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Bihar Assembly Election 2020 Highlights: PM Modi Talks Of Pak's Pulwama Confession, Attacks "Double Yuvraj"

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Campaigning for the second phase will end Sunday evening.

Bihar Assembly Election 2020 Highlights: PM Modi Talks Of Pak's Pulwama Confession, Attacks 'Double Yuvraj'

Bihar Election 2020: PM Modi said Tejashwi Yadav and Rahul Gandhi are fighting for their throne.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing a rally in Chapra, the political bastion of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, took a swipe at the RJD's leader son, Tejashwi Yadav, who is the Chief Ministerial face of the Mahagathbandhan (Grand opposition alliance) in Bihar. "Today, there is a double engine government in Bihar which is committed for the welfare of people of Bihar. On the other side there are double yuvraj (princes) who are fighting for the throne. They can never think of people of Bihar. One of them is also the crown prince of Jungle Raj," PM Modi said, extending the jibe to Rahul Gandhi and Tejashwi Yadav, who are fighting the elections together.

Minutes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi finished addressing his first of the four back-to-back rallies today in Bihar, RJD's Tejashwi Yadav and Congress's Randeep Surjewala latched on to his remarks on the "double-engine government" - the ruling JDU-BJP coalition in the state.

"Respected Modi ji, in 2015 election, you said Nitish Kumar had '18th century' mindset. Today, you referred to his government as double engine. The truth is, this is the government of "double deception". One jumlebaz (one who makes false promises) and one who deceives. Bihar voters will give a fair treatment to you both."

Campaigning for the second phase will end Sunday evening.

Here are the Highlights on campaigning for Bihar Assembly election 2020:

Nov 01, 2020 19:44 (IST)
Tejashwi Yadav Questions Prime Minister Narendra Modi Silence On 2014 Promise Of Sugar Mills In Bihar
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that he had promised in 2014 to reopen the sugar mills in the region but it remains unfulfilled to date.
Nov 01, 2020 18:55 (IST)
Campaigning ends for second phase of Bihar elections

Campaigning for the second phase of Bihar assembly elections has ended, 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, criss-crossing over a dozen venues.
Nov 01, 2020 16:19 (IST)
Nov 01, 2020 16:06 (IST)
Nov 01, 2020 15:36 (IST)
Beware of leaders of "jungle raj": PM Modi

"This time for Bihar Elections, leaders of 'jungle raj' have come together with supporters of Maoism and tukde-tukde gang. If given a chance, they will again push the state of Bihar into the dark era of violence. Therefore, people of Bihar have to beware of them," PM Modi at Motihari.
Nov 01, 2020 15:29 (IST)
Bihar people broke voter turnout records, despite Covid: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Motihari says: "All political pandits were saying that not many people would come out to cast their vote this time due to COVID-19. But people of Bihar broke voter turnout records in the first phase of Bihar Elections and proved them wrong."
Nov 01, 2020 15:18 (IST)


In his rallies today, PM Modi countered the opposition claims that people were flocking to Tejashwi Yadav's rallies because they were angry with the Nitish Kumar government's handling of the migrant situation during the lockdown. "NDA Government has been supporting poor people ever since coronavirus pandemic began," PM Modi said.

"This makes it clear what the results are going to be. In every corner, confidence can be felt...I can see the resolve of a bright future for Bihar turning into reality," he added at the meeting in Samastipur - a seat held by opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal since 2010 in the second of the day's four rallies.
Nov 01, 2020 14:43 (IST)
Nov 01, 2020 14:34 (IST)
Nov 01, 2020 14:20 (IST)
Opposition Latches On To PM Modi's Praise Of "Double Engine Government"

Minutes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi finished addressing his first of the four back-to-back rallies today in Bihar, RJD's Tejashwi Yadav and Congress's Randeep Surjewala latched on to his remarks on the "double-engine government" - the ruling JDU-BJP coalition in the state.

"Respected Modi ji, in 2015 election, you said Nitish Kumar had '18th century' mindset. Today, you referred to his government as double engine. The truth is, this is the government of "double deception". One jumlebaz (one who makes false promises) and one who decieves. Bihar voters will give a fair treatment to you both."

Tejashwi Yadav also hit out saying: "Respected PM did not tell why is the unemployment rate at 46.6 per cent in Bihar despite the double engine government. What's the reason of migration in the state. According to NCRB data, Bihar still leads in (the) crime rate. As per NITI Aayog, the state still lags behind as far as health and education is concerned." (Read full story here)
Nov 01, 2020 14:05 (IST)

Bihar went for the first phase of assembly elections on October 28. The remaining 172 assembly constituency of the 243-member Bihar Legislative Assembly will go for polls two more phases -- November 3 and November 7 -- and the results of the elections are scheduled to be declared on November 10.
Nov 01, 2020 13:53 (IST)
Nov 01, 2020 13:31 (IST)
Bihar Assembly Election 2020 - PM Modi's Chhath Assurance To Bihar Women - Maa..Your Son Is Sitting In Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday excoriated the opposition over the Pulwama attack after Pakistan's admission of complicity in it, saying it has "taken masks off" the faces of those in India who never cared for the "sons of Bihar" who lost their lives in the assault."
Nov 01, 2020 12:53 (IST)
Nov 01, 2020 12:41 (IST)
Will increase retirement age of government employees if voted to power: Tejashwi Yadav

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav once again attacked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday for reportedly issuing a ''decree'' for the retirement of government employees at the age of 50 years and said if he''s elected to power, the age will be increased.

"Nitish Kumar has issued a decree asking to give retirement to government employees at the age of 50 years. He himself has become over 70 years, but this time the public is going to retire him. If our government is formed, we will increase the retirement age," Mr Yadav was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Nov 01, 2020 12:13 (IST)
Nov 01, 2020 12:09 (IST)


"The women of the state , who were connected to development in Bihar by the Nitish Kumar government, will form the next government. The girls who were provided with education, who were provided with toilets, the women whose water woes were solved, who are getting the benefit of Ujjwala scheme will vote for Bihar."
Nov 01, 2020 12:05 (IST)
PM Modi is now addressing a rally in Samastipur. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is also present.
Nov 01, 2020 11:46 (IST)

PM Modi will address three more rallies in  Bihar. His next rally is at Samastipur (11:45 am). He will then address a public meeting at Gandhi maidan in Motihari at 1:30 pm and will end the campaign trip with a rally in Bagaha. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will accompany PM Modi in Samastipur and Bagaha meetings, news agency PTI reported.
Nov 01, 2020 11:43 (IST)
"What Happened To Double Yuvraj In UP Will Repeat In Bihar": PM Modi

PM Mod, while addressing a rally in Chapra, extended the Yuvraj (Crown prince) jibe to two more leaders -- Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav -- and cited the BJP's victory over them in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh a few years ago. In Bihar too, two Crown Princes are fighting to save their throne, he said, without naming Rahul Gandhi, who held a series of rallies in the state earlier this week. The other is Tejashwi Yadav, whom he has designated "Jungle Raj ka Yuvraj" earlier this week in the most direct attack so far at the 31-year-old political heir of Lalu Yadav.

"Three or four years ago, even in the Uttar Pradesh elections, double princes were shaking hands with the people from atop buses. They were made to return home by the people of Uttar Pradesh," he said, referring to the alliance between Mr Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav, the political heir of Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Samajwadi Party patriarch. (Read full story here)
Nov 01, 2020 11:37 (IST)
Nov 01, 2020 10:52 (IST)
PM attacks Opposition over Pulwama remark

"I appeal to you be careful against those who for their political gains can go against the interest of interest. These people were spreading rumors after Pulwama. They said everything which was a blow to the moral of the bravehearts of the country. Now, the same people are seeking vote from you. Your distance from these people will make the destiny of the people of Bihar. Vote for us and bring us back in power."
Nov 01, 2020 10:47 (IST)
Nov 01, 2020 10:40 (IST)
"Bihar Couldn't Develop During Jungle Raj... That's The Truth": PM

"Bihar's villages are today connected with the basic necessities like roadways and water. If the opposition had the intention, it would have been done 1.5 decades ago. But before it was jungle raj. People used to think before starting any kind of work in Bihar. This is how jungle raj looks like," says PM Modi in Chapra.

"Earlier, every mother used to warn their children against going out, saying "lakad sunghva" is lurking inside because they were frightened about the kidnappings. How come people of state who are frightened about even venturing out think about development? How can industries be setup in a state where kidnappings were the biggest concern," he said.
Nov 01, 2020 10:39 (IST)


  • If every poor has food on their plate in the times of crisis, with our farmers, even you are responsible for that because you by voting Nitish Kumar made sure that they don't have to stay hungry.
  • Because of NDA's free ration scheme till Chhath festival, free gas cylinder, jan dhan account scheme, Bihar's poor are happy.
Nov 01, 2020 10:35 (IST)

"We made sure that the Ganges' water is clean. We have put in place modern purifying infrastructure for the same. We have already made the National waterway 1(Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly) operational."
Nov 01, 2020 10:33 (IST)
Amid pandemic, We Made Sure Poor People Were Fed, says PM Modi at rally in Chapra
  • If every poor has food on their plate in the times of crisis, with our farmers, even you are responsible for that because you by voting Nitish Kumar made sure that they don't have to stay hungry.
  • Because of NDA's free ration scheme till Chhath festival, free gas cylinder, jan dhan account scheme, Bihar's poor are happy.
  • In the past years, the NDA put special focus on infrastructure and railway networks in Bihar. Rs 25,000 crore worth work for railways and Rs 1000 crore for highway development is underway in Bihar.
Nov 01, 2020 10:29 (IST)


"Today, there is a double engine government in Bihar which is committed for the welfare of people of Bihar. On the other side there are double yuvraj (princes) who are fighting for the throne. They can never think of people of Bihar. One of them is also the crown prince of Jungle Raj."
Nov 01, 2020 10:20 (IST)
"You Can Abuse Me, Don't Vent Out Anger On People Of Bihar": PM
  • After the first phase voting, is it clear that Nitish Kumar is all set to form government again.
  • The people of Bihar has seen right through the opposition's politics of disillusionment. They (opposition) are anxious about losing polls. They are so furious now that they are abusing me. Abuse me all you want but don't trouble the people of Bihar.


Nov 01, 2020 10:14 (IST)
Nov 01, 2020 10:03 (IST)
Campaigning for the second phase will end Sunday evening.
Nov 01, 2020 10:02 (IST)
PM Modi to address 4 rallies today

PM Modi will start his Sunday election tour with a rally in Chapra, the political bastion of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad.

As per the itinerary, from Chapra he will go to Samastipur to address a public meeting in Housing Board ground, then at Gandhi maidan in Motihari and will end the campaign trip with a rally in Bagaha.
Nov 01, 2020 10:01 (IST)
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