Bihar Assembly Elections Highlights: Only NDA can give jobs, says Nityanand Rai
Both the chief minister and leader of opposition will hold multiple rallies across several districts as Bihar goes to polls in 9 days.
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With little less than over a week to go for the first phase of polling of Bihar elections political parties are busy making final preparations. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav will hold 4 rallies in Gaya district on Monday and in Nawada while chief minister Nitish Kumar who is aiming to win another term will hold poll rallies 5 rallies across Gaya, Aurangabad and Jehanabad districts on the same day.
Bihar Assembly polls would be held in three phases - October 28, November 3 and November 7, and vote counting will be held on November 10.
Catch the latest updates from Bihar elections here:
LJP will win more seats than JD(U) in Bihar polls: Chirag Paswan
Continuing with his tirade against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan on Monday claimed that his party will win more seats than JD(U) in the Bihar polls.
Launching a scathing attack on the chief minister, he said any vote to Kumar-headed JD(U) would "destroy" Bihar tomorrow.
Independent candidate from Bihar's Bahadurapur constituency comes to file nomination on a buffalo
As Bihar election is gaining momentum, candidates are also bringing new colours to the polls: In Bahadurpur constituency that comes under Darbhanga district, a candidate Nachari Mandal came to file his nomination riding a buffalo on Monday.
Congress says current govt in Bihar pushed families towards poverty
Congress criticized Bihar CM Nitish Kumar for not alleviating people out of poverty during his tenure. Congress Bihar tweeted that despite rising deaths among the poor the CM failed to take firm steps.
बिहार में हर तीसरा घर गरीबी रेखा से नीचे है, आपदाओं से ज्यादा भुखमरी से लोगों की मौतें होती है। फिर भी नीतीश कुमार ठोस कदम उठाने में नाकाम हो गए है।— INCBihar (@INCBihar) October 19, 2020
महागठबंधन सरकार।#बोले_बिहार_बदलें_सरकार pic.twitter.com/t6JFrAS8B0
Bihar CM addresses rally in Gaya district
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar addresses a rally in Attari constituency in Gaya district. He is scheduled to address rallies at Aurangabad and Jehanabad on Monday as well.
माननीय नीतीश कुमार जी का चुनावी संबोधन अतरी विधानसभा (जिला-गया) से।। Live ।। https://t.co/K0Zva7dozs— Janata Dal (United) (@Jduonline) October 19, 2020
BJP expresses disappointment over Cong fielding Brajesh Pandey
BJP leader Saroj Pandey accused Brajesh Pandey of engaging in'improper behaviour with a minor girl' and questioned Congress-RJD coalition if this is how they plan to make Bihar safe for women during a press conference held in Patna.
नाबालिग बच्ची के साथ दुराचार करने वाले, ब्रजेश पांडे को कांग्रेस ने प्रत्याशी बनाया है।— BJP Bihar (@BJP4Bihar) October 19, 2020
राजद ने बलात्कारी अरुण यादव की पत्नी और राजवल्लभ की पत्नी को टिकट दिया है।
राजद-कांग्रेस महिलाओं की हालत क्या कर रही है, इस पर मैं प्रश्न करती हूं : सुश्री @SarojPandeyBJP pic.twitter.com/J6WhtDeK2C
RJD says people angered with JD(U) administration
RJD posted a video on Twitter saying that people in Bihar are angry with JD(U) for the lack of development in the state. They also said that this anger is now turning into hatred.
औरंगाबाद में नीतीश कुमार का उनकी सभा में ही विरोध। जनता @NitishKumar को ना Virtual में सुनना चाहती है और ना Actual में।— Rashtriya Janata Dal (@RJDforIndia) October 19, 2020
जनता में नीतीश कुमार के प्रति आक्रोश ही नहीं नफ़रत भी है। जनता कह रही है नाम मत लो उसका.. pic.twitter.com/U7dn4p1dM5
Jan Adhikar Party's(LO) Ejaz Ahmed and Akbar Ali Parvez join RJD
National principal general secretary of Jan Adhikar Party Ejaz Ahmed and National General Secretary Akbar Ali Parvez joined RJD.
जन अधिकार पार्टी (लो०) के राष्ट्रीय प्रधान महासचिव श्री एजाज अहमद और राष्ट्रीय महासचिव अकबर अली परवेज़ ने नेता प्रतिपक्ष श्री @yadavtejashwi जी की नीतियों और प्रतिभा से प्रभावित होकर उन्हें मुख्यमंत्री बनाने के संकल्प के साथ जन अधिकार पार्टी (लो०) छोड़ राजद में शामिल हुए। pic.twitter.com/hkRYiq1YeH— Rashtriya Janata Dal (@RJDforIndia) October 19, 2020
Debate between CM's should be the new trend: Tejashwi
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said that he wants to debate with CM Nitish Kumar regarding his achievements in the last 15 years. Tejashwi told ANI, "I would request Nitish Kumar to debate on any of his achievements in past 15 years. We can debate on his achievement and we should start a new debating trend. There should be a Chief Minister candidates' debate. Nitish Ji should accept my challenge."
'Nitish Kumar ji is busy': Nityanand Rai challenges Tejashwi Yadav to debate
Union Minister Nityanand Rai said he would debate Mahagathbandhan's chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav after the latter had challenged Bihar CM to debate regarding unemployment and Kumar-led govt's achievements in 15 years.
I challenge Tejashwi Yadav for open debate on any issue wherever he wants. He's spreading illusion with his promise of providing 10 lakhs job. What RJD couldn't do in 15 yrs, how will he do it in a day: Nityanand Rai, MoS Home on Tejashwi's Yadav promise of providing 10 lakhs job pic.twitter.com/mPzBrx0lOb— ANI (@ANI) October 19, 2020
Bihar police recovers ₹65 lakh cash at Bihar-Bengal border
9 days before the first phase of Bihar polls cash amounting to over ₹65 lakh was recovered in Kishanganj, near the Bihar-Bengal border on Sunday.
Fadnavis plans meeting keeping in mind social distancing
BJP election-in-charge Fadnavis has planned to hold meeting in every 5 villages per constituency in a bid to hold 100 meetings at a time. The decision, he says, has been taken keeping in mind the need for social distancing as Covid-19 continues to spread.
We will hold meetings in every five villages of a constituency through LEDs parallelly. This way we will hold 100 meetings at a time. This will be our effort towards ensuring social distancing in view of #COVID19: BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis in Bodh Gaya, Bihar (18.10.20) pic.twitter.com/cfsF7iKsrs— ANI (@ANI) October 19, 2020
First published: Oct 19, 2020 08:07 IST