New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has accused the RJD of ignoring women and backward classes during their rule from 1990 to 2005. The Bihar CM also repeated his "lantern" jibe and said that the days of the lantern, also a symbol of RJD, are over now as every household in Bihar has electricity. "Earlier even cities did not have electricity, but now we have ended the lantern era and every household gets power now," he said while addressing an election rally in Parbatta.

"Everybody knows who says what and indulges is what kind of misdeeds. They (the Opposition) neither have the experience to work nor do they want to work. They just indulge in useless talks," he was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

Highlights on Bihar Assembly polls:

03:15 pm: Stage collapses at Jan Adhikar Party leader Pappu Yadav's campaign rally in Muzaffarpur's Minapur Assembly Constituency.

01:30 pm: Election Commission of India is a branch of BJP, so you can not expect anything else from them: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on being asked about EC stating that there was no poll conduct violation in BJP's vaccine promise in Bihar during the campaign

01:25 pm: A young man without any support, whose family members are in jail & CBI & IT Dept. is behind him, is challenging everyone in a state like Bihar. I won't be surprised if Tejashwi Yadav becomes Bihar CM tomorrow: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav

01:15 pm: Five FIRs registered in connection with arson & vandalism on 29th Oct. Few people have been identified. An investigation is underway based on CCTV & camera footage. Value of sabotaged vehicles & property has been evaluated. We request citizens to maintain peace: Munger DIG Manu Maharaj

01:00 pm: "That person who doesn't understand the issue and couldn't even clear class 10th exam is criticising Nitish Kumar who is a qualified engineer. He cannot even write the spelling of Cabinet. His father's cabinet decision that one lakh jobs will be provided but he collected money from them and the applications for the jobs are still there in the dustbin," the minister was quoted as saying by news agency ANI

11:30 am: "The people of Bihar can notice the development made in the state through the supply of tap water, uninterrupted power supply, solar lights, the rule of law, good governance among other works. We are committed to the all-round development of Bihar and our goal is to make the state developed:" Nitish Kumar 

10:15 am: Tejashwi Yadav alleges 30 scams worth Rs 30,000 crore during Nitish Kumar's rule. "The scams are related to paddy, toilet construction and scholarships," he tweeted.

10:00 am: BJP chief JP Nadda is scheduled to hold a massive roadshow in Hajipur today.

7:30 am: The Election Commission (EC) has ruled in favour of the BJP, saying that its promise of free Covid-19 vaccine to the people of Bihar in its election manifesto is not violative of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).

The Assembly elections for the 243-member Bihar Legislative Assembly will be held between October 28 and November 7 in three phases. While the first phase polls on 71 seats were held on October 28, elections on 98 seats will be held in the second phase on November 3. Polling on the remaining 78 seats will be held on November 7. The results will be announced on November 10.

Posted By: Shashikant Sharma