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The 2020 Legislative Assembly election in Bihar will be held in three phases between October 28 and November 7, amid the coronavirus pandemic. The counting of votes will happen on November 10. RJD and Congress-led ‘Grand Alliance’ is taking on the ruling National Democratic Alliance comprising JD(U) and BJP among others. More

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  • ‘Party structure has collapsed, needs revamp’: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Nov 23, 2020 08:02 AM IST

    ‘Party structure has collapsed, needs revamp’: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad

    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".

  • RJD accuses Bihar Education Minister Mewalal Choudhary of not knowing national anthem Nov 18, 2020 09:28 PM IST

    RJD accuses Bihar Education Minister Mewalal Choudhary of not knowing national anthem

    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.

  • In its transition as senior partner, BJP faces challenges in Bihar Nov 18, 2020 11:07 AM IST

    In its transition as senior partner, BJP faces challenges in Bihar

    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

  • Bihar portfolio allocation: Nitish Kumar retains Home department; Deputy CM Tarkishore Prasad gets Finance Nov 17, 2020 05:18 PM IST

    Bihar portfolio allocation: Nitish Kumar retains Home department; Deputy CM Tarkishore Prasad gets Finance

    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.

  • Nitish Kumar Swearing-in Highlights | Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM, BJP's Tarkishore Prasad, Renu Devi take oath as Deputy CMs Nov 16, 2020 12:35 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar Swearing-in Highlights | Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM, BJP's Tarkishore Prasad, Renu Devi take oath as Deputy CMs

    Nitish Kumar Swearing-in Highlights: Governor Phagu Chauhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to JD(U) supremo Nitish Kumar.

  • Bihar Results 2020 | What Rahul Gandhi can learn from Tejashwi Yadav Nov 16, 2020 09:21 AM IST

    Bihar Results 2020 | What Rahul Gandhi can learn from Tejashwi Yadav

    Unlike Tejashwi Yadav, about 20 years younger to him, Rahul Gandhi comes across as someone unsure of his political footing

  • Newly-elected NDA MLAs to meet on November 15 to pick Bihar CM, stake claim, says Nitish Kumar Nov 13, 2020 04:06 PM IST

    Newly-elected NDA MLAs to meet on November 15 to pick Bihar CM, stake claim, says Nitish Kumar

    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.

  • Bihar Results | LJP’s destructive impact and the emergence of Chirag Paswan Nov 13, 2020 12:56 PM IST

    Bihar Results | LJP’s destructive impact and the emergence of Chirag Paswan

    Chirag Paswan managed to send a clear message and prove a point to the JD(U), to the RJD and even to the BJP

  • Shrinking space and existential threats Congress faces Nov 13, 2020 08:57 AM IST

    Shrinking space and existential threats Congress faces

    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

  • Tejashwi Yadav claims NDA won Bihar by deceit, calls in Congress for "deep" introspection Nov 12, 2020 10:30 PM IST

    Tejashwi Yadav claims NDA won Bihar by deceit, calls in Congress for "deep" introspection

    "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.

  • Bihar Election Results: After NDA win, all eyes on Nitish Kumar's cabinet composition Nov 12, 2020 01:18 PM IST

    Bihar Election Results: After NDA win, all eyes on Nitish Kumar's cabinet composition

    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.

  • Bihar Election 2020 | Result reignites dissent in Congress, questions raised about Gandhi family’s role: Report Nov 12, 2020 10:02 AM IST

    Bihar Election 2020 | Result reignites dissent in Congress, questions raised about Gandhi family’s role: Report

    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.

  • Bihar Election 2020: RJD-led Mahagathbandhan reaches out to AIMIM, former allies Nov 12, 2020 09:59 AM IST

    Bihar Election 2020: RJD-led Mahagathbandhan reaches out to AIMIM, former allies

    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.

  • Elections prove that there’s yet no political rival to Prime Minister Narendra Modi Nov 12, 2020 09:10 AM IST

    Elections prove that there’s yet no political rival to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    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

  • BJP, for its own good, must not disturb Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Nov 12, 2020 08:56 AM IST

    BJP, for its own good, must not disturb Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

    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

  • Bihar Election Result 2020: Nitish Kumar to remain CM, but ‘big brother’ BJP to get more Cabinet berths Nov 12, 2020 08:13 AM IST

    Bihar Election Result 2020: Nitish Kumar to remain CM, but ‘big brother’ BJP to get more Cabinet berths

    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.

  • Development only basis for politics now; women BJP's silent voters: PM Narendra Modi Nov 11, 2020 10:06 PM IST

    Development only basis for politics now; women BJP's silent voters: PM Narendra Modi

    Development work, trust, and aspirations and pride of Bihar have won in the state, PM Narendra Modi said.

  • Bihar Elections 2020: With an electoral sledgehammer, Hindutva outclasses the once-powerful caste system Nov 11, 2020 07:05 PM IST

    Bihar Elections 2020: With an electoral sledgehammer, Hindutva outclasses the once-powerful caste system

    The Hindu reform movement and the RSS have traditionally propagated against the stratified society. The BJP seems to be living up to that dream.

  • Bihar Election 2020 results | Five seats where BJP won with wafer-thin margins Nov 11, 2020 04:38 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020 results | Five seats where BJP won with wafer-thin margins

    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.

  • Bihar Election 2020: Nitish Kumar will be CM, say BJP leaders; but party keeps future options open Nov 11, 2020 03:48 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020: Nitish Kumar will be CM, say BJP leaders; but party keeps future options open

    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.

  • Bihar Election 2020 Results: 26 women triumph in state polls, will form 11% of the assembly strength Nov 11, 2020 03:42 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020 Results: 26 women triumph in state polls, will form 11% of the assembly strength

    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.

  • Bihar Election 2020 Results | NDA retains Bihar: A look at the map of BJP-ruled states Nov 11, 2020 02:32 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020 Results | NDA retains Bihar: A look at the map of BJP-ruled states

    With this win let’s take a look at the states where BJP is ruling, either alone or in coalition.

  • Bihar Results | How and why the NDA won the Assembly election Nov 11, 2020 12:50 PM IST

    Bihar Results | How and why the NDA won the Assembly election

    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

  • Bihar Election 2020: AIMIM plans to contest in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal after success in Bihar polls Nov 11, 2020 12:42 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020: AIMIM plans to contest in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal after success in Bihar polls

    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.

  • Bihar Election Result 2020: How BJP’s performance may impact 2021 West Bengal assembly polls Nov 11, 2020 12:21 PM IST

    Bihar Election Result 2020: How BJP’s performance may impact 2021 West Bengal assembly polls

    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.

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