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.
The bloodbath of the NDA allies on whom BJP was banking for its forward-backward winning combination, means that both Paswan and Kuswaha, will have reduced clout in the union government of which both are a part.
VK Singh’s remark on the Dalit killings in Faridabad and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s stance on the need to revisit the reservation policy has made it hard for its allies to defend the BJP .
The division reflects the new caste combination that emerged after Manjhi’s party aligned with the BJP.
In last campaign for Speaker’s Imamganj, Manjhi tells crowd they will gain from his ‘closeness to PM’.
HAM’s alliance with BJP has not come in the way of some Muslims like Alam to pitch for Manjhi
Yadav’s list is a measure of the fear in Makhdumpur, that Manjhi may fall to his former comrades. “If the Yadavs, Koeris and Muslims gang up on us, we will be in trouble,” he says Yadav.
Manjhi predicted that the strike rate of his party, HAM, would be better than that of all other NDA constituents.
Jitender Choudhary, of the Mahadalit caste Pasi, insists he will vote “for Manjhi”. “He was a former chief minister; that makes him a bigger leader than Paswan any day,” he reasoned.
The HAM chief’s son-in-law Devendra Manjhi filed nomination as an Independent from Bodh Gaya (reserved SC seat).
The Income Tax department has issued notices to former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and 11 other MLAs, including three ministers, asking them to explain the increase of property by five times in the last five years. Manjhi-led Hindustani Awam Morcha (S) attributed the rise to real estate prices having gone up four-five times […]
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Under the seat sharing deal, BJP will contest 160 of the 243 seats in Bihar Assembly while NDA allies LJP will fight in 40 constituencies, RLSP in 23 and HAM (S) in 20.
The BJP will be contesting 160 seats, LJP 40, RLSP 20 and Awam Morcha 20.