In Bihar, polling was held in 94 seats of 17 districts in the second phase today. In the first phase, voting was held on October 28 for 71 seats of 16 districts. In the final phase, the remaining 78 seats will be voted on November 7.
New Delhi / Patna: 44.51 percent of voters turned out of the house and exercised their franchise till 3 pm in the ongoing polling in the second phase of the Vidhan Sabha elections in Bihar amid tight security.
According to the state election office, polling in 94 assembly constituencies took place in the second phase from 7:00 AM and till 3:00 PM. 44.51 percent of voters have voted to be part of the ‘festival of democracy’.
In this task, 50.96 percent of the voters of Muzaffarpur have shown enthusiasm while the voters of Patna district have been slow and only 39.65 voters have voted till 3 pm.
What does Rahul Gandhi say?
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi has appealed to the voters of Bihar to vote compulsorily to elect a new government of choice in the second phase of the assembly elections.
Mr. Gandhi tweeted on Tuesday morning and said ‘Today is the second phase of voting in some districts of Bihar. Do vote so that a new government of your choice is formed.’
He also informed about his program of the election campaign in Bihar and wrote, ‘Today I am coming to Bihar’s Kodh and Kishanganj to meet you all. Many issues such as rising unemployment, disaster on farmers, weak economy will be discussed.’
It is important to note that in Bihar, polling in 94 seats in 17 districts took place in the second phase today. In the first phase, polling in 71 seats of 16 districts was completed on 28 October and in the final phase, voting will be held for the remaining 78 seats on 7 November. Counting of votes on 10 November.
What does Tajesvi Yadav say?
Bihar’s main opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Grand Alliance chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Prasad Yadav today said that a wave of change is going on in Bihar due to which people are voting overwhelmingly even in the critical situation of the Coronavirus epidemic.
Leader of the Opposition Mr. Yadav along with his mother and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi cast their vote at polling station number 107 in the capital Patna for the second phase of polling. After this, Mr. Yadav appealed to the people to vote at this stage also in conversation with journalists.
Mr. Yadav said that a wave of change is going on in the state. The people of the state want to choose a government with education, medicine, earning, irrigation, inflation, hearing, and action. He said that he has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking questions and it is expected that Mr. Modi will clarify these things in his rally.
Bihar was going through a bad phase. The state of the flood, coronavirus, and the plight of laborers are all known. Tejashwi Yadav said that the people of the state are very unhappy with the Nitish government.
Former Chief Minister and RJD Legislature Party leader Rabri Devi said that the people of the state are now seeking change. Changes will be seen after this time election.
What does Prime Minister Narendra Modi say?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the people of Bihar have rejected the false dream of ‘double prince’ (Tejashwi Prasad Yadav and Rahul Gandhi) to focus on building a grand and modern self-sufficient Bihar on a strong foundation inspired by a glorious past. And to get strength from the state’s double engine National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.
Addressing the election meeting in Farabisganj, Saharsa and Araria for NDA candidates for the third and last phase elections Mr. Narendra Modi said that this is clear from the trends in the first and second phase of voting that the people of Bihar have rejected Jungle Raj and ‘Double Crown Prince’, and voted for the NDA government in the state.
He said, “The people of Bihar are committed to self-reliant India and self-reliant Bihar. Over the years, the foundation of Bihar has been laid, inspired by a new emerging, self-reliant, and glorious past.
It is time to build a grand and modern Bihar on this strong foundation. People of Bihar know that their dreams will come true only when the NDA government is at both the Centre and the state which is going to achieve the power of a double engine.