Bihar Election 2020 Live Updates: Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding an investigation into the death of Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) patron Ram Vilas Paswan. In the letter, HAM raised several questions and pointed at his son Chirag Paswan’s role. “There are several doubts that bring his son Chirag Paswan in question,” reads the letter. Chirag Paswan slammed Manjhi saying he should be “ashamed” and that “everyone is playing politics.” “The way Manjhi Ji is talking about my father now, why didn’t he show so much concern about him when he was hospitalised? Everyone is playing politics over a dead person now, why no one bothered to visit him when he was alive?” he asked
In other news, BJP president JP Nadda on Monday made light of Tejashwi Yadav’s poll promise of providing 10 lakh government jobs, telling him that “25-30 lakh” people migrated out of Bihar during previous RJD governments and he should first answer that. Addressing a poll rally at Sitamarhi, the former Union minister also said he keeps reminding people about the alleged misgovernance during the RJDs 15 years rule as the time might have changed but the party’s “nature” has not changed. Tejashwi has run his campaign around his promise that he will sign 10 lakh government jobs in his very first Cabinet meeting if his party comes to power.
Campaigning for the second phase of Bihar assembly elections ended on Sunday evening, setting the stage for polling on Tuesday in 94 constituencies spread across 17 districts. The last day of campaigning witnessed hectic canvassing with Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing four back-to-back rallies in support of NDA candidates, and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who is also in the fray in this phase, crisscrossing over a dozen venues.