Expunge Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Remarks on Lalu Prasad from House Proceedings, Demands RJD

RJD legislators Thursday took umbrage at pro-tem Speaker Jitan Ram Manjhi’s statement that despite not being a member of the Assembly Lalu Prasad attended the House when Rabri Devi was the chief minister of Bihar and demanded the Speaker to expunge the remarks from the record. Manjhi had made the comment Wednesday during Speakers election … Read more Expunge Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Remarks on Lalu Prasad from House Proceedings, Demands RJD

BJP’s Vijay Sinha elected speaker of Bihar assembly | India News – Times of India

PATNA: BJP MLA Vijay Kumar Sinha was on Wednesday elected as Speaker of the Bihar assembly by a majority vote. Sinha, who was the candidate of the ruling NDA, got 126 votes as against 114 polled in favour of RJDs Awadh Bihari Chaudhary who was fielded by the opposition Grand Alliance. The voting was marred … Read more BJP’s Vijay Sinha elected speaker of Bihar assembly | India News – Times of India

That Awkward Age: Election Affidavits of Bihar Netas Throw up Some Startling Discrepancies

Bihar deputy chief minister Tarkishore Prasad grew by 12 years in a five-year period between 2015 and 2020, as per poll affidavits he submitted to the Election Commission. In his 2015 poll affidavit, the four-term Katihar MLA had stated his age as 52. However, in the just concluded assembly polls, he mentioned himself to be … Read more That Awkward Age: Election Affidavits of Bihar Netas Throw up Some Startling Discrepancies

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 Opposition Attacks Nitish Kumar over Corruption Charges Against His Minister, Demands Sacking

Bihar’s main Opposition RJD and its allies Wednesday attacked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for appointing JD(U)s Mewalal Choudhary as the Education Minister even though he faces corruption charges and was suspended from the party over the issue, and demanded he be sacked. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said Choudhary, a former vice chancellor of an agriculture … Read more Bihar Opposition Attacks Nitish Kumar over Corruption Charges Against His Minister, Demands Sacking

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

How Can Someone Become CM After Getting Just 40 Seats, Asks RJD as NDA Likely to Formally Elect Nitish Kumar Today

Hours before the NDA partners meet to formally elect a chief minister in Bihar, the RJD has raised its pitch against Nitish Kumar being tapped for the top job again despite the JD(U) receiving only 43 seats in the assembly, behind the BJP. The RJD had emerged as the single-largest party in 243-member Bihar assembly … Read more How Can Someone Become CM After Getting Just 40 Seats, Asks RJD as NDA Likely to Formally Elect Nitish Kumar Today

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

No, It’s Not the Magic of Women Voters or BJP’s Charm that Won NDA the Bihar Elections

Till September it was widely believed that the NDA was going to hold on to Bihar comfortably. Lalu Yadav was still in jail, the RLSP of Upendra Kushwaha had fallen apart, and Tejashwi Yadav with the baggage of the 2019 defeat on his shoulders did not look like the challenger who could dislodge the formidable … Read more No, It’s Not the Magic of Women Voters or BJP’s Charm that Won NDA the Bihar Elections

From 33 in 1967 Bihar Polls to Lone MLA in 2020, the Story of Diminishing Independents in Electoral Battle

Sumit Kumar Singh will be the lone Independent candidate to enter Bihar Legislative Assembly in the just concluded polls. Thirty-nine-year-old Singh defeated RJD’s Savitri Devi by a slender margin of 581 votes from Chakai Assembly seat in Jamui district. However, more than getting elected as an MLA, his importance lies in making it to the … Read more From 33 in 1967 Bihar Polls to Lone MLA in 2020, the Story of Diminishing Independents in Electoral Battle