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Gujarat polls phase-1: People voted heavily for Congress, says Lalu Prasad

Over 68 per cent turnout was recorded in the first phase of polling for 89 Assembly seats in Gujarat yesterday

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Lalu Prasad, Tejashwi Yadav
RJD chief Lalu Prasad with his son Tejashwi Yadav in Patna. Photo: PTI

president today asserted that the will form the in as people have voted heavily in its favour in the first phase of polls.

Over 68 per cent turnout was recorded in the first phase of polling for 89 Assembly seats in yesterday.

"People have voted in large numbers in favour of the party in (in first phase of polls). It will form the there," Prasad told reporters here.

The second and last phase of polling in the Western state in 93 seats will be held on December 14 and the counting of votes is scheduled on December 18.

Prasad's younger son and leader of opposition in Assembly, Tejashwi Prasad Yadav attacked JD(U) president and that the party has fielded candidates in elections so that they eat into Patel votes and benefit the

"does not have any mass base. I am quite confident that the JD(U), if it decides to contest on its own in Bihar, will get the same number of votes in as it will get in Assembly polls," Tejashwi said.

The former deputy chief minister said he would launch a programme against Kumar after 'Makar Sankranti' next month to expose government's failures.

First Published: Sun, December 10 2017. 18:57 IST