Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) National General-Secretary Arun Kushwaha, former DSP BK Singh and Sanjay Khandaria have joined the Bharitya Janta Party (BJP) on Sunday ahead of the upcoming Bihar Assembly Elections 2020.
As reported in a Hindi News portal, Arun Kushwaha said that RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav is a weak leader. The furious leftist, who supports the ideology of class struggle and trying to regain its influence in Bihar. He said the Congress should also respond to the ‘Tukde-Tukde’ gang.
Upendra Kushwaha’s RLSP will contest Bihar Assembly Elections along with Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Janwadi Party Socialist. Upendra Kushwaha is entering the elections as head of the newly-formed Grand Democratic Secular Front, including the RLSP (contesting 100-plus seats), Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM, BSP, and two other smaller parties.
Bihar is the first state where a major election is being 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 Election Commission has issued guidelines and made arrangements for campaigning, nominations, polling, and counting of votes to keep Covid-19 cases from spiralling in a state that has 7.29 crore registered voters.
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.