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Oct 30, 2020 07:20 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Bihar Election 2020 highlights: We have ended the 'lantern era', every household gets electricity now : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Election 2020 highlights: RJD-Congress are taking on JD(U)-BJP. With just three days to go before the second phase of polling, the campaign is gathering steam.

Bihar Election 2020 highlights: The state of Bihar is heading for polls in three phases, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, to elect a new 243-member Legislative Assembly. The first phase of polling was held on October 28 and saw about 55.6 percent voter turnout. The second phase is scheduled for November 3. The counting of votes will be held on November 10. The election campaign is gathering steam by the day. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) and its allies, including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), are aiming to retain power in the state. The ruling coalition is being challenged by the ‘Grand Alliance’, or the ‘Mahagathbandhan’, comprising Tejashwi Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the Congress and other smaller parties.
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  • October 30, 2020 07:19 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020 LIVE Updates : This LIVE blog session has concluded. Stay tuned to Moneycontrol for the latest news, views and updates.

  • October 30, 2020 06:42 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020 LIVE Updates : Do you want lantern era in the State? Do you want power supply to be replaced by 'dhibri' (oil lamp)? What do you want- lantern era or LED era?... The only way is NDA: BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda in Siwan (ANI)

  • October 30, 2020 05:52 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020 LIVE Updates: Attacking RJD, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar appealed people to not get misled by those who "ignored women and backward classes" in their rule. "Earlier even cities did not have electricity, but now we have ended the lantern era and every household gets power now," Kumar said in an election rally in Parbatta. The second phase of Bihar polls will be held on Novermber 3 and the third and the last phase on November 7. 

  • October 30, 2020 03:50 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020 LIVE Updates: Heartfelt thanks for the love received from the people of Nathnagar. With your blessings, the LJP candidate for Bihar1stBihari1st, Amar Kushwaha will be victorious and will help in the progress of Bihar. Bless the LJP candidate for implementing Bihar1stBihari1st: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan.

  • October 30, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020 LIVE Updates: BJP National President J P Nadda addresses a public rally in Begusarai

    "You'll believe the one who has done something good in the past, then only that person will do good in future. We can proudly state our achievements in front of public, that's our strength," Nadda said.

  • October 30, 2020 02:50 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020 LIVE Updates: Congress delegation meets Governor Phagu Chauhan over Munger firing incident

    "We demanded immediate suspension of CM Nitish Kumar & Dy CM Sushil Modi. Compensation of Rs 50 lakhs must be given to family of man who was killed," Randeep Surjewala said (ANI)

  • October 30, 2020 12:27 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020 LIVE Updates:  RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav reaches Vibhutipur  to hold election meeting ahead of Phase 2 voting on November 3

  • October 30, 2020 12:12 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020 LIVE Updates: Munger firing incident is an attack on Hindutva. If such an incident were to happen in Maharashtra, West Bengal or Rajasthan, governors & BJP leaders would have demanded President's rule. So, why is Bihar governor & BJP leaders not raising questions?: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut (ANI)

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