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.
With anti-BJPism a defining marker of opposition politics now, the Bihar results are being seen as the “mainstreaming” of the idea of the Third Front.
Modi, who addressed a series of rallies, asked his audience in Hajipur if they could support Nitish when he believed in superstition.
Shiv Chander Prasad’s father is a rebel RJD candidate, Ramashis Yadav. A former JD(U) MLA, Yadav lost in 2005 and 2010 on an RJD ticket.
The JD(U) and the RJD will contest 100 seats each and the Congress 40, with three seats going possibly to the JMM.
Taking a swipe at the so-called “grand alliance” stitched against the BJP, senior leader Dinesh Sharma said the tie-up between JD(U), RJD and Congress is opportunistic.
JD (U) Rajya Sabha MP and national spokesperson KC Tyagi said, “So long as Owaisi does not officially declare his candidates, we will not react”.
‘BJP to field 5 Yadavs as Independents in each constituency’
LJP vice-president Chirag Paswan met BJP chief Amit Shah Friday and urged him to finalise the seat-sharing quickly.
Seat-sharing finalised, both parties to contest 100 seats each, Congress gets 40
The motive behind the killing of the leader is yet to be ascertained, police said.
The bandh disrupted normal life as few trains were halted by lathi-wielding mobs, which also forced few shops and educational institutions to shut operations.
The Lalu Prasad-led RJD party has decided to engage 1,000 tongas from the first week of August.
The Congress has come out with its first hoarding ahead of the assembly polls while the RJD has decided its campaign would involve tongas rather than cars.
‘When the survey has been done on caste lines, why are caste figures not being divulged? BJP was opposed to the Mandal Commission, it looks opposed to revealing a caste breakup’