Santosh Singh


Seven-time MLA Prem Kumar made BJP leader in Bihar assembly
Tue, Dec 01, 2015

Maintaining an unbeatable record at the hustings ever since 1990, Prem Kumar successfully weathered the political period dominated by Lalu Prasad in the state.

Bihar assembly: JD(U) leader Bijay Kumar Choudhary set to be Speaker, EBC face to lead BJP
Mon, Nov 30, 2015

Though there has been no official announcement, Choudhary’s elevation is almost certain as all other contenders have been sworn in as ministers.

Liquor ban in Bihar: Nitish Kumar’s poll promise to women comes at a high cost
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

Though there is no clarity so far on whether Nitish KUmar is looking at a partial or complete liquor ban, the CM has lived up to his promise.

Liquor ban in Bihar: Nitish Kumar announces ban from April next year
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

Nitish Kumar said the poorest of the poor had been consuming liquor, badly hitting their families and their children's education.

Tej Pratap Yadav gets down to work with ideas on raids and touts
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

Lalu Prasad’s elder son, seen as reticent compared to his visible younger brother Tejaswi, held the first review meeting of his department Tuesday night.

Lalu reads riot act to MLAs who rush to get official bungalows
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Deputy CM Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, who is in-charge of the building construction department, also criticised MLAs from the Grand Alliance for their desperation to get official bungalows.

Development is buzzword as Nitish’s ministers take charge
Tue, Nov 24, 2015

Taking charge of the road construction department, Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav promised to take the state forward on the path of development and prove his detractors wrong.

Nitish Kumar’s Bihar team: 7 Masters, 9 graduates and 12 who went to school
Mon, Nov 23, 2015

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's cabinet has 28 ministers, 19 of them first-timers. They range from a dozen who studied up to various stages of school. Here's a comprehensive list.

Will hold top officials responsible if there is any communal violence in Bihar: CM Nitish Kumar
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

Kumar said he instructed SPs to monitor the performance of police stations and ensure “scientific investigation” is carried out to solve cases.

The Yadav brothers: One began from weakness, the other from strength
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

As Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap bent to touch the feet of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, it marked the beginning of two political journeys that will be watched very closely as Nitish begins his third term.

Nitish takes charge, Lalu Junior 1 his deputy, Junior 2 his colleague
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

JD(U) and RJD take 12 ministries each in 28-member cabinet, 4 for Congress

How long can Lalu Prasad surprise political pundits?
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Lalu Prasad had two tasks to accomplish with this comeback - establish his two sons in Bihar politics, get acceptability for them from RJD seniors and make himself relevant in national politics even though it is Nitish Kumar who has emerged strongly as potential nucleus of anti- Modi politics.

Day before Nitish Kumar takes charge, communal violence and clashes keep a town on edge
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Sequence of events was triggered by an accident when 19-year-old Mohammed Rizwan lost control of the pick-up van and rammed into the house of a 60-year-old businessman, killing him and his 8-month-old granddaughter.

40 CCTVs, 2,000 policemen for Nitish Kumar swearing-in today
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

The state police have made elaborate arrangements at the venue, which is likely to receive over 50 VVIPs, including nine chief ministers, besides nearly 1.5 lakh people.

Nitish swearing in as CM: With eye on national anti-BJP front, top non-BJP leaders to attend
Thu, Nov 19, 2015

Tomorrow's function would signal the beginning of changing political equations after Modi losing some of his clout post the Bihar election.

Nitish Kumar Swearing-in: PM Modi gets invite, Rudy, Venkaiah to attend
Thu, Nov 19, 2015

JD (U) state president Bashistha Narayan Singh said it was part of protocol to invite the Prime Minister.

Nitish Kumar’s swearing-in may see first signs of anti-BJP front
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

Nitish Kumar will take charge as Bihar CM on November 20.

Nitish Kumar set to take charge as Bihar CM on November 20
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

Emerging from Raj Bhawan after about a 45 minute meeting, he said all the three parties of the alliance - JD(U), RJD and Congress would be part of his new cabinet.

Team 178: Faces behind Grand Alliance’s victory in Bihar polls
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

With the RJD and the JD(U) pulling off a spectacular victory in the Bihar Assembly elections, meet the backroom heads behind the triumph.

Bihar polls: Lalu to choose legislature party leader, Grand Alliance to elect Nitish Kumar today
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

Lalu played down speculation that his son Tejaswi would be the RJD legislature party leader

Bihar Verdict: 22 of 27 women MLAs are of grand alliance, 10 of them RJD
Wed, Nov 11, 2015

The RJD has 11 Muslim MLAs out of 24, apart from the 10 women out of 27. The total of 27, however, is six less than the 33 of 2010.

Bihar verdict: More Muslim MLAs, fewer women
Wed, Nov 11, 2015

Count of Muslim members rises from 19 to 24, RJD has half of grand alliance’s 22, BJP has 1.

Nitish Kumar’s swearing-in after Diwali, RJD may seek Deputy CM post
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

Grand Alliance will stick to its 4:4:2 formula for distribution of ministries.

Jitan Ram Manjhi blames beef, quota, Pak comments for NDA’s defeat in Bihar
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

Jitan Manjhi said Shah's statement that firecrackers will be burst in Pakistan if BJP lost Bihar was among such statements that "hurt" the alliance.

Will start campaign against Narendra Modi from Varanasi: Lalu Prasad
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

He added that “intolerance had grown” in the country ever since Narendra Modi became PM.

Patna sends a message to Delhi: BiHAAR for BJP
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

As the Nitish-Lalu-Cong alliance records a landslide win, it powers the Opposition ahead of Parliament and five state polls next year.

Gamble on Manjhi, allies fails to pay off for BJP
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

Manjhi, who said there was no question of going with the Grand Alliance, would be aware he has become irrelevant for in state politics — at least for now.

Bihar elections: 5 reasons behind the win for Grand Alliance
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

Midway through the polls, JD(U) national spokesperson KC Tyagi had said how RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks might prove a game changer.

Bihar polls results: Congress has numbers, but realises size is shrinking
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi declared his party’s complete support to Nitish Kumar after the Bihar election results were announced.

Nitish and Lalu: A new embrace and an old association
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

In the glare of victory, it was visible that Nitish and Lalu share a political past spanning a few decades.

With Nitish Kumar at core, anti-Modi politics to the fore
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

The mandate has also busted the myth of the overwhelming crowd presence at the PM rallies converting into votes.

Bihar Counts: Lalu predicts 190 seats for Grand Alliance, BJP expects at least 140
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

Follow #ExpressBihar on Twitter from 7 am onwards.

Between Bihar exit polls, a movie outing for Sushil Modi
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

On his part, Modi, sitting at his 4, Polo Road residence, seems sure the party will win at least 140 seats.

Bihar polls: Day after final phase of vote, both camps sure of victory
Sat, Nov 07, 2015

JD (U) supporters predict 150 seats for grand Alliance, BJP expects 140-150.

Bihar polls: Muslim push in record close
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

Voting winds up at 57%; final phase clocks 60% as Muslims vote enthusiastically from Purnea to Araria.

The ‘Bangla-speaking Bihari’, as proud of one heritage as of the other
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

Alo Roy would rather have discussed literature, football and music but is persuaded to talk about politics and the current election.