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Bihar Congress calculates: JD[U] alliance is asset, RJD liability

    Cong-RJD: time to part? Patna: According to reports, Bihar Congress on Wednesday held a review meeting after the Lok Sabha election debacle with party leaders regretting the tie-up with RJD and proposing an alliance with JD(U) in state assembly polls next year. The meeting adopted a unanimous resolution reposing faith in the leadership of party president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi to guide it to strength, state party vice-president and media in charge Prem Chand Mishra told the press. The day-long review meeting, presided over by PCC chief Ashok Choudhary, was... 

Historical Gandhi Maidan all set for another historical moment today…

Historical Gandhi Maidan all set for another historical moment today… The place from where JP changed the course of Indian Politics ...set for another change (Photo Courtsey BCCL) The historical Gandhi Maidan from where Jai Prakash Narayan changed the political course of India, is now all set to witness another historical moment, the swearing in ceremony of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Although for his previous term also he took oath at Gandhi Maidan, but this time it becomes even more special, as people have have given him huge mandate, a massive one. Thousands of people from different... 

Last phase; Aurangabad Updates

Left, right or centre? who will come to power in Bihar? Skirmish forAurangabad In Bihar, campaigning is at its peak for the 6th and last phase of Assembly elections.  Senior leaders from different political parties are addressing election rallies in Aurangabad district to woo the voters. Polling will be held on 20th of this month. About 13 lakhs 32 thousand voters would political fate aspirants from Aurangabad district on 20th of this month in last phase of assembly elections Aurangabad is a district in Magadh region and is associated with first Deputy Chief Minister cum Finance Minister of Bihar... 

Vote Counting Preparations Begin

Preparations for Vote counting in Gopalganj As the final phases of the Great battle for Bihar draw to a close, officuals are concentrating on ensuring the smooth vote-enumeration and declaration of results. Deputy Electoral Officer Naushad Alam has directed that the counting of votes for all six assembly constituencies of the Gopalganj district shall take place from 8 AM on November 24. The psotal votes shall be counted first.  The district election officer and his team are putting the final touch to the preparations, according to an official release. DEO Naushad Alam has directed that any objections... 

5th Phase voting is on

5th Phase voting is on in Bihar Patna:  Thirty five constituencies in eight districts will go to the fifth and penultimate phase of the Assembly elections in Bihar on Tuesday even as Maoists have given a poll boycott call. Polling is being held  between 7 AM and 4 PM in the Maoist-hit constituencies of Rajauli, Gobindpur, Arwal, Kurtha, Jehanabad, Ghosi, Makhdumpur, Bodh Gaya, Phulwari, Masaurhi, Paliganj, Agiaon, Atri, Bikram, Barbigha and Belaganj. Around 81.26 lakh voters will decide the fate of 490 candidates, including 44 women. Prominent candidates are state JD-U ministers Hari Narain Singh... 

Voting for Third Phase tomorrow

Voting for Third Phase tomorrow Vote Bihar Vote... Bihar is all set to vote for third phase tomorrow. Tight security arrangements have been made to stop any disturbance in, voting security arrangements include air surveillance, armed forces, patrolling party and also webcasting of sensitive constituencies to keep on a tab. Altogether 1,03,76,022 voters, including 47,71,171 female voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in 48 constituencies spread over six districts of Gopalganj, Siwan, Vaishali, Saran, East Champaran and West Champaran. The fate of 785 candidates, including 65 women, would... 

Nitish slams sonia; Wasnik accepts Nitish offer for open Debate

Nitish slams Sonia Nitish slams sonia; Wasnik accepts Nitish offer for open Debate Patna: A day after taking on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar slammed Congress president Sonia Gandhi, charging her with “misleading people” on the issues relating to Aligarh Muslim University’s Centre in Kishanganj and corruption in schemes. “We are stunned to hear from Congress president that the Centre cleared the proposal for setting up a centre of AMU in Kishanganj in Bihar… it is nothing but a blatant lie,” Kumar told reporters. He also added “The... 

MLAs show startling 5 year asset growth

PATNA: As many as 27 MLAs who are contesting the Bihar assembly elections again have increased their  assets on an average by 301 percent, compared to the assets declared by them during the last assembly polls, according to an analysis done by Association for Democratic Re-forms (ADR) and New Election Watch (NEW), which have been working on electoral reforms and improving democracy in governance in India. The average assets of the MLAs as declared in 2005 was Rs 16.74 lakh. Their average assets as declared in 2010 stood at Rs 67.23 lakh. The average growth being about Rs 50.48 lakh. ‘The top... 
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