Friday, Dec 02, 2022

Bihar Explained


Explained: Why were the Bihar election results slow this time?

November 17, 2020 11:23 am

By 5.30 pm, the EC had counted roughly 2.7 crore (or two-third) of the total 4.11 crore votes polled in Bihar.

Explained: Did Mahagathbandhan bungle seat sharing?

November 10, 2020 12:07 pm

The other Mahagathbandhan partners, the three Left parties, also seemed to be doing well as compared to the Congress. Contesting in 29 seats in all, they were leading in 19 – a strike rate of 65.5%.

Explained: Is Congress in the race in Bihar?

November 06, 2020 2:18 pm

The party had contested 41 seats in the last Assembly polls and won 27. This huge improvement, from nine seats in 2005 and four in 2010 was attributed largely to the might of its allies JD(U) and RJD. So has the RJD given too many seats away?

Explained: Is prohibition a Bihar poll issue?

November 03, 2020 4:22 pm

The prohibition move was received very well initially but fizzled out in less than a year with the police unable to stop the import of liquor from neighbouring UP, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Nepal.

Explained: What is Lakadsungha?

November 02, 2020 6:35 pm

During the 1990s, this term was often used by parents to warn their children against going out of the house alone or without a guardian.

Explained: Nitish govt’s triple C motto, and why there's no mention of it in the Bihar polls

October 30, 2020 10:41 pm

Once Nitish Kumar was back in the NDA fold, he would often cite ‘Triple C’ to underline his commitment towards good governance. But the formula has not come up often in the current poll campaign.

Explained: What is ‘Bhurabal’, and why is the NDA targeting Tejashwi Yadav for it?

October 29, 2020 11:28 am

An acronym for Bhumihar-Rajput-Brahmin-Lala (Kayastha), Bhu-Ra-Ba-L was used as a pejorative during RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's first tenure as chief minister in the early nineties.

Explained: Why are demands of contractual teachers an election issue in Bihar?

October 28, 2020 11:42 am

The 3.5 lakh ‘nijyojit shikshak’ of Bihar have been on strike since February this year, demanding equal pay at par with permanent teachers among other demands

Explained: What does Kanhaiya Kumar bring to the poll table?

October 27, 2020 2:35 pm

The CPI’s presence in Bihar is limited and may have been affecting Kanhaiya Kumar’s reach in the state as well.

Explained: Alliances to vote banks, all your questions on the Bihar polls answered

November 06, 2020 1:06 pm

Despite the Covid pandemic, massive crowds were witnessed at political rallies. The first phase of campaigning saw leaders like PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi, JP Nadda, and several Cabinet ministers out in full swing to woo voters.