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Bihar polls updates: Tejashwi Yadav targets BJP’s employment promise

Voting for the first of three phases will take place on October 28. Polling for the second and third phases, meanwhile, will take place on November 3 and November 7 respectively. Counting of votes will take place on November 10.

By Harshit Sabarwal | Updated: Oct 23, 2020 23:30 IST
Bihar polls updates: Tejashwi Yadav targets BJP’s employment promise

With five days left before Bihar goes into the first phase of voting, political parties across the spectrum have released their manifestos and are holding rallies with a view to come in power in the state for the next five years.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Rashtriya Janata Party as he said the state suffered during the 15-year rule of the RJD and sought people's vote for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), under the leadership of chief minister Nitish Kumar, to ensure their development. PM Modi held two rallies in Gaya and Dehri and also spoke at Bhagalpur during his public address ahead of the assembly polls.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who addressed two rallies at Hisua in Nawada and Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur targeted the Centre over coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, employment and Indo-China border standoff.

Click here for complete coverage of the Bihar Assembly Election 2020

Voting for the first of three phases will take place on October 28. Polling for the second and third phases, meanwhile, will take place on November 3 and November 7 respectively. Counting of votes will take place on November 10.

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01:18 PM IST

Nitish ji, you're tired and can't handle Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav

CM says Bihar is a landlocked state so factories can't be established in absence of sea. Nitish Ji, you're tired now and can't handle Bihar. Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana are also landlocked states, yet our people go there to work as they have factories: Tejashwi Yadav

01:14 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi and Tejashwi Yadav at rally in Nawada

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attend 'Badlav Sankalp' joint rally at Hisua in Nawada district.

01:01 PM IST

In Kushinagar, we're building an international airport: PM Modi

NDA govt is building an international airport in Kushinagar. This will give tourists an easy access to Kushinagar.

12:58 PM IST

Every household in Bihar will get piped water supply, says PM Modi

In next few years Bihar will be among states where every household will get piped water supply: PM Modi

12:53 PM IST

Mahagathbandhan stands with those who want to divide country: PM Modi

PM Modi accuses Mahagathbandhan of siding with those who 'want to divide country.' These leaders are pained, whenever action is taken against such people: PM Modi

12:51 PM IST

PM takes jibe at RJD, says Bihar doesn't need 'lalten' any more

In a jibe at Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD, whose symbol is a 'lalten,' PM Modi says Bihar doesn't need a 'lalten' any more.

12:49 PM IST

Villages in Bihar now connected to roads: PM Modi in Gaya

Every village in Bihar is now connected to a road. 22,000 roads have been laid in Bihar, says PM Modi.

12:23 PM IST

Will PM Modi show courage to announce special status for Bihar: Congress leader Randeep Surjewala

Will PM Modi today show the courage to announce special status for Bihar? PM Modi gathered praises but where is Central University in Bhagalpur? PM Modi needs to give a lot of answers to 12 crore population of Bihar: Randeep Surjewala, Congress

11:44 AM IST

PM says NDA's win will make Bihar 'Atmanirbhar'

PM Modi says NDA's win is needed to make Bihar truly 'Atmanirbhar.' He further says he can see how people are working to make NDA candidates win.

11:32 AM IST

Those who once ruled Bihar looking at it with 'greedy' eyes: PM Modi

The people who once ruled Bihar are again looking at the developing state with their greedy eyes. But, Bihar must not forget who pushed them backward, that was the time when there was worsening law and order situation and corruption in the state: PM Modi

11:30 AM IST

Will launch Swamitva Yojana in Bihar soon after forming govt: PM Modi

PM Modi promises to launch 'Swamitva Yojana' in Bihar soon after coming to power in state.

11:26 AM IST

PM congratulates people of Bihar for fighting against Covid-19

"I want to congratulate the people of Bihar for the way they are fighting the battle against Covid-19. The decisions & steps taken by the state govt and people of Bihar against the pandemic are highly commendable," says PM Modi.

11:24 AM IST

For Bihar's development, we came with Nitish Kumar once again, says PM

PM Modi says joined hands with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar for the development of Bihar.

11:34 AM IST

Sons of Bihar sacrificed their lives in Galwan Valley, Pulwama: PM Modi

Sons of Bihar lost their lives in Galwan Valley for the tricolour and ensured Bharat Mata's head is held high. Jawans of Bihar were also martyred in Pulwama attack. I bow my head at their feet and pay respects: PM Modi

11:19 AM IST

Will not go back on our decision, PM says on Article 370

PM accuses opposition of getting together to try and reverse Centre's abrogation of Article 370. "India will not go back on its decision," says PM Modi.

First published: Oct 23, 2020 07:42 IST