Bihar Elections 2020: Polling underway for 94 seats
The polling percentage was recorded to be 8.05 percent till 9 am, as per the Chief Electoral Officer of Bihar, and increased to 19.26 percent till 11 am.
Polling of 94 seats in underway in Bihar for phase 2 of assembly elections. The 94 assembly seats are said to be most crucial out of the three phases of the assembly elections. These seats will decide the fate of the RJD and Mahagathbandhan’s Chief Ministerial Candidate Tejaswi Yadav and his brother Tej Pratap Yadav, 4 state ministers, and Shatrughan Sinha’s son Luv Sinha. For the first time, a transgender candidate is fielded by LJP from the Hathua assembly constituency in Gopalganj District.
The elections began at 7 am but the time has been extended for one hour to facilitate the Covid patients to cast their vote. Many prominent leaders like Ravishankar Prasad, Tejaswi Yadav, Chirag Paswan, Sushil Modi, CM Nitish Kumar, etc have cast their vote in Patna and they also appealed to the people to turn out in large numbers to cast their vote.
The polling percentage was recorded to be 8.05 percent till 9 am, as per the Chief Electoral Officer of Bihar, and increased to 19.26 percent till 11 am. After star-stud election campaigns for phase 2, this seems to be low but is expected to increase.
The problem of unemployment in the State has gained traction in the phase 2 polls. PM Modi is conducting rallies in Araria and Saharsa today and he is constantly mooting for an “Aatmanirbhar Bihar” and going vocal for local. “Now, from 2021-2030, it is time to fulfill more aspirations of the people of Bihar,” the PM said.
The Election Commission said it has set up a total of 41,362 booths at 18,823 polling stations. The fate of the NDA alliance depends on this phase as it is hoping that history doesn’t repeat itself. In 2015 RJD had secured more seats than JD(U) and BJP. This time JD(U) is out of MGB but RJD feels that the left parties will be able to fill the gap. The underdogs are LJP and RLSP and if they succeed then it will surely give a blow to JD(U) in North Bihar.