Two candidates who went to file nomination for the second phase of Bihar Assembly Elections slated on November 3 were arrested, here on Thursday. The arrested candidates are Anshu Kumar (Non-party candidate, and Aftab Alam (BHAKPA party). However, both the candidates had filed their nomination. The last date for the nomination of the second phase is October 16.
According to the media reports, while Anshu Kumar, the main accused in the twin massacres of Shingon village in the Gumharia police station area, surrendered to the Muzaffarpur court a few days ago with his associate, Aftab Alam from Aurai has been arrested in a road jam and uproar in a suicide case. He did not get bail from the court.
Bihar will go for three-phased elections beginning October 28. JD-U, BJP, Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustan Awam Moarch (HAM), and Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) are contesting polls together.
CM Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said that if his government was voted back to power again, it will give Rs 25,000 to girls on passing intermediate examinations and Rs 50,000 on passing graduation examination.
Addressing a rally, the Janata Dal-United chief highlighted the works done under his regime and also took a veiled jibe at Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).
“We are now giving Rs 10,000 for girls passing intermediate examinations and Rs 25,000 to those graduating. We will give ₹ 25,000 for girls passing intermediate examinations and Rs 50,000 to those graduating,” he said.
RJD leader Tejashwi had dared Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to contest election from his home turf Nalanda. Speaking to reporters after filing his nomination from Raghopur Assembly seat, Tejashwi said that he will contest against Nitish from whichever seat he enters the fray.
“Let him select any one constituency from his home district Nalanda and I will contest against him,” Tejashwi, who is the leader of opposition in the outgoing Assembly, said.
Tejashwi said that Bihar wants a change as he said that people will teach Nitish a lesson for his 2017 decision to dissolve the Grand Alliance government and form a government with the support of the BJP.