Santosh Singh

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Lok Sabha election results: NDA sweeps Bihar leaving nothing for RJD, one for Congress

Party out on a duck, Tejashwi stares at storm without RJD chief Lalu Prasad; allies Upendra Kushwaha and Jitan Ram Manjhi unable to win.

We could see the wave all around, we did expect it: BJP’s Sushil Kumar Modi

Sushil Kumar Modi talks to The Indian Express on the NDA’s win in Bihar, the importance of Nitish Kumar to the alliance and the problems with the opposition’s campaign

We did not expect such an overwhelming win: JD(U) spokesperson KC Tyagi

KC Tyagi talks to The Indian Express on the possible rold that JD(U) may play at the centre and the synergy between allies that helped nda rout opposition

Gun in hand, ex-RJD MLA Ramchandra Yadav says: Ready to fight, save democracy

Ramchandra Yadav, on Wednesday urged people to be ready to fight and shed blood, if needed. Yadav addressed the media in Kaimur, in western Bihar, carrying a licensed weapon.

Lok Sabha elections — Six Dalits have two ink marks: voting our right, returned Rs 500 bribe

All of them raised the alarm, prompting local SP workers to stage a protest and the police to intervene. On May 19, the six went on to cast their vote.

Sasaram: Meira Kumar eyes a win with new social combination

Meira Kumar has invoked the legacy of her father and former Deputy PM Jagjivan Ram in her bid to wrest the seat from Paswan. While her father represented the constituency eight times, Kumar won it twice.

In Bihar’s Sasaram, Meira Kumar reworks social combination while Paswan relies on Modi

This time, the fight for Sasaram is a two-sided one, unlike 2014 when the fight was a triangular one.

Don’t let Bihar slide into the past: NDA leaders to voters

Campaigning in Jehanabad, all three top NDA leaders in Bihar - Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of the JD(U), Union minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, and Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi of the BJP linked the electoral success of their candidate, JD(U)’s Chandeshwar Chandravanshi, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reelection.

Bihar: In Nitish Kumar’s village, residents say close fight on cards

Nalanda was a Nitish bastion. “But we saw a close fight in 2014 when Kaushlendra won by only 10,000 votes. Kaushlendra has an edge now, but signs of aggressive voting by Grand Alliance supporters could make it tough.”

Sushil Kumar Modi: ‘We miss Lalu Prasad. We now have to remind voters about his misrule’

Sushil Kumar Modi interview: 'Rahul Gandhi should have, in fact, tried to learn from PM Narendra Modi, who has set an example of hardwork.'

Pataliputra, Bihar: Ram Kripal and Misa Bharti in an absorbing contest

Most of Danapur residents have been committed RJD supporters for years, but are now upset with both RJD candidate Misa Bharti, and BJP candidate and sitting MP Ram Kripal Yadav for failing to check the periodic floods.

Bihar: JD(U) backs BJD demand for special status

JD(U) demanded changes in “terms of references of the Finance Commission to reconsider special status demands” by Odisha and Bihar.

Seat watch East Champaran voting on May 12: ‘Radha Mohan up against rookie, but can’t take it lightly’

East Champaran Lok Sabha constituency is witnessing a keen contest between five-time BJP MP and Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) candidate Aakash Singh, son of former Union minister and Congress’s Rajya Sabha MP Akhilesh Prasad Singh.

On The Campaign Trail In Patna Sahib: ‘We will vote for them, but they should take care of us’

Ravi Shankar Prasad has been moving in areas of Nitish's influence. Patna Sahib votes on May 19.

Siwan, Bihar: RJD banks on Muslim-Yadav votes, JD(U) nominee plays development card

Siwan has about 3 lakh Muslim and 2.5 lakh Yadav voters, 1.25 lakh Kushwaha and 80,000 Sahni voters, besides 4 lakh upper caste and 2.5 lakh EBC voters.

Vaishali, Bihar: Ex-aide, caste trouble senior RJD leader in his bastion

There are approximately 3 lakh Rajputs, 2.5 lakh Yadavs, 1.5 lakh Muslims, 1.25 lakh Kushwahas and 1 lakh Bhumihars in Vaishali.

Unimpressed by ‘nationalism’, in seat he won four times, election about Lalu being put in jail

Lalu won the seat for the first time in 1977 and last in 2009. In 2013, he lost his Lok Sabha membership following his conviction in a fodder scam case.

Seat watch, Hajipur: Ram Vilas Paswan record gives brother edge, RJD banks on ‘popular’ candidate

In 1989, Paswan improved on his record by defeating Congress’s Mahavir Paswan by 5,04,448 votes. For years now, Hajipur has been synonymous with two things — its bananas and Ram Vilas Paswan.

In NDA’s appeal to Sahni votes after four phases, a Bihar caste reality check

In the 2014 polls, the RJD and Congress — then in alliance with the JD(U) — had got over 30% votes. Whether its alliance calculations will add up to a critical 8-10% more is the question.

Seat watch, Muzaffarpur: In battle of Sahnis, boatmen see VIP’s Mukesh Sahni as leader

Mukesh Sahni, who started his political journey from Muzaffarpur seven years ago, has now become a household name by having conducted many community meetings in the last five years.