpur on October 23 and came to the state again on October 28 to attend election meetings in Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur and Patna.

Click here for complete coverage on Bihar Assembly election 2020

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 elections for the second phase of polls for 94 assembly constituencies will be held on November 3 and the results will be announced on November 10.

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06:51 PM IST

Don't forget those who questioned Lord Ram's existence: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi raked the Ram temple in Ayodhya and asked people to not forget "those who questioned the existence of Lord Ram," in a veiled attack aimed at the opposition.


PM Modi also lauded many schemes of his government. He also slammed the Opposition parties for spreading lies about the Citizenship Amendment Act and said that those against NDA lacked any "evidence or logic."

06:45 PM IST

PM Modi terms Bihar battle as 'Double Yuvraj' vs 'NDA's double engine'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to RJD's Tejashwi Yadav and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi as "double yuvraj" (two crown princes) in his election rallies today.


He accused the opposition parties of lawless rule in Bihar in the previous years. In his direct attack against dynasty politics, Modi said that the opposition leaders are concerned only about saving their thrones.

04:10 PM IST

Nitish Kumar will quit NDA alliance after assembly polls, says Chirag Paswan

Chirag Paswan has said that Bihar CM Nitish Kumar may switch to the RJD-led Grand Alliance and attempt to pose a challenge to the NDA in the 2024 General Elections.


"Mark my words, he has been very caustic against Lalu Prasad during his election campaign, but given his disposition he may once again cross over, try to form the next government with the Grand Alliance, and even try to project himself as an alternative to Modi in 2024," Chirag said.

02:08 PM IST

PM Modi lists developmental schemes undertaken in Bihar

I am happy that our efforts have liberated thousands of homes in Bihar from open defecation. Motihari region can be a center for fresh-water fish cultivation. New airports, highways, bridges over rivers, gas-based economy--these are the developmental schemes undertaken in Bihar.

02:00 PM IST

NDA has lifted Bihar out of the 'bimaru' bracket of states: PM Modi

Once the next Nitish government is formed, we will design a mechanism to safeguard properties of migrants. NDA has lifted Bihar out of the 'bimaru' bracket of states. The corrupt and separatists have joined hands; Bihar needs to be watchful of 'jungleraaj ke yuvraj'. They are only concerned with hiding their 'benami' properties, says PM Modi.

01:58 PM IST

'One nation one ration card' scheme will help workers to avail ration anywhere in the country: PM Modi

'One nation one ration card' scheme will help workers to avail ration anywhere in the country: PM Modi

01:58 PM IST

We enforced lockdown to ensure Covid does not reach the villages: PM Modi

We enforced lockdown to ensure Covid does not reach the villages: PM at Motihari rally

01:46 PM IST

PM Modi addresses public meeting in East Champaran, Bihar

PM Narendra Modi addresses public meeting in East Champaran, Bihar.

12:38 PM IST

BJP has decided to form 1,000 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) for farmers in Bihar: PM Modi

BJP has decided to form 1,000 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) for farmers in Bihar. Also, Central Govt has created a fund of 1 lakh crores for agriculture infrastructure for our farmers: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally in Samastipur.

12:31 PM IST

Road and rail connectivity being improved in this region: PM Modi

Road and rail connectivity being improved in this region. Food processing and packaging and other investment for agro-based industries are on the anvil. Industrialisation and modernisation are both necessary for employment generation. The ones who lack intention will only oppose developmental initiatives: says PM Modi.

12:30 PM IST

Self-serving dynasts treat the state and governance as their personal properties: PM Modi

Self-serving dynasts treat the state and governance as their personal properties. No one from the families of Modi or Nitish Babu has reached the corridors of power: PM Modi

12:28 PM IST

NDA is committed to democracy and on the other side is 'parivar tantra gathbandhan': PM Modi

On one side, NDA is committed to democracy, and on the other side is 'parivar tantra gathbandhan'. NDA govt is for 'sabka saath, sabka vikas': PM Modi addressing an election rally in Samastipur, Bihar

12:20 PM IST

Sardar Patel did not receive the recognition he deserved from Congress: PM Modi

Sardar Patel did not receive the recognition he deserved from Congress. No one from Congress 'family' remembered Sardar Patel on his birth anniversary yesterday, says PM Modi.

12:17 PM IST

Many in unorganised sectors are now assured of pension after 60 years of age: PM Modi

Many in unorganised sectors are now assured of pension after 60 years of age. Farmers never thought that they will get direct benefit transfer from govt but now it's possible, says PM Modi.

12:12 PM IST

People of Bihar are now trusting the NDA government: PM Modi

The people of Bihar are now trusting the NDA government because of the facility they are getting, says PM Modi.

First published: Nov 01, 2020 05:25 IST