Friday, 2 December, 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

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.