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  • Bihar Election Results 2020: Highlights of a whirlwind counting day that ended in NDA victory Nov 11, 2020 07:27 AM IST

    Bihar Election Results 2020: Highlights of a whirlwind counting day that ended in NDA victory

    Nitish Kumar will continue his tenure as the longest serving chief minister of Bihar. Here are the highest of the counting day on November 10 as the election was up for grabs late into the night.

  • Bihar Election Result 2020: Will Congress regain lost ground with Bihar or 'struggle for survival’ as junior partner in 'Grand Alliance'? Nov 10, 2020 10:25 AM IST

    Bihar Election Result 2020: Will Congress regain lost ground with Bihar or 'struggle for survival’ as junior partner in 'Grand Alliance'?

    After 1985, Congress has barely managed to win 75 seats single-handedly in Bihar and shrunk to 27 seats in 2015. Despite being a national party, its strategy to form an alliance as a junior partner is also raising several eyebrows.

  • Joe Biden gets satta market’s vote in US presidential election; Mahagatbandhan, NDA in photo finish in Bihar Oct 24, 2020 10:37 AM IST

    Joe Biden gets satta market’s vote in US presidential election; Mahagatbandhan, NDA in photo finish in Bihar

    Bookmaker says bets worth Rs 2,000 crore have already been placed on the US election, mostly from Punjab, Gujarat and Maharashtra. In Bihar, the honours are expected to be even between the RJD-led mahagatbandhan and the BJP. Nitish Kumar’s JD (U), however, is seen losing out despite being the BJP’s ally in the NDA

  • Bihar Assembly polls | Tejashwi Yadav takes a jibe at LJP, refers to it as 'B-team' of BJP Oct 18, 2020 11:10 PM IST

    Bihar Assembly polls | Tejashwi Yadav takes a jibe at LJP, refers to it as 'B-team' of BJP

    You all should be cautious of the B-team of the BJP. They are vote katwas (vote splitters), says Tejashwi Yadav

  • Bihar Elections | How Congress could damage the Mahagathbandhan Oct 15, 2020 08:57 AM IST

    Bihar Elections | How Congress could damage the Mahagathbandhan

    The Congress in Bihar is a lifeless entity with a moribund organisation. The audacity of the Congress to wrest 70 seats in the ‘Mahagadbandhan’ is purely on account of its delusions of grandeur

  • Politics | SP-BSP disunity will further help BJP in Uttar Pradesh Jun 04, 2019 11:17 AM IST

    Politics | SP-BSP disunity will further help BJP in Uttar Pradesh

    If the SP-BSP alliance breaks up, the BJP would have the last laugh as the assembly polls would become a triangular contest in which BJP with its combination of upper castes, non-Yadav OBCs and non-Jatav Dalits would remain a formidable force.

  • UP springs a surprise, it’s Modi magic all the way May 23, 2019 04:41 PM IST

    UP springs a surprise, it’s Modi magic all the way

    The saffron party seems to have turned caste-based arithmetic on its head.

  • Politics | Why is Telangana’s KCR the most worried politician in India? May 09, 2019 05:09 PM IST

    Politics | Why is Telangana’s KCR the most worried politician in India?

    Out of the 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana, even if KCR wins 16, without joining an alliance at the Centre, he will have no role to play. Add to this the fact that he does not have good ties with both the BJP and Congress.

  • Opinion | NDA has a slight edge over the grand alliance. Will it be enough? Apr 02, 2019 04:26 PM IST

    Opinion | NDA has a slight edge over the grand alliance. Will it be enough?

     The absence of the Left parties from the anti-BJP grand alliance means that votes in their pockets of influence will be divided, which will inevitably help the BJP.

  • Mahagathbandhan a non-starter, regional parties wary of Congress: S M Krishna Apr 01, 2019 07:50 AM IST

    Mahagathbandhan a non-starter, regional parties wary of Congress: S M Krishna

    A former Congress veteran who joined the BJP earlier this month, Krishna exuded confidence that the saffron party alone will win enough seats to form the government and those of its allies will be a bonus.

  • BJP critic Yashwant Sinha gives 'unsolicited advice' to Rahul Gandhi. Here's what he said Mar 20, 2019 03:04 PM IST

    BJP critic Yashwant Sinha gives 'unsolicited advice' to Rahul Gandhi. Here's what he said

    The Congress is yet to finalise alliances in Bihar, Jharkhand, and Delhi which account for 61 seats in Lok Sabha.

  • Comment | Lok Sabha polls: Mahagathbandhan is a paper tiger Mar 20, 2019 01:28 PM IST

    Comment | Lok Sabha polls: Mahagathbandhan is a paper tiger

    The idea of a united fight was at best utopian and at worst a cynical attempt to woo the voter.

  • Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar to contest Lok Sabha polls from Begusarai, Bihar Mar 12, 2019 05:38 PM IST

    Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar to contest Lok Sabha polls from Begusarai, Bihar

    With the passing away of BJP MP from Begusarai Bhola Singh in October 2018, the saffron party is mulling over fielding Union Minister Giriraj Singh from the seat

  • Mahagathbandhan will be reality only if Opposition parties decide on seat sharing: Yashwant Sinha Feb 20, 2019 09:47 PM IST

    Mahagathbandhan will be reality only if Opposition parties decide on seat sharing: Yashwant Sinha

    "The real shape of the mahagathbandhan against the BJP-led NDA is yet to take place and one cannot say how it will be decided," the former external affairs minister told PTI.

  • Opinion | Anti-BJP opposition parties cannot ignore the Congress Feb 12, 2019 01:46 PM IST

    Opinion | Anti-BJP opposition parties cannot ignore the Congress

    Opposition unity has strengthened over the past few weeks and is likely to further solidify. However, its electoral benefits might be limited — particularly if the Congress is kept out of the equation.

  • Mahagathbandhan is of 'greed and lust', has 9 potential PM candidates: Amit Shah Jan 22, 2019 06:40 PM IST

    Mahagathbandhan is of 'greed and lust', has 9 potential PM candidates: Amit Shah

    "But, we have only one prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi," he told a BJP rally here, three days after Brigade ground gathering of the opposition at Kolkata.

  • Opposition to 'one man' mahagathbandhan's only glue: Arun Jaitley Jan 17, 2019 09:42 PM IST

    Opposition to 'one man' mahagathbandhan's only glue: Arun Jaitley

    People of an aspirational society which is politically conscious will not buy into this "suicidal" alternative, the senior BJP leader said.

  • Survey on PM's NaMo app asks whether grand alliance will have an impact Jan 14, 2019 07:20 PM IST

    Survey on PM's NaMo app asks whether grand alliance will have an impact

    The survey asks participants about their state, constituency, their view on progress achieved by the central government in sectors such as affordable healthcare, prosperity of farmers, corruption-free governance, Swachh Bharat, national security, economy, infrastructure, employment and rural electrification.

  • 100-Word Take | Modi shows how easy it is to discredit the mahagathbandhan Jan 02, 2019 02:16 PM IST

    100-Word Take | Modi shows how easy it is to discredit the mahagathbandhan

    In the light of Mayawati’s ‘warning’ over support, Congress President Rahul Gandhi should reconsider joining the grand alliance

  • BJP's loss is Congress' gain? Upendra Kushwaha's RSLP joins Mahagathbandhan in Bihar Dec 20, 2018 05:07 PM IST

    BJP's loss is Congress' gain? Upendra Kushwaha's RSLP joins Mahagathbandhan in Bihar

    Kushwaha's Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RSLP), which was earlier a member of the NDA, had won 2 seats in the 2015 Assembly elections in Bihar

  • Quick Take | Why Stalin's proposal for Rahul Gandhi as PM has set the cat among the pigeons Dec 17, 2018 05:58 PM IST

    Quick Take | Why Stalin's proposal for Rahul Gandhi as PM has set the cat among the pigeons

    The events on December 11, the day the assembly results for five states were announced, can explain why.

  • Opinion | Assembly Elections 2018: Why Telangana results matter more Dec 06, 2018 04:54 PM IST

    Opinion | Assembly Elections 2018: Why Telangana results matter more

    For the TRS, it’s a do-or-die battle. If K Chandrashekar Rao wins a second term, he consolidates his position in India’s newest state. If booted out of power, KCR will have little political turf left

  • Opinion | Are JD(S)’s electoral plans in Karnataka at the cost of Congress? Oct 23, 2018 12:10 PM IST

    Opinion | Are JD(S)’s electoral plans in Karnataka at the cost of Congress?

    In a clear indication that the JD(S) is already using the Congress to grow stronger, it has persuaded Rahul Gandhi to leave Shivamogga to its candidate, though historically Shivamogga is a Congress bastion

  • Opinion | Mahagathbandhan is quicksand Congress must get out of before 2019 polls Aug 13, 2018 04:31 PM IST

    Opinion | Mahagathbandhan is quicksand Congress must get out of before 2019 polls

    For the 2019 general elections, the Congress must have a state-by-state focus, and that will give it momentum at the national level

  • Not averse to projecting Mamata as prime ministerial face: Deve Gowda Aug 05, 2018 01:03 PM IST

    Not averse to projecting Mamata as prime ministerial face: Deve Gowda

    Indicating he is not opposed to a woman prime minister, Gowda said he had piloted the Women's Reservation Bill in Parliament way back in 1996.

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