In the final phase of Bihar elections, around 55.22% voters cast their votes on November 7. Deciding the destiny of 1,204 candidates in 78 constituencies, around 2.34 crore voters were expected to participate in this phase. The voting percentage was comparatively lower than that of 2015 (56.66%). Voting was also held for the Valmiki Nagar constituency, which fell vacant after the death of JD(U) MP Baidyanath Mahato in February 2020.
In a novel initiative, the Election Commission will provide free 'Uber rides' to polling booths to voters who are differently-abled or above 80 years, in Patna. Rides up to Rs 120 will be free and exceeding fare will be borne by the voter. Eligible voters will need to get a code by calling on toll-free number 18003451950. Constituencies of Digha, Bankipur, Kumhrar and Patna Sahib will go to the polls on November 3.
Courtesy: New Indian Express
चुनाव आयोग के निर्देशानुसार बिहार सरकार ने दो जिला आबकारी अधीक्षकों को निलंबित और चार जिला आबकारी अधीक्षकों को स्थानांतरित कर दिया है। अरवल जिला आबकारी अधीक्षक नितिन कुमार और शेखपुरा जिले के आबकारी अधीक्षक बिपिन कुमार को निलंबित किया गया है। वहीं जहानाबाद, बक्सर, लखीसराय और जमुई के जिला आबकारी अधीक्षकों को स्थानांतरित कर पोस्टिंग की प्रतीक्षा में रखा गया है। बिहार विधानसभा चुनाव 2020 के तीसरे चरण की तैयारियों के बीच हुई निगरानी में… read-more
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Ahead of the state assembly elections, a Maoist-turned-gangster Jitendra Singh, also known as 'Tiger', was killed on October 18 by a group of unknown men in Bihar's Aurangabad district. He was driving with three other men when his car was attacked by the assailants. Reportedly, one companion also suffered injuries while two survived the attack. The police informed that the attack appeared to be a result of a gang-war.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
BJP's Bihar election-in-charge Devendra Fadnavis on October 16 announced that PM Narendra Modi will hold 12 rallies for the upcoming Bihar elections. Reportedly, the PM will hold the rallies in three phases dated October 23, October 28 and November 1. Fadnavis further added that the Bihar CM Nitish Kumar will also take part in the rallies and the party will make sure that the COVID-19 norms are followed.
Courtesy: Wion News
Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, along with the Gandhi family and other senior leaders, will be the star campaigners for phase one of the Bihar Assembly elections. The list also read Sachin Pilot, former PM Manmohan Singh, former Lok Sabha speaker Meera Kumar and the CMs of Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. The Bihar elections are scheduled to be held in three phases, starting from October 28.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Just ahead of the Bihar assembly elections, former state BJP vice-president Rajendra Singh on October 6 switched side to the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP). He did it in presence of LJP chief Chirag Paswan. Reportedly, Singh will contest from Dinara Assembly Seat. Earlier, LJP left the BJP-led alliance, citing "ideological differences" with Janata Dal-United. However, Chirag also clarified that his party will not join the 'Mahagathbandhan' … read-more
Courtesy: Times Now
Ahead of Bihar polls, Indian National Congress has decided to organise a women's conference- 'Mahila Kranti Sammelan' in October. The 'Sammelan', will be addressed by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and preparations are underway. Reportedly, the party eyes the participation of 50,000 women and wishes to reach at least 5,00,000 women in Bihar through social-media. For the virtual conference, Congress will install screens in rural areas and book cinema… read-more
Courtesy: Business World
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on September 25 asserted that NCB's drug probe is acting as a "rescuer" for BJP in the upcoming Bihar elections. He stated BJP's attempt to "play politics" in Sushant's death case had failed and, hence, they have now chosen the drug probe. Claiming that such acts had displayed BJP's "political and ideological bankruptcy", he added that the BJP needs "something urgent and electorally delectable materials… read-more
Courtesy: ANI News
BJP president JP Nadda on August 23 announced that Nitish Kumar will be the Chief Ministerial face of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections. During the virtual meeting, he took a jibe at the opposition for being a "spent force", and asserted confidence in the alliance saying that the NDA will triumph in the polls. Bihar Assembly polls are due in October-November this year.
Courtesy: The Indian Express