With a little over a week to go before the Bihar Assembly elections commence, political parties are intensifying their campaigns on social media, more so than ever as the coronavirus pandemic has restricted physical campaigning, rallies and gatherings on the ground. The elections are scheduled to be held in three phases on October 28, November 3 and November 7. The counting of votes will take place on November 10.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav Tuesday took a jibe at Nitish Kumar, saying no Chief Minister has been “so unpopular” in the past. Tweeting a video of a protest against the CM during an election rally in 2018, Tejashwi said both young and old people were still protesting against him.
Tejashwi’s father Lalu Prasad Yadav’s social media accounts have been buzzing of late too. Lalu is incarcerated, and his accounts are being managed by his office.
Meanwhile, Lok Janshakti Party president and Lok Sabha MP Chirag Paswan Monday announced on Twitter that the #BiharFirstBihariFirst Vision Document would be released on Wednesday, October 21.
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