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Bihar election 2020

Nitish Ji ignored major problems of state; people should vote to ring in change: Tejashwi Yadav

Elections | Oct 28, 2020, 07:17 AM IST

The polling for Bihar elections 2020 began at 7 am on Wednesday. Ahead of the start of the polling, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday said that people should vote to ring in a change in this election.

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Bihar Election 2020: 10 lakh jobs, farm loan waiver highlights of RJD manifesto

Elections | Oct 24, 2020, 11:07 AM IST

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Saturday released its manifesto for the Bihar Assembly Election 2020. The manifesto, which was released by party's chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav along with other leaders, promised farm loan waiver and 10 lakh jobs.

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Eknath Khadse, former Maharashtra minister and BJP veteran, joins NCP

Politics | Oct 23, 2020, 04:57 PM IST

Eknath Khadse, who resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recently, joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the presence of party chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai on Friday

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Opposition has formed 'pitara' against NDA, they call it 'Mahagathbandhan': PM Modi in Gaya

Elections | Oct 23, 2020, 02:17 PM IST

Opposition parties have formed a 'pitara' (box) against NDA called Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance), said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gaya on Friday adding that the grand alliance allowed Naxal movement in the past. 

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'Those who made Bihar 'Bimaru' will not return' to power: Top quotes from PM Modi's rally

Elections | Oct 23, 2020, 07:32 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed his first election rally in poll-bound Bihar. Beginning his speech, the prime minister paid tributes to the soldiers from the state who had made the supreme sacrifice in the Galwan Valley clash and the Pulwama attack.

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Sushil Kumar Modi: BJP's Bihar troubleshooter, Nitish Kumar's all-weather aide

Elections | Oct 23, 2020, 03:53 PM IST

Sushil Modi is one of the most prominent figures in Bihar politics. Referred to as SuMo, the Bihar Deputy Chief Minister emerged out of the 1974-75 Jayaprakash Narayan (JP) movement. He figures among the NDA's star campaigners for the upcoming October-November Bihar elections.

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Jitan Ram Manjhi: Nitish's former bête noire seeks re-election from Imamganj

Elections | Oct 23, 2020, 03:59 PM IST

He has switched sides more than you can vividly remember. Talk of Bihar's political landscape and there he is -- Jitan Ram Manjhi, a low-profile leader who has garnered attention every election with his astounding political choices.

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Pappu Yadav: Potential kingmaker from Madhepura seat eyeing victory to a 'corruption-free' Bihar

Elections | Oct 22, 2020, 11:20 PM IST

For the coming polls, Pappu Yadav, who formed the Jan Adhikar Party - Loktantrik (JAP-L) in 2015, has been named the chief ministerial candidate of the newly-formed Progressive Democratic Alliance (PDA) and is all set to take on both the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Grand Alliance. Pappu will contest the upcoming state election from Madhepura constituency. He will take on JDU's Nikhil Mandal and RJS's Chandrasekhar in Madhepura.

Who is Luv Sinha? The 'Bihari Putra' of Shatrugun Sinha and Congress candidate from Bankipur

Who is Luv Sinha? The 'Bihari Putra' of Shatrugun Sinha and Congress candidate from Bankipur

Elections | Oct 22, 2020, 06:28 PM IST

Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha's son Luv Sinha is all set to enter the political circuit by contesting the assembly elections from his ancestral place in Bihar.

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When Nitish Kumar lost his cool over 'Lalu zindabad' slogans during poll rally

Elections | Oct 22, 2020, 05:39 PM IST

Slogans shouting "Lalu Zindabad" at an election rally on Wednesday seemed to have angered Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. A visibly irate CM could be seen stopping his speech midway to take on those in the crowd shouting pro-Lalu slogans.

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Setback for BJP, Eknath Khadse quits party, set to join Sharad Pawar's NCP

India | Oct 21, 2020, 04:41 PM IST

Senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse on Wednesday resigned from the party's primary membership. He is set to join Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party.

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MP BJP minister calls Congress candidate's wife 'mistress', faces flak

India | Oct 20, 2020, 09:20 AM IST

​Bisahulal Singh, a BJP minister in Madhya Pradesh, is facing flak for allegedly using a derogatory term for the wife of a Congress candidate. The row has erupted in the midst of a political storm surrounding senior Congress leader and former chief minister Kamal Nath who referred to BJP leader Imarti Devi as "item".

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'Remark shamelessly justified': Shivraj tears into Kamal Nath for 'item' jibe against Imarti Devi

Politics | Oct 19, 2020, 01:21 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday tore into former CM and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath for referring to cabinet minister Imarti Devi as "item" during an address ahead of the November 3 by-elections in the state.

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Will Sonia tolerate such remarks against her daughter: Imarti Devi on Kamal Nath's 'item' jibe

Politics | Oct 19, 2020, 10:39 AM IST

Madhya Pradesh cabinet minister Imarti Devi has taken strong objection to former CM Kamal Nath's comments referring to her as an "item". Fuming over the statement, the BJP leader demanded Congress President Sonia Gandhi to oust Kamal Nath from the party.

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Ballia firing: Nadda expresses displeasure over BJP MLA Surendra Singh's remarks

Politics | Oct 19, 2020, 09:52 AM IST

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda has expressed his displeasure over the statements of party MLA Surendra Singh's statement in connection with the Ballia firing incident, sources told India TV.

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LJD chief Sharad Yadav's daughter Subhashini to join Congress today, will contest Bihar election

Elections | Oct 14, 2020, 11:39 AM IST

Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) chief Sharad Yadav's daughter Subhashini Raj Rao will join the Congress party today, ahead of assembly elections in Bihar. She is set to contest the polls from Biharganj seat.

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Zero impact on the ground in Tamil Nadu: Congress on Khushbu Sundar's exit

Politics | Oct 12, 2020, 12:16 PM IST

Accusing actor Kushboo Sundar of lacking "ideological commitment", the Congress said on Monday her quitting the organisation would have no impact on Tamil Nadu politics.

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Khushbu Sundar dropped as AICC spokesperson; likely to join BJP

Politics | Oct 12, 2020, 10:25 AM IST

Actor-turned politician Khushbu Sundar was dropped as AICC spokesperson with immediate effect on Monday. The development was confirmed by the Congress, in a statement.


JD(U) likely to contest 122 seats in Bihar, BJP 121; formal announcement today

Elections | Oct 06, 2020, 08:56 AM IST

Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United and the BJP have decided to go for an almost 50:50 formula with the JDU getting 122 seats and the saffron party landing up with the remaining 121, TOI quoted sources as saying. The two parties are expected to formally announce their respective candidates today.

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Bihar Election 2020: CPI(M) announces 4 candidates

Elections | Oct 05, 2020, 09:18 AM IST

Ajay Kumar will contest from Bibhutipur constituency while Rajendra Prasad Singh has been fielded from Matihani. Rajmangal Prasad will be contesting from Pipra and Satendra Yadav from Majhi assembly constituency.