Voting for the second phase of Bihar assembly elections was concluded on Tuesday, under which polling was held in 94 assembly seats in 17 districts. There is a total of 53.51% polling in the second phase, though it is less than the first phase voting. In the first phase, 55% of votes were cast for 71 seats. In the second phase, 1463 candidates on a total of 94 assembly seats have tried their luck. Maharajganj Assembly has the highest number of 27 candidates, the same only four candidates are contesting in Daroli Assembly constituency.
For the third phase as well as the last phase, Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday accused the opposition grand alliance that the people of Jungle Raj in Bihar have problems with ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and ‘Jai Shri Ram’, the people of Bihar should be vigilant and must give a befitting reply.
First phase electoral equation
In the last assembly election, a total of 56.66 percent voting was done and in the year 2000, the highest voting in the history of Bihar assembly elections was held.
In the second phase, the fate of the main opposition party leader Tejashwi Yadav and his brother Tej Pratap Yadav is at stake. Tej Pratap Yadav is leaving Mahua and contesting from Hasanpur, while Tejashwi Yadav is reinforcing his claim on his old seat Raghopur.
In the NDA for the second phase in Bihar, BJP 46, JDU 43, and five VIP candidates are contesting. 56 candidates of RJD, 24 of Congress, 14 of Left parties are contesting in the Grand Alliance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election rally
Addressing an election rally in Saharsa on Tuesday, PM Modi has fiercely targeted the opposition grand alliance, alleging that those bringing Jungle Raj have problems with ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and ‘Jai Shri Ram’.
The Prime Minister said that the brave mothers of Bihar dedicate their son and daughters to the service of the nation, who sacrifice their lives to protect the border and sovereignty of the country.
He added “But those who make Bihar Jungle Raj and those close to him want slogans of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ should not be chanted. They want that Bharat Mata ki Jai slogans should not be raised on this earth that worships the Chhathi Maiya. Such people want that we should not even raise slogans of Jai Shri Ram. Sometimes one group says don’t raise slogans of Bharat Mata ki Jai, sometimes another says that Bharat Mata ki Jai causes headaches. Now, these people united and asking for votes from the people of Bihar. If such people have problems with Mother India, then the people of Bihar also have problems with them.”
Modi in his address to the people of Bihar while referring to self-reliant Bharat and many other welfare schemes, said that the people of Bihar are moving towards self-reliant India-self-reliant Bihar. Over the years, the foundation of Bihar has been laid, inspired by an emerging, self-reliant, and glorious past. Now a grand and modern Bihar needs to be built on it. There is a need to refine such products for self-sufficient Bihar, for which the process of building infrastructure has started. There is at least one such product in every district of Bihar which can make a mark in the markets of the country and abroad. There are many examples such as Khadi, Makhana, Madhubani painting, and jute industry, etc., with which the product of Bihar can be refined.
In the upcoming festival festivals, the Prime Minister requested to buy as much of the goods as possible from the poor people only.
PM Modi said that “the whole world is surprised to see that India is arranging ration for such a large population today. The government has been working with full devotion for no poor starving to sleep for 8 months. Today Bihar, like other states of the country, is fear-free, where the roads remain inhabited till late night and there is a movement in the markets. Bihar has left behind the darkness of insecurity and anarchy.”