Highlights: RJD's Tejashwi promise to give jobs to 10 lakh people in Bihar
In his rallies on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again fired the ‘jungle raj’ prince jibe at Tejashwi Yadav, saying that voting in the first phase indicates the NDA under Nitish Kumar will be re-elected. Kumar has been in office since 2005, and is now seeking a fourth term as chief minister.
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The second phase of polling for the ongoing three-phase Bihar assembly elections will take place on Tuesday, with 94 of the state’s total 243 assembly constituencies going to polls. This is the highest number of constituencies going to polls in a single phase of the ongoing state assembly polls, as 71 constituencies went to polls in the first phase on October 28, while 78 will cast their votes in the third and final phase on November 7. Counting of votes will take place on November 10.
The campaigning for the second phase came to an end on Sunday, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing four rallies in the state-in Chhapra, Samastipur, Motihari and Bagaha. PM Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leads Bihar’s ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), of which Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal(United) is also a member. While Kumar is the NDA’s candidate for the chief minister’s post, Rashtriya Janata Dal’s (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav is the candidate for the state’s top post of the opposition alliance, the Mahagathbandhan, which also comprises the Congress and the Left parties.
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Tejashwi Yadav among candidates in fray tomorrow
Among the candidates in the fray is RJD leader and Mahagathbandhan’s chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav. He is contesting from the Raghopur constituency in Vaishali district. He is pitted against Satish Kumar Yadav, whom Tejashwi had defeated in the 2015 Assembly elections to regain the seat for his party.
Nitish Kumar refrains speaking anything against friend-turned-foe in Bihariganj rally
Nitish Kumar addressed a rally in Bihariganj assembly seat from where veteran socialist leader Sharad Yadav's daughter Subhashini Yadav is in the fray on Congress ticket. During the rally, Kumar listed achievements of his successive governments in the state and also made a scathing attack on his main RJD rival. Howebver, he refrained from speaking anything against his former party colleague.
Promise to give jobs to 10 lakh people: Tejashwi Yadav
Promise to give jobs to 10 lakh people, even if the salaries of the chief minister, ministers and MLAs need to be cut, then it will be done and jobs will be given, says RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.
Out of 1,464 candidates, 146 are women in phase 2 polling
While the polling for the second phase is going to be held in 94 Assembly constituencies in 17 districts of the state on November 3, altogether 1,464 candidates are in the fray with only 146 women. Read more
Congress targets govt over farm laws
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday targeted the government over the new farm laws, alleging the farmers who are demanding more markets have been given recession instead.
Gandhi cited a media report to say that the farmers in Bihar want more 'mandis' (markets) in the state to sell their produce, like in Punjab and Haryana.
Out of 1,195 candidates contesting in phase-3, 31% have declared criminal cases: Report
Out of 1,195 candidates contesting in phase-3 of the Bihar assembly elections later this week, 31 per cent have declared criminal cases against themselves, PTI reported citing poll rights group Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report.
Here to congratulate you all on Ram Mandir, says Yogi Adityanath
A road is being constructed to connect Ayodhya and Sitamarhi. It will be named Ram-Janki Marg and people can complete journey in five-six hours. I have especially come to congratulate and greet you all on the construction of Ram Mandir: Yogi Adityanath in Sitamarhi
Bihar progressing because men and women working together: Nitish Kumar
If Bihar is progressing today, the biggest reason is that both men and women are getting opportunity to work: Nitish Kumar at rally in Madhepura
Polling to take place in 17 districts of Bihar on Tuesday
Second phase polling will take place in 94 seats which are spread across 17 constituencies: West Champaran, East Champaran, Sheohar, Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj, Siwan, Saran, Vaishali, Samastipur, Begusarai, Khagaria, Bhagalpur, Nalanda and Patna.
Seven constituencies from CM Nitish's home district to go to polls in second phase
Seven constituencies from CM Nitish Kumar's home district, Nalanda, are among 94 seats which will go to polls in the second phase.
Tej Pratap Yadav's father-in-law also in contention in second phase
Chandrika Roy, who jumped ship to the JD(U) from the RJD, is also among candidates in the fray in the second phase. He will take on RJD's Chhote Lal Ray from the Parsa constituency in Saran district.
PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi to hold rallies on Tuesday
Both Prime Minister Rahul Gandhi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will hold rallies in Bihar for November 7's third and final phase of polling. While PM Modi will conclude his Bihar campaign with rallies at Forbesganj and Saharsa, Gandhi will address rallies on Wednesday as well.
'Those who looted jobs, from where they'll bring jobs?' asks Yogi Adityanath
Those who looted jobs of youths for the benefit of their family, how will they bring jobs? When they were in power, they even digested fodder of animals: Yogi Adityanath
Congress, RJD only know how to cheat people: Yogi Adityanath
At poll rally in West Champaran's Balmiki Nagar, UP CM Yogi Adityanath says Congress and RJD only know how to cheat people. "They've been dividing the society," says Adityanath.
First published: Nov 02, 2020 07:02 IST