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The relief amount of Rs 6000 will be disbursed through the Public Financial Management System (PFMS) directly to the bank accounts of those affected.

Bihar's Water Resources Minister Sanjay Jha congratulated Kumar on his re-election and expressed the hope that under his guidance, the party will retain power in the elections.

Heavy rainfall and waterlogged roads in Patna and its nearby regions have continued to halt the normal day-to-day life.

In wake of the flood situation in Bihar, Kumar did not go to Delhi to submit nomination papers, so his representatives have submitted nomination papers to the national election officer.

NDRF has rescued over ten thousand people from the state capital. The rescue teams have been rowing people across the flooded streets in inflated boats from the past few days.

Three people died after a wall collapsed in Bhagalpur following heavy rain in the region, many feared trapped.

In Patna, where the weather office has predicted heavy rain till September 30, the district administration has ordered closure of all schools till Tuesday.

The heavy downpour has also disrupted the rail traffic in the region. At least ten trains were cancelled today morning. Delays were reported on several routes.

Singh was born on September 26, 1932, in Punjab's village of Gah before partition. He studied at the Panjab University, Cambridge and Oxford.

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said, "the Chief Minister has stooped down to such language and he has been ruling Bihar by using the politics of collision and discord."