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Polling officials checking the name of the voters, at a polling booth (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses supporters during the Bihar election rally, in Patna on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses supporters during the Bihar election rally, in Patna on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

Save Bihar from becoming 'bimar' like you have saved yourdself from COVID: PM

  • The Prime Minister stated earlier general railway stations were also a dream for Bihar but now the stations are connecting with modern facilities
  • He added that due to lack of language and opportunities poor and deprived people of Bihar were at disadvantage earlier

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah. (ANI)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. (ANI)
LJP Chief Chirag Paswan. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the inauguration of National Conference on Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Tuesday. The theme of this year's conference is- Satark Bharat, Samruddha Bharat. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the inauguration of National Conference on Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Tuesday. The theme of this year's conference is- Satark Bharat, Samruddha Bharat. (ANI Photo)

Bihar assembly elections 2020: Follow Covid-19 guidelines and vote, says PM

Voting began on 71 constituencies spread across 16 districts in the first phase of Bihar Assembly elections on Wednesday at 7 am.

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addressing during the 'Naukri samvad' ahead of Bihar Assembly Elections in Patna on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses his supporters during an election campaign meeting ahead of state assembly election in Dehri, eastern state of Bihar. (REUTERS)
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses his supporters during an election campaign meeting ahead of state assembly election in Dehri, eastern state of Bihar. (REUTERS)

What’s at stake for PM Narendra Modi in India’s first state vote since covid-19

  • Bihar accounts for 212,355 of India’s 7.94 million confirmed cases, making it the 11th worst hit out of the country’s 28 states
  • PM Modi is the main face of the ruling coalition in Bihar and a great deal depends on his enduring popularity among voters.

Vehicles pass by a hoarding of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the first phase of Bihar state polling, in Patna. (AFP)
Vehicles pass by a hoarding of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the first phase of Bihar state polling, in Patna. (AFP)

Ahead of PM Modi's rally in Bihar, BJP MP Ajay Nishad tests Covid-19 positive

  • BJP star campaigner and Muzzafarpur MP Ajay Nishad tested positive for Covid-19
  • Nishad was involved in preparations for PM Modi's rally for the last two days and was campaigning as well in the neighbouring areas

Voting for the first phase of Bihar Elections to begin today. (ANI)
Polling officers receive EVMs and other polling materials as they leave for their polling stations on the eve of the Bihar Assembly elections at Paliganj, in Patna district on Tuesday (ANI)
Polling officers receive EVMs and other polling materials as they leave for their polling stations on the eve of the Bihar Assembly elections at Paliganj, in Patna district on Tuesday (ANI)

Bihar goes to polls for first phase on Wednesday amid keen electoral battle

  • The elections will be the first in the situation created by COVID-19 that has posed new challenges for the participants in the electoral process
  • Elections to 243-seat Bihar assembly are being held in three phases

Modi had previously addressed three back to back rallies at Dehri-On-Sone in Rohtas district, Gaya and Bhagalpur (ANI Photo)
Munger: RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav addresses a gathering during an election rally for the upcoming Bihar assembly elections, in Munger district, Saturday, Oct, 24, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI24-10-2020_000215B) (PTI)
Munger: RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav addresses a gathering during an election rally for the upcoming Bihar assembly elections, in Munger district, Saturday, Oct, 24, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI24-10-2020_000215B) (PTI)

Tejashwi Yadav's aggressive challenge opens up Bihar's poll fight

  • Various opinion polls have suggested that the NDA will get a majority and the opposition alliance may fall short of the three-digit mark
  • Political circles in Patna are abuzz with various theories about a hint of anger and asperity in the speeches of Kumar

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses an election meeting on upcoming Bihar Assembly polls in Bhagalpur district on Monday.  (ANI)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses an election meeting on upcoming Bihar Assembly polls in Bhagalpur district on Monday. (ANI)

Even bad words Nitishji uses against me are like blessings: Tejashwi Yadav

  • In a veiled attack at Mahagathbandhan's chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav, Nitish Kumar had on Monday said that some people are interested in their self-promotion and not in work
  • Bihar assembly elections will be held in three phases

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad along with BJP's Bihar In-charge Devendra Fadnavis. (ANI)
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad along with BJP's Bihar In-charge Devendra Fadnavis. (ANI)

Why so ashamed of your parents' photo, Ravi Shankar Prasad asks Tejashwi Yadav

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad targeted RJD leader over the promise of 'new Bihar' and photographs of his parents 'missing' from the election posters
  • Prasad was addressing a rally in Purnia, which will go to polls in the last phase of Bihar Assembly elections on November 7

Jan Adhikar Party president Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav addresses a crowd during an election meeting ahead of Bihar Assembly elections, at Sherghati in Gaya district on Sunday.  (ANI)
Jan Adhikar Party president Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav addresses a crowd during an election meeting ahead of Bihar Assembly elections, at Sherghati in Gaya district on Sunday. (ANI)

Covid-19 caution goes for toss in Bihar election heat

  • Several senior leaders have fallen victim to the contagion
  • Strict Covid-19 protocol was maintained at the rallies addressed by PM Modi, and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses to crowed during an election meeting, ahead of Bihar Assembly elections, at Alauli in Khagaria on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses to crowed during an election meeting, ahead of Bihar Assembly elections, at Alauli in Khagaria on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

Bihar assembly elections: Campaigning for first phase of polls to end today

  • Several big leaders including BJP national president JP Nadda, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan will hold election rallies today
  • Bihar will vote on October 28 for the first phase of elections

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav speaks to media before leaving for an election rally, in Patna on Sunday. (ANI)
Gaya: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during an election campaign rally ahead of Bihar assembly polls, at Sherghati in Gaya district, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI19-10-2020_000156A) (PTI)
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