New Delhi: ‘Is coronavirus pandemic over now? Is the situation right for conducting polls?’ asked Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Shuv Sena, a day after the Election Commission announced the schedule of Bihar polls which will be held in three phases—October 28, November 3 and 7. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Election 2020: How to Check Your Name in Voters List Online | Follow These Steps

“The parliament session was curtailed due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation. Is the coronavirus pandemic over in Bihar? Is this the right situation to hold the polls?” asked Raut, while speaking to reporters today. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Nitish Kumar Will be Behind Bars if LJP Voted to Power, Says Chirag Paswan

He also took a dig at the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) government in Bihar for politicising the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput ahead of the Assembly polls.  “What happened to the CBI probe in Sushant case? The Bihar DGP has now resigned and will be contesting assembly polls,” Raut claimed. Also Read - Days Ahead of Bihar Polls, Chirag Paswan Makes an Appeal to BJP Voters For 'Nitish-Free Government'

Notably, former Bihar police chief Gupteshwar Pandey has bee under scanner after he opted for voluntary retirement amid speculation of his electoral foray in that state.

Meanwhile, taking a jibe at the Bihar government, Raut said that if issues of development, law and order, and good governance have been exhausted from the state, then issues from Mumbai can be sent as parcel for the upcoming elections.

“Elections in Bihar should be fought on the issues of development, law and order, and good governance, but if these issues have exhausted, then issues from Mumbai can be sent as parcel,” the Shiv Sena leader said.

(With agency inputs)