Bihar voting percentage elections 2020 updates: Over..% till 5 pm; Chakai registers highest figure at 60.03% – Firstpost

Oct 28, 2020 – 18:25 (IST)

Bihar phase 1 election voting latest updates

ECI to brief media shortly

The Election Commission will hold a press conference at 6.30 pm.

Oct 28, 2020 – 18:15 (IST)

Bihar phase 1 election voting latest updates

Over 51% voter turnout registered till 5 pm, says EC

Over 51.91 percent voter turnout has been recorded till 5 PM in the first phase of Bihar assembly polls on Wednesday, the Election Commission said in its provisional data.

Oct 28, 2020 – 18:10 (IST)

Bihar phase 1 election voting latest updates

Modi will make Bihar ‘developed’ state if people vote for NDA: Nitish Kumar

Bringing the ‘Modi factor’ to the fore of the poll campaign, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday devoted his speech at a BJP rally here to development works undertaken by the prime minister for Bihar and said Narendra Modi will make it a “developed” state if the ruling NDA is voted back to power.

Lavishing praise on Modi, Kumar referred to a slew of projects to assert that the people of Bihar can never forget what he has done for the state.

“Listening to his (Modi’s) appeal, if you give the NDA one more chance to work in the state, then you take it for sure that he will transform it into a developed state. Bihar with march ahead,” he said.

-PTI

Oct 28, 2020 – 18:03 (IST)

Bihar phase 1 election voting latest updates

Polling finishes early at 30 of 71 seats

The voting has ended at 30 of the 71 seats that went to polls today. According to Hindi news publication Hindustan, voting was conducted between 7 am to 4 pm on 26 seats, while polling concluded at four seats in red corridor at 3 pm only.

Oct 28, 2020 – 17:57 (IST)

Bihar phase 1 election voting latest updates

Small shopkeepers, youths, farmers angry with Modi and Nitish: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Wednesday said there was anger among small shopkeepers, youths, farmers and labourers against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the national level and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Bihar.

Addressing his second poll rally of the day at Kusheswar Asthan in Darbhanga, the former Congress president also said it was sad that Prime Minister Modi’s effigy was burnt in Punjab on the occasion of Dusshera. “You didn’t get to see it perhaps because Nitishji and Modiji control the media,” he alleged.

He said the people of Bihar gave 15 years to Nitish Kumar as chief minister and six years to Modi as Prime Minister yet “Bihar is the poorest state”.

He said the ongoing elections in Bihar was about the state’s future and if the Congress comes to power with its Grand Alliance partners it will be the government of all castes and religions.

-PTI

Oct 28, 2020 – 17:39 (IST)

Bihar phase 1 election voting latest updates

50.8% voter turnout recorded by 5 pm

According to the Voter Turnout App, 51.80 percent voter turnout has been recorded till 5 pm in the 71 constituencies of 243-member Assembly in the phase one elections. Chakai registers the highest voter turnout with 60.03 percent followed by Bhabua with 59.5 percent  

Oct 28, 2020 – 17:24 (IST)

Bihar phase 1 election voting latest updates

NDA will easily win around 50 out of 71 seats, says ex-Bihar CM 

Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi casts his vote at a polling booth in Gaya on Wedneday, and said that NDA will comfortably win nearly 50 out of 71 seats that have gone to polls in the first phase.

Oct 28, 2020 – 16:58 (IST)

Bihar phase 1 election voting latest updates

Sandesh and Barbigha see less than 40% of votes till 3 pm

The maximum 49.84 percent turnout has been recorded in Lakhisarai, followed by Buxar (48.91 percent), Kaimur (49.26 percent), Banka (47.44 percent), Patna (45.77 percent), and Bhagalpur (45.51 percent) among others.

Only Sandesh and Barbigha assembly seats have seen less than 40 percent voting till 3 PM out of the total 71 constituencies in the first phase.

Union minister and senior BJP leader Giriraj Singh cast his vote at a polling booth in Lakhisarai, while former Bihar chief minister and HAM president Jitan Ram Manjhi exercised his franchise at a booth in Gaya.

-PTI

Oct 28, 2020 – 16:28 (IST)

Bihar phase 1 election voting latest updates

Bihar was transformed into jungle raj by Cong, RJD govt: Yogi Adityanath

One of the star campaigner for the Bihar Assembly election, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addressed a rally in West Champaran, during which he launched a sharp attack on RJD and Congress.

“The land that gave the empires like Pataliputra, Vaishali, the land of Bihar, which started the golden age of India within the world, was transformed into anarchy and jungle raj by the Congress and RJD government 15 years ago,” said Yogi Adityanath. reports ANI

Oct 28, 2020 – 16:13 (IST)

Bihar phase 1 election voting latest updates

Tejashwi Yadav seeks HC-monitored probe into Munger firing

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday demanded a High Court-monitored probe into the Munger incident in which one person was killed and over two dozen others, including security personnel, were injured in firing and stone-pelting during goddess Durga idol immersion.

Accompanied by Congress general secretary Randeep Surjewala and other leaders of the Grand Alliance, Yadav made a scathing attack on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi, asking who gave permission to the Munger police to act like “General Dyer”.

With the incident coming at a time when Bihar is voting on 71 constituencies in the first phase Wednesday, opposition parties are making every efforts to corner the ruling NDA.

Taking a swipe at the chief minister, Tejashwi Yadav asked Kumar,who also holds the home portfolio, what did he do to prevent the incident. “Apart from issuing a few tweets what did deputy chief minister Sushil Modi do to prevent the ugly incident,” he told reporters training guns on his rivals.

“The video of the incident is heart-rending as youths have been mercilessly beaten up by the police who rained lathis on them. Why did police open fire?” he asked.

-PTI

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