Sunday, 7 August, 2022
TopicBihar elections

Topic: Bihar elections

Drawing blanks in 5 bypolls in 4 states, BJP concerned over Bihar defeat, momentum in Bengal

Congress won Assembly seats in Chhattisgarh & Maharashtra, RJD won in Bihar — where BJP is part of ruling coalition — and TMC in Bengal. TMC also won Asansol Lok Sabha seat.

Trounced by RJD in Bihar bypoll, BJP’s move against ex-ally VIP backfires as it cuts into vote

RJD beat BJP by margin of 36,000 votes in Bochahan, while VIP came third with 29,000. BJP leaders also cite core voters, including sizable Bhumihar community, turning against party.

India’s Hindi belt politics has a southern challenger — Asaduddin Owaisi

The ‘Hyderabad ke mohalle ka leader’ is now being dubbed as ‘nearly king-maker’. Taking him lightly will only cost the Opposition.

End of the road for Nitish’s ‘Laxman’ in Bihar — Sushil Modi unlikely to return as deputy CM

CM-elect Nitish Kumar and Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh skipped questions, but Sushil Modi himself hinted on Twitter that he will just remain a worker.

Grassroot presence and a ‘natural’ alliance — why the embattled Left did well in Bihar

CPI, CPI(M) & CPI(ML) Liberation won 16 Bihar seats under RJD-led Mahagathbandhan, showing fight despite the Left’s electoral marginalisation in recent years.

Almost 70% of MLAs in Bihar’s new assembly face criminal cases, up 10% from the last one

ADR analysis finds 123 out of 163 ‘criminal’ MLAs have serious charges against them. Number of crorepati MLAs has also gone up to 81% from 67%.

Bihar election ‘promises’, and Arnab Goswami’s ‘dare’ for Uddhav Thackeray

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Double-digit growth but high unemployment — challenge before Nitish Kumar’s new Bihar govt

Tejashwi Yadav's RJD offered 10 lakh new jobs, while Nitish’s ally BJP offered 19 lakh. Here’s how victorious NDA can set about fixing the problem.

Flowers, cut-outs and PM Modi’s speech — how BJP celebrated NDA’s Bihar victory in Delhi

The celebration was organised at the BJP's Delhi headquarters, and ThePrint's National Photo Editor Praveen Jain captured some scenes of jubilation.

Left parties allege irregularities in final stages of vote counting in Bihar

The three Left parties — CPI, CPI (Marxist) and CPI (Marxist-Leninist) — said they will take up the issue with the EC along with other partners of the Bihar Mahagathbandhan.

On Camera

YourTurn

A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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