'Set New Record': Modi, Nadda Appeal Bihar Voters to Come Out in Large Numbers but with Virus Precautions

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to voters for the last phase of polls in Bihar to cast their votes in maximum numbers and set a new record. In a tweet, he also asked them to wear masks and maintain social distancing.

BJP president JP Nadda too made the same appeal. "Last phase of polling for Bihar assembly elections is taking place today. I appeal to people to vote in large numbers and vote for development of Bihar. People should ensure their participation in grand festival of democracy while keeping Covid-related precautions in mind," Nadda tweeted.

Polling is underway in 78 assembly constituencies of Bihar in the third and final phase of state elections on Saturday in which 2.35 crore voters are eligible to decide the fate of 1,204 candidates. Voting for the first phase was held on October 28 and for the second phase on November 3. Results will be out on November 10.

The ruling BJP-JD(U) alliance is contesting elections together and both parties have also tied up with VIP and HAM respectively by giving them seats from their quota.