Union Minister and Member of Parliament Giriraj Singh visited a temple in Lakhisarai's Barahiya to seek blessings ahead of Bihar's first phase of voting. Giriraj Singh called election as the biggest festival of democracy. Total of 1,066 candidates are in fray for 71 seats in Bihar. Amid pandemic, it is first of its kind voting. Giriraj Singh said, "Election is the biggest festival of democracy. Everyone has the right to vote. I appeal to everyone to exercise their right to vote."