Politics

PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi Bat For Votes In Bihar

BP World Bureau | Oct 28 2020 12:51:58 PM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi are battling for votes in Bihar for the upcoming assembly elections. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated his vision for self-reliance and said that more opportunities will be created for industrialists and further increase employment opportunities for the youth.

He highlighted the Centre's Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana- LPG connection was provided to nearly nine million women.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi urged voters to cast their votes in favour of justice, employment, and farmers-workers.

Read: Bihar Elections: Women Voters Outnumber Men, CM Gets Tough Questions 

Amidst the first phase of polling,  the opposition Grand Alliance (GA) came down heavily on chief minister Nitish Kumar over Munger firing, by saying it shows his poor governance and law and order.

Comprising RJD-Congress and Left parties, GA wrote to Modi to dismiss the Nitish Kumar government. 

Yesterday, a man died in a clash with police during the idol immersion in Munger procession. 

The  18-year-old Anurag Poddar died and 27 others were injured when police resorted to firing after a lathi-charge. 

Leader of the opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, AICC general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala and Left leaders including CPI-ML (Liberation) senior leader Kavita Krishnan said, in a joint press conference in Patna, that the Munger incident was heart-wrenching.