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Dipankar Ghose


Bihar election result analysis at 11.30 am: NDA looks set to cross majority mark, RJD underperforms
Tue, Nov 10, 2020

So far, while the Congress is performing slightly under par with leads in only around 20 of the 70 seats it is contesting, the Left is doing well, with leads in 12 to 15 of the seats allotted.

Bihar election results today: JD(U)-BJP holds on to hope, RJD upbeat
Tue, Nov 10, 2020

The long electoral battle for the Bihar Assembly draws to a close on Tuesday, when the results for the 243 Assembly seats will be announced.

Accept result with humility, no firing in air: RJD to supporters
Mon, Nov 09, 2020

On Sunday, the RJD’s official handle tweeted, “All supporters of RJD should remember: Whatever results come on 10 November, at the core of our politics, its target and direction is public service and public betterment and will always be.”

10,00,000/19,00,000: View from 4 rallies, 4 voters
Sun, Nov 08, 2020

Tejashwi promised a number, BJP countered with its own — it rallied crowds and became this Bihar election’s refrain. At public meetings of four leaders who have emerged as the face of the polls, The Sunday Express finds four people with distinct voting choices and a common hope — rozgaar

Poll issues at a border town in Bihar: ‘International is local’
Sun, Nov 08, 2020

As 78 seats went to the polls in the third and final phase of the Bihar assembly elections on Saturday, in Jogbani, an election that has stayed largely focused on local issues, has an international problem.

Stirrings in home of Bihar’s first Dalit CM: the poor want to be counted
Sat, Nov 07, 2020

Bhola Paswan Shastri became Chief Minister again, twice — for 13 days in 1969, and 7 months in 1971 as political turmoil overtook the state.

In Seemanchal, Owaisi popular but it remains advantage RJD, Congress
Fri, Nov 06, 2020

Nitish Kumar’s past haunts him, from JD(U) vote for the CAA in Parliament, to his 2017 U-turn to the BJP

Campaigning ends, Nitish Kumar signs off: My last election
Fri, Nov 06, 2020

Meanwhile, lending his weight to Nitish, PM Modi issued a letter to the people of Bihar on Thursday, saying he needed the JD(U) CM to ensure progress in the state, and said he was glad that “the focus in Bihar polls has been on development”.

Who will send anyone out of country: Nitish attacks ‘rumours’ on CAA
Thu, Nov 05, 2020

In region with 24 seats and large Muslim numbers, JD(U) leader says his govt has strived for brotherhood, tells people to think ‘carefully’ about work done

Bihar elections: Nitish reaches out to Muslims in Seemanchal rallies
Wed, Nov 04, 2020

In a region that has seen widespread protests against CAA, the Chief Minister said nobody had the strength to “send anyone out of the country”.

Bihar: Homes swept away every year, voters seek permanent address
Wed, Nov 04, 2020

On Tuesday morning, as parts of Bihar voted in the second phase of polling, Govindpur had a booth set up as well: a tent in an open field, with a row of election officials sitting behind two tables.

Bihar: Battered by bias and years of apathy, Doms seek change
Tue, Nov 03, 2020

The Dom community is one of the 22 sub-castes among Dalits in Bihar, categorised as Mahadalits.

Bihar elections: In 94 seats today, RJD bets Left proves right; BJP hopes 2015 does
Tue, Nov 03, 2020

Contest tough, but Mahagathbandhan feels it has an edge with alliance workers ‘in sync’ on the ground.

Raghopur: Lalu family bastion has had CMs, what it wants from Tejashwi is vikas
Tue, Nov 03, 2020

In family seat, RJD leader's biggest bet is a long-awaited bridge over the Ganga.

22 min on the trot, 11th rally of day, behind Tejashwi pace lies a plan
Mon, Nov 09, 2020

Landing for his 11th rally of the day, Tejashwi Yadav doesn’t step out of the helicopter, he bounds out.

Tejashwi Yadav interview: People of Bihar did not get to connect with anyone in a long time… They now finally feel heard
Sun, Nov 01, 2020

With the battle for Bihar poised at a key stage, RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, the Mahagathbandhan’s CM nominee, talks to The Indian Express on the “overwhelming” crowds at his rallies, says he plans to “build on the gains of social justice”, and explains why his promise of jobs is financially tenable

Lockdown on top of flood woes threatens to drown JD(U) in Muzaffarpur
Thu, Oct 29, 2020

With the polls near, the government would have hoped this would also help it tide over public anger. Only, not everyone got the money.

Little Covid effect as over 54% come out to vote in Bihar Phase I
Thu, Oct 29, 2020

As 71 seats went to polls Wednesday with provisional figures marking a turnout of 54.26 per cent — marginally lower than 54.75 per cent for the same seats last time — there is a surreal sense of disbelief about Covid in Bihar’s villages.

Night before polls, grief over death in puja-police clash
Wed, Oct 28, 2020

With voting just a few hours away, the incident has ignited a political firestorm with the Opposition calling for an inquiry and action against police -- a demand that is being echoed by the JD(U)'s ruling ally BJP.

Campaigning for Round 1 ends; Tejashwi sets pace with 13 rallies on last day
Tue, Oct 27, 2020

The last day saw a spree of election meetings by the major contenders in the election fray, including Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav and the LJP’s Chirag Paswan, along with senior BJP leaders J P Nadda, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Nityanand Rai.

Bihar elections — Baruraj: ‘Aadmi aasha ki taraf hee naa jayega?’
Tue, Oct 27, 2020

The locks on the premises of Motipur Sugar Mill tell a story of Bihar’s struggling industries. For its workers, it is 22 yrs of waiting for dues and a litany of promises.

Bihar elections: What stands between Nitish Kumar and a possible fourth term?
Sat, Nov 07, 2020

The Bihar election is being seen as a referendum on Nitish Kumar and his slogan of sushasan or good governance. With the cracks beginning to show days ahead of the first phase of polling for the Bihar Assembly elections, we listen to voices on the ground to see what stands between Nitish and a possible fourth term.

In RJD’s poll manifesto, promises of 10 lakh jobs, tax waivers, equal pay
Sat, Oct 24, 2020

At the release, Tejashwi Yadav said that the ten lakh figure “was not a number from thin air” and was a considered announcement.

Once Nitish bastion, women ask tough questions: govt distanced from poor
Sat, Oct 24, 2020

Women loyalists of the CM are turning away, battered by lockdown, angry at prohibition’s failed promise.

Manifesto ‘Promise No. 1’: BJP injects free Covid vaccine in Bihar elections
Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Under fire, BJP’s defence: If parties can promise farm loan waiver, why not this.