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BJP slams Rahul for giving ticket to Brajesh Kumar Pandey in Bihar Polls

BJP, JD(U) target RJD for lack of development in Bihar during campaigning for the Assembly elections. LJP accuses JD(U) of creating division among Dalits.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Oct 17, 2020 00:05 IST
BJP slams Rahul for giving ticket to Brajesh Kumar Pandey in Bihar Polls
Grand Alliance coalition partners release the final candidates list for the Bihar Assembly polls during a joint press conference in Patna on October 15, 2020.

As Bihar gears up for the polls, ruling BJP-JD(U) focuses on developmental work BJP is doing in the Centre during its campaigning. BJP chief JP Nadda will address a rally in Bihar's Banka on Friday. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar will also address five rallies on the same day.

Bihar Assembly Elections: Full Coverage

RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav will address campaign rallies in Kahalgaon, Bhabua, Kaimur and six other places. Bihar Assembly polls will be held in three phases - October 28, November 3 and November 7. The votes will be counted on November 10.


Follow live updates on Bihar election here:

11:16 PM IST

LJP contesting Bihar assembly polls for its survival: Sambit Patra

BJP leader Sambit Patra on Friday said Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) is contesting Bihar assembly election for its survival. Addressing a press conference here, Patra said, "This election is being fought in Bihar for democracy, development and stability. While on one hand we are contesting for the stability of our party, the stability of Bihar and democracy, at the same time, LJP is contesting for its survival," reports ANI.

11:15 PM IST

BJP slams Rahul for giving ticket to Brajesh Kumar Pandey in Bihar Polls

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Karnataka unit on Friday took a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi saying "congratulations for the Oscar deserving performance" for giving Bihar election ticket to Brajesh Kumar Pandey, who was charged with raping a minor Dalit girl, reports ANI.

03:00 PM IST

Bihar deputy CM says LJP is 'divider of votes'

Bihar deputy CM said LJP is 'divider of votes.' BJP and LJP decided not to fight polls together and LJP walked out of the coalition. "LJP was asking for more seats than what we wanted to give, so the matter broke down. Nowadays, some leaders of LJP are spreading rumours and asking why did the Prime Minister and Amit Shah not stop LJP from leaving NDA," Sushil Kumar Modi told ANI.

02:34 PM IST

'Will Sharjeel Imam be their star campaigner?': Giriraj Singh

Union minister Giriraj Singh said that Congress and Mahagathbandhan have to answer if they are supporters of Jinnah. Giriraj Singh also asked if Sharjeel Imam would be their star campaigner while questioning the candidacy of Maskoor Usmani.

02:23 PM IST

PM Modi has changed the culture of politics: JP Nadda

BJP chief JP Nadda says that PM Modi changed the culture of politics and it has led to political parties fight polls on the basis of their work unlike decades ago where they used hatred, casteism and communal disharmony to win elections.

12:57 PM IST

PM Modi will hold 12 campaign rallies in Bihar: Fadnavis

BJP Bihar elections in-charge Devendra Fadnavis said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding 12 election rallies in the poll-bound state.

11:49 AM IST

RJD releases campaign video calling JD(U) power hungry

Former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav released a campaign video on Twitter where two people can be seen discussing how the current government's desire to stay in power has affected the state's development.

10:55 AM IST

Tejashwi Yadav calls Nitish Kumar tired

RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav called JD(U) chief and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar 'tired' and said he is unable to run the state and avoids talking about issues that need addressing like unemployment, education, health infrastructure and poverty.

08:25 AM IST

BJP chief JP Nadda to address election rally in Banka

BJP chief JP Nadda will address an election rally in Banka today. The BJP chief has addressed 3 rallies so far for the BJP.

08:02 AM IST

CM Nitish Kumar to address 5 rallies today

CM Nitish Kumar has hit the ground running and is about to address 8 rallies in two days. After addressing rallies in Jamui, Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura and Paliganj, he will address rallies and public gatherings at Imamganj, Gaya, Daudnagar, Belaganj and Kurtha in Arwal district.

07:58 AM IST

RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav to start campaigning from Friday

RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav will embark on his campaign trail with rallies from Bhagalpur's Kahalgaon. He will also address public meetings in Bhabua, Kaimur, Jagdishpur in Bhojpur, Shahpur, Barhara and Koilwar

06:47 AM IST

Deputy CM Sushil Modi targets RJD, Congress

Deputy CM Sushil Modi attacked RJD for making false promises to Bihar's citizens. He asked Bihar's citizens to be cautious of RJD because he said that the party 'targets the unemployed by making false job promises'. He also accused the Congress for not uplifting people from poverty during the 70s.

First published: Oct 16, 2020 06:35 IST