Wednesday, 17 August, 2022

Topic: mahagathbandhan

Decline in popularity main reason why Nitish Kumar snapped ties with BJP, says Sushil Modi

He is unstable and unpredictable, and his agenda is to break the RJD, says Bihar CM’s once close friend in an interview.

Why Prashant Kishor’s lunch meet is giving Modi rivals a taste of 2024

An anti-BJP Mahagathbandhan minus Congress for 2024 isn’t a bad idea. But a pre-poll umbrella of parties with influence over 300 seats can be a formidable entity, theoretically.

Congress is the new ‘vote-cutter’ in Indian politics

Maximum harm to TMC contradicts Rahul Gandhi's claim of 'saving the idea of India'.

Not just in Bihar, Congress has ‘pulled down’ allies in these other states too

The Congress won 19 of the 70 seats it contested in the Bihar assembly elections, while ally RJD emerged as biggest player in state and Left did well too.

Bihar election doesn’t reflect what is happening in India or in lives of Indians

We spend hours discussing how Nitish Kumar was cut to size and whether it was a mistake to allocate 70 seats to Congress. Then we switch to IPL.

Times Now, India Today, ABP discuss Bihar polls thriller, Sudhir Chaudhury compares it to IPL

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

AIMIM wins 5 seats in Bihar, but hasn’t made a big dent in Mahagathbandhan vote share

The AIMIM fielded 20 candidates in the elections to the 243-seat assembly, of which 14 were in the Muslim-dominated Seemanchal region.

Surrender is suicide: Nitish Kumar is paying the price for joining hands with Modi

Nitish Kumar decided to align himself with Delhi Durbar to buy insurance. That’s when his downfall began.

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.

Tejashwi Yadav releases Grand Alliance manifesto, says JD(U)-BJP stabbed Bihar in the back

The RJD leader also took a dig at Nitish Kumar saying Donald Trump will not accord special status to Bihar.

On Camera


Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
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.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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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.