Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar

With roughly per week left earlier than meeting elections kick off in Bihar, campaigning kicked into excessive gear on Tuesday as high leaders from the National Democratic Alliance and the opposition Grand Alliance addressing no less than 30 rallies between them. Seventy-one meeting seats go to the polls within the first of three phases on October 28.

Chief minister Nitish Kumar, who’s searching for a fourth straight time period, and GA chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav have been locked in a war-of-words.

Kumar attacked Yadav’s ballot promise of 1 million jobs if voted to energy and requested him how he would meet the massive wage obligations. “When you make a tall claim, you must also explain the resource mobilisation for meeting the financial burden. Will it be sourced from and serviced by the ill-gotten money which the family has amassed and is currently serving a jail term for the irregularities?” he mentioned in Gaya.

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Yadav shot again in Patna, calling the CM a “confused man”. “Nitish Kumar is totally confused now. On one hand, he is asking us how jobs would be provided and from where the money would come. On the other hand, he is talking of generating employment. I want to tell him that we have the will power to give jobs and we will do it,” he mentioned.

Yadav, who campaigned in Gaya and Jehanabad, additionally lambasted Kumar for saying Bihar did not industrialise as a result of it’s landlocked. “If we go by the logic that Bihar is a landlocked state not conducive for industries, then how did Haryana, Punjab get industrialized? The sea is nowhere near to these states,” Yadav mentioned.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda addressed rallies at Ara and Buxar. In Ara, the place the Communist Party of India (Marxist Leninist) is in direct contest with the BJP, Nadda mentioned, “The coalition of different parties in grand alliance is unholy (apavitra) and unnatural (ashwabhavik).” He recalled massacres in 1990s and alleged some events within the Grand Alliance unfold disturbance. He focused Congress and alleged that its actions damage nationwide curiosity. He additionally took a dig on the Rashtriya Janata Dal. “It’s no more the age of lantern. It is the age of Modi ji’s LED bulbs,” he mentioned, referring to the opposition celebration’s election image.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addressed three rallies and heaped praise on Kumar “for ushering in progress and prosperity in the state”. “Bihar is writing the history of progress and prosperity under the leadership of Nitish Kumar,” Adityanath mentioned.

Late within the night, information company ANI reported that Yadav was attacked with slippers throughout a rally in Aurangabad. While one slipper missed him utterly, the opposite one landed in his lap.

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