Bihar polls: 100% match in VVPAT slips and EVM tallies | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: VVPAT slips counted in 1215 randomly selected polling stations across 243 assembly constituencies in recent Bihar elections were a 100% match with the corresponding EVM tally, the Election Commission said on Wednesday. The disclosure comes in spite of several allegations of irregularities on counting day, particularly from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). According … Read more Bihar polls: 100% match in VVPAT slips and EVM tallies | India News – Times of India

Ghulam Nabi Azad Tries to Mend Fence after ‘5-star Culture’ Remark, Draws Flak from Cong Leaders

Congress veteran Ghulam Nabi Azad, who had criticised the party after the debacle in the Bihar assembly elections, is under fire despite his ‘clean chit’ to the Gandhi family. Haryana MLA Chiranjeev Rao and brother-in-law of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said that “Ghulam should be made ‘Azad’ from the party”, even as the Congress asked … Read more Ghulam Nabi Azad Tries to Mend Fence after ‘5-star Culture’ Remark, Draws Flak from Cong Leaders

‘No Leadership Crisis in Cong’: Salman Khurshid Says Support for Sonia, Rahul Apparent to ‘Anyone Not Blind’

Amid criticism of the Congress top brass by some leaders following a poor show in the Bihar polls, senior leader Salman Khurshid on Sunday said there is no leadership crisis in the party and an all-round support for Sonia and Rahul Gandhi is “apparent to anyone who is not blind”. Khurshid, who is among the … Read more ‘No Leadership Crisis in Cong’: Salman Khurshid Says Support for Sonia, Rahul Apparent to ‘Anyone Not Blind’

BJP’s Prowess, Governance Focus and Alliances: Dissecting the Bihar Assembly Elections

Elections in India unfolds significant and unprecedented lessons for getting a grasp of the incessantly changing dynamics of democratic politics. Given the multilayered and overlapping nature of social bases, the impactful emotive appeals of identity and development and the all-pervasive influence of personalities, every election in India provides crucial political messages. The recently-concluded Assembly elections … Read more BJP’s Prowess, Governance Focus and Alliances: Dissecting the Bihar Assembly Elections

Bihar: At NDA Govt’s Oath-taking Ceremony, Sushil Kumar Modi Left Dejected

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who has not been retained in the new Bihar dispensation after serving as the deputy chief minister for close to 15 years, attended the swearing-in ceremony of new NDA government on Monday but looked aloof in the crowd of new MLAs. A 14-member council of ministers headed by Chief … Read more Bihar: At NDA Govt’s Oath-taking Ceremony, Sushil Kumar Modi Left Dejected

31 Seats Behind the BJP, a Diminished Nitish Faces the Biggest Test of His Leadership Yet

Almost 20 years after he first took oath as the chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the 23rd CM of the state on Monday. Though his first CM stint, in March 2000, lasted only seven days, Kumar came back to power in 2005 and has been in the driving seat of … Read more 31 Seats Behind the BJP, a Diminished Nitish Faces the Biggest Test of His Leadership Yet

After Kapil Sibal Blame Party for Poor Show in Bihar, Karti Chidambaram Pitches for Introspection in Cong

Congress MP Karti P Chidambaram on Monday said it was time for introspection and consultation in the party, days after its’s poor showing in the Bihar Assembly elections. Karti, son of former union minister P Chidambaram, in a tweet said: ”Its time we introspect, ideate, consult & act @INCIndia.” The Lok Sabha MP from Sivaganga … Read more After Kapil Sibal Blame Party for Poor Show in Bihar, Karti Chidambaram Pitches for Introspection in Cong

Stung by Obama’s Memoir and RJD Outburst, Congress Can No Longer Afford to Outsource Political Activism

The first word from the RJD has come after its Mahagathbandhan with the Congress failed to notch up the numbers to form the government in Bihar. “The Congress had become a shackle for the Mahagathbandhan. They fielded 70 candidates but didn’t even hold 70 public rallies. Rahul Gandhi came for three days and Priyanka Gandhi … Read more Stung by Obama’s Memoir and RJD Outburst, Congress Can No Longer Afford to Outsource Political Activism

Rising Voters, Shrinking Vote Banks: These Polls Proved That the ‘Republic of Bihar’ is a Metaphor for India

While penning an obituary for Arvind N Das, one of the best-known modern day intellectuals from Bihar, his mentor Dileep Padgaonkar wrote in 2000: “In his eyes, Bihar was a metaphor for India itself. At a pinch, he would have deemed it to be the very centre of the universe. While he loathed its venal, … Read more Rising Voters, Shrinking Vote Banks: These Polls Proved That the ‘Republic of Bihar’ is a Metaphor for India

Pricked MGB, and Now Didi? AIMIM’s Bihar Show Proves it’s a Thorn in TMC’s Side in 2021 Bengal Polls

His party managed to secure only five seats in Bihar assembly elections but it was enough to scuttle the Mahagathbandhan’s hopes of outdoing the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the state. Meet Asaduddin Owaisi – the president of All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM). His huge advancements in the Bihar poll results by winning five seats out … Read more Pricked MGB, and Now Didi? AIMIM’s Bihar Show Proves it’s a Thorn in TMC’s Side in 2021 Bengal Polls