RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav lambasted at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over Munger violence and compared the incident with Jallianwala Bagh massacre. He said that CM Kumar didn't expressed condolences with the family of the deceased person. Yadav also said that Bihar CM repeated Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Munger.
National president Lok Janshakti Party Chirag Paswan slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by comparing him with 'Mahishasura' over Munger violence. He said that the people of the state which he termed goddess Durga bhakts, will tell CM Kumar that how will they kill (vadh) the 'Mahishasuri' government on voting day.
Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who is in Patna for campaigning amid ongoing state Assembly elections, is confident of 'Mahagathbandhan' making government in the state. While talking to ANI, he said that on Nov 10, 'Mahagathbandhan' will form the government with a thumping majority. He further added, "Based on CM's bewildered responses and unsatisfactory answers after 5 years, the public has understood that there is a need for change".
Addressing a public rally ahead of Bihar polls in Daraunda assembly constituency of Siwan district on October 29, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, "15 years ago, some people put Bihar in identity crisis. Recall their 'jungle raj' when corruption was rampant. 6 years ago, choosing Prime Minister Narendra Modi changed nature of Indian politics." "Now, no poor has religion or caste. Development is for all," UP CM added.
Former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel passed away after prolonged illness in Ahmedabad. Keshubhai Patel was Gujarat’s CM from March 1995 to October 1995 and from March 1998 to October 2001. He was succeeded as Chief Minister by Narendra Modi. Patel was a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly six times. He had quit the BJP in 2012 and floated the Gujarat Parivartan Party, which merged with the BJP in 2014. Tributes poured in for Keshubhai Patel from all quarters. PM Modi also expressed grief over the BJP stalwart’s death and said that he had lost a father figure. He paid rich tribute to the former CM and said that all his decisions had been taken with the welfare of entire Gujarat in mind. PM Modi said that Keshubhai Patel understood the pain of farmers and always worked for their benefit. PM Modi added that his life and his work would be an inspiration for many generations. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday tore into the opposition RJD in Bihar, calling its chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav the "yuvraaj" (crown prince) of "jungle raj" and attacking him over the promise of 10 lakh government jobs. He cautioned people against the double whammy Bihar could face if those responsible for having turned the state "beemar" (sick) were voted to power amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. These elections are an opportunity to re-elect those who have pulled Bihar out of deep darkness....Please ask yourself the question does the yuvraj of jungle raj have the credibility and the experience to fulfil the aspirations of the state's lower and middle classes," he said. Watch the full video for more.
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Addressing a joint press conference of 'Mahagathbandhan' in Patna on October 28, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav spoke on Munger incident. Yadav said, "We condemn firing by police in Munger, in which 1 person was killed. This double-engine government definitely had a role in it." "We want to ask Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi, who gave permission to become General Dyer? We want High Court-monitored probe," he added. One person was killed and several were injured after police allegedly opened fire following ruckus during a procession of Goddess Durga on October 26 in Bihar's Munger. The police claimed that the person died when someone from the crowd fired. Police resorted to baton charge on a group carrying Goddess Durga for the immersion. The injured were rushed to nearby hospital. Around 20 policemen also sustained injuries during stone pelting. The police also recovered three 'desi kattas' (country-made pistols) with some live cartridges.
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh is under attack from the BJP after a SP candidate for the Gwalior bypoll alleged that the Congress leader asked him to withdraw his candidature. ‘Digvijaya Singh called me and told me to withdraw from upcoming by-polls. He said I will give you Councillor's ticket. I told him I won't withdraw and will contest,’ Roshan Mirza said. An audio clip of the alleged conversation has also gone viral on social media. BJP said that this shows the true colour of the Congress leader and said that Digvijaya Singh has always believed in management and not democracy. The Congress, however, countered saying that it is not unconstitutional to ask someone to withdraw and added that the Congress leader had not offered any monetary benefits to the SP leader Roshan Mirza. Voting on 28 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh by-polls will take place on November 3 and the results will be declared on November 10. By-elections are due on 28 seats following the resignation of 25 MLAs and the death of three legislators earlier. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Spokesperson for MP Congress Committee, KK Mishra on Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's alleged viral video said that it is not Unparliamentary conduct to ask someone to back out. KK Mishra said, "To ask someone to back out is not Unparliamentary conduct. If we're asking or requesting someone to back out in our favour, it's not a crime. At least, we aren't buying MLAs like others. Whatever is being interpreted about Digvijaya Singh is wrong." Digvijaya Singh's alleged video went viral in which he was heard asking a SP candidate for Madhya Pradesh by-polls to withdraw his name.
Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addressed a public rally in Purnia ahead of Bihar polls. He lambasted at RJD party by saying, "Someone is saying we'll make a new Bihar. But in his poster of 'New Bihar', photo of his parents, who ruled state for 7.5 years each, is missing. Why're you so ashamed of your parents' photo?"
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti came under attack for her comments on Indian flag. Mufti recently said she won't raise the tricolour till J&K state flag is restored. She made the comments with the flag of erstwhile J&K state on her table. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called her comments anti-national. He said, “We condemn how Mehbooba Mufti has insulted the Indian tricolour. Her statement that she won't raise the tricolour until the J&K state flag is restored via Article 370 - there can't be any comment more objectionable than this. The tricolour is India's national flag. Jammu & Kashmir is an inviolable part of India. Article 370 was removed as per Constitutional process. Both Houses of Parliament cleared it. Today, J&K has good administration, strict action against terror. People are happy there. To such a statement about not raising the tricolour till the state flag is restored, we want to say - Article 370 will never be restored. It has ended. One nation can't have two symbols, two chiefs. There can't be two flags.”
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Rotor blade of Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's helicopter was damaged at the Patna airport. The chopper flew Prasad to a rally in poll-bound Bihar. The incident took place after RS Prasad disembarked from the aircraft. The blades had reportedly hit an overhead wiring at a construction site. Prasad had gone to Madhubani for campaigning for the NDA. Later, the union minister's office tweeted informing that the minister was 'safe and sound'. RS Prasad was in Bihar to campaign for state assembly polls. Bihar elections will be conducted in three phases starting October 28. Results of the state assembly polls will be declared on November 10.
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LJP Chief Chirag Paswan has said that that Nitish Kumar’s time as Chief Minister is up and he will not return to power. Chirag Paswan said that the BJP and LJP would form government in the state after election and added that it would work for development in the state. Paswan further attacked the Chief Minister saying that people have not forgotten how he treated the migrant labourers during the Covid crisis and lockdown and also lashed out at him over the recent firing incident in Munger where one person was killed. The first phase of polling was held in Bihar on 28th of October and witnessed a turnout of around 54.26 percent. The next two phase are scheduled to be held on 3rd & 7th of November and the result will be declared on 10th of November. The major battle is between the Nitish Kumar led NDA and Tejsashwi Yadav led Mahagathbandhan. Chirag Paswan’s LJP has gone solo and has been attacking the Chief Minister and insisting that they will form govt with the BJP. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Congress Rahul Gandhi on October 28 addressed a public rally in Valmiki Nagar. He took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on unemployment issue in the state...
The Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Sushil Modi took a jibe at opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) -led Grand Alliance over their manifesto. "People who have encroached farmers land are now talking..