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Bihar Election 2020 updates: Nitish promises solar street lights if re-elected

Bihar Election 2020: Three-term Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has been in office since 2005 and is seeking another five years in power. In recent days, however, he has come under attack from Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan, whose party, like Kumar’s JD(U), is an ally of the Centre’s ruling BJP and a part of the BJP-led NDA, but is contesting in Bihar on its own.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Oct 27, 2020 15:49 IST
Bihar Election 2020 updates: Nitish promises solar street lights if re-elected

The 2020 Bihar assembly elections will kick off on Wednesday as votes will be cast in the first of three phases in which voting for these polls is scheduled to take place. Earlier, campaigning for the first phase of polling came to an end on Monday, with leaders from the two major coalitions-the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the opposition Mahagathbandhan-holding several rallies on the day.

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In the first phase, a total of 71 assembly constituencies will go to polls. Meanwhile, in the second and third phases, on November 3 and November 7 respectively, 94 and 78 constituencies will cast their votes. Counting of votes and result declaration is scheduled to take place on November 10.

Bihar has a total of 243 assembly constituencies.

The NDA has fielded Bihar CM and Janata Dal(United) president Nitish Kumar as its chief ministerial candidate. RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, meanwhile, is the Mahagathbandhan’s candidate for the state’s top post.

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03:49 PM IST

Will install solar street lights in all villages: Nitish Kumar

If we get another chance, we will install solar street lights in all villages. On March 1, I had already promised that if we get another chance, we will arrange irrigation for every field: CM Nitish Kumar in Nalanda

02:36 PM IST

Under PM Modi, electricity provided to 1.36 lakh homes: Nadda

Under PM Modi,1.36 lakh homes provided with electricity. 1.20 lakh toilets built in Bihar and two crore across the country.

02:18 PM IST

BJP chief Nadda addresses rally in Rajnagar, attacks RJD

JP Nadda attacks RJD by invoking fodder scam, calls it party's 'report card.'

01:35 PM IST

Ex-BJP MLA criticises senior party leaders in front of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Don't worry about me, I'm trapped in party's Chakravyuh. It is test of our helplessness that we're defending and advocating merciless people like Nityanand Rai and Bhupendra Yadav: Former BJP MLA Achyutanand Singh at rally in Hajipur

11:42 AM IST

By calling me 'Jamura,' JD(U) insulting PM Modi: Chirag Paswan

Responding to JD(U) leader Sanjay Jha's 'Jamura' remark on him, LJP chief Chirag Paswan says JD(U) is insulting PM Modi by saying that this 'Jamura' is dancing on his tunes. "

10:49 AM IST

Nitish Kumar actually targeting PM Modi: Tejashwi Yadav

By commenting on my family, Nitish Kumar is targeting PM Modi as he also has six siblings. Using such language, Nitish Kumar has insulted women and my mother's sentiments. They don't speak on main issues including inflation, corruption, unemployment etc: Tejashwi Yadav

10:41 AM IST

No question of RJD forming govt, says Union minister Nityanand Rai

They never met people of Bihar at their residence, let alone them offering a glass of water to anyone. There's no question of RJD forming govt as NDA will win with 2/3rd majority and Nitish Kumar will become Bihar CM: MoS (Home) Nityanand Rai

10:05 AM IST

Unemployment, migration have given tears to people of Bihar: Sonia Gandhi

There's quality, talent, strength and power of constructing in Bihar's hands. But unemployment, migration, inflation, starvation gave them tears and blisters. Words that can't be said have to be said with tears. Govts can't be formed on basis of fear and crime: Sonia Gandhi

09:22 AM IST

Public of Bihar is with Mahagathbandhan and Congress: Sonia Gandhi

In a video message, Congress president Sonia Gandhi says, "High on power and its ego, current Bihar govt has deviated from its path. Neither their saying nor doing is good. Labourers are helpless, farmers are anxious and youth are disappointed. Public is with Congress Mahagatbandhan and it is the call of Bihar."

08:53 AM IST

Respected Nitish ji, you abusing me is a blessing: Tejashwi Yadav

"Whatever abusive respected Nitish ji has to say about me, it's a blessing for me. He is tired physically and mentally. Hence, he can say about me anything he wants," tweets Tejashwi Yadav.

10:28 AM IST

CM Nitish Kumar to address six poll rallies

A day before first phase of polling, CM Nitish Kumar will address rallies in Ashthawan, Nalanda, Rajgir, Hilsa, Harnaut and Bihar Sharif.

07:36 AM IST

Tejashwi Yadav to address multiple rallies day before phase 1 polling

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav will address rallies today in Bettiah, Harsiddhi, Kesaria, Kalyanpur, Madhuban, Sheohar, Belsand, Sitamarhi, Runisaidpur, Kanti, Baruraj, Sahebganj, Parsa and Fatuha.

07:26 AM IST

BJP chief JP Nadda to hold rallies, Smriti Irani to hold roadshow

BJP national president JP Nadda to address rallies in Rajnagar, Madhubani, Dhaka, East Champaran. Union minister Smriti Irani to hold roadshows in Danapur and Patna.

07:19 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi to address rallies in Valmiki Nagar and Kusheshwar Asthan on Wednesday

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will address two poll rallies in Bihar on Tuesday, in Valmiki Nagar and Kusheshwar Asthan, on October 28.

06:55 AM IST

First phase polling tomorrow

Voting for the Bihar assembly elections will kick off tomorrow with 71 of the state's 243 assembly constituencies going to polls. 94 assemblies will cast their votes in second phase on November 3 and remaining 78 on November 7.

First published: Oct 27, 2020 06:49 IST