Mumbai: Before the Bihar Assembly elections, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday appealed to voters to make a herald change in the state and create a ‘new Bihar’, alleging that the JDU-BJP government has deviated from its path and was high on power and ego.
In a four-minute video of the first phase of voting on Wednesday, she said that the current controversy led by Nitish Kumar is neither saying nor doing well and workers are helpless, farmers are upset and the youth are frustrated.
“Drunk on power and arrogance, the government in Bihar has lost its way. Its words and deeds are questionable. Workers are helpless, farmers are distressed and youth are frustrated. People are bearing the brunt of the fragile state of the economy.
She said, “The time has come to start a change in the state,” adding that governments cannot be formed on fear and crime.”
Polling for the first phase of Bihar assembly elections is being held in 71 districts on Wednesday, with voting taking place in six districts, some of which are Naxal-affected areas.
The second and third phase of polling will be held on November 3 and November 7 and the counting on November 10.