Sonia Gandhi uses RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat remark to target BJP
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

"This election is important not just for Bihar but will decide the direction the country has to take. It will decide if the country will lead towards conflict or a path of peace and development," said Sonia.

Key takeaways from PM Modi’s Banka rally in Bihar
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

To say that the electoral battle in Bihar is on the cusp of caste and development is to state the obvious.

At Banka rally, ‘Vikasvad’ is Modi’s Bihar poll punchline
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

It will be double celebration in Bihar this Diwali, one for the festival and other for the poll results, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was campaigning in Banka on Friday.

Quotas to stay: Amit Shah firefights in RSS wake
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

Amit Shah, said “BJP was in favour of reservation before, it is in favour of reservation now. There is no question of any change and reservation is here to stay.

After Lalu Prasad’s caste call, refocus all round
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

BJP hopes PM can shift poll discourse to youth theme, grand alliance draws up a youth agenda of its own.

Days of Yadavs riding buffaloes gone, today they want to ride cars, planes, says Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

"Laluji has been indulging in socially divisive politics for years... Laluji should bear in mind that it is Bihar of 2015, not of the 1990s; his brand of divisive politics will not work," says Yadav.

Among under-40s, 2 MP sons and a student activist
Tue, Sep 29, 2015

Mrinal Shekhar comes from an ABVP background while Arijit Shashwat is an MBA with an engineering degree from BIT Mesra and was working in Australia before joining politics.

Bhagwat’s reservation comment: it’s now caste versus development politics in Bihar
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

The political discourse that began with development and an engaging and healthy debate on "my development versus your development" threatens to get bogged down in the quagmire of caste.

Bihar elections forward-backward caste war: Lalu Prasad Yadav
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

Lalu asked Yadavs to “stay awake and remain united”, especially against Brahmins. “The RSS is full of Brahmins,” he said, and dared the Sangh and BJP to scrap quotas.

Bihar polls: In Raghopur, Yadavs long for Lalu and ‘forgive’ Nitish after the tie-up
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

EBCs and Dalits keep cards close to their chest; JD(U) MLA who wrested seat is now with BJP

Bihar Polls: Red faces in BJP as MP R K Singh says poll tickets sold to criminals
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

The BJP rejected the charges as “false and baseless” and said Singh, a former Union Home Secretary, was “new in the party”.

Congress must tell where is Rahul Gandhi: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

Prasad also advised Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to ask Congress president Sonia Gandhi why an inter-ministerial group under the UPA government had not deemed Bihar a fit case to get special category status.

BJP outdoes rest in tickets to party-hoppers
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Of 33 leaders who win tickets after switching parties, BJP accounts for 20 including 10 sitting MLAs ; JD(U) minister is SP’s catch

In Bihar elections, it is my social combination versus yours
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Grand Alliance's 'MYKED' versus NDA's 'DUEY': Both have played to their respective social strengths and tried to poach on each other's constituency

Bihar elections: OBCs and Dalits 70% in Nitish list, upper castes 42% in BJP
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

33 Muslims among grand alliance’s 242 candidates, 9 among NDA’s 218.

Bihar Polls: Nitish Kumar’s Muslim supporters worry about Asaduddin Owaisi
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

OBCs, tribals and upper caste voters too discuss Nitish Kumar as a good choice but they talk also about the Narendra Modi impact.

Nitish Kumar yields, Lalu Prasad gets both his sons an Assembly ticket each
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Tej Pratap had announced on social networking sites that he would contest from Mahua in Vaishali about two months ago.

BJP is our main target, but we won’t spare Lalu or Nitish either: AIMIM
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

The party’s Bihar head, Akhtarul Iman, said the AIMIM would target Lalu and Nitish for “utter neglect” of the Seemanchal region.

Bihar polls: Tantrums in NDA, rebellion all round
Tue, Sep 22, 2015

After Paswan son-in-law’s tears come Kushwaha party man’s wails; denied aspirants from both sides grumble in public

Grand Alliance seat-sharing: All is well, Nitish Kumar concedes Raghopur to Lalu Prasad’s son
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

There was not much of a hitch in the seat sharing as it was natural for the JD (U) to give tickets to most of its sitting MLAs.

Rahul Gandhi in Bihar: Raising only anti-Modi pitch might not win votes for Congress
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Rahul Gandhi was so engrossed in attacking Modi's "suit boot ki sarkar" that he seemed to have forgotten about Bihar and his allies in the Grand Allianc

No mention of Nitish Kumar, Lalu Yadav as Rahul Gandhi starts Bihar campaign
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Rahul said that if the BJP govt came to power here, two-three people from Gujarat and Delhi wearing expensive suits will come and claim the land asking for removal farmers from there.

Three from Paswan family on LJP’s first nominee list
Sat, Sep 19, 2015

Sources said the first list has left many in the party disgruntled. Paswan has often been accused of favouritism in ticket distribution and this list seems to have fuelled such allegations.

In grand alliance’s indecision, new problems join old
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

Emerging EBC leader Mukesh Sahni, who heads the nonpolitical Nishad Vikas Sangh, has announced his support to the alliance, leaving many RJD and JD(U) leaders worried if that would mean losing the nominations they were hoping for.

Bihar Polls: After raw deal on seats, the signs of rebellion in NDA camp
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

LJP chief whip quits party posts, two BJP MLAs meet Nitish after being denied tickets, party says will keep out 10-20% sitting MLAs.

BJP plays Yadav card as it announces first list for Bihar polls
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

The BJP has fielded five Yadavs in the first list as per composition of the Assembly segment.

Bihar polls: BJP releases first list of candidates, allies sulk over their seat share
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Elections for the 243-member Bihar Assembly will take place between October 12 to November 5.

Lalu flexes muscle, holds up seat deal with Congress, JD(U)
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

The JD(U) and the RJD will contest 100 seats each and the Congress 40, with three seats going possibly to the JMM.

Bihar: In ‘model village’ health centre, midwife stands in for doctor
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

In this series starting today, The Indian Express travels to key constituencies and finds out how much the voter relates to Nitish govt’s development plank

Bihar: Meal returns to school where kids died, parents say no
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

“We have lost 23 children. We cannot invite another tragedy. It will be good if the government gives us cash for the food or distributes even midday meal grains,” said a parent of a school ward.

Bihar polls: Half as many as Paswan, less than Kushwaha, Jitan Ram Manjhi still key to BJP
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

The BJP needed to keep Manjhi in good humour given that he was wavering on his political inclinations.

Message of NDA seat-sharing: Control ambitious and vacillating Manjhi
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

The BJP is wary of Manjhi in a situation when Manjhi party's tally can add to form a government of Grand Alliance. Manjhi has got 20 seats to fight in the forthcoming polls.

‘Only polarisation is Nitish or no Nitish’: JD(U) writes off Asaduddin Owaisi
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

The JD(U) has seven seats, and the RJD and the Congress two each.

Owaisi’s entry less about winning and more about playing in minds of ‘secular charioteers’
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

Whether it is conspiracy or the ambition of the man from Hyderabad to expand his support base, Owaisi may upset some political arithmetic of Bihar election, which will be keenly contested.

Bihar mid-day meal fiasco: Unable to get kitchen running, headmaster gets food packed from another school
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

Assures resumption of mid-day meal at Chhapra school from tomorrow.

Small roadblocks hit BJP’s Bihar seat-sharing ‘success’
Sat, Sep 12, 2015

The party top brass has also been unanimous on not giving much leverage to its partners in seat sharing, sensing a close fight and possibility of post-poll formulations.