Nov 03, 2020 – 12:53 (IST)

Bihar phase 2 election voting latest updates

Poll results will be in favour of development of Bihar: Shatrughan Sinha 

“There’s a wave of change. I am confident the results will be in favour of Luv Sinha and development in Bihar,” said Congress leader and veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha on Tuesday 

Shatrughan’s son Luv Sinha is the Congress candidate from Bankipur, Patna.

Nov 03, 2020 – 12:51 (IST)

Bihar phase 2 election voting latest updates

Ravi Shankar Prasad casts his vote at Patna

 

Nov 03, 2020 – 12:50 (IST)

Araria election polling latest updates

Aspirations of Biharis will be fulfilled in next nine years: PM

“In the last decade, every house in the state of Bihar got electricity and gas connections. Now, from 2021 to 2030, it is time to fulfill more aspirations of the people of Bihar,” said Narendra Modi at a public rally in Forbesganj in Araria district.

Modi went on t osay, “After the first phase of polling, according to our initial reports, people have given the message that NDA government will come in Bihar. People have rejected double Yuvraj.”

Nov 03, 2020 – 12:49 (IST)

Muzaffarpur​ election polling latest updates

Nitish Kumar addresses rally from Gaighat seat 

Nov 03, 2020 – 11:38 (IST)

Bihar phase 2 election voting latest updates

Voter turnout reflects democracy’s power, Bihari’s devotion: Narendra Modi

Speaking at a public rally in Forbesganj in Araria district ahead of the third and last phase of the Bihar Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the polling percentage till 10 am is higher as compared to the voter turnout in previous polls.

“Not just the country, Bihar is giving a message to the world. In COVID times, people are coming out in huge numbers to vote. This is democracy’s power and every Bihari’s devotion for it. Think tanks around the world will evaluate how deeply democracy is entrenched in Indian minds,” he said.

He also congratulated the Election Commission for the conduct of elections in “such tough times with extra preparations and precautions”.

Nov 03, 2020 – 11:20 (IST)

Bihar phase 2 election voting latest updates

11.43% voter turnout as of 11 am

In the second phase of Assembly election in Bihar, 11.43 percent voter turnout was recorded as of 11 am.

The highest was registered in Gopalganj district with 24.12  percent voters casting their ballots. Whereas, Darbhanga saw the lowest turnout at 5.79 percent.

Nov 03, 2020 – 11:09 (IST)

Bihar Phase 2 election polling latest updates

Glitch in VVPAT at Samastipur polling booth

The Election Commission’s technical team was rushed to a polling booth at Salaha Chandan village on Samastipur’s Fuhia Ghat on a boat after a VVPAT glitch was reported.

Nov 03, 2020 – 10:54 (IST)

Bihar Phase 2 election polling latest updates

Will give jobs even if it means withholding salaries of CM, ministers: Tejashwi Yadav

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said he will implement his poll promise of giving 10 lakh jobs even if that means withholding the salaries of the chief minister, ministers and MLAs.

Speaking at on online event of his party, he questioned Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s assertion that he has provided six lakh jobs during his 15-year rule, compared with RJD’s 95,000. “He (Nitish Kumar) keeps repeating he has given six lakh jobs during his 15-year rule. But he never says all these were contractual jobs, not permanent ones,” Yadav told the ‘Naukri Samwad’ programme.

Chief Minister Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi have often questioned as to where the money for RJD’s promised 10 lakh jobs will come from.

Nov 03, 2020 – 10:41 (IST)

Bihar Phase 2 election polling latest updates

Vote for a government of your choice: Rahul Gandhi

As polling began for the second phase of the Bihar Assembly election, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi urged people to vote so that a new government of their choice can be formed.

Taking to Twitter, the former Congress chief said he will be in Bihar’s Korha and Kishanganj and will talk about issues such as “growing unemployment”, problems faced by farmers and a “weak economy”.

“Some districts in Bihar will be voting in the second phase of the polls. Do vote, so that a new government of your choice is formed,” Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.

Nov 03, 2020 – 10:21 (IST)

Bihar Phase 2 election polling latest updates

8.05% voter turnout at 9 am

In the second phase of the Bihar elections, 8.05 percent polling percentage was recorded till 9 am, according to the Bihar Chief Electoral Officer(CEO).

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