In an interview to indianexpress.com, Iman said: "In our campaign, we urged voters not to support those who had deceived them in 2015, and to back those who talked about their issues and would provide them their own leadership."
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
In a veiled reference to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the Mahagathbandhan’s CM candidate said, the Centre “has harassed you by bringing in different laws... I stood with you at that time. Let’s not get divided now.”
The AIMIM, which is hoping Kishanganj will be its springboard into Bihar politics, says AMU-K is one of their main poll issues. Qamrul Hoda, who won the Kishanganj Assembly bypoll last year, says, “The Centre and state have deliberately kept the region illiterate, using Seemanchal as a vote bank.”
Mirchantola is one the 25 villages in Amour Vidhan Sabha constituency in north Bihar that has been braving floods and massive land erosion over the past few years. This year, in Mirchantola alone, 100 families have been uprooted.
As per details released by Rajasthan’s Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Rohit Kumar Singh, 457 evacuees from Iran who were quarantined at the Army facility in Jaisalmer have been sent home to Srinagar and Ladakh in three batches over the last three days.
As the government extended the lockdown by 19 more days, migrant workers from Seemanchal -- consisting of Kishanganj, Purnea and Kathihar in Bihar and Uttar Dinajpur in West Bengal -- are staring at a bleak future.
The students of Marwari College which is affiliated to Bhupendra Narayan Mandal University, Madhepura, were protesting against the cancellation and delay of BA Part-I examination just a day before it was to begin.
A week on, water has receded in the flood-hit Seemanchal region of Bihar and parts of West Bengal, but what is left behind is only wreckage, telling the stories of death and destruction. Apart from human lives, livestock have been lost and crops destroyed.
Chakulia block in Uttar Dinajapur is also under the grip of flood. Water from the Mahananda river breached the NH 31 on Sunday marooning major part of the area. The power grid in Dalkola is under water, disrupting power supply in the entire region.