Tag: Bihar elections

You got it wrong, Nitish tells scribes when asked about ‘last poll’ remark

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday sought to clarify his recent “aakhiri chunaav” (last poll) remark which had triggered intense speculations, and claimed that...

View: Has Bihar moved on from basics to employment creation in agriculture and industrialisation?

This was, perhaps, the first time that Bihar saw so many assembly seats fight such close contests. This signifies that despite a wider anti-incumbency against...

View: To win Bihar, NDA has to erase recent memories of hardships and revive older ones of Jungle Raj

The more things change, the more they stay the same. In the months immediately after the outbreak of Covid-19, much was expected to change —...

Bihar elections: Bihar election 2020: What opinion polls can learn from last election

By Atanu Biswas It was a debacle for pollsters, when most opinion polls failed to predict a landslide victory in the 2015 Bihar assembly elections...

Bihar elections: In the extremely fluid Bihar pollscape, is migrant discontent only the tip of the iceberg?

By Mohammad Sajjad Till a few weeks ago, the opposition in Bihar may have seemed to have disappeared, its role being taken up by Madhepura...

Election Commission of India: EC frowns on political parties flouting Covid instructions; reminds them of penal action for violations

New Delhi: With political rallies in Bihar drawing massive crowds, leaders canvassing without masks and social distancing norms being flouted, the Election Commission of India...

Bihar elections: PM Modi and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to address a joint rally in Sasaram and Gaya on Friday

PATNA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar are expected to send out a strong message to the rebels as well as...

View: Nitish Kumar’s shifting slot in the jigsaw puzzle that is Bihar elections

By Mohan Sahay It is all about Nitish Kumar in the Bihar election. With the X-factor of Chirag Paswan in play, it is no longer...

Chirag Paswan | Bihar polls 2020: LJP will win more seats than JD(U) in Bihar polls: Chirag Paswan

PATNA: Continuing with his tirade against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan on Monday claimed that his party will win more...

Even if BJP gets more seats this time, Nitishji will be the Bihar CM: Fadnavis

On the numbers of seats NDA will win in the Bihar elections.We will win with a landslide victory. On Bihar getting a BJP CM.In this...

RJD rebukes Union minister of state for home and BJP leader Nityanand Rai’s remark

New Delhi: Bihar’s main opposition party RJD on Wednesday rebuked Union minister of state for home and BJP leader Nityanand Rai for his remark that...

Bihar elections: Tejashwi Yadav to seek re-election from Raghopur, brother Tej Pratap moves to Hasanpur

Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav has relinquished Mahua constituency in Vaishali district this time, and is set to file nomination...

Bihar BJP cracks down on rebels, expels 9 leaders including those contesting on LJP tickets

Patna: The BJP in Bihar on Monday expelled its nine leaders, including a sitting member of the outgoing assembly and two former MLAs, for entering...

Ram Vilas Paswan: A kingmaker who outlasted many kings

NEW DELHI: In politics people you support may forget you sometimes but if you attack a group, then they will never forget and forgive you,...

NDA power equation may go for a reset in Bihar after polls

NEW DELHI: With the BJP and the JD(U) contesting nearly equal number of seats in the Bihar assembly polls, the saffron party is looking at...

Mandate in a pandemic: NDA has many strengths. But Bihar can yet spring a surprise

The bugle has been sounded for India’s first assembly election in the Covid-19 era. Despite deciding who governs almost 125 million people in Bihar for...

Bihar elections: RJD plans to hold door-to-door drive and virtual rallies

NEW DELHI: The RJD is planning a multi-pronged strategy, which will include a blueprint for Bihar, and a mix of real and virtual contact programmes...

Bihar elections: Opposition alliance to soon announce Tejashwi Yadav as its CM candidate

NEW DELHI: The opposition alliance in Bihar will soon announce Tejashwi Yadav as its candidate for chief minister and his Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) party...

Bihar elections: Will firmly stand by Chirag’s decisions, says Ram Vilas Paswan amid rift with JD(U) | India News

NEW DELHI: Amid the growing rift with NDA partner JD(U) ahead of the Bihar assembly polls, Lok Janshakti Party patron Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday...

View: Paswan’s wish to run with hare and hunt with the hounds depends on BJP’s plot for Nitish Kumar

NEW DELHI: NDA ally Ramvilas Paswan-led LJP’s threat to field candidates against chief minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) in the Bihar assembly election has spiced up...

Bihar elections: Bihar assembly elections: Parties race for wider appeal with virtual rallies, digital ‘raths’

New Delhi: Political parties across the spectrum have stepped up efforts to reach out to the electorate in Bihar digitally ahead of the upcoming assembly...

Bihar assembly elections: Stage set for Sharad Yadav’s return to Janata Dal (United)

New Delhi: Sharad Yadav might come back to the Janata Dal (United) fold before the Bihar assembly elections, people close to the former JD(U) national...

Bihar elections: No party can form government in Bihar alone, alliance a reality: Sushil Modi

New Delhi: Confident about the ruling NDA returning to power in Bihar, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi said on Tuesday that no political party is...

Bihar polls: Some leaders feel Congress far from hitting top gear

New Delhi: Amid a turmoil within the Congress, some leaders feel the party is far from hitting top gear in preparing for the Bihar assembly...

No plans to defer Bihar elections: CEC Sunil Arora

The Election Commission will increase the use of digital and media platforms and limit voters in polling booths to conduct elections in the midst of...