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Bihar poll updates: Why give chance to a CM who didn't give jobs, asks Tejashwi

In recent days, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan has repeatedly criticised CM Nitish Kumar, while expressing admiration for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Though Paswan’s LJP is a part of the NDA, which is in power in the state as well as the Centre, it will contest the polls independently.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Oct 26, 2020 16:06 IST
Bihar poll updates: Why give chance to a CM who didn't give jobs, asks Tejashwi
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Monday is the last day of campaigning for the first phase of the Bihar assembly elections. The Bihar polls will kick off with the first phase of polling on October 28, followed by two more phases, on November 3 and November 7. Counting of votes and declaration of results, meanwhile, is scheduled to take place on November 10. The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), comprising, among others, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal(United), is up against the opposition ‘Mahagathbandhan,’ comprising the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Congress and Left parties.

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Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi entered the poll fray on Friday, addressing their first rallies in Bihar. Chief minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar is the NDA’s chief ministerial face and is looking for another five year term, having already been in office for 15 years. Mahagathbandhan, meanwhile, has fielded RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav as its candidate for the state’s top post. In the last assembly polls, in 2015, arch-rivals JD(U) and RJD had contested together, with the RJD emerging as the single-largest party and Kumar becoming the chief minister. The alliance, however, collapsed in July 2017, paving way for the BJP to join hands with Kumar and form government in the state.

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04:06 PM IST

Why give another chance to a CM who didn't provide jobs, asks Tejashwi

At rally in Rohtas district, Tejashwi Yadav asks, "Why give another chance to a CM who didn't provide employment and failed to eradicate poverty. When migrants got stuck, where was his chopper?"

03:40 PM IST

Those who don't have any knowledge speaking against me: Nitish Kumar attacks Tejashwi Yadav

Those who don't have any knowledge or experience, are speaking against me at behest of their advisors. We're not interested in campaign, we're concerned about nepotism. We consider whole Bihar as one family but for few, only blood relatives are their family: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar in Muzaffarpur.

03:12 PM IST

Have reduced crime in Bihar, says CM Nitish

"Crime has reduced in Bihar as state is now at number 23 ranking, according to govt data. We're interested only in work, not in our self-promotion," says Nitish Kumar at rally in Muzaffarpur's Sakra Vidhan constituency.

03:10 PM IST

JP Nadda mocks Tejashwi Yadav's promise of ten lakh jobs

Tejashwi Yadav and Mahagathbandhan have zero knowledge of governance and administration. He is saying he will give ten lakh jobs in first cabinet meet. This is not only laughable, but also represents lack of knowledge: Nadda

02:47 PM IST

'Jungleraj' is RJD's character: JP Nadda

"RJD has not changed its character yet. They've always been disrespectful towards rule of law. We won't be talking about jungleraj had RJD changed its character," says JP Nadda in Aurangabad.

02:27 PM IST

Nadda accuses RJD of spreading lawlessness in Bihar

RJD created lawlessness in Bihar, forced people to migrate. Those who spread lawlessness, will they develop Bihar?: JP Nadda

02:25 PM IST

Nitish Kumar's alliance with NDA led to rapid development of Bihar: Nadda

Ever since Nitish Kumar joined hands with the NDA, Bihar has developed at a rapid pace, says JP Nadda.

02:21 PM IST

66 lakh people in Bihar have received electricity: BJP president JP Nadda

Under PM Modi, 18,000 villages received electricity in 1,000 days. Around 66 lakh people in Bihar have received eletricity: BJP president JP Nadda in Aurangabad.

01:52 PM IST

Jawans of Bihar Regiment gave befitting reply in Galwan: RS Prasad

"It was the brave jawans of Bihar Regiment who gave a befitting reply to China, in Galwan. The jawans of Bihar were there in Uri too. Bihar is a land of bravehearts," says Ravi Sahnkar Prasad.

01:49 PM IST

Some people have problem with Ram Temple, Article 370 abrogation: Ravi Shankar Prasad

A grand Ram Temple is being built. Some people have a problem with it. They also have issues with Article 370 abrogation. I'd like to say clearly, there won't be 'do nishan do pradhan'. There'll be Tiranga everywhere: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Aurangabad.

01:35 PM IST

Raised Bihar's budget to 211,000 crore from 24,000 crore: Nitish Kumar

Bihar's budget was less than 24,000 crore in 2005-06 when we first came to power. However, under us, it rose to 211,000 crore.

01:23 PM IST

In Muzaffarpur rally, CM Nitish stresses on women empowerment

A large number of women became public representatives during our term in office, says CM Nitish Kumar in Muzaffarpur.

01:19 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi to address two rallies on October 28

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will address two rallies in Bihar on October 28, in Valmikinagar and Kusheshwar Asthan. Bihar will vote in first of three phases on this date.

10:38 AM IST

Inflation biggest issue, starvation rising: RJD's Tejashwi Yadav

Inflation is biggest issue. There's unemployment, starvation is rising, says Tejashwi Yadav.

09:42 AM IST

Why is liquor ban not being reviewed, asks Chirag Paswan

Why is liquor ban not being reviewed? Is liquor smuggling not going on? Everyone is getting it. Government and administration are colluding There is not one minister in Bihar government who doesn't know about it. If you don't want to review it, it means you yourself are involved: Chirag Paswan.

First published: Oct 26, 2020 07:27 IST