Assam Assembly poll: Congress-led Mahajot party count now 10

The two new constituents are both community-based and together claim to have influence in 50 Assembly seats The size of the Congress-led Mahajot (grand alliance) family in poll-bound Assam has increased to 10. Two community-based parties — Jimochayan (Deori) People’s Party, or JDPP, and Adivasi National Party (ANP) — together claim to have influence in … Read more

Bihar RS Bypoll: Former Dy CM Sushil Modi Set for Walkover as Oppn Chooses Not to Enter Fray

Bihar’s former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi Thursday looked set to get a walkover in the by-election for a Rajya Sabha seat with the Grand Alliance deciding against fielding its candidate and the nomination of an Independent likely to be rejected. After having vowed not to give a walkover to Modi, the RJD-led Grand … Read more

Grand Alliance Likely to Contest Rajya Sabha By-election in Bihar

The opposition Grand Alliance in Bihar is likely to throw its hat in the ring for the Rajya Sabha seat, which has fallen vacant upon the death of former Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, sources in the five-party coalition said on Sunday. The BJP-led NDA, of which the late leader’s Lok Janshakti Party has been … Read more

Not Trusted by Allies, Riddled With Dissent: Why Cong’s Poor Show in Bihar Means a Fight for Relevance

They say in marriage and politics, it’s important to choose the right partner; a fact which perhaps some within the RJD must be thinking. An RJD leader confessed: “We needn’t have come under the pressure to give even 70 seats to the Congress. The Congress too was aware that it may not be able to … Read more

Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates: NDA Leads Race as BJP Overtakes RJD as Single-Largest Party; Chirag Blunts JD-U Arrow; Counting Slowed Down by Covid Protocol, May Stretch Into the Night

Many Bihar exit poll results have predicted a victory for the Rashtriya Janata Dal-led Mahagathbandhan. If Tejashwi Yadav wins big in the Bihar Assembly elections, then he will be the second only leader to join the elite league of being third chief minister from a political family. Tejashwi Yadav’s father Lalu Prasad Yadav and his … Read more

Bihar Election Results 2020 LIVE Updates: Generational Shift With Tejashwi Yadav at Helm or Nitish Kumar’s ‘Sushasan’ to Return? Counting of Votes Today

Prominent among them are Nand Kishore Yadav (Patna Sahib), Pramod Kumar (Motihari), Rana Randhir (Madhuban), Suresh Sharma (Muzaffarpur), Shrawan Kumar (Nalanda), Jai Kumar Singh (Dinara) and Krishnanandan Prasad Verma (Jehanabad). With much of the NDA’s election narrative focusing on RJD’s association with “jungle raj”, an allusion to the alleged collapsed law and order during the … Read more

Bihar Election 2020 LIVE Updates: State Wants Change in Leadership, Says Tejashwi After Voting; Nitish Kumar Appeals to People to Vote

Bihar Election 2020 LIVE Updates: Voting has begun for phase 2 of the Bihar assembly elections which will see 94 constituencies spread across 17 districts up for grabs after a hectic campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in support of NDA candidates and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav criss-crossing over a dozen venues. According to the … Read more

Bihar Election 2020 Voting LIVE Updates: Tejashwi Writes to Modi on Spl Status, Assault on Migrants During Lockdown; EVM Malfunction Reported

Bihar Election 2020 Voting LIVE Updates: Voting has begun for phase 2 of the Bihar assembly elections which will see 94 constituencies spread across 17 districts up for grabs after a hectic campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in support of NDA candidates and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav criss-crossing over a dozen venues. According to … Read more

Bihar Election 2020 LIVE Updates: They Want Youth Votes But Not Youth Leader, Says Tejashwi in Attack on NDA, Slams Personal Comments

In his Sunday rallies, the prime minister excoriated the opposition over the Pulwama attack after Pakistan’s admission of complicity in it and berated the RJD-Congress combine, calling it an alliance of “double-double yuvraj” (two crown princes) whose sole concern was to protect their “respective thrones”. BJP leaders repeatedly raked up the Ram temple issues, Article … Read more

Bihar Election 2020 LIVE Updates: They Want Youth Votes But Not Youth Leader, Says Tejashwi in Attack on NDA, Slams Personal Comments

In his Sunday rallies, the prime minister excoriated the opposition over the Pulwama attack after Pakistan’s admission of complicity in it and berated the RJD-Congress combine, calling it an alliance of “double-double yuvraj” (two crown princes) whose sole concern was to protect their “respective thrones”. BJP leaders repeatedly raked up the Ram temple issues, Article … Read more