Prime Minister Narendra Modi will start campaigning for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state on Friday. PM Modi will address three rallies at Dehri-on Sone (Rohtas district), Gaya, and Bhagalpur.
Meanwhile, taking a swipe at the BJP for promising free Covid-19 vaccination for all in Bihar in their manifesto, RJD tweeted from its social media handle that the vaccine belongs to the country, not the BJP. “The political use of the vaccine shows that they have no choice but to sell their fear of disease and death. Bihari’s are self-respecting, they do not sell their children’s future for a small amount,” it said.
In their manifesto, the BJP promised free coronavirus vaccine, 19 lakh jobs among other things in Bihar. Presenting the saffron party’s manifesto, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the party believes in “fulfilling poll promises.” “As soon as the COVID-19 vaccine will be available for production at a mass scale, every person in Bihar will get free vaccination. This is the first promise mentioned in our poll manifesto,” she added. “Bihar’s growth will be an integral part of India’s growth,” she said, requesting voters to extend support to the NDA chief ministerial candidate Nitish Kumar.
Voting for 243 assembly seats in the state will be held on October 28, November 3 and November 7 and results will be announced on November 10.