Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicCongress-RJD

Topic: Congress-RJD

Nitish’s Bihar is a magician’s worst nightmare & how the arrow slipped out of BJP’s hands

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

Back in Patna, Lalu says NDA will ‘stampede’ after bypolls, RJD will ultimately form Bihar govt

RJD chief Lalu Prasad has returned to Bihar after 3.5 years, and will be addressing rallies in Kusheshwar Asthan and Tarapur, where bypolls are scheduled for 30 October.

Kanhaiya who? Why RJD will ignore ex-JNU student leader inducted by ally Congress

Kanhaiya Kumar joined Congress on 28 September in Delhi. He was earlier a member of CPI, and lost his maiden election from Begusarai in 2019.

Bihar gave Pyrrhic victory award to Nitish Kumar and best loser award to Tejashwi Yadav

Even after winning the Bihar assembly election, if JD(U) president and incumbent CM Nitish Kumar feels insecure and forlorn, he has only himself to blame.

How Tejashwi went from failed cricketer & a Lok Sabha disaster to almost chief minister

But for a poor show from the Congress, Tejashwi would’ve achieved his CM ambitions. It’s redemption for a politician whose credentials were questioned just last year.

Opinion polls put Modi-Nitish at ease till news headlines suck the joy out of NDA campaign

The contrast between surly incumbent Nitish Kumar and calm pretender Tejashwi Yadav has been neatly juxtaposed on TV, which has gone the extra mile in its coverage of Bihar election.

BJP-JDU will surely win Bihar election, but something did change in past 3 months

Considering the strengths and limitations of BJP, JDU, RJD and Congress, here’s the likely outcome of the Bihar assembly election.

Bihar poll nominations open, but neither Grand Alliance nor NDA can agree on seat-sharing

While RJD insists on offering Congress just 60 seats out of 243, NDA is unable to convince LJP president Chirag Paswan to take 20 seats and stay in alliance.

Why Owaisi, ‘twinkle twinkle little star’ of Bihar politics, is giving jitters to RJD-Congress

AIMIM has once again been labelled the ‘B team’ of BJP, but Owaisi says an NDA victory in Bihar polls will be the RJD-Congress’ fault.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

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

HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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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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