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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Bihar Explained


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

October 27, 2020 10:32 am

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.

Explained: Why is RJD veteran Shivanand Tiwari silent?

October 26, 2020 5:23 pm

As spokesperson for both the RJD and the JD(U), Tiwari was known for his sharp repartee. But now, at 75, he seems to have taken a backseat in both Bihar and national politics.

Explained: Who is Sanjay Yadav?

October 25, 2020 10:41 am

Along with Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Kumar Jha, Sanjay has since emerged as one of the main advisors of Tejashwi

Explained: Is there a second line of JD(U) leadership?

October 23, 2020 9:58 pm

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been accused of not believing in nurturing leaders.

Explained: What role do Left parties play in the Bihar poll maths?

October 22, 2020 2:16 pm

The CPI (M-L) had won six seats in 2000, seven in the February 2005 Assembly polls, and five in the elections in October the same year. It drew a blank in the 2010 elections, when the NDA won 206 of 243 seats.

Explained: Does BSP hold any influence in Bihar?

October 21, 2020 10:20 am

Over the years, the BSP has never really tried to cultivate its cadre in Bihar, and usually becomes active only during the elections.

Explained: Who are Mahadalits?

October 20, 2020 11:09 am

More recently, Lok Janshakti Party president and Ram Vilas Paswan’s son Chirag Paswan has accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of harming the Dalit community by creating the Mahadalit category.

Explained: What is Luv-Kush?

October 19, 2020 11:55 am

The OBC Kurmi community and the OBC Kushwaha (Koeri) group are together referred to as ‘Luv-Kush’, and constitute about 10 per cent of Bihar’s population.