Bihar Elections 2020: Tejashwi Yadav files nomination, assures 10 lakh jobs

Ahead of Bihar polls, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son and leader of the opposition Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday filed his nomination papers from the Raghopur Assembly seat.

Talking to reporters, Tejashwi Yadav said after coming to power, in his first cabinet meet, his government Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) will sanction jobs for 10 lakh youths. “These will be government jobs and permanent in nature,” he said.

“Unemployment rate in Bihar is 46.6%. What does he have to say on the terror of unemployment, poverty, starvation and migration? What did their double-engine government do in 15 years? It’s their attempt to divert from agenda but we want to contest election on agenda,” Tejashwi told reporters.

He also challenged Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to file nomination papers from any Assembly segment in his home district of Nalanda. “I will also file my nomination from the same seat and defeat him,” the RJD leader told reporters.”

In Raghopur, Tejashwi will be contesting against BJP’s Satish Kumar. His elder brother Tej Pratap had filed his nomination from Hasanpur seat on Tuesday.

The elections to elect 243-member Bihar assembly will take place in three phases. The first phase of elections will be held on October 28, the second phase of elections will be held on November 3 and the last phase of elections will be held on November 7. The counting of votes will take place on November 10.