Bihar elections

Assembly polls decoded: BJP's strong shows tied to lesser Muslim MLAs

Take, for instance, the Karnataka elections in 2018 and Uttar Pradesh in 2017. In both states, the BJP did well and the number of Muslim MLAs dived.

published on : 23rd November 2020

Bihar poll results show Congress should be accommodative: NCP leader Praful Patel

In recently-held Bihar polls, the BJP-JD(U) combine managed to retain power by defeating the RJD-led grand alliance in a tight contest.

published on : 22nd November 2020

Jitan Ram Manjhi sworn in as pro-tem Speaker of Bihar Assembly

A five-day inaugural session of the newly constituted assembly is scheduled to commence on November 23.

published on : 19th November 2020

Bihar defeat fallout: State Congress leaders offer resignation, demand comprehensive review of party's poor poll show

The sources said All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge for Bihar Shaktisinh Gohil and other leaders have sent their resignations to the party high-command.

published on : 19th November 2020

Bihar and the changing grammar of Indian politics

And yet, visionaries like Gopal Krishna Gokhale, the Guru of Mahatma Gandhi, had emphasised the need for spiritualisation of politics.

published on : 19th November 2020

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

What generosity! Sena taunts BJP over 'sacrifice' of giving CM's post to JD(U)

An editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' also wondered how long Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will hold ground under the "burden of favour" and if he will take a new route.

published on : 18th November 2020

Nitish Kumar allocates portfolios among cabinet members, retains home

Deputy Chief Minister Tar Kishore Prasad was given finance, commercial tax, environment, forestry and climate change and information technology.

published on : 17th November 2020

Bihar rejected 'goonda raj', voted for development: JP Nadda

Inaugurating six party offices in Odisha, Nadda said the people of Bihar gave their "stamp of approval" to the development agenda of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre.

published on : 17th November 2020

BJP's Nand Kishore Yadav to be new speaker of Bihar assembly

Yadav, a seven-term MLA from Patna Sahib, has been intimated about it by the party's leadership, they said.

published on : 16th November 2020

Trouble brewing in Congress? Ashok Gehlot lashes out at Kabil Sibal as latter seeks party reforms post Bihar polls

Gehlot took to Twitter to post a series of tweets in response to Sibal's comments, who was one of the 23 leaders to write a letter seeking reforms in the party.

published on : 16th November 2020

Nitish Kumar BJP-nominated CM, tired and politically belittled: Prashant Kishor

Once a close aide of Kumar, Kishor was made the JD(U) vice president by the party chief, but his independent and often adversarial views soured their relations

published on : 16th November 2020

'Hope you remain NDA CM': Chirag's swipe in congratulating Nitish

Paswan also said that he was sending a copy of the LJP's manifesto to the 69-year-old chief minister so that he could work on some of the promises made in it.

published on : 16th November 2020

'NDA family will work together for progress of Bihar': PM Modi congratulates CM Nitish Kumar

In a tweet, Modi also assured the JD(U) leader of all possible support from the Centre for the state's welfare.

published on : 16th November 2020

Nitish Kumar sworn in as Bihar CM for fourth consecutive term; Renu Devi first woman deputy CM

The NDA has secured a 125-seat majority in the 243-seat strong Bihar Legislative Assembly of which BJP won on 74 seats, JD(U) on 43 while eight seats were won by two other NDA constituents.

published on : 16th November 2020
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