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Claim: 23% homes have toilets in Bihar.

Who: Narendra Modi, Gujarat chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate.

Where: At a public meeting in Muzaffarpur in Bihar on 3 March.

Check: He is right.

Census 2011 data shows that 77% households in Bihar have no latrine facility within the premises, 1.1% of which depend on public latrines.

Claim: 16% homes have electricity connection in Bihar.

Who: Narendra Modi, Gujarat chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate.

Where: At a public meeting in Muzaffarpur in Bihar on 3 March.

Check: He is right.

Census data shows that 16% households report electricity as the main source of lighting. However, the Census does not collect information on electricity connections per se.

Source: 2011 Census

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