Bihar CM and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar addresses a rally in Nalanda, Bihar on 27 October 2020 | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Bihar CM and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar addresses a rally in Nalanda, Bihar on 27 October 2020 | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Nalanda: A day before Bihar begins its three-phased assembly election, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday addressed a rally at Islampur in the state’s Nalanda district, his home constituency.

Voting for the first phase of Bihar assembly elections will take place on 28 October, followed by the second phase on 3 November and the final phase on 7 November. Counting of votes of all three phases will take place on 10 November.

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In his speech, Kumar made no mention of the RJD-led opposition in the state, speaking only about his own track record in governance. He also listed several development works carried out by him in his home district, as chief minister and even as a union minister earlier.

ThePrint’s National Photo Editor Praveen Jain brings you snapshots from the CM’s rally.

People raised slogans in support of Nitish Kumar at the rally | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
People on the ground waving at Nitish Kumar’s helicopter | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Cut outs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar dotted the venue of the rally | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Cut outs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CM Nitish Kumar dotted the venue | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Clouds of dusts kicked up when Nitish Kumar's helicopter landed at the spot | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Supporters brace dust clouds as Nitish Kumar’s helicopter lands at the rally venue | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Nitish Kumar arriving at the rally | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
CM Nitish Kumar arrives in Islampur in Nalanda district, his constituency | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
The Bihar CM in Nalanda, his home constituency | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
The Bihar CM waves to the gathered crowds while his security details escorts him, albeit without social distancing | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A security personnel sprays sanitiser on the podium and the mic before the chief minister's speech | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A security personnel sanitises the podium before Nitish Kumar addresses the crowd | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
BJP's flags fluttering at the venue of the rally | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
BJP’s flags were part of the campaign paraphernalia at the venue | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Nitish Kumar's supporters on their way to the rally | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Nitish Kumar’s supporters wear masks with the JD(U) flag and Nitish Kumar’s face printed on it | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Nitish Kumar offered apologies if people of his constituency were unhappy with his work | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
While talking about what he had done for the constituency, the Bihar CM also apologised in case the people were unhappy with his work | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
In his public speech, the CM promised that if elected to power one more term, there will be streets lights in every village | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Among his poll promises, Nitish Kumar said he would ensure there were streets lights in every village if elected to power for another term | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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