In Pictures: Voters of Bihar

Zainab, 49 is a Kulahia Muslim in Amour constituency in Purnia district. She said the sitting MLA Congress’s Abdul Zalil Mastan represented Amour six times but didn’t help the people. Photo: Sahid Faris/Maktoob
Bhim Kumar Sah in Amour constituency in Purnia district said he is an Ambedkarite. Sah is now handling the Social Media of Aktharul Iman, AIMIM’s candidate in Amour. “My politics is based on social justce and welfare of the people,” said Sah. Photo: Sahid Faris/Maktoob
Prem Kumar Choudary, 40, a sweet-seller in Kadwa said to Maktoob that he is sure his favorite politician and Congress national secretary Shakeel Ahmad Khan will win the election in Kadwa constituency in Katihar district. Photo: Sahid Faris/Maktoob
Muhammed Haseeb, a 60-year-old shopkeeper in Jokihat constituency in Araria district responds to the question “Do you miss Lalu Prasad Yadav?” “He replied: No, This Time Lalu ji will surely come and Tejashwi will win. I am concrete about it.” Photo: Sahid Faris/Maktoob
Rajesh, 41, a businessman in capital city Patna said he is a BJP worker and a voter in a Danapur constituency in Patna district. “I am a BJP worker. But I will not vote for BJP this election. The way they managed the coronavirus pandemic is very bad. The economy is in decline in the state due to Nitish’s rule. We need change.” Photo: Sahid Faris/Maktoob
Jalal, 60 is a voter in the Vaishali constituency in the Vaishali district. Jalal who is a cycle rickshaw driver in Patna city told Maktoob that now he is a fan of Tejashwi Yadav, the son of his all-time favorite leader Lalu Prasad Yadav. “Nitish cheated us. Lalu is the only leader of people in Bihar.” Photo: Sahid Faris/Maktoob
Muhammed Nizamuddin, 45, is an electrician in Kadwa constituency in Katihar district. Nizamuddin, an active Congress cadre hopes his party will perform better in Bihar. “We are poor people in a poor place. We need leaders who care us. Nitish government is anti-poor,” he said. Photo: Sahid Faris/Maktoob
Raj Kumar, a shopkeeper in Araria constituency in Araria district is a Nitish Kumar supporter. ” He is the good chief minister,” Kumar said. Photo: Sahid Faris/Maktoob
Fathima, 22, is a voter in Amour constituency in Purnia district said she will vote for Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM this time. Photo: Sahid Faris/Maktoob
Muhammed Saqib, a vegetable seller in Araria constituency in Araria district says “Laluji had given our family a voice and self-respect.” Saqib now misses Lalu and hopes the RJD supremo will come out of jail soon. “I will vote for Mahagathbandhan. My son who works in Delhi will come tomorrow. In the 2015 election campaign, Lalu laid his right hand on my son’s head and blessed him.” Photo: Sahid Faris/Maktoob
Chandan Kumar, a vegetable seller in Araria constituency in Araria district said his leader is Nitish Kumar. “Nitish will win again in the state,” he hopes. Photo: Sahid Faris/Maktoob
Ragib Wadood, 21 is a student in Jokihat constituency in Araria district. Wadood claimed he is now an AIMIM member and he will fight BJP under the leadership of Asaduddin Owaisi. “You can see a humanity in Owaisi. You can’t see it in Narendra Modi,” Wadood said. Photo: Sahid Faris/Maktoob
45-year-old shopkeeper Touheed Alam is sure the RJD-led grand alliance will win the polls in the state. Alam is a voter in the Jokihat constituency in the Araria district. Photo: Sahid Faris/Maktoob
“I support Asaduddin Owaisi. There is no AIMIM candidate here. I will vote for RJD alliance here in Patna,” Abdurahman, a voter in Patna Sahib constituency in Patna district told Maktoob. Photo: Sahid Faris/Maktoob
85 year old voter in Amour constituency in Amour district Nazim said BJP is a party of anti-Muslims. “I will vote against BJP,” he said. Photo: Sahid Faris/Maktoob

Sahid Faris is a freelance journalist in Kerala.