RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav slammed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the special status for Bihar and said that Nitish Kumar is the chief minister since 15 years but has not been accorded the special category status to Bihar.
"Bihar has double engine government.
Nitish Kumar has been governing the state for the last 15 years but it has not been accorded the special category status yet.
Donald Trump will not come and accord that," said Yadav.
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. He said that the youth of Bihar don't get jobs in the state; they have to move out of the state for jobs. Gandhi said to youths that don't think they lack in anything rather CM Kumar and PM Modi lack in providing employment to them in Bihar.
Congress Rahul Gandhi on October 28 addressed a public rally in Valmiki Nagar. After hearing a person shouting in the crowd that PM Modi said fry pakoras, Rahul Gandhi asked him, "Did you fry pakoras? You should offer some to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi when they come here next."
Congress' Bihar in-charge Shaktisinh Gohil on Chirag Paswan said that BJP wants to use Chirag to burn down Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's house and later get rid of him too. Shaktisinh Gohil said, "BJP wants to keep 'Chirag' in their hand to light up their homes and burn down Nitish Ji's house. They want to extinguish the 'Chirag' also. So BJP wants to use Chirag first, and then get rid of him later."
Bihar went under first phase of polling on October 28. The voter turnout in the first phase of the Bihar polls was recorded at 52.24%. While addressing a press conference in Patna, Bihar ADG Jitendra Kumar informed that 93 cases registered for violation of COVID-19 guidelines in the first phase of polling for Bihar Assembly elections today.
Bihar recorded a 53.54 per cent polling in the first phase of assembly polls on Wednesday, according to a release by the Chief Electoral Officer Bihar. "Till 5 pm the voter turnout in Bihar phase one election was 52.24 per cent. In 2015 elections, Phase one turnout was 54.94 per cent and in Lok Sabha elections it was 53.54 per cent. The voting is still underway in some places and the final figures will be out soon," Arora said. The CEC said 12 out of the 16 districts where polling was held are affected by left Wing Extremism (LWE). He said that the polling time had to be extended in 12 polling stations owing to the late start of the process. Watch the video for more 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.
Speaking to ANI in Patna on October 28, Water Resources Department Minister of Bihar, Sanjay Kumar Jha spoke on Chirag Paswan. Jha said, "It has been proved that Chirag Paswan is Tejashwi Yadav's B team, now do we need to say anything more? To help Tejashwi, this entire game is being played." "Chirag Paswan has failed in 'reel' as well as in his real life," he added.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says President Donald Trump'sadministration has "just given up" on fighting the coronavirus. Speaking inWilmington, Biden said, Trump "makes a lot of big pronouncements, but theydon't hold up. He gets his photo op and he gets out. He leaves everyone elseto suffer the consequence of his failure to make a responsible plan."
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As voting of first phase commenced on 71 seats in Bihar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav urged people to excise their voting rights keeping in mind the issues that the state is facing. He further said that people should vote for a change. Tejashwi Yadav said, "It is a festival of democracy. I just want to urge people of Bihar to excise their voting right in order to see a change. For 15 years, this government has kept the youth unemployed, turned away from daily wage workers, poverty did not end, famine did not end and instead both health and education got adversely affected. Therefore, people who are excising vote should vote on issues. And today, unemployment is the biggest issue in Bihar. And please vote to see a change."