Saharsa (Bihar): Phase 2 polling is underway for 94 seats today (November 3). The final leg of campaigning has begun. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed rallies in Forbesganj and Saharsa.

Here are the highlights from PM Modi’s speeches:

PM Modi addressed a rally in Bihar’s Araria district on Tuesday where he said that the voter enthusiasm in Bihar amid the global pandemic demonstrates deep roots of democracy in India. Urging people to vote for the BJP-JD(U) government, he said that now “lawlessness and extortion are losing while development and rule of law are winning in Bihar.”

PM Narendra Modi also hailed the election workers and administration responsible to ensure smooth elections across the state to safeguard the democracy of the country. He said that every single vote will strengthen democracy and that voting trends are very encouraging after the first leg of polling. The people of Bihar have given the message that NDA will once again come to power.

“It is the power of every single vote that will guarantee a bright future for the state of Bihar. Each and every vote is very important and powerful,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally in Saharsa.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that while the government ensured fulfilment of all basic facilities in Bihar during its last tenure, it will now fulfil all aspirations of people if elected to power. He was addressing a rally in Bihar’s Forbesganj on Tuesday.

“During the last decade, the government ensured all villages had access to electricity, in this decade it will aim for electricity in all villages at all times. We will fulfil the aspirations of people of Bihar now that we have fulfilled their basic necessities,” PM Modi said.

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Claiming that each and every woman of Bihar was determined to vote for the NDA because of the work the current government had done for them, he said, “The NDA has given poor their right to vote in the real sense. All social categories of Bihar have the right to choose a leader of their choice.”

“All my mothers and sisters in Bihar are siding with the NDA alliance, they are determined to vote for Modi because the current government ensured basic facilities to all of them,” he said.

Democracy is deep rooted - Not just India, Bihar is giving a message to the world. In Covid-19 times, people are coming out in huge numbers to vote. This is democracy's power and every Bihari's devotion for it. Think tanks around the world will evaluate how deeply democracy is entrenched in Indian minds, said PM Modi at Forbesganj rally.

PM Modi congratulates EC – “I congratulate our Election Commission for the conduct of elections in such tough times with extra preparations and precautions," said PM Modi in Forbesganj.

On re-electing the NDA government, PM Modi said that the state has given a clear message. “On the basis of the initial information, the state is set to re-elect the NDA govt. Voters in Bihar have decided they'll take the state to newer heights," the PM said.

On rejecting the 'Jungleraj' and 'double Yuvraj' concept, PM Modi also said that the people of Bihar have rejected the Jungleraj and 'double Yuvraj' concept. “Those who robbed Bihar in the past, still eyeing on the state," PM Modi said.

Attacking the Opposition, the PM said: "Today, Congress's condition is such that they don't even have 100 members together in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha."

"'Vocal for local' is a campaign that will change the lives of the local artisans. It is a way with which our local products will gradually become a part of the global market," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally in Saharsa.

Voting is underway for the crucial second phase of the Bihar assembly elections in which over 2.85 crore voters are eligible to decide the fate of nearly 1,500 candidates across 94 assembly segments on Tuesday.

In phase 1, held on October 28, 71 constituencies went to vote. The third and final phase of voting is scheduled for November 7 and the results will be declared on November 10.