Bihar elections 2015

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There's been a widely covered spurt of crime in Bihar, with the BJP demanding the intervention of the governor following the shooting death of a jeweller on 16 January. However, the crime data doesn't back the BJP's accusations that Jungle Raj is back. The term "Jungle Raj" also implies a system in which no follow-up action is taken up after a crime. That is not the case under Nitish Kumar's chief ministership.
PATNA -- Lalu Prasad's son and Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav was today named the leader of RJD legislature party in
The campaign saw both alliances cover a gamut of issues, with varying degrees of emphasis, including religion, caste, development, corruption, nepotism, law and order et al. However, land reform did not come up in popular discourse during the vigorously fought election campaign. This reflects the power of land-owning communities in Bihar's society and polity.
In some intellectual circles, the Bihar verdict of 8 November 2015 marks the victory of the forces of secularism over communalism. In the annals of documented history, it will go down as the day in which the juggernaut of the mythical and invincible Modi was arrested. Half a century down the lane, these documented histories will be nothing more than mythological tales shamelessly hiding the biases and intellectual dishonesty of the intelligentsia/media/liberals. The truth is something else.
All arrangements have been made for the function at the Gandhi Maidan at 2 PM, Patna Divisional Commissioner Anand Kishore
PATNA -- Sulking BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha today said he received an invitation from Bihar Chief Minister designate Nitish
PATNA -- Bihar Chief Minister designate Nitish Kumar today extended invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the oath
From Guwahati to Chennai, from Delhi to Kolkata, everyone wants the elusive Prashant Kishor. The Modi campaigner who has
PATNA -- Launching a frontal attack on the party leadership, BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha today said those with "vested interests
This election has proved that you need to connect and sell emotions as well as handouts and goodies. This doesn't make voters irrational or stupid. It simply means that they've cracked the code and are focusing on short-term, tangible demands. They know that the nature of politics is such that no one cares about the long run anyway.
LOS ANGELES -- The debate over intolerance in India is an "unnecessary" creation of very imaginative minds being "paid with
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In an ideal world, a chastened BJP would emerge from its Bihar defeat as a more conciliatory and inclusive party -- reaching out to emboldened opposition forces, and scaling back its communal rhetoric so that it can refocus attention on the economy. Unfortunately we don't live in an ideal world. Ominously, there is reason to fear that the BJP, post-Bihar, could emerge as a more divisive party and double down on its Hindu nationalist agenda.
A host of factors are being implicated for the BJP's electoral humiliation in Bihar. These range from electoral arithmetic and the lack of a chief ministerial candidate to the overly aggressive campaigning pitch and pro-incumbency for Nitish Kumar. The relative effect of many of these factors will be ascertained in the coming days, as disaggregate data becomes available. An analysis of the preliminary data, however, indicates that a concoction of missed opportunities and self-goals from the BJP caused its poll debacle.
NAGPUR -- Firing a fresh salvo at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Bihar poll debacle, disgruntled BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha
PATNA -- Nitish Kumar, who along with RJD chief Lalu Prasad, steered the Grand Secular Alliance to a landslide mandate of
PATNA -- Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday submitted his resignation to Governor Ramnath Kovind after the cabinet
BENGALURU -- In an indirect message to the Bharatiya Janaya Party (BJP) veterans for hitting out over the Bihar debacle, Union
Abraham Lincoln's articulation of the concept of democracy -- of the people, for the people, by the people -- seems to have strongly reverberated across Bihar. The mandate of the Biharis has brought huge embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA alliance. Embarrassment for several reasons, foremost being PM Narendra Modi assuming unto himself the task of leading the election campaign.