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Bihar polls: Janata Dal Rashtrawadi Party candidate shot at in Sheohar, dies

Voting for the first phase will take place on October 28. Meanwhile, Polling for the second and third phases, will take place on November 3 and November 7 respectively. Votes will be counted on November 10.

By Harshit Sabarwal | Updated: Oct 24, 2020 23:30 IST
Bihar polls: Janata Dal Rashtrawadi Party candidate shot at in Sheohar, dies

Four days are left until Bihar goes into the first phase of polling on October 28. Voting will be held for a total of 71 constituencies in this phase. Political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, RJD leader Tejashwi yadav have addressed multiple rallies where they have addressed issues of concern and the ways of dealing with them if their party comes into power for the next five years.

Voting for the first phase will take place on October 28. Meanwhile, Polling for the second and third phases, will take place on November 3 and November 7 respectively. Votes will be counted on November 10.

The dominating issues in this assembly election have been of employment, health and women empowerment. Political parties have centered their manifestos around these three points.

Click here for complete coverage of the Bihar Assembly Election 2020

RJD's Tejashwi Yadav released the party's manifesto on Saturday and said that he will not promise one crore jobs in Bihar. Rather, he has promised of creating one million jobs across sectors which will be added to the state's workforce.

Meanwhile, the BJP which released its 11 point manifesto on Thursday has been criticised by Opposition leaders primarily on two promises- provision for free coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine for the people of Bihar and provision of 1.9 million jobs.

10:27 PM IST

Janata Dal Rashtrawadi Party candidate shot at in Sheohar district succumbs to injuries, two held

In Bihar's Sheohar district, Janata Dal Rashtrawadi party candidate Narayan Singh was shot dead on Saturday at Hathsar village and two people have been arrested in connection with the case.The incident took place when the candidate and his supporters were campaigning for the election, reports ANI.

09:18 PM IST

Was any school, college built during Lalu Prasad, Rabri regime? asks Nitish

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar tore into Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav asking if any school and colleges were constructed during regimes of his father Lalu Prasad Yadav and mother Rabri Devi. Attacking Lalu Prasad, Kumar said that there is rule of law in the state and any wrongdoer was punished effectively, reports ANI.

08:40 PM IST

Janta Dal Rashtrawadi Party's candidate shot at in Sheohar district, one arrested

Janta Dal Rashtrawadi Party's candidate Narayan Singh was shot at in Hathsar village of Sheohar district. He has been admitted to a hospital. One person arrested. More details awaited, reports ANI.

07:34 PM IST

‘Lalten yug’ has ended in state, says CM Nitish Kumar

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that 'Lalten yug' has come to an end in the state and his government brought electricity to every house in the state. The Bihar CM further recounted the work done by his government to boost social welfare in the state and the efforts to strengthen the law and order in the state, reports ANI.

05:42 PM IST

JP Nadda targets Congress over Ayodhya dispute

JP Nadda during his Bihar rally targeted Congress party over the Ayodhya dispute. Nadda said, "Congress through Kapil Sibal filed a plea to Supreme Court to not pass a judgment on Ram Janmbhoomi. Such diversionary tactics are Congress' modus operandi. Only after Modiji came to power the SC began a daily hearing of the case and passed a unanimous verdict," reports ANI.

05:36 PM IST

This poll isn't about any candidate but Bihar's future: Nadda

BJP President JP Nadda during his rally in Lakhisarai said, "This election isn't about any candidate but Bihar's future. We must keep that in mind while voting. Since 2014 there's been a shift in Indian election ethics. Now politics is based on the merit of work done not casteism, regionalism and other divisive bases of votes," reports ANI.

05:00 PM IST

Despite nearly equaling male voters, only 13.5 per cent women candidates in first phase of polls

Even though the female voters are nearly equal to the male voters in Bihar when it comes to contesting elections, the ratio changes drastically. According to the data shared by the Election Commission, out of a total of 1,066 contestants in the fray in the first phase of Bihar Assembly elections, only 144 females have been given tickets from the political parties, translating to a meager 13.5 per cent of all contestants, reports ANI.

04:20 PM IST

Uphill task for EC to enforce Covid norms despite powers, feel former CECs

The Election Commission (EC) has the requisite powers to take strict measures like banning rallies and countermanding polls for violation of Covid-19 guidelines during campaigning, but it will be an uphill task to ensure compliance, according to former chief election commissioners, reports PTI.

03:43 PM IST

RJD's manifesto assures one million jobs, focuses on higher MSPs, smart village and better healthcare

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday released the party's manifesto that focussed on providing one million government jobs for youth, higher Minimum Selling Price (MSP) rates for farmers, better health care facilities in the state and also plans to develop 'smart village' concept, reports ANI.

02:58 PM IST

Two excise officials suspended, four shifted

The Election Commission (EC) has suspended two excise superintendents and transferred four others for not demonstrating "alertness and effectiveness" in the seizure of liquor in poll-bound Bihar, an official said, reports PTI.

02:55 PM IST

Free Covid-19 vaccine promise in Bihar poll manifesto perfectly in order: Sitharaman

Amid massive criticism of the BJP's free Covid-19 vaccine promise in the 2020 Bihar assembly elections, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday asserted the fact that the announcement was perfectly in order and a party can announce what it wants to do when it comes to power, reports PTI.

First published: Oct 24, 2020 14:33 IST