New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming Bihar assembly polls, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday announced that his government will give Rs 25,000 to the girls who pass intermediate exams and Rs 50,000 to the ones who will graduate. Also Read - Days Ahead of Bihar Polls, Chirag Paswan Makes an Appeal to BJP Voters For 'Nitish-Free Government'

“We will create a new department for skill development & promoting entrepreneurship. ITI & Polytechnic institutes will come under it. We will financially help people who would want to start their venture,” he added. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Elections 2020: 'Tired' Nitish Running Away From Reality: Tejashwi Yadav Hits Back at Bihar CM

The Chief Minister also welcomed the announcement of Bihar Assembly elections dates by the Election Commission earlier today. He hoped people will come out to vote during Bihar elections, even during these unprecedented times of COVID-19. Also Read - Vaccine, Jobs And Unemployment Allowance: High Political Drama in Bihar as Parties Wage Manifesto War Ahead of Polls

Notably, the elections for the 243 Assembly seats in Bihar will take place in three phases between October 28 till November 7. Announcing the Bihar polls dates, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora had said, “Elections for the first phase will take place on October 28 on 71 Assembly constituencies, elections for second phase on 94 seats will take place on November 3, and the third phase poll on 78 Assembly seats will be on November 7.”

The counting of votes will take place on November 10.