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Bihar Poll Highlights: Nitish Kumar promises skill centres for youth

Counting of votes and announcement of result for the Bihar assembly elections will take place on November 10.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Nov 02, 2020 06:43 IST
Bihar Poll Highlights: Nitish Kumar promises skill centres for youth

The polling in first phase of Bihar assembly elections took place on Wednesday with 53.54% of votings recorded till 6 pm. A total of 71 constituencies spread across 16 districts of Bihar went to polls in the first phase. 94 will go to polls in the second phase on November 3 while 78 will vote in the third and final phase on November 7. Counting of votes and announcement of result will take place on November 10.

Click here for full Bihar assembly election 2020 coverage

In the last assembly elections in 2015, JD(U) and RJD had contested together, with the RJD emerging as the single-largest party and Nitish Kumar becoming the chief minister. The alliance, however, collapsed in July 2017, paving way for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to join hands with Kumar and form government in the state.

Follow highlights here:

04:18 PM IST

1.20 lakh crore women joined our 'Jeevika Samuh': Nitish Kumar

CM Nitish Kumar in the rally said the country adopted Bihar model for 'Jeevika Samuh'. This government worked for women empowerment as a result of which around 1.20 lakh crore women joined the programme.

04:16 PM IST

We worked for educational development of Bihar: Nitish Kumar in Runni Saidpur

Bihar CM Nitish Kumarin the rally said, we implemented student credit card for higher education under which maximum help of Rs. 4 lakh was provided to students. He also spoke about Kushal Yuva Karaykram under which the government has imparted technology education to 10 lakh youths.

03:13 PM IST

We are working for climate change through our 'Jal Jeevan Hariyali Abhiyan': Nitish Kumar

Adding the point in his Sheohar rally too, CM Nitish Kumar said that we are adopting the path of sustainable development. Development in the state of Bihar will be in compliance for environmental protection like installing solar light street lights in every village.

03:09 PM IST

485 of 518 wards in Sheohar covered under 'Har Ghar Nal ka Jal Yojana': Nitish Kumar

Speaking about the developments done in Shivhar under the 'Har Ghar Nal ka Jal Yojana', CM Nitish Kumar said, out of 518 wards in the district 485 wards have access to clean water. 502 of 518 wards have been developed under 'Har Ghar Pakki Gali-Naali Yojana' for rural roads and drainage.

02:47 PM IST

Taking a jibe at the opposition JP Nadda said Tejashwi Yadav's mind is locked

BJP President JP Nadda in the Begusarai rally took a jibe at the opposition, asked former chief minister duo Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi to apologize to the people of Bihar.

02:39 PM IST

PM Modi gave Rs. 40,000 crore extra for development of Bihar : JP Nadda

BJP President JP Nadda in a rally in Begusarai presented party's report card by enlisting the amount contributed to each sector as per PM Narendra Modi's package of Rs. 1.25 lakh crore. He said, additional expenditure of Rs.40,000 crore was done for the development of the state.

02:18 PM IST

As per our promise, Sitamarhi will now have a medical and nursing college: Nitish Kumar

We promised medical, engineering and polytechnic colleges in every district and Sitamarhi is now one such district to see our development. Under our rule, Bihar's budget increased to Rs. 2.11 lakh crore, added CM Nitish Kumar.

02:06 PM IST

Bihar now stands at 23rd position in terms of crime rate as per Central govt.'s data: Nitish Kumar

CM Nitish Kumar in Belsand rally said under our rule crime, corruption and communalism reduced in the state. He also said that crime in Bihar has reduced to 23rd rank, as per the National Crime data provided by the central government.

12:50 PM IST

We will make sure every field in Bihar gets proper irrigation, promises Nitish Kumar

RJD leader and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar while counting number of delivered promises in Khagaria rally said, we managed to build 57 'Grahmin Sadak' of total 86 km. He asked the women of the constituency to actively participate in the voting process of November 3.

12:37 PM IST

We fulfilled our 'Har Ghar Bijli Yojana' two months before the deadline : Nitish Kumar

We have fulfilled all our promises, soon every house in Bihar will have toilets and access to clean water under 'Har Ghar Shauchalya Yojana' and 'Har Ghar Nal Ka Jal Yojana'. We also worked for 'Jeevika Samuh' for women empowerment: CM Nitish Kumar

11:46 AM IST

We worked hard for societal development and fraternity in Bihar: Nitish Kumar

We improved healthcare, controlled crime rate, increased women representation in Panchayat Raj politics. Bring NDA back, and we will work harder for the development of Bihar, says CM Nitish Kumar in Parbatta rally.

11:44 AM IST

Will create tech-enabled skill centres to educate youth in villages and cities: Nitish Kumar

We will build roads and flyovers in villages and cities if elected. We worked for Bihar and will keep on working if elected back to power, says Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.

09:58 AM IST

We would like that reservation should be proportionate to caste population: Nitish Kumar

As far as the question of population is concerned, that is decided only after the census and that decision is not in our hands. We would like that reservation should be proportionate to caste population, there is no second opinion about it: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

09:01 AM IST

Shouldn't Nitish Kumar speak on issues of unemployment, migration: Tejashwi Yadav

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday asked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to speak on issues of unemployment and migration.

06:58 AM IST

Our govt provided 6 lakh jobs in 15 years: Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said that his government provided over 6 lakh jobs during its 15-year regime as compared to 95,000 people getting jobs during the RJD regime from 1990 to 2005.

First published: Oct 30, 2020 05:32 IST