Bihar | Written by Rahul Shrivastava | Tuesday October 6, 2015
The BJP's decision to redraw its Bihar campaign to include carpet-bombing the state with rallies addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, follows reports that indicate a neck and neck finish with the Nitish Kumar-led "Grand Alliance."
Bihar | Press Trust of India | Monday October 5, 2015
Likening Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's daydreaming to comedy show character 'Mungerilal', BJP president Amit Shah alleged that he had betrayed them by snapping ties with the saffron party due to his greed for the post of Prime Minister.
Bihar | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 4, 2015
Union Minister Piyush Goyal today alleged that Bihar had failed to generate even a single MW electricity during the decade-long rule of Nitish Kumar government as he reminded the Chief Minister of his promise three years ago not to seek votes in Assembly polls if he failed to provide power to all households by 2015.
Bihar | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 3, 2015
Congress President Sonia Gandhi today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "lowering" the dignity of his office by criticising his political opponents on foreign soil. He said that it reflected his "narrow mindedness" and "low-level politics".
Bihar | Edited by Varun Sharma | Saturday October 3, 2015
In his first rally in Bihar since elections were announced, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch for development today, pointing to how neighbour Jharkhand, ruled by the BJP, had jumped many places to now be ranked number 3 among Indian states in a World Bank survey.
Bihar | Reported by Neeta Sharma, Edited by Surabhi Pandey | Thursday October 1, 2015
The BJP today released what it calls its vision document for the Bihar assembly elections, to be held in five phases from this month.
Bihar | Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Sanjeev Singh | Thursday October 1, 2015
BJP chief Amit Shah, who attacked rivals Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav for most part of a speech to party workers in Bihar's Begusarai today, had to go on the defensive on the issue of caste-based reservations, emphasising that his party supports affirmative action.
Bihar | Written by Alok Pandey | Wednesday September 30, 2015
Tejaswi Yadav, former Bihar cricketer, is on a mission. The 26-year-old son and political heir of Lalu Yadav wants to win back Raghopur, for years a family citadel, but lost to the Janata Dal United or JDU in the 2010 assembly elections.
Assembly | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 29, 2015
Having the same election symbol can be a headache for political parties, but the Election Commission has simplified the process for Samajwadi Party (SP) and Panthers Party, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Shiv Sena, who have common election symbols, for the Bihar assembly elections.
Bihar | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 27, 2015
The BJP-led NDA has decided to launch a campaign blitzkrieg by holding a staggering 500 rallies, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi alone addressing 20-22 big meetings.
Bihar | Written by Alok Pandey | Friday September 25, 2015
Letters are flying between Patna and New Delhi over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 1.25 lakh crore package for Bihar -- announced last month ahead of the coming assembly elections in the state.
Bihar | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 24, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may refrain from invoking caste in the Bihar polls and choose to talk development, but getting the caste equation right seems to have been the principal factor in ticket distribution by the rival alliances.
Bihar | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 24, 2015
Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu today urged the electors in Bihar to vote for the party in the Assembly elections, saying its win was crucial to shore up its numerical strength in Rajya Sabha for passage of several key economic reforms blocked by opposition parties.
Bihar | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 23, 2015
Following their father's footstep, two sons of RJD chief Lalu Prasad today entered the electoral politics as their names were announced by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the ensuing five-phase Assembly polls in Bihar.
Bihar | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday September 23, 2015
BJP veterans Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha are among the star campaigners enlisted by the party to woo voters ahead of the Bihar assembly elections.
Bihar | Reported by Akhilesh Sharma; Edited by Surabhi Pandey | Wednesday September 23, 2015
Shatrughan Sinha, who has persistently courted trouble with his party recently, is included in the list of the BJP's star campaigners for the Bihar assembly elections.
Bihar | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday September 22, 2015
The Third Front led by the Samajwadi Party will form the next government in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said today.
Assembly | Press Trust of India | Monday September 21, 2015
Over Rupees one crore of unaccounted money and foreign currency was seized by the administration in Bihar as the campaign to enforce the Model Code of Conduct for elections intensified in various parts of the election bound state.
Bihar | Written by Alok Pandey | Tuesday September 22, 2015
Why not me, is the plaintive question that Ram Vilas Paswan's son-in-law has been asking publicly, punctuated by sobs. Today, Anil Sadhu was in tears as he spoke to NDTV about not being allowed to run for election in Bihar, where Mr Paswan heads the Lok Janshakti Party.
Bihar | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday September 21, 2015
Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) led by union minister Upendra Kushwaha on Monday released its first list of 17 candidates for the coming Bihar assembly polls.
Bihar | Written by Alok Pandey | Sunday September 20, 2015
The ticket distribution in Bihar assembly elections has apparently caused a rift within Union minister and Lok Janashakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan's family.
India News | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday September 20, 2015
As campaigning gathers momentum for the assembly elections in Bihar, the Congress held a farmers' rally in Delhi, in which party chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in whose name the BJP is seeking votes.
Bihar | Written by Alok Pandey | Saturday September 19, 2015
Controversial Bihar lawmaker Pappu Yadav has announced that his newly formed party, the Jan Adhikar Morcha, will fight the upcoming Bihar elections in alliance with the Samajwadi Party and the Nationalist Congress Party.
Assembly | Press Trust of India | Friday September 18, 2015
Dismissing the formation of a Samajwadi Party led third front in Bihar, the ruling Janata Dal (United) or the JD(U), has said that there is 'only one front' in the state, which is the grand alliance formed by their party in alliance with Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress.