Nov 23, 2020 08:02 AM IST
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was the senior-most among the 23 letter writers demanding an organisational overhaul in the Congress, said they are raising issues as "reformists and not rebels".
- Nov 18, 2020 09:28 PM IST
In 2017, Mewalal Choudhary had been ousted from the Janata Dal United over his alleged involvement in a corruption case while he was the vice-chancellor of the Bihar Agriculture University in Bhagalpur.
- Nov 18, 2020 11:07 AM IST
Now despite having more seats than the JD(U), infighting in the BJP, a weak party organisation, a lack of popular state leaders and dependence on Narendra Modi, has meant that the national party will continue to play second fiddle to the regional party
- Nov 17, 2020 05:18 PM IST
In all, 15 NDA leaders including the chief minister were sworn in during the ceremony attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda.
- Nov 16, 2020 12:35 PM IST
Nitish Kumar Swearing-in Highlights: Governor Phagu Chauhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to JD(U) supremo Nitish Kumar.
- Nov 16, 2020 09:21 AM IST
Unlike Tejashwi Yadav, about 20 years younger to him, Rahul Gandhi comes across as someone unsure of his political footing
- Nov 13, 2020 04:06 PM IST
Despite the BJP emerging as the largest party in the ruling alliance the top leadership of the saffron party has endorsed Nitish Kumar as the next chief minister.
- Nov 13, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Chirag Paswan managed to send a clear message and prove a point to the JD(U), to the RJD and even to the BJP
- Nov 13, 2020 08:57 AM IST
Apart from major organisational issues, the party has lost its support base among major caste groups in state after state. It never managed to appeal to the growing middle class in the post-liberalisation era or to the youth or women, which would have offset this loss of caste base
- Nov 12, 2020 10:30 PM IST
"It was undoubtedly a mandate for change. The NDA won by dhan, bal and chhal (money, muscle power and deceit," Tejashwi Yadav told a press conference after he was elected the leader of the five-party Grand Alliance, which gave a stiff competition to the NDA before the latter scraped through.
- Nov 12, 2020 01:18 PM IST
It will be for the first time since 2005 that Nitish Kumar’s JD-U will be the junior partner in the alliance. The JD-U contested 115 seats and won 43 while the BJP fought at 110 seats and won 71 of them.
- Nov 12, 2020 10:02 AM IST
The Mahagathbandhan – which fell just 12 seats short of the majority mark – could have won the Bihar Assembly election had Congress managed to perform as good as its alliance partners.
- Nov 12, 2020 09:59 AM IST
The Grand Alliance can reach the winning number if it manages to get the AIMIM, Vikassheel Insaan Party and Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) on its side.
- Nov 12, 2020 09:10 AM IST
The Opposition needs to reinvent itself, but from where does it start? Into the seventh year of his term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not appear to have a rival as far as the eye can see
- Nov 12, 2020 08:56 AM IST
Narendra Modi and the BJP may have to ensure that the support for Nitish Kumar and his JD(U) is steady and continuous like in the previous term. Any change of strategy may be tempting, but fraught with uncertainty, given the numbers in the new Bihar Assembly
- Nov 12, 2020 08:13 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party will now be the leading party in Bihar's coalition government and is expected to get a lion’s share of berths in the state Cabinet.
- Nov 11, 2020 10:06 PM IST
Development work, trust, and aspirations and pride of Bihar have won in the state, PM Narendra Modi said.
- Nov 11, 2020 07:05 PM IST
The Hindu reform movement and the RSS have traditionally propagated against the stratified society. The BJP seems to be living up to that dream.
- Nov 11, 2020 04:38 PM IST
As per data available on the Election Commission website, JD(U) won by a paper-thin margin in the Hilsa seat, where it got 12 votes more than the RJD runner-up.
- Nov 11, 2020 03:48 PM IST
According to a senior BJP leader, one of the options that the party is looking at is to offer Nitish Kumar the CM's post while keeping future options open at the same time.
- Nov 11, 2020 03:42 PM IST
Despite women forming almost half the state’s population, their strength in the state's legislative assembly is not well represented and actually fell from the previous legislature, when there were 28 female MLAs.
- Nov 11, 2020 02:32 PM IST
With this win let’s take a look at the states where BJP is ruling, either alone or in coalition.
- Nov 11, 2020 12:50 PM IST
Bihar is the second state after Maharashtra where the BJP has emerged as the big brother after being a junior for years. This will give it confidence that with right strategy and patience, it can expand its footprint in states where it has relied heavily on allies, such as Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir
- Nov 11, 2020 12:42 PM IST
Addressing reporters here on Tuesday night, MIM's president Asaduddin Owaisi said the party will fight for justice inthe northern state's Seemanchal region. 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.
- Nov 11, 2020 12:21 PM IST
Bihar Election Result 2020: Electoral success in Bihar, despite all odds, is likely to boost morale of the BJP cadre in West Bengal where the saffron party is preparing to take on Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress.