Bihar Election 2020 LIVE Updates:
The election commission has said that these elections were conducted in a satisfactory manner with very minimal cases of Electronic Voting Machine malfunction were reported this year. The ECI said that only 0.22% of the total ballot units deployed developed a glitch, 0.25% control units were reported as malfunctioning and only 1.25% VVPATS had to be replaced.
The malfunctions impacted voting time in only one Assembly constitutency: 241 Jamui, where polling had been extended till 7 pm to make up for the lost time.
Polling is underway in 71 assembly constituencies of Bihar in the first phase of three-phase elections amid tight security and COVID-19 guidelines in place. The fate of over a thousand candidates across these assembly segments will be decided Wednesday by more than two crore voters. Of the nearly 2.15 crore electors eligible to exercise the franchise, 1.12 crore are male, 1.01 crore female and 599 are from the third gender.
A day after violence in Munger, the Mahagathbandhan slammed the state government over the law and order situation in Bihar. “This double-engine govt definitely had a role in it. Who gave permission to become General Dyer? What has Sushil Modi done except for tweeting,” RJD leader and grand alliance chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav said, requesting a high court-monitored probe in the matter.
Further sharpening their attack on the Nitish Kumar-led NDA government, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said that there is a ‘Nirday Kumar’ and ‘Nirmam Modi’ government in Bihar.
Apart from Tejashwi Yadav and Surjewala, AICC Incharge, Shakti Singh Gohil and leaders of Left Parties were present at the “special and urgent” press conference.