Bihar is the first state where a major election will be held amid the Covid-19 pandemic. All 243 Assembly seats in the state will vote in three phases: October 28, November 3, and November 7. The voting results will be out on November 10. The different parties have started their election campaigns and rallies.
In this episode, 63-year-old JD (U) MLA Shyam Bahadur Singh from Barharia assembly constituency is campaigning for the upcoming elections bare feet. In an interview on a Hindi news channel, Bahadur had made a vow.
Asked if he is scared of the contagious coronavirus, the MLA said in Bhojpuri, “I am corona myself and there is nothing to be afraid of.”
Shyam Bahadur Singh was elected as Member Of Legislative Assembly in 2015 from 110th Barharia Vidhan Shabha Constituency.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Amit Shah on Saturday asserted that Nitish Kumar will be the next chief minister of Bihar after the coming assembly elections in the state. “There is no if or but. Nitish Kumar will be the next chief minister of Bihar. We have made a public announcement and we are committed to it,” he told a news channel. Shah added that the people of Bihar will get a “double engine” government one in the state headed by Kumar and another at the Centre headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Given the coronavirus situation, this year, the maximum number of voters at a polling station will be down from 1,500 to 1,000. This means the number of polling stations will go up from 65,367 to 1,06,526 between the two elections. The average number of voters at a polling station will be down to 684 in 2020 from 1,026 in 2015.