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Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Congress releases second list of 49 candidates

The first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections 2020 is two weeks away and parties, both national and regional, have launched their campaigns at full capacity keeping in mind the coronavirus preventative measures.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Oct 15, 2020 23:44 IST
Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Congress releases second list of 49 candidates
Ticket seekers display their bio-data at Congress Party state head office, ahead of the Bihar assembly elections, in Patna (PTI)

Congress said that Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi will campaign in all three phases. Congress is yet to announce the date and zone of his campaign. BJP released its fourth list of candidates on Thursday. CM Nitish Kumar of the JD(U) has announced that girls will receive monetary compensation for passing intermediate and graduation examinations. LJP chief Chirag Paswan said that if JD(U) remains in power for another term, families will be forced to ask their children to migrate for better incomes.

Here are the latest updates from Bihar Assembly Elections 2020

11:19 PM IST

Nadda ridicules RJD promise of development in Bihar

Taking a swipe at rival RJD for coming up with "new map" of development for Bihar in the election, BJP president J P Nadda on Thursday suggested that sons should know how their father ran the party rule in the state, reports PTI.

10:25 PM IST

Mahagathbandhan releases its list of candidates for 243 seats

The grand alliance or Mahagathbandhan comprising Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Congress and Left parties on Thursday declared candidates on all 243 assembly seats going to elections in Bihar.

09:28 PM IST

Exit poll ban applies to astrologers, tarot readers, analysts too, says Election Commission

When there is a ban on exit polls, prediction of poll results in the media by astrologers, tarot readers and analysts is a violation of the electoral law, the Election Commission said on Thursday.

08:36 PM IST

Congress releases second list of 49 candidates for Bihar Assembly elections

Congress releases second list of 49 candidates for Bihar Assembly elections. The party fields Shatrughan Sinha's son Love Sinha from Bankipur, Sharad Yadav's daughter Suhasini from Bihariganj.

07:59 PM IST

Nitish Kumar addresses physical rallies

Continuing to hit ground with physical rallies at four places, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday attacked rival RJD, saying unlike them politics was not a “business” for him but a means to serve the people.

04:57 PM IST

Tejashwi Yadav has more assets, is older than brother Tej Pratap

The affidavit filed by Tej Pratap and Tejashwi, who are contesting from Hasanpur and Raghopur assembly seats, respectively, showed that the latter is a notch above his older sibling as far as wealth, pending cases and even age are concerned.

03:58 PM IST

Nitish insulted my father, worked against LJP candidates in 2019 LS polls: Chirag Paswan

Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan Thursday made it clear that his parting of ways with Chief Minister Nitish Kumars JD(U) had "nothing to do" with sharing of seats for the assembly elections in Bihar, whose politics his party has "always been opposed to".

03:31 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi to campaign in all three-phases of Bihar polls: Gohil

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will campaign for the party in all three phases of the Bihar Assembly polls, party's Bihar in-charge Shaktisinh Gohil said.

02:48 PM IST

Maoist, CoBRAs exchange fire in Gaya's Chakarbandha

A fortnight ahead of the Bihar elections Gaya witnessed encounter between a unit of CoBRA and Maoists in Chakarbandha. Around 1200 companies including central paramilitary force, have been deployed across the state to ensure peaceful polling in the first phase. Read more here.

01:49 PM IST

Highly talented professionals prepare for electoral battle

Manish Barriarr, an Oxford University alumni and Pushpam Priya Chaudhary, an alumnus of the London School of Economics (LSE) are among those in the electoral fray and want to cause much-needed change in Bihar's fortunes. Read more here.

12:25 PM IST

'Bihar be ee ba' and 'Bihar me ka ba' become poll clarion calls

'Bihar be ee ba' and 'Bihar me ka ba' are slogans inspired by a Bhojpuri rap song which the opposition and the government are using to attract interest of voters. RJD and BJP have used these slogans against each other as a fortnight is left before the first phase of elections.

12:21 PM IST

399 out 1,066 candidates have criminal antecedents

The Election commission has revealed that out of 1066 candidates in fray for first phase of assembly elections, 319 have criminal antecedents. Gaya district, which has maximum constituencies, has 49 candidates who have revealed about their criminal antecedents.

09:46 AM IST

Bihar state Congress says Rahul Gandhi will campaign during 3 phases

The Bihar wing of Congress has said that Rahul Gandhi will campaign during each phase of the Bihar Assembly elections. They have not announced the date and time. Shaktisinh Gohil told ANI, "Rahul Gandhi will campaign in all three-phase. The party will announce the date and zone of the campaign."

First published: Oct 15, 2020 09:41 IST