In a fierce attack on Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today alleged that in a bid to help his industrialist friends he was weakening the "crying" farmers of the country so that they become labourers and their lands could be acquired effortlessly.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the way prime minister was holding rallies in Bihar, it seems there is a dearth of leaders in the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressed a rally today in Bihar's Nawada district. Campaigning for the first phase of the Bihar Assembly elections will end today and 49 constituencies will go to poll in this phase on Monday.
Written by Alok Pandey | Saturday October 10, 2015, Jehanabad, Bihar
Even after six decades of Independence, the residents of these three villages near Patna still have no access to electricity and the angry villagers plan to chase away the politicians who come asking for votes this time. The villagers have also announced a boycott of voting.
As name-calling like 'cannibal' and 'devil' among political rivals escalated ahead of the Bihar Assembly Polls, the Election Commission today expressed "deep anguish" at the "plummeting level" of speeches, saying these are aimed at causing mutual hatred and urged politicians to show restraint.
While most political pundits predicted that caste would be the over-riding factor, the Bihar assembly elections have turned into a personality clash between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
RJD today moved the Election Commission against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his 'shaitan' remarks, accusing him of using "disparaging and insulting" language against party chief Lalu Prasad and Yadav caste and urged the poll panel not to allow him address further rallies.
BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today flayed RJD president Lalu Prasad for "hurting the sentiments of lakhs of people rearing cows" by justifying eating of beef and asked him to apologise for taking refuge behind the "shaitan" (devil) in him for making the controversial remarks.