"Nitish Kumar cast his vote at a model polling booth in Bakhtiyarpur assembly constituency in Patna district," an official said here. After casting his ballot, Nitish Kumar said that he was confident of victory of the grand alliance in the polls. "I am going to campaign as usual after casting my vote," he cited.

Earlier, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and his family, including wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi and daughter Misa Bharti and son Tej Pratap, cast their votes in Patna.

The third phase of Bihar's staggered assembly elections is taking place in 50 constituencies. Former chief minister Lalu Prasad was clad in his usual cotton kurta and pyjama. Accompanied by Rabri Devi, Misa and Tej Pratap, he cast his vote at a polling booth in the Veterinary College under Digha assembly constituency in Patna.

Lalu's younger son Tejaswi Yadav had already voted. Tejaswi is contesting polls from Raghopur constituency and Tej Pratap is in the fray from Mahua assembly constitunecy in Vaishali district. Lalu's elder daughter Misa is one the star campaigners of the party and Rabri Devi has vigorously campaigned in Raghopur and Mahua in support of her two sons.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and his family members cast their votes here and another Union Minister, Ram Kirpal Yadav, too cast his vote. Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Bihar's former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi also cast his ballot here.

Bollywood actor-turned-BJP MP from Patna Saheb Shatrughan Sinha is likely to cast his vote at a polling booth in Patna this afternoon. Sinha is unhappy with the BJP after he was sidelined in the party and kept away from the ongoing campaigning for the assembly polls.

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