BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis, who lost the Maharashtra throne to Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray, has been made the party’s in-charge of the Bihar election. The announcement in this regard was made by BJP president JP Nadda on Wednesday.
JP Nadda also held talks with the Bihar BJP leaders on Wednesday on the three-phase Bihar elections, the dates for which were recently announced by the Election Commission.
Devendra Fadnavis thanks PM Modi
Devendra Fadnavis took to Twitter to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president JP Nadda for the responsibility. He said that as a worker of the party, it will be a learning opportunity for him.
“Our Bihar unit has already done a terrific work. People have expressed so much love for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the good work done by CM Nitish Kumar will ensure that we will emerge victoriously,” he told the media after the announcement.
Bihar election will be litmus test for BJP
The Bihar election will be a litmus test for BJP, especially after the criticism the party is facing for the contentious farm legislations.
Also, the coronavirus pandemic that has gone out of control, as well as the migrant crisis during the lockdown, are factors that will influence the polls.
Bihar election to be held in 3 phases
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora had said that the election to the Bihar Assembly will be held in three phases amid tight safety and security.
In the first phase, the election will be held for 71 Assembly constituencies spread over 16 districts. The majority of the Left-wing extremism affected districts will go to polls in the first phase. The nominations for the first phase will be accepted from October 1 to 8. Nominations can be withdrawn till October 12 and the election will be held on October 28.
In the second phase, the election will be held for 94 Assembly constituencies spread over 17 districts. The nominations for the second phase will be accepted from October 9 to 16. Nominations can be withdrawn till October 19 and the election will be held on November 3.
In the last phase, the election will be held for 78 Assembly constituencies in 15 districts. The nominations for the third and final phase will be accepted from October 13 to 20. Nominations can be withdrawn till October 23 and the election will be held on November 7.
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