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Who has won Bihar?

SPECULATIONS AND PREDICTIONS ON BIHAR ASSEMBLY POLLS  Will Nitish Return, or will the State Assembly be ‘hung’? That’s the question. Polling is  over in Bihar  and the predictions have started. State BJP president CP Thakur  says the NDA will win about 170 of the total 243 seats in the Bihar assembly elections and form the government once again under Nitish Kumar. “The increase in the polling percentage reflected the people’s acknowledgment of the developmental work under the NDA during the past five years,” he told reporters in Patna. The people, Thakur said, were for... 

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... 

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... 

Naxals ‘Obama’ pretext to scare voters

burning truck  Obama pretext to showcase Naxal might   Patna: Obama visits in Delhi and the Maoists blow up railway tracks in Bihar, one of India’s poorest states, in yet another show of senseless violence in the name of the ‘people’. The actual motive is to send a strong signal to the Bihar government that this  phase of elections are going to be anything but peaceful. The violence in Bihar came ahead of assembly polls in 35 constituencies in drought-hit districts Tuesday. Almost a third of the constituencies are in Maoist-affected areas. Describing as inadequate the security arrangement... 

Election fever in Bihar unabated

Election Roundup In Bihar,election fever in the state is in full swing. The campaigning comes to an end on Sunday. The fifth phase of elections will be held in 35 assembly constituencies on November 9. Out of 35 of these, 12 constituencies are naxal-infested. Stalwarts of different political parties including Senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Adwani, JD ( U) President Sharad Yadav, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, LJP President Ram Vilash Paswan, State congress chief Mehboob ALI Qaiser and left leaders addressed a series of election meetings in different parts of the constituencies . According to AIR Patna,... 

Action packed Battle for Bihar

Voters in Gaya Action packed Battle for Bihar Patna: Maoists triggered a land mine blast to scare away voters even as 10 million electorate cast ballots in Bihar’s fourth phase polling for 42 Assembly constituencies and the by-poll for Banka Lok Sabha seat on Monday. Director General of Police Neelmani said the extremists had detonated the land mine near a bridge on the Chakai-Jamui main road in Betia jungle and lobbed four powerful bombs near booth No.56 and 57 at Danapur, but there had been no report of casualty in any of the incidents.  The ultras made quick retreat immediately after... 

Dont take us for granted, says BJP leader

You can't take the BJP for granted says Naqvi Bihar Days Team BJP has slated its Bihar campaign for October and are still finalising the details, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said in an interview . Mentioning that it was too early to say anything about Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modis participation in the Bihar Campaign, he cautioned the alliance partners about dictating terms to the BJP. The campaign strategy will be decided through a mutual agreement, he pointed out. We are in the process of drawing up the list of possible rallies that we will organise on our own, and... 

For the great vote 2010, Its Bahubali ka bela in Rural Bihar

Team Bihardays More than 66,000 suspected troublemakers have filled up bonds promising not to disrupt the polling process in the coming Bihar assembly elections, media reports said Friday. The authorities have identified a total of 66,585 people they feel can cause violence during the October-November However, political parties in Bihar, for all their clean politics claims, are on the look out for bahubalis or strongmen to give them an electoral edge in the rural areas. Many of the bahubalis have criminal backgrounds. The reality is that that tainted candidates may take the field... 

Narendra Modi to campaign in Bihar?

If Narendra Modi campaigns, will Nitish face opposition in his own camp? Will Narendra Modi campaign for the BJP in Bihar or not? Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi, and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha say theres no reason why he shouldnt. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar isnt too comfortable about it. Favouring the “old arrangement” , campaigning during the Bihar Assembly without the help of Gujarat CM Narendra Modi , Chief Minister Nitish Kumar left it to the BJP to decide on the matter. JD(U) declined to the presence of Modi during the Lok Sabha election campaign. “A controversy... 

Glen Galstaun (now MLA), in the center, on the hot seat, at an AIDS memorial function From Frank Krishner Patna: The microscopic Anglo-Indian community plays a decisive role in Jharkhand’s topsy-turvy politics, the reason being the single nominated seat to the Legislative Assembly that can make all the difference in the close ‘show-of-strength’ contests. The nomination of Glen Galstaun for the Jharkhand Assembly, a day before the Arjun Munda government has to prove his majority on the floor of the House is a case in point. The total strength of the Jharkhand Assembly is 82. The Anglo-Indian... 
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