Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicBihar Assembly Polls

Topic: Bihar Assembly Polls

‘Nothing to do with Jinnah ideology’ — Congress defends its Bihar candidate Maskoor Usmani 

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said Jinnah controversy around Usmani, a former AMU student body president, was manufactured by BJP's ‘hate factory’. 

Will pass bill to scrap ‘anti-farm laws’ if voted to power, says Randeep Singh Surjewala

Congress, CPI, CPM are part of the grand alliance under the leadership of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

After ‘Bihar Mein Ee Ba’ row, BJP ready with another campaign song by Manoj Tiwari

Suna ho Bihar ke bhaiya, the song penned and sung by MP and former Delhi party chief Manoj Tiwari, has been sent to the Election Commission for clearance.

BJP sticks to upper caste candidates for Bihar polls but keeps Yadavs in the mix

Of the BJP’s 110 candidates, 51 are upper caste, even though they constitute only 16 per cent of Bihar’s population.

Thousands attend rallies, no masks — Covid makes no difference to Bihar election campaign

Election Commission has allowed rallies to be held but under strict Covid protocols, none of which are being followed by political parties campaigning for Bihar polls.

Shatrughan Sinha’s son Luv gets Congress ticket, to contest from Bankipore in Patna

Luv Sinha will be pitted against three-time BJP MLA Nitin Navin, who has held the seat since November 2005.

LJP not our ‘B’ team, BJP has nothing to gain from JD(U) losing, Bihar dy CM Sushil Modi says

In interview with ThePrint, Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi insists BJP has nothing to do with LJP contesting solo & says situation wouldn’t have arisen if Ram Vilas Paswan was alive. 

‘Bihar Mein Ee Ba’ is BJP’s reply in rap to Manoj Bajpayee song on migrant crisis

In a two-minute Bhojpuri song titled ‘Bihar Mein Ee Ba’ (this is what Bihar Has), the BJP is boasting the achievements of the Nitish Kumar-led NDA government.

BJP’s ‘damage control’ after Bihar opinion poll — 9 rebels contesting on LJP ticket suspended

The rebels getting LJP tickets to contest Bihar polls had caused friction between BJP & ally JD(U). BJP action comes after opinion polls suggest close fights in some seats.

Accused of murder, rape, extortion — 11 dons & wives fighting Bihar polls from RJD & JD(U)

At least 11 dons or their wives have been handed tickets for the first phase of polls to be held on 28 October. A majority of them have bagged RJD or JD(U) nominations.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

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.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.