New Delhi/ Patna:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning tweeted an attraction for the voters in Bihar to “set a new record” as polling started in 78 of the 243 seats of the state for the final part of the nation’s greatest election amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“Bihar is voting for the third and final phase of the state elections. I appeal to all the voters to step out in large numbers and participate in this festival of democracy and set a new record. And yes, please wear a mask and adhere to the social distancing norms,” the Prime Minister tweeted in Hindi.
The Prime Minister’s attraction comes days after he addressed greater than 12 marketing campaign rallies within the state, asserting that the state “has made up its mind that it will elect NDA again”. Nitish Kumar – the face of the BJP-JDU mix – is searching for his fourth time period because the chief minister. Earlier this week, the JDU chief, who has usually misplaced his cool this marketing campaign season, mentioned this might be his final election.
PM Modi was seen sharing stage with Nitish Kumar in lots of of those rallies.
Nitish Kumar’s challenger and former deputy Tejashwi Yadav has addressed greater than 15 rallies amid marketing campaign warmth.
More than 2.3 crore voters unfold throughout 15 districts are eligible to vote at the moment. In the second part held on November 3, 94 seats have been up for election, a bit of them have been BJP’s strongholds in north Bihar. The key candidates included Tejashwi Yadav and his brother Tej Pratap Yadav.
The second part noticed 53.51 per cent folks voting, down from the 56.9 per cent in 2015.
Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, polling timings have been prolonged by one hour, besides within the Maoist-hit areas.