Bihar Sees 53.5% Polling In Phase 2, Down From 56.9 in 2015

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Bihar Sees 53.5% Polling In Phase 2, Down From 56.9 in 2015

Elections had been held as we speak in 94 of Bihar’s 243 meeting seats.

New Delhi:
The second section of meeting elections in Bihar, held amid the looming coronavirus menace, noticed 53.51 per cent folks voting, down from the 56.9 per cent in 2015. Ninety-four seats had been up for election, a bit of them had been BJP’s strongholds in north Bihar. The important thing candidates included Tejashwi Yadav – the Chief Ministerial candidate of the opposition alliance of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Left and the Congress — and his brother Tej Pratap Yadav. By-elections for 54 meeting seats throughout 10 states had been additionally held as we speak. Hectic campaigning for the third and final section continued alongside the election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing two rallies in Forbesganj and Saharsa.

Listed here are the highest 10 factors on this large story:

  1. The Election Fee stated the figures had been upto 5 pm and can go up. The ultimate Section 1 figures had been additionally a shade decrease than 2015 — standing at 52.24 per cent in comparison with the sooner 54.9 per cent.

  2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi targetted the Congress as we speak for not having even 100 members in whole in each homes of parliament. “The Congress by no means walked the speak, that’s the reason its whole energy has shrunk,” he added whereas addressing a rally in Forbesganj.

  3. In Bihar’s Madhubani, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar got here beneath ‘onion assault’ whereas speaking about offering jobs. However the missiles missed the goal as his safety individuals fashioned a cordon round him. The perpetrator was caught, however Mr Kumar ordered the securitymen to “let him go” and pay him no consideration.

  4. Vaishali district’s Raghopur, the place RJD chief and chief ministerial candidate of the Grand Alliance Tejashwi Yadav is contesting, recorded 54 per cent polling, confirmed information from the election physique.

  5. Hasanpur, from the place Lalu Prasad Yadav’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav is within the fray, recorded an estimated 54.25 per cent votes until 5 pm.

  6. After casting his vote, Tejashwi Yadav stated individuals are “offended” with the federal government and they’ll vote for schooling, well being, irrigation and regulation and order. Bihar wanted change, added his mom and former chief minister Rabri Devi.

  7. Senior Congress chief Shatrughan Sinha — whose son Luv Sinha is contesting the election from Patna’s Bankipur — stated critics of RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav will likely be “khamoshed” (silenced) when outcomes for Bihar meeting polls are declared on November 10. The Grand Alliance is headed for a “landslide” victory, stated the actor-turned politician.

  8. Two separate incidents of firing had been reported within the Morena Sumawali seat in Madhya Pradesh, affecting the polling course of briefly. 4 folks have been arrested. Madhya Pradesh had teh highest variety of seats for by-polls, 28.

  9. In addition to, eight Meeting seats had been up for polls in Gujarat, seven in Uttar Pradesh, two every in Odisha, Nagaland, Karnataka, and Jharkhand; and one seat every in Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Haryana.

  10. The final section of elections will likely be held on November 7, after which the votes will likely be counted on November 10.

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