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Bihar Assembly Elections 2020

Congress Party leader Sachin Pilot addresses a press conference for the Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna.

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Bihar BJP in- charge Bhupendar Yadav flags off an election campaign van for Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna.

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Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses media during the Bihar Assembly elections in Patna.

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AICC General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala addresses a press conference with Bankipur party candidate Luv Sinha, ahead of the second phase of Bihar assembly polls, in Patna.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks during the second leg of his campaign for Bihar assembly elections, at Gyaspur in Darbhanga district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a rally during the second leg of his campaign for Bihar assembly elections, in Muzaffarpur district.

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Security personnel and polling officers carrying Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to deposit at A.N. College after the first phase of Bihar assembly polls, in Patna.

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RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav during an election campaign rally ahead of the second phase of Bihar assembly polls, at Hajipur in Vaishali district.

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Voters stand in a queue at a polling station to cast their votes during the first phase Bihar assembly polls, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, at Ara constituency in Bhojpur district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at his supporters during the second leg of his campaign for Bihar assembly elections, in Muzaffarpur district.

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People stand in a queue to cast their votes during the first phase of Bihar assembly polls, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Gaya.

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Fans of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh hold placards during the second leg of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign for Bihar assembly elections, in Patna.

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People get a picture clicked at a photo-booth during the first phase of Bihar assembly polls, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Gaya.

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BJP candidate from Gaya Prem Kumar (C), wearing a mask with his party symbol, shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote in the first phase of Bihar assembly polls, in Gaya.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses a gathering during an election rally, at the veterinary ground in Patna.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering during an election rally, in West Champaran.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering during an election rally, in West Champaran.

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HAM(S) President Jitan Ram Manjhi shows his finger marked with indelible ink at a polling station after casting his vote for the first phase Bihar Assembly polls, at Atri in Gaya district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (L) and Union Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (R) during an election rally, at the veterinary ground in Patna.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during an election rally, at the veterinary ground in Patna.

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Polling officials check the names of voters at a polling booth as they arrive to cast their votes for the first phase of Bihar Assembly Election, amid the coronavirus pandemic, at Chenari police station in Rohtas district.

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Voters show their identity cards at a polling booth after casting their votes for the first phase of Bihar Assembly Election, amid the coronavirus pandemic, at Shiv Sagar police station in Sasaram district.

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A voter gives her thumb impression at a polling booth before casting her vote for the first phase of Bihar Assembly Election, amid the coronavirus pandemic, at Chenari police station in Rohtas district.

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Voters stand in queues to cast their votes for the first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at Gurua in Gaya district.

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A security official keeps a vigil as voters stand in queues to cast their votes for the first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, amid the coronavirus pandemic, at Mokama in Patna.

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A polling official marks the finger of a voter with indelible ink before she casts her vote for the first phase Bihar Assembly Elections, at Paliganj in Patna.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election meeting, in Darbhanga.

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Voters show their identity cards as they stand in queues at a polling station to cast their votes for the first phase Bihar Assembly Elections, at Paliganj in Patna.

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Voters show their fingers marked with indelible ink at a polling station after casting their votes for the first phase Bihar Assembly Elections, at Naubatpur in Patna

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A voter undergoes thermal screening at a polling station before casting her vote for the first phase Bihar Assembly Elections, at Naubatpur in Patna.

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Polling officials mark the fingers of voters with indelible ink at a polling station before they cast their votes for the first phase Bihar Assembly Elections, at Naubatpur in Patna.

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Voters stand in queues to cast their votes for the first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at Imamganj in Gaya district.

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A security official keeps a vigil as voters stand in queues at a polling station to cast their votes for the first phase of Bihar Assembly Election, at Masaurhi in Patna

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A voter shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting her vote for the first phase of Bihar Assembly Election, amid the coronavirus pandemic, at Bhabhua police station in Kaimur district.

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A young man carrying his father leaves after they cast their votes for the first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at Paliganj constituency in Patna.

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A voter gives his thumb impression at a polling booth before casting his vote for the first phase of Bihar Assembly Election, amid the coronavirus pandemic, at Chenari police station in Rohtas district.

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Minister of Agriculture Prem Kumar on his way to reach a polling station and cast his vote for the first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, in Gaya district.

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Voters, adhering to social distancing norms, stand in a queue to cast their votes for the first phase of Bihar Assembly Election, amid the coronavirus pandemic, at Alipur block in Kaimur district.

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Voters show their identity cards as they stand in a queue to cast their votes for the first phase of Bihar Assembly Election, amid the coronavirus pandemic, at Alipur block in Kaimur district.

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All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi addresses an election campaign, ahead of Bihar Assembly polls, in Madhubani district.

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CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat with Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Kanhaiya Kumar (R) during and election rally for Assembly polls, in Samastipur.

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Voters show their identity cards as they stand in a queue outside a polling station to cast their votes for the first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at Naubatpur in Patna

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Voters undergo thermal screening as they stand in a queue outside a polling station to cast their votes for the first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at Naubatpur in Patna.

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A woman explains the working of an electronic voting machine (EVM) to a voter at a polling station, during the first phase of state elections at Paliganj, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. With an overall declining coronavirus positive trend, Indian authorities decided to hold the first state legislature election since the outbreak of COVID-19. People began voting Wednesday in the country’s third largest state Bihar with of a population of about 122 million people.

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A man displays the indelible ink mark on his finger after casting his vote at a polling station, during the first phase of state elections at Paliganj, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. With an overall declining coronavirus positive trend, Indian authorities decided to hold the first state legislature election since the outbreak of COVID-19. People began voting Wednesday in the country’s third largest state Bihar with of a population of about 122 million people.

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A woman wearing a face mask as a protective measure against the coronavirus helps voters sanitize their hands at a polling station, during the first phase of state elections at Paliganj, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. With an overall declining coronavirus positive trend, Indian authorities decided to hold the first state legislature election since the outbreak of COVID-19. People began voting Wednesday in the country’s third largest state Bihar with of a population of about 122 million people.

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A security officer wearing a face shield as a protective measure against the coronavirus helps an elderly voter exit a polling station, during the first phase of state elections at Paliganj, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. With an overall declining coronavirus positive trend, Indian authorities decided to hold the first state legislature election since the outbreak of COVID-19. People began voting Wednesday in the country’s third largest state Bihar with of a population of about 122 million people.

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An election officer checks the temperature of a voter before allowing voters to pass at a polling station, during the first phase of state elections at Paliganj, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. With an overall declining coronavirus positive trend, Indian authorities decided to hold the first state legislature election since the outbreak of COVID-19. People began voting Wednesday in the country’s third largest state Bihar with of a population of about 122 million people.

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An election officer wearing a face shield as a protective measure against the coronavirus applies indelible ink on the finger of an elderly voter at a polling station, during the first phase of state elections at Paliganj, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. With an overall declining coronavirus positive trend, Indian authorities decided to hold the first state legislature election since the outbreak of COVID-19. People began voting Wednesday in the country’s third largest state Bihar with of a population of about 122 million people.

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A security officer wearing a face shield as a protective measure against the coronavirus stands guard as voters stand in a queue at a polling station, during the first phase of state elections at Paliganj, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. With an overall declining coronavirus positive trend, Indian authorities decided to hold the first state legislature election since the outbreak of COVID-19. People began voting Wednesday in the country’s third largest state Bihar with of a population of about 122 million people.

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Voters stand in queues maintaining social distance at a polling station, during the first phase of state elections at Paliganj, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. India’s overall total of cases for the coronavirus pandemic is nearing 8 million, trailing only the United States, which has over 8.7 million.

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BJP National President J.P. Nadda addresses an election campaign rally for Assembly polls, in Rajnagar, Madhubani.

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Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi being felicitated by party workers during a press conference, in Patna.

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AICC General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala addresses a press conference, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar being garlanded by supporters during a campaign meeting for Assembly polls, in Nalanda district.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during an election meeting, in Nalanda district.

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Workers carry Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) at a distribution center on the eve of Bihar Assembly elections, at Paliganj in Patna.

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Security personnel carrying Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) on their way to a polling booth on the eve of first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, in Gaya district.

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Security personnel arrive on the eve of first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, in Sasaram district.

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Security personnel carrying Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) arrive on the eve of first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, in Kaimur district.

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MoS for Finance Anurag Thakur addresses a press conference ahead of the Bihar Assembly Elections, in Patna

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi addresses the people of Bihar ahead of the Assembly Elections, via video link, in New Delhi.

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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav during an election rally at Raghopur Assembly constituency, in Vaishali.

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Security personnel after recieving weapons from an armory, for the election duty in Bihar Assembly polls, in Patna.

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BJP MP Ravi Kishan talks to media at Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport ahead of the Bihar Assembly Elections, in Patna

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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses an election rally, at Bihpur in Bhagalpur district.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses an election campaign rally, ahead of the Assembly elections, at Mahua in Vaishali district.

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Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari leaves in a chopper an election campaign rally ahead of Bihar Assembly polls, in Kaimur district.

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BJP National President J.P. Nadda at a public rally in support of NDA candidates, ahead of Bihar Assembly polls, in Aurangabad.

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Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari addresses an election campaign rally ahead of Bihar Assembly polls, in Kaimur district.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during an election meeting, at Benipur in Darbhanga district.

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Security personnel stand in a queue to receive their weapons for election duty ahead of the first phase of Bihar assembly polls, in Patna.

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Congress leader Shatrughan Prasad Sinha with his son and party candidate from Bankipur assembly constituency Luv Sinha during an election meeting, ahead of Bihar assembly polls, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) President Nitish Kumar addresses a virtual election rally, ahead of Bihar Assembly polls, in Patna.

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RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav addresses a gathering during an election rally for the upcoming Bihar assembly elections, in Munger district.

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BJP National President J.P. Nadda during a public rally in support of NDA candidates, ahaed of Bihar Assembly polls, at Bihar Sharif in Nalanda.

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Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan being garlanded by party supporters during an election campaign rally, ahead of Bihar assembly polls, in Rohtas district.

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All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi addresses during an joint election campaign with Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), ahead of Bihar assembly polls, at Bhabua in Kaimur district.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses a gathering during an election rally ahead of Bihar assembly polls, in Khagaria district.

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Congress candidate from Bankipur constituency Luv Sinha during his door-to-door campaign for Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna.

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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav with party MP Manoj Jha and others release party's manifesto 'Prann Hamara', ahead of the Bihar Assembly Elections, at party office in Patna.

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Rashtriya Lok Samta party President Upendra Kushwaha (C) along with others releases the party's manifesto for the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls, in Patna.

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Rashtriya Lok Samta party President Upendra Kushwaha (C) along with others releases the party's manifesto for the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls, in Patna.

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel addresses a press conference for the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls, in Patna.

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RJD leader Manoj Jha addresses a press conference along with party leader Tejashwi Yadav for the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls, in Patna.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav during an election meeting, at Hisua in Nawada district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) President Nitish Kumar during an election rally, in Sasaram.

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Women volunteers form a human chain during a voter awareness campaign, at Collectorate ghat in Patna.

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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Supremo Mayawati and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) Chief Upendra Singh Kushwaha wave at their supporters during a joint election campaign ahead of Bihar Assembly Polls at Jagjiwan Ram Stadium, in Rohtas district of Bihar.

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Party supporters wave as Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) Chief Upendra Singh Kushwaha leaves in a chopper after addressing a joint election campaign ahead of Bihar Assembly Polls at Jagjiwan Ram Stadium, in Rohtas district of Bihar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to his supporters during an election rally, at Gandhi Maidan in Gaya.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi being greeted by a party worker during an election rally, at Hisua in Nawada district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering during an election rally, at Hisua in Nawada district.

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Congress party supporters during party leader Rahul Gandhi's election rally, at Hisua in Nawada district

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav during an election meeting, at Hisua in Nawada district.

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National Democratic Alliance supporters during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election campaign rally ahead of Bihar Assembly polls, in Sasaram.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) President Nitish Kumar and state BJP President Sanjay Jaiswal during an election rally, in Sasaram.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering during an election rally, in Sasaram.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses a gathering during an election meeting at Nabinagar, in Aurangabad district.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses a gathering during an election meeting, in Muzaffarpur district.

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