Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicBihar Assembly Polls

Topic: Bihar Assembly Polls

Chirag, Nitish, caste, Naxals and land reform — Modi’s 5 messages to Bihar voters

PM Modi kicked-off his Bihar assembly polls campaign Friday with rallies at Sasaram, Gaya and Bhagalpur. CM Nitish Kumar was present at two.

Why Bihar’s ‘Sushasan Babu’ Nitish Kumar risks losing his reputation even if he wins

There is visible anger directed at the CM — with Nitish Kumar’s moniker of ‘Sushasan Babu’ giving way to terms such as ‘Paltu Ram’, ‘Paltu Kumar’, ‘Dal Badlu’.

Tum mujhe vote do, main tumhe vaccine doonga — Zee, Times Now says all’s fair in elections

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

‘Even better than father Lalu’ — how Tejashwi 2020 is a stark contrast to Tejashwi 2019

Tejashwi Yadav is drawing huge crowds but there is also a marked change in his campaigning, with the RJD leader striking a chord with the electorate and exuding confidence.

BJP promises free Covid vaccine for every Bihar resident if NDA is voted back to power

In its manifesto, BJP also promised 19 lakh jobs and making Hindi a medium of instruction in engineering and medical courses.

319 Bihar candidates are criminals, says Aaj Tak, Mirror Now calls out sexism in netas

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

‘Murder, extortion, rape’ — 30% candidates in Bihar first phase have criminal records

This despite Election Commission’s letter to political parties in July, saying they have to provide reasons for fielding candidates with criminal records.

Bihar BJP goes after Kamal Nath for ‘item’ remark, women leaders plan 4 hour-fast in protest

Bihar BJP's women unit have demanded a public apology from Kamal Nath, who called former party colleague and BJP candidate in the Madhya Pradesh by poll, Imarti Devi, an 'item'.

‘Justice for Sushant’ chorus dies down in Bihar, actor’s death not a poll issue for any party

Not a word is being uttered about Sushant Singh Rajput by any political party during Bihar election campaign. The electorate is not interested to talk about him either.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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Indian, American soldier during Yudh Abhyas 2022 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Hand-to-hand combat, memories of ‘Vietnam & dal tadka’ — US soldiers’ takeaways from Yudh Abhyas

Held in Uttarakhand’s Auli, aim of the annual India-US joint exercise, which ended Friday, was to increase interoperability between the 2 armies & allow them to exchange best practices.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.