Lakhisarai (Bihar) [India], October 28 (ANI): Union Minister Giriraj Singh cast his vote at a polling booth in Lakhisarai.
Polling for the first phase of Bihar Elections is underway.
Earlier today, Singh visited a temple in Barahiya, Lakhisarai. He appealed to everyone to exercise their right to vote.
"Election is the biggest festival of democracy. I appeal to everyone to exercise their right to vote," Singh told ANI.
"I would urge everyone to step out and cast their votes. I pray that the State of Bihar remains in a good place," he added.
Voting began on 71 constituencies across 16 districts in the first phase of the Bihar Assembly election on Wednesday at 7 am.
As many as 1,066 candidates are in the fray including 42 from Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), 35 from Janata Dal (United), 29 from BJP, 21 from Congress and 8 from Left parties.
Bihar is witnessing a triangular contest with the ruling JDU-BJP alliance and grand alliance (RJD, Congress and others) and Chirag Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), which is eying the role of a kingmaker in case of a hung Assembly.(ANI)