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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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11:03 AM IST

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10:57 AM IST

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10:08 AM IST

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09:42 AM IST

PM's rallies will help create NDA create new wave in Bihar: MoS (Home) Nityananand Rai

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Rahul Gandhi to address rallies in Nawada and Bhagalpur

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address rallies in Nawada and Bhagalpur. RJD leader and Mahagathbandhan CM candidate Tejashwi Yadav will join Gandhi at Hisua.

08:08 AM IST

PM Modi to address rallies in Sasaram, Gaya and Bhagalpur

Entering the Bihar election fray Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address rallies in Sasaram, Gaya and Bhagalpur today. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will attend rallies with the PM in Sasaram and Bhagalpur.

First published: Oct 23, 2020 07:42 IST