Bihar Assembly election

EC proved people wrong by holding safe Bihar polls: Sunil Arora says 'lived up to COVID challenge'

CEC Sunil Arora also said he is confident that the EC will be able to hold the next set of assembly polls on time and the internal exercise for those is already underway.

published on : 18th November 2020

As its fate hangs in balance, LJP claims it proved its worth in Bihar

The LJP, which had two seats in the outgoing assembly, won only one seat while the BJP emerged victorious in 74.

published on : 15th November 2020

Delay in finalising seat-sharing hurt 'Mahagathbandhan' in Bihar: Tariq Anwar

Senior Congress leader Tariq Anwar said the Bihar poll results were definitely below the party's expectations.

published on : 15th November 2020

COVID: Nearly 160 tonnes of biomedical waste generated during Bihar polls

On polling day, the workers would place two yellow-coloured dustbins per polling station for disposal of used masks, gloves and sanitiser bottles.

published on : 15th November 2020

Nitish Kumar has no option but to comply with BJP: Manoj Jha ahead of NDA meet in Patna

In the recently concluded Assembly polls, the BJP had won 74 seats, JD-U 43, while eight seats were won by two other NDA constituents.

published on : 15th November 2020

BJP eyes backward votes in Bihar, looks to groom Dalit leader from its ranks 

Within the BJP, the LJP’s source of strength is seen in its past to share power at the Centre in the absence of which it could face fragmentation. 

published on : 14th November 2020

Bihar polls 2020: RJD to move court if EC rejects recount plea

With wafer-thin loss in many seats, opposition party claims irregularities in the counting of polled postal ballots.

published on : 14th November 2020

Buzz on BJP naming veteran Dalit leader Kameshwar Chaupal as Deputy CM

Chaupal is one of the 15 members of a trust set up on the directions of the Supreme Court to construct a Ram temple at Ayodhya.

published on : 14th November 2020

Reading the Bihar assembly election results

Why did the BJP do well despite the suffering caused by the sudden lockdown imposition and complete abdication of responsibility by the Central and state governments?

published on : 12th November 2020

Teaming up minority parties: A takeaway for Dravidian parties from Bihar polls

However, the AIMIM had fielded candidates in 20 constituencies and won five of them.

published on : 12th November 2020

Nearly two-thirds of winning candidates in Bihar polls have criminal cases against them: ADR

Out of 243 MLAs analysed during Bihar Assembly elections in 2015, 142 or 58 per cent MLAs had declared criminal cases against themselves, it said.

published on : 11th November 2020

Bihar polls: NDA bags 12 of 18 seats where Yogi Adityanath campaigned

Political observers feel that Yogi Adityanath could connect with people of the neighbouring state with ease due to his connection to Gorakhpur district which borers Bihar. 

published on : 11th November 2020

Nearly 7 lakh voters of Bihar have so far used NOTA option: EC data

The 'NOTA' option on electronic voting machines, introduced in 2013, has its own symbol -- a ballot paper with a black cross across it.

published on : 11th November 2020

Bihar Polls: Result day becomes 'golden opportunity' for vendors at Tejashwi Yadav residence

From ice cream vendors to sugarcane juice sellers, even mobile shops near the residence reaped profit due to the increased numbers at the site.

published on : 10th November 2020

Bihar vote count likely to continue till late in the night; counting not slow: Election Commission

To ensure social distancing norms put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the commission had increased the number of polling stations from nearly 65,000 in the 2015 assembly polls to 1.06 lakh.

published on : 10th November 2020
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