Bihar Polls: PM Modi Urges People to Vote; Rahul, Chirag in Tow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the people of Bihar to cast their votes for the first phase of elections.

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As the first phase of Bihar Assembly elections began on Wednesday, 28 October, lakhs of voters across Bihar set to take to the ballot and seal the fate of 1,066 candidates contesting from 71 seats to the state’s Legislative Assembly.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the people of Bihar to cast their votes for the first phase of elections.

“Today is the first phase of voting in Bihar Assembly elections. I urge all voters to ensure their participation in this festival of democracy, taking precautions related to COVID-19. Keep a distance of two yards and wear a mask. Remember, first vote, then refreshment!” PM Modi tweeted.

Congress leader Rahul took to Twitter and urged the voters to exercise their rights.

“This time for justice, employment, peasant labour. Vote for the grand alliance. Good luck to all of you in the first phase of Bihar voting.”

Politicians Ask Biharis to Vote for Democracy

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav asked the voters to exercise their rights by voting on Wednesday for the future of Bihar.

“Today, on the first phase of voting, Biharis must exercise their franchise for better future, education, health, job, development and new phase in the creation of new Bihar and become a partner of change with the Grand Alliance,” Yadav tweeted in Hindi.

Lok Janta Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan appealed to the voters to use their franchise to strengthen the democracy.

“There is an appeal to all of you in the first phase of voting to use your franchise so that Bihar can Democracy has to be strengthened by defending Corona,” Paswan tweeted.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted asking people to vote to keep corruption out of Bihar.

“I appeal to all the voters of Bihar in the first phase to vote in maximum number. Your one vote will keep Bihar out of fear and corruption and keep it on the path of development and progress,” Shah tweeted in Hindi.

BJP national chief J P Nadda also appealed the Biharis to vote in the first phase of elections.

“The first phase of voting for the Bihar Assembly elections are being held today. Your opinion is your greatest strength in a democracy. I request all voters to take part in this mahaparva of democracy keeping in mind the precautions related to COVID,” Nadda tweeted in Hindi.

Bihar will go into the second and third phase on 3 and 7 November. The results will be announced on 10 November.

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