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Bihar Assembly Polls: Campaign Ends For Final Phase

Patna: Campaigning for the third and closing section of Bihar meeting elections through which 2.35 crore voters will resolve the electoral destiny of greater than 1,200 candidates, together with the Speaker and a few members of the state cupboard, ended on Thursday night.

The ultimate section of polling on Saturday will cowl 78 constituencies unfold throughout 19 north Bihar districts.

Main from the entrance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed rallies in distant districts of Araria and Saharsa for this section of elections, exhorting the plenty to retain their belief within the NDA.

He asserted that the coalition headed within the state by Chief Minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar was wanting ahead to satisfy the “aspirations” of individuals within the decade to observe, having fulfilled their “needs” within the previous one.

Altogether 12 rallies have been addressed by the Prime Minister, on whom the NDA banks for performing effectively within the 243 meeting constituencies throughout the state.

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi additionally addressed election conferences at Madhepura and Araria the place he raised suspicions of ballot rigging dubbing the EVMs as MVMs (Modi voting machines), drawing jeers from the BJP which claimed the opposition chief had misplaced his nerves within the face of an impending defeat.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumars rallies continued to be within the information for unsavoury happenings. At an election rally in Madhubani, stones and onions have been hurled in the direction of the dais, evoking an indignant retort from the incumbent “phenko, aur phenko” (keep on along with your mischief).

RJD chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav continued along with his marketing campaign, drawing enthusiastic crowds at his rallies, quite a few in a day.

Ballot pundits are, nonetheless, of the view that after gaining momentum within the first section, the RJD-led Grand Alliance has misplaced some steam within the subsequent ones.

The BJP roped in a lot of its heavyweights for the meeting election marketing campaign. Defence minister Rajnath Singh, occasion president Jagat Prakash Nadda and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have been amongst those that repeatedly flew right down to the state urging voters to help the NDA.

Individuals additionally attended, in heavy numbers, rallies and highway reveals of LJP president Chirag Paswan who has created a buzz by advantage of his strident criticism of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the gumption to go solo regardless of repeated claims of loyalty in the direction of the BJP.

The ultimate section covers the Seemanchal space of the state, densely populated and having a heavy focus of Muslims.

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, who has joined a six- occasion coalition headed by RLSP president Upendra Kushwaha and together with Mayawatis BSP, urged the minorities to shun the Congress-RJD mix, blaming these events for the meteoric rise of the BJP and Modi.

Distinguished amongst those that can be looking for to retain their seats within the closing section are Speaker Vijay Kumar Chaudhary and state cupboard ministers Suresh Sharma and Pramod Kumar.

One other candidate who has piqued curiosity is Subhashini Yadav, the Congress candidate from Bihariganj in Kishanganj district, higher often called the daughter of veteran socialist chief and former Union minister Sharad Yadav.

Armed with an MBA diploma in advertising, the 30-year-old has made a sudden plunge into politics. Her meeting phase falls underneath Madhepura Lok Sabha seat which her father has gained numerous instances however misplaced in 2014 and didn’t wrest again final yr.

Sharad Yadav had been the JD(U)s nationwide president for lengthy and served because the nationwide convenor of the NDA till Nitish Kumar, the partys de facto chief, selected to snap ties with the BJP in 2013.

He was stripped of the put up a couple of years later when Kumar turned the occasion president as effectively, and revolted when the latter did a volte face and returned to the NDA.

(PTI)

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