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Tag: Bihar Polls

Bihar Bypolls See Nearly 50% Turnout
Bihar Bypolls See Nearly 50% Turnout

As per the data available till 4 p.m., 49.59 per cent voting was registered in these two seats - 49 per cent in Kusheshwar Asthan and 50.05 per cent in Tarapur.

People Don’t Consider Congress As An Effective Alternative: Kapil Sibal

New Delhi: After Congress’ debacle in the recently concluded Bihar polls and by-polls held across 11 states, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said that the people of the country, not just in Bihar but wherever by-elections were held, “obviously don’t consider the Congress to be an effective alternative.” The Congress managed to win only 19 […]

Congress Mulling Options To Appoint New State Chiefs
Knives Out In Congress After Party Fares Badly In Bihar Polls

New Delhi/Patna: The Congress, which contested the Bihar Assembly polls on 70 seats, has failed to even reach its last performance figure of 27. After the 19-seat win, the Congress leaders are upset with state in-charge Shakti Singh Gohil and Avinash Pandey, who was the chairman of the screening committee. Former Minister in Bihar, Shakiluzaman […]

NDA Gets Simple Majority In Bihar Assembly, BJP Comes Out With Flying Colours

Patna: A stellar performance by the BJP enabled the ruling NDA to attain a simple majority in the Bihar assembly notwithstanding a sharp fall in the tally of the JD(U) headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, according to final results announced early Wednesday. The saffron party, which had contested 110 seats, won 72 and was […]

Bihar Polls: BJP Wins 5 Seats, Leads On 68
Bihar Polls: BJP Wins 5 Seats, Leads On 68

Patna: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday secured victory on five seats in the 243-member Bihar Assembly elections and was leading on 68 seats, emerging as the single largest party in the state. Latest Election Commission inputs said the counting of votes was still on with more than 2.30 crore votes out of the […]

Bihar Election Results: Close Fight On 38 Seats With Less Than 1K Vote Difference

Patna: After four rounds of counting for the 243 seats in the Bihar Assembly elections on Tuesday, 38 constituencies are witnessing a very close fight between the NDA and the Grand Alliance. There is a gap of less than 1,000 votes between the leading and the first trailing candidate in these seats. In some seats, […]

Congress Misses Mark As BJP Gains In Bihar Polls
Congress Misses Mark As BJP Gains In Bihar Polls

New Delhi: As the trends are coming in from polling centres, the BJP is emerging as the single-largest party in the state but the Congress is not able to repeat its 2015 performance of 27 seats and the Mahagathbandhan is behind the NDA. Congress leaders say while it’s early to comment on the outcome of […]

Bihar Polls: Tejashwi Leads From Raghopur, Tej Pratap Trails

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief and Grand Alliance Chief Minister candidate Tejashwi Yadav is leading from his Raghopur Assembly seat while his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav is trailing from the Hasanpur Assembly seat. According to the early poll trends, Tejashwi was leading from the Raghopur Assembly seat with 2,445 votes, while his rival […]

Final Phase Of Bihar Polls: Voting Underway For 78 Assembly Seats

Patna: Polling is underway in 78 assembly segments of Bihar in the third and final phase of state elections on Saturday in which 2.35 crore voters are eligible to decide the fate of 1,204 candidates. Casting of votes began at 7 am at all 33,782 polling stations where as many EVM sets and VVPAT machines […]

Nitish Kumar Makes Big Announcement At Poll Rally, 'This Is My Last Election'
Nitish Kumar Makes Big Announcement At Poll Rally, 'This Is My Last Election'

Purnea (Bihar): With the campaigning for the third and last phase of Bihar Assembly elections concluding on Thursday, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar made a big announcement saying it was his last election. Addressing an election rally in Purnea’s Dhamdaha, Nitish said: “Today is the last day of campaigning. Voting is due day after tomorrow and […]

PM Modi To Review COVID-19 Vaccine Work In Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune
PM Modi Urges Citizens To Vote In Large Numbers To Strengthen Democracy

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the people to exercise their right to vote in large numbers to strengthen democracy and also to follow the protocol of social distancing and wearing face masks in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. “Votes will be cast for the second phase in Bihar assembly elections today. […]

Bihar Elections
Bihar Elections 2nd Phase: Polling Begins For 94 Seats Amid Tight Security

Patna: Polling began amid tight security arrangements for 94 assembly constituencies in 17 districts of Bihar from 7 am on Tuesday for the second phase of assembly elections. Foolproof security arrangements have been made for voting as well as to ensure that social distancing norms are in place in the times of a pandemic. According […]

Bihar Polls: Opposition Indulged In Scaremongering On CAA, Article 370, Says PM Modi
Bihar Polls: Opposition Indulged In Scaremongering On CAA, Article 370, Says PM Modi

Bagaha (Bihar): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused certain opposition parties of “scaremongering” on the issues of Citizenship (Amendment) Act and abolition of Article 370 of the Constitution, apart from the Ram Temple issue. “When the CAA came, they (opposition) spread the lie that the citizenship of many people will be taken away. Today, […]

Bihar Polls: Campaigning For Second Phase Ends Today

Patna: The cacophony of canvassing for the second phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, due on November 3, will end on Sunday evening with all political parties having gone full-throttle. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also in Bihar to conduct rallies in favour of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidates. Modi has four election meetings on card […]

Munger Violence: CISF Report Says Local Police Fired First

Patna: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has submitted a report on the October 26 violence in Bihar’s Munger to the Election Commission. It has stated that the firing was first done by the local police and when the situation went out of control, the CISF also fired later in the air. IANS has a […]

Bihar Elections: First Phase Of Polling Begins
Bihar Assembly Elections: First Phase Of Voting Begins

Patna: Polling began Wednesday morning in 71 assembly constituencies of Bihar in the first phase of three-phase elections amid tight security and COVID-19 guidelines in place. Of the nearly 2.15 crore electors eligible to exercise the franchise, 1.12 crore are male, 1.01 crore female and 599 are categorised as third gender, according to data provided […]

Bihar Polls: RJD Manifesto Promises 10 Lakh Jobs, Farm Loan Waiver
Bihar Polls: RJD Manifesto Promises 10 Lakh Jobs, Farm Loan Waiver

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal, which heads the opposition Grand Alliance coalition in the Bihar elections, released poll manifesto Saturday reiterating its promise of 10 lakh jobs and loan waiver for the farmers. The manifesto was released by Tejashwi Yadav at a press conference in the party office here. The cover page of the manifesto displays […]

Bihar Polls: PM Modi Compares 15-Yr 'Lawless Rule' With NDA's Development Era
Bihar Polls: PM Modi Compares 15-Yr 'Lawless Rule' With NDA's Development Era

Sasaram (Bihar): Five days ahead of the first phase of Bihar Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the state’s people cannot forget the “lawlessness” seen during the 15-year rule of the opposition (Rashtriya Janata Dal). “People of Bihar know what the situation was at that time. People were killed in broad […]

Those Who Have History Of Making Bihar 'Bimaru' Will Not Be Allowed To Return: PM Modi

Sasaram: Taking a swipe at the opposition alliance in Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invoked the alleged poor law and order in the state under RJD rule, and said people have decided that those who have a history of making Bihar ‘Bimaru’ will not be allowed to return. Modi began his first Bihar […]

Battle Of Biggies In Bihar Polls: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi To Address Rallies On Friday
Battle Of Biggies In Bihar Polls: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi To Address Rallies On Friday

Patna: With campaigning for assembly elections on at full swing in Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi will add further heft and heat to the proceedings from Friday. Prime Minister Modi will launch his campaign on Friday by addressing a rally at Dehri in Rohtas district. This will be followed […]

Bihar Polls: BJP's Manifesto Promises Free COVID Vaccine, 19L Jobs
Bihar Polls: BJP's Manifesto Promises Free COVID Vaccine, 19L Jobs

Patna: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Thursday released the BJPs manifesto for the Bihar assembly polls which promised free COVID-19 vaccine once it has been cleared by the ICMR. It also sought to reach out to the youth with the promise of 19 lakh jobs in the next five years and farmers with the assurance […]

Bihar Polls: No Shahnawaz, Rudy, Only 2 Women Among BJP's Star Campaigners

New Delhi: Prime Minister and top crowd-puller Narendra Modi tops the BJP’s list of 30 star campaigners for the first phase of the Bihar Assembly elections that is now out. Only two women figure on the list, which has no mention of Syed Shahnawaz Hussain or Rajiv Pratap Rudy – who both hail from the […]

COVID Effect: To Prevent Large Crowds, EC Reduces No Of Star Campaigners For Bihar Polls, Bypolls

New Delhi: Concerned over large gatherings during campaigning for the upcoming Bihar assembly elections and bypolls in several states amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Election Commission on Wednesday reduced the maximum number of ‘star campaigners’ for recognised national and state parties from 40 to 30. For unrecognised registered political parties, the maximum number of star […]

Bihar Polls: BJP, JD-U & LJP To Fight Jointly, Says BJP National Prez JP Nadda

New Delhi: Putting all speculation to rest, BJP President J.P. Nadda announced on Sunday that the BJP will contest the Bihar Assembly election along with the JD-U and LJP – two of its allies who have been publicly making statements against each other. “Whenever BJP, JD-U and Lok Janshakti Party have come together, the NDA […]