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Mandate in a pandemic: NDA has many strengths. But Bihar

The bugle has been sounded for India’s first assembly election in the Covid-19 era. Despite deciding who governs almost 125 million people in Bihar for the next five years, the biggest multi-faith festival will remain like other celebrations since March — subdued, albeit in campaign method. While people are making prophecies about low turnout, voter […]Read More

From virtual campaigning to postal ballots: 2020 Bihar elections will

New Delhi: The upcoming Bihar assembly election will be different in many ways. While the election is taking place under the precautionary guidelines of Covid-19 pandemic, there will be some notable absentees who drove the state politics for decades. Here is the list of five firsts in Bihar assembly elections this time. Veterans Missing: This […]Read More

Decision on Bihar assembly poll schedule soon: CEC Sunil Arora

NEW DELHI: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Monday said a decision on the Bihar assembly election schedule will be taken soon. A team of the Election Commission (EC) plans to visit the poll-bound state within the next two to three days. Arora said amid Covid-19, the poll commission norms have to be reviewed to […]Read More

Centre red flags school dropout rate, vacant seats in Bihar

New Delhi: While the Nitish Kumar government earned full marks in its previous avatars for its game-changing bicycle scheme for school-going girls, this election the state has some worrying school data to handle. In its August 2020 assessment of schooling—for the 2019-20 academic session-—the Centre has red flagged ‘low retention rate at the secondary level’, […]Read More

Nadda and Santosh set the tempo high for BJP and

New Delhi: BJP national president JP Nadda’s visit to Bihar on Saturday has set the tempo high for the party and the National Democratic Alliance in the election-bound state. Nadda focused on alliance and campaign during the trip. Meanwhile, BJP organisation general secretary BL Santosh, who has been visiting the state regularly, is working with […]Read More

Raghuvansh Prasad Singh: A saint among the tainted

By Mohan Sahay It was difficult to remain unscathed in a political party like Rashtriya Janata Dal of Lalu Prasad Yadav, which was mired in corruption cases and rabid caste politics in Bihar. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, who passed away on September 13, maintained his integrity till he breathed his last. One of the few surviving […]Read More

The much-needed Corona code of conduct for upcoming Bihar assembly

-AKSHAY ROUT The countrywide JEE-NEET exams that finally got under way is yet another litmus test for Bihar, which is grappling with a raging pandemic and ravaging floods. These exams of course do not match up to the magnitude and complexity that the assembly election due in October-November, poses for the state, with an electorate […]Read More

Bihar assembly elections: Parties race for wider appeal with virtual

New Delhi: Political parties across the spectrum have stepped up efforts to reach out to the electorate in Bihar digitally ahead of the upcoming assembly election. The BJP has taken the lead through several virtual rallies addressed by senior party leaders from the Centre as well as the state. The party is now going to […]Read More

Digital outreach: BJP likely to launch Atmanirbhar Bihar, RJD takes

New Delhi: The BJP has avoided the use of terms like “ jungleraaj” or “Susashan” in all its seven digital capsules across social media platforms launched till now even as the RJD launched booth-level WhatsApp groups to highlight the failures of the Nitish Kumar government as the political parties tweak their digital campaign strategies ahead […]Read More