His first programme was at the women-only St Theresa’s College in the port city of Kochi where he taught the students some lessons in Aikido, Japanese martial art.
The vote results in a key state election are seen as a barometer of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic downturn.
Polling began amid tight security arrangements for 94 assembly constituencies in 17 districts of Bihar from 7am on Tuesday for the second phase of assembly elections. Foolproof security arrangements have been made for voting
Elaborate security arrangements have been made for polling, as well as norms put in place to maintain social distancing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.