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This is Deputy Election Commissioners Sudeep Jain and Chandrabhushan Kumar’s first to the state amid the pandemic.

PM to inaugurate 7 projects in Bihar: Out of these, 4 are related to water supply, 2 linked to sewerage treatment and 1 dedicated to riverfront development.

The projects, which will come at a cost of Rs 900 crore, include Durgapur-Banka section of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur Pipeline Augmentation Project and 2 LPG Bottling Plants in East Champaran and Banka each.

PM Modi said last 15 years have ‘changed the face’ of Bihar. He said that in last 15 years, Bihar has shown that development happens with the right government, decisions and policies, and it also reaches everyone.

BJP chief JP Nadda met Nitish Kumar at his residence and discussed seat-sharing for the upcoming assembly polls in the state, reports said.

Prime Minister will launch these projects over next 10 days in Bihar, where elections are due by November. Recently, the state was ravaged by floods and currently reeling under the major spread of Covid-19 pandemic.

The RJP approached the Supreme Court with the plea seeking directions to the Election Commission for conducting elections in March next year in view of Covid-19 pandemic.

Congress, which remains on the fringes in Nitish-ruled state, has planned series of ‘virtual rallies’ to woo the electorate in its favour. The party has decided to hold virtual rallies across the state from September 1.

A Facebook user named Jitendra Kumar Sharma shared a post on August 19, in which he posted images of 5 young men holding liquor bottles to their chest and body.

The party, aiming to retain power in the state, had recently appointed former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to go to the state ahead of the final leg of the preparatory phase for the elections.