Reacting to the Munger incident, LJP leader Chirag Paswan said the open firing on devotees shows the Talibani rule of Nitish Kumar-led NDA government and called for strict action against the responsible policemen. Meanwhile, Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi asked the EC to take cognisance of the issue and ensure action against the responsible police personnel.
The campaign is gathering steam with the first phase of polling scheduled to happen tomorrow. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has announced a ‘naukri samvaad’ (dialogue on jobs) with Bihar’s youth today. The RJD in its manifesto has promised 10 lakh government jobs to the people of Bihar. BJP has promised 19 lakh jobs in its manifesto. BJP’s campaign will be lead by party chief JP Nadda. Nitish has seven rallies planned, while Tejashwi has 14 lined up.
Campaigning for 71 seats in the first phase of the high-stakes election for Bihar, being held in the middle of the Covid pandemic, came to an end on Monday, with polling set to take place on Wednesday. The last day saw a spree of election meetings by the major contenders in the election fray, including Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav and the LJP’s Chirag Paswan, along with senior BJP leaders J P Nadda, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Nityanand Rai.