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94 Seats Up For Polls In Bihar, By-Elections In Ten States: 10 Points

Ninety-four of Bihar’s 243 seats might be up for election at this time.

Patna, Bihar:
Ninety-four of Bihar’s 243 seats are up for election at this time within the second part of the meeting polls in the course of a bitter marketing campaign, the place Prime Minister Narendra Modi is spearheading the NDA assault with a collection of rallies. The important thing candidates embrace Tejashwi Yadav, the Chief Ministerial candidate of the alliance of Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Left events and the Congress, whose huge rallies have drawn a direct barb from the Prime Minister. “Crown prince of Jungle Raj” was what PM Modi tagged him final week because the RJD chief’s rallies assumed mammoth proportions. By-elections for 54 meeting seats throughout 10 states are additionally being held at this time.

Here is your 10-point cheatsheet to this large story:

  1. The election is being held amid robust campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who’s the de-facto face of the NDA, regardless that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the official candidate. PM Modi has to date held 10 rallies within the state, there are two extra to go. The BJP has made the change believing that PM Modi’s recognition, in contrast to that of Nitish Kumar, is undamaged.

  2. Tejashwi Yadav, 31, faces the BJP’s Satish Kumar in Vaishali’s Raghopur, the place he trounced him in 2015 and wrested the seat. The BJP chief, who beat his mom Rabri Devi from the identical seat in 2010, has been given a second probability by his occasion.

  3. Requested if PM Modi’s marketing campaign is making him nervous, Tejashwi Yadav informed NDTV, “I’ve nothing to lose. I’m completely satisfied I fought on good points. I’ve age on my facet. I’ll attempt arduous, work extra”.

  4. Tejashwi Yadav’s elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav has shifted base from Mahua in Vaishali and is attempting his luck from Hasanpur in Samastipur district. The shift was linked to his marital discord with Aishwarya Rai. His estranged spouse and father-in-law Chandrika Rai have been campaigning towards the RJD candidate from the close by Parsa seat.

  5. During the last days, jibes throughout campaigning have flown thick and quick. Whereas PM Modi had tagged Tejashwi Yadav “Jungle Raj ka Yuvraj“, Nitish Kumar had hit out at him and LJP’s Chirag Paswan, calling them a “cricketer and actor utilizing him for publicity”. Tejashwi Yadav has been hitting Mr Kumar with a “mentally drained” allegation. Mr Kumar was additionally referred to as “Basic Dyer” by the opposition over the police motion on Durga devotees in Munger, wherein one individual was shot useless.

  6. All 4 meeting segments in state capital Patna held by the BJP — Patna Sahib, Kumhrar, Bankipur and Digha — are voting within the second part. Seven constituencies of Nalanda district, to which Chief Minister Nitish Kumar belongs, are additionally up for election.

  7. The largest chunk of meeting seats the place by-polls are being held is in Madhya Pradesh – 28. Eight Meeting seats are up for polls in Gujarat, seven in Uttar Pradesh, two every in Odisha, Nagaland, Karnataka, and Jharkhand; and one seat every in Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Haryana.

  8. The election might be essential for Jyotiraditya Scindia, whose 22 loyalist adopted him out of the Congress and into the BJP in March, knocking down the Kamal Nath authorities in Madhya Pradesh. Campaigning reverse Mr Scindia is his buddy and former occasion colleague Sachin Pilot, whose transient insurrection towards Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot — coming quickly after Mr Scindia’s walkout — had given Congress the jitters.

  9. By-elections are being held on seven meeting seats in Uttar Pradesh. In 2017, the BJP received six of those. Essentially the most-watched might be Unnao’s Bangarmau seat, the place BJP’s Kuldeep Sengar was disqualified after his conviction in a rape case.

  10. The final part of elections might be held on November 7, after which the votes might be counted on November 10.

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