COVID: 46 lakh masks, 6 lakh PPE kits arranged for Bihar polls
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COVID: 46 lakh masks, 6 lakh PPE kits arranged for Bihar polls
Chief Election Commissioner of India Sunil Arora ahead of announcing dates for upcoming Bihar Assembly elections on September 25 informed that keeping COVID-19 into consideration adequate safety arrangements had been made.
"Over 7 lakh hand sanitiser units, about 46 lakh masks, 6 lakh PPE kits, 6.7 lakh units of faces-shields, 23 lakh (pairs of) hand gloves arranged.
For voters specifically, 7.2 crore single-use hand gloves arranged," said CEC Arora.
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One person was killed and several were injured after police allegedly opened fire following ruckus during a procession of Goddess Durga on October 26 in Bihar's Munger. The police claimed that the person died when someone from the crowd fired. Police resorted to baton charge on a group carrying Goddess Durga for the immersion. The injured were rushed to nearby hospital. Around 20 policemen also sustained injuries during stone pelting. The police also recovered three 'desi kattas' (country-made pistols) with some live cartridges. Speaking on the heartbreaking incident, city's Superintendent of Police Lipi Singh said that unidentified person from the crowd fired leading to man's death. "During Durga puja immersion, some anti-social elements restored to stone pelting which injured 20 policemen after this someone from the crowd fired leading to one death. Situation is under control," said Singh after the violent clash.
Citizens of Bihar are ready to choose their next state government as the assembly polls will kick start from October 28. The first phase will see 71 of the 243 seats go to polls. Polling parties in Gaya left for their respective polling stations after collecting EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines) and VVPATs (Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails) ahead of voting for the first phase of polling. Gaya's District Magistrate Abhishek Singh informed that more than 20,000 polling personnel and around 18,000 police officers have been deployed for smooth functioning of polling process. Bihar will vote in three phases of which first begins on October 28, and the next two phases of voting will take place on November 03 and November 08. Counting of votes will take place on November 11.
National president Lok Janshakti Party Chirag Paswan reacted on his video him instructing on how to shoot his video in front of his father's photo. He said that he didn't expect Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to do such low-level politics. "He's scared he'll go to jail in my government," said Paswan. "Don't know with what motive the clip (of Chirag Paswan shooting campaign video in front of his father's photo) is being spread. I need to prove I'm sad on my father's death? Didn't expect CM to do such low-level politics. He's scared he'll go to jail in my government," said Paswan.
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora along with other officials arrived at Patna Airport on September 29. He is on a visit to the state to overview the preparation for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections. Bihar Polls will be conducted in 3 phases starting from October 28.
Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman released BJP's manifesto for Bihar Assembly elections in Patna on October 22. BJP come up with '11 sankalp' in their party's manifesto. Addressing the mediapersons, Finance Minister Sitharaman said, "Bihar is one state where all citizens are politically sensitive and well informed. They know and understand the promises a party makes. If anyone raises questions on our manifesto, we can answer them with confidence as we fulfil what we promised." Bihar will go for three-phased elections beginning from October 28 and the result will be declared on November 10.
Congress released manifesto for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections in Patna on October 21. Randeep Singh Surjewala, Raj Babbar, Shaktisinh Gohil and other party leaders were present at the event. The Assembly elections in Bihar will be held in three phases starting from October 28. The result will be declared on November 10.
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