Election to be held in Bihar despite surging coronavirus cases
Cochin Herald|September - October 2020
New Delhi announced local elections involving millions of voters in a densely packed state even as it reported 86,052 new infections of coronavirus and remained set to overtake the United States by next month as the world's worst-affected nation.

The elections in the state of Bihar, with a population roughly the size of Japan, will kick off at the end of October and will be spread over three days, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) told a news conference.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has been pushing to reopen the country and get the economy back on track after a severe lockdown early in March left millions without work.

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