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Bihar Elections 2020

Making And Unmaking Of Cadre Based Party: CPI (ML) In Bihar

Making And Unmaking Of Cadre Based Party: CPI (ML) In Bihar

Left parties in India appear to have largely failed to adapt to the new beast that is electoral politics, which is increasingly being defined by big spending and conjuring bigger spectacles. But the CPI-ML has bucked that trend in the 2020 Bihar polls.

20 April 2022
SC Pulls Up States On Disbursal Of COVID-19 Death Claims

SC Pulls Up States On Disbursal Of COVID-19 Death Claims

The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up state governments for failing to disburse claims to the next of kin of COVID-19 victims and issued a show-cause notice...

19 January 2022

Caste-Based Census: Why ‘Bharat Jodo’ Spirit, ‘Casteless India’ Vision Should Inspire Our Actions

The Bihar developments, with echoes in other states, have given rise to an interesting debate on social justice, affirmative action, merit, and age-old...

Amid Cabinet Reshuffle Buzz, Nitish Kumar Likely To Meet PM Modi, Nadda Today

Amid Cabinet Reshuffle Buzz, Nitish Kumar Likely To Meet PM Modi, Nadda Today

The talks will be taking place amidst rising speculations about the expansion of Union cabinet and Janata Dal (United) or JD(U)’s long-awaited representation...

21 June 2021

Chirag Downplays BJP Fielding Sushil Modi For Seat Won By Ram Vilas Paswan

Sushil Modi is likely to win uncontested unless the opposition Grand Alliance fields a candidate to challenge him

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25 November 2020
BJP’s Vijay Sinha Elected Speaker Of Bihar Assembly

BJP’s Vijay Sinha Elected Speaker Of Bihar Assembly

Ruling NDA's candidate Sinha won 126 votes in the Bihar Assembly


21 November 2020
Yawn...Same Old Story

Yawn...Same Old Story

There will be talks of introspection after Bihar. But things will likely remain the same in the grand old party.


19 November 2020
Jitan Ram Manjhi Sworn In As Pro-Tem Speaker Of Bihar Assembly

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.


16 November 2020
'BJP Made You CM': Chirag Paswan's Swipe In Congratulating Nitish

'BJP Made You CM': Chirag Paswan's Swipe In Congratulating Nitish

'Hope the government completes its term and you continue to remain an NDA chief minister', tweeted LJP president Chirag Paswan


15 November 2020
Delay In Finalising Seat Sharing Hurt Grand Alliance In Bihar: Cong Leader Tariq Anwar

Delay In Finalising Seat Sharing Hurt Grand Alliance In Bihar: Cong Leader Tariq Anwar

Tariq Anwar also hailed Rahul Gandhi for setting an example for other leaders by stepping down after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls defeat.


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15 November 2020
All Eyes On New Deputy CM, Other Ministers In Bihar Govt

All Eyes On New Deputy CM, Other Ministers In Bihar Govt

There is some suspense whether Sushil Kumar Modi will continue as deputy chief minister or if the saffron party would choose a new face.


12 November 2020
BJP To Decide Whether LJP Should Be Retained In NDA: Nitish Kumar

BJP To Decide Whether LJP Should Be Retained In NDA: Nitish Kumar

Date of swearing-in to be decided in meeting on Friday


12 November 2020
Tejashwi Yadav Elected Grand Alliance Legislature Party Leader, Claims NDA Won By Deceit

Tejashwi Yadav Elected Grand Alliance Legislature Party Leader, Claims NDA Won By Deceit

'It was undoubtedly a mandate for change. The NDA won by dhan, bal and chhal (money, muscle power, and deceit,' Tejashwi alleged.


12 November 2020
Bihar Results: Four Surprising Takeaways, And A Twist In The Tale

Bihar Results: Four Surprising Takeaways, And A Twist In The Tale

Why yet another victory for the incumbent in Bihar flies in the face of the logic of democratic politics.


15 November 2020
Irony In A Crafted Victory And What It Presages

Irony In A Crafted Victory And What It Presages

How did ‘Jai Shri Ram’ win? By managing media and by deploying LJP, MIM et al. That helped thwart real solidarities and kept angry Dalit-Muslim votes from...


13 November 2020
Stand On Your Head And Learn

Stand On Your Head And Learn

The Bihar polls were devoid of real choices, disconnected with real issues. The results fly in the face of every democratic logic.


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28 November 2020
Solo ‘Chalo’ In 2025?

Solo ‘Chalo’ In 2025?

Bihar is closed out. The BJP turns its undivided attention to Bengal and other states.


13 November 2020
Dynast Within A Democracy

Dynast Within A Democracy

Lalu Prasad’s son might have ended on the losing side but Tejashwi the leader is here to stay


13 November 2020
The Wet Blanket

The Wet Blanket

The Congress takes refuge behind facile arguments: ‘tough seats’, ‘vote-cutting’. But its poor run in Bihar hides a deeper rot: a disenchanted Muslim...


28 November 2020
Second Is First Fiddle

Second Is First Fiddle

The long Nitish-BJP relation has had its ups and downs, especially vis-à-vis Modi, but this may turn out to be the trickiest phase ever. A pyrrhic victory for...


11 November 2020
BJP Gives 'Finishing Touches' To Its Bengal Assembly Election Strategy

BJP Gives 'Finishing Touches' To Its Bengal Assembly Election Strategy

After Bihar, BJP sets its targets on victory in Bengal Assembly Elections slated for next year.


11 November 2020
Bihar Victory Belies Anti-Incumbency Claims; Nitish Kumar To Remain CM: BJP Bihar President

Bihar Victory Belies Anti-Incumbency Claims; Nitish Kumar To Remain CM: BJP Bihar President

The ruling coalition won 125 seats in the 243-member Assembly against 110 clinched by the opposition grand alliance


11 November 2020
Bihar Poll Boost: AIMIM Plans To Contest In UP, West Bengal

Bihar Poll Boost: AIMIM Plans To Contest In UP, West Bengal

Reacting to allegations that his party was dividing anti-BJP votes, Owaisi said he was running a political party that has a right to contest on its own.


11 November 2020
Tejashwi Yadav: Political Novice Who Gave Veterans A Run For Their Money

Tejashwi Yadav: Political Novice Who Gave Veterans A Run For Their Money

Tejashwi Yadav may have failed to learn the textbook lessons at DPS, R K Puram, in the national capital but showed an uncanny knack of reading the mind of...


11 November 2020
EC Dismisses RJD-Cong Allegations, Says Not Under Anyone's Pressure

EC Dismisses RJD-Cong Allegations, Says Not Under Anyone's Pressure

Election Commission asserted that the counting process has been completely glitch free and dismissed the oft-repeated charge of any tampering of EVMs.


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