EFEBy Shubhomoy Chatterjee Patna, India

The eastern state of Bihar went to the polls on Wednesday in India's first elections since the Covid-19 crisis began, bringing out several issues in the wake of the pandemic, ranging from loss of jobs of migrant laborers, unemployment, farm distress, and alleged government apathy.

The novel coronavirus has shaped everything from voting protocol to poll promises, as millions of voters in Bihar elect their representatives to the 243-member legislative assembly in a three-phased electoral process.EFE