Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicBJP Bihar

Topic: BJP Bihar

From Bochaha bypoll to Parshuram Jayanti, BJP has a big Bhumihar problem in Bihar

The upper caste Bhumihars, part of the BJP’s core vote-base, have been getting increasingly alienated from the party and are pledging their allegiance to traditional ‘enemy’ RJD.

How Nitish is bargaining hard with BJP over both Bihar and Union cabinet expansions

JD(U) has demanded two berths in the Union cabinet & as many MoS positions. In 2019, Nitish had rejected BJP’s offer of ‘symbolic representation’ in the Union cabinet.

Nitish says cabinet expansion waiting for BJP proposal, but BJP says CM playing ‘big brother’

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar says the cabinet will be expanded once he gets a proposal from BJP. RJD says Nitish has 'weakened' and surrendered before BJP.

Modi brings up ‘Jungle Raj’ as BJP and JD(U) fall back on old line of attack on RJD

The NDA campaign is now revolving around the ‘Jungle Raj’ of Lalu and Rabri but RJD says BJP & JD(U) trying to obfuscate from ‘real issues’ of unemployment and corruption.

Why I am not excited about Bihar election: Yogendra Yadav

Elections are now a routine exercise. It's all about the election machine and media management, and less about reflecting deeper political trends.

Nitish no longer ‘big brother’ in Bihar, JD(U) likely to cede 50% assembly seats to BJP

The final NDA distribution of seats for the upcoming Bihar assembly polls is expected to be announced either Sunday evening or Monday.

Outgoing Bihar DGP says he will join politics and ‘may’ contest polls from hometown Buxar

Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey, who opted for VRS, says his actions related to FIR lodged in Patna in Sushant Singh Rajput case had anything to do with him joining politics.

Modi feeding peacocks stirs a row in poll-bound Bihar as RJD recalls 2017 Lalu episode

BJP had demanded action under wildlife protection laws against Lalu Prasad when 2 peacocks were brought to his residence in 2017. RJD now accuses BJP of double standards.

No rallies or roadshows, Bihar digital election is on WhatsApp, Facebook — BJP’s home turf

Gone are the days of packed campaign rallies of Lalu Prasad Yadav. Today’s politics is about who can spread their message better on WhatsApp and Facebook.

Prashant Kishor-Sushil Modi war of words escalate over JD(U)-BJP Bihar seat share

Row was triggered Sunday when Prashant Kishor suggested JD(U) deserved the larger number of seats for Bihar assembly elections scheduled for 2020.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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