Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicBJP Bihar

Topic: BJP Bihar

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.

Sanjay Jaiswal made BJP’s Bihar unit president, Satish Punia party’s Rajasthan chief

Political watchers believe Sanjay Jaiswal may help the BJP bring some harmony in its uneven tie-up with Nitish Kumar-led JD(U).

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.