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Friday, Dec 04, 2020

Bihar poll updates: PoK was, is and will be a part of India, says Rajnath Singh

The polling for second phase of polls took place on Tuesday and a voter turnout of over 53% was recorded as per data provided by the Election Commission of India (ECI).

By | Updated: Nov 04, 2020 20:17 IST
Bihar poll updates: PoK was, is and will be a part of India, says Rajnath Singh
Patna: Polling officers wait at a college field to deposit Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) at strong rooms. (PTI)

As Bihar gears up for the third and final phase of elections, contenders aim to win over voters in key constituencies across the state. Several first-time voters will also be voting in one of major legislative assembly elections which are being held amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The polling for second phase of polls took place on Tuesday and a voter turnout of over 53% was recorded as per data provided by the Election Commission of India (ECI). Voters exercised their franchise in 94 constituencies across 17 districts in view of coronavirus (Covid-19) related restrictions. Prominent leaders such as RJD leader and Mahagathabandhan's chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav, chief minister Nitish Kumar, Lok Janshakti Party chief (LJP) Chirag Paswan were seen casting their votes during the second phase.

Click here for complete coverage of the Bihar Assembly Election 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi finished his campaigning for the third and final phase on Tuesday. The third phase comprises of 78 constituencies for which voting will be held on November 7. Counting of votes and declaration of results for all three phase will be on November 10.

08:17 PM IST

At Bihar poll rally, Yogi blames Arnab Goswami's arrest on Congress

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday squarely blamed the Congress for the arrest of journalist Arnab Goswami in connection with an abetment to suicide case in Maharashtra where the party is a junior partner in the ruling coalition headed by the Shiv Sena, reports PTI.

06:44 PM IST

PoK was, is and will be a part of India, says Rajnath Singh

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh while addressing a rally in Muzaffarpur targeted Pakistan and said, "Pakistan should understand one thing clearly that entire Pok belonged to India & today also we consider PoK as part of India. In future also, it will remain with India. This is our parliament's resolution."

04:18 PM IST

Governance, jobs, migration, price rise, education...parties raise a plethora of issues in Bihar polls

With Bihar having entered the final leg of its three-phased assembly poll, political parties are making last-ditch efforts to woo the electorate. The electoral battle has been intense with all major players promising a caring and efficient government as they raise issues such as unemployment, "jungle raj", migration, Covid-19, price rise and the recent farm laws introduced by the central government.

03:07 PM IST

People of Bihar deserve recognition for voting amid Covid-19 crisis pandemic, says Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that the people of Bihar deserve recognition as they have come out to vote in this election amid the Covid-19 pandemic. "When the results of the Bihar election will come on November 10 then RJD and Congress will be defeated," he added, reports ANI.

02:45 PM IST

Not scared of 'Modi Voting Machine', says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his rally in Bihar slammed prime minister Narendra Modi and said that he is neither afraid of the 'Modi Voting Machine' or Modi's media, reports PTI.

01:14 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi accuses PM of abandoning farmers

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi accused the prime minister of abandoning farmers by passing the farm bills and likened the timing of the announcements of demonetisation and lockdown, saying that the impoverished bore the brunt of both.

12:13 PM IST

Supporters gather at Simri Bakhtiyarpur at Tejashwi Yadav's poll rally

RJD supporters at Simri Bakhtiyarpur seen attending RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav's electoral rally ahead of Phase III elections.

10:55 AM IST

Chirag Paswan says CM Nitish Kumar depending on BJP's feats to win polls

LJP chief Chirag Paswan accused Bihar CM Nitish Kumar of using BJP's successes to his own advantage to secure his reelection.

09:57 AM IST

Tejashwi Yadav's advisor shares campaign video where CM candidate seen racing towards stage

Tejashwi Yadav's campaign adviser Sanjay Yadav shared a video of Tejashwi Yadav running towards the stage from where he later gave a campaign speech highlighting Yadav's energetic campaigning style.

09:53 AM IST

CM Nitish Kumar to hold four public gatherings today

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar will hold two rallies in Kishanganj and Araria today.

09:50 AM IST

BJP president JP Nadda to visit Lauriya, Narkatiyaganj

BJP president JP Nadda will hold rallies in Lauriya and Narkatiyaganj on Wednesday ahead of Phase III polls.

09:17 AM IST

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh to hold campaign rallies today

Singh wrote on Twitter that he will be holding campaign rallies in Dhamdaha, Pranpur, Koraha and Muzaffarpur on Wednesday.

First published: Nov 04, 2020 08:48 IST