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.”
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
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.
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”.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.