Will send CM to jail for corruption in ‘Saat nischay’: Chirag Paswan

In continuation of his tirade against Nitish Kumar, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan on Sunday said that if his party is vo...

Chirag Paswan seeks votes from BJP voters for ‘Nitish-free’ Bihar

LJP chief Chirag Paswan, ...

Despite rise in women voters, representation in Bihar assembly low

The election dynamics in Bihar has witnessed a significant change with an increasing voters' turnout among women in the last few years. The coming forward of more women in active participatory democracy has now outnumbered men voters in some constituencies in the state where elections are due in less than a week.

RJD manifesto promises free laptops, farm loan waiver and 10 lakh jobs

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Chirag targets Nitish, this time, over liquor ban in Bihar

Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan on Saturday (October 24) targeted JD-U chief Nitish Kumar over the alcohol ban in Bihar, a poll promise that was implemented after the 2015 state election. Bihar votes for a new 243-member assembly on October 28, November 3 and 7. The results will be out on November 10. “In the name of liqour ban, peop...

Tejashwi: ‘My father will be out on Nov 9, Nitish will get farewell a day later’

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav has said that his father, Lalu Yadav, will come out of jail on November 9 and a day later Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will have his farewell.

Nitish Kumar is tired, cannot handle Bihar anymore: Tejashwi Yadav

Patna: RJD leader and the chief ministerial candidate of the Grand Alliance with Congress Tejashwi Yadav on Friday took a dig at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying he was tired and he will not be able to handle Bihar anymore. The Assembly elections this time will be fought over unemployment, he said   

Those criticizing farm laws are helping middlemen, says PM at Bihar rally

In a high-voltage BJP campaign five days ahead of the first phase of polling in Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (October 23) declared that the NDA is returning to power and slammed the Opposition for their condemnation of farm laws, saying it was an “excuse” to save middlemen.

‘Give me vote, I will give you vaccine’: Raut’s dig at BJP’s poll promise

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut took a dig at the BJP over its manifesto for Bihar elections where the saffron party announced that the people of the state will get free COVID-19 vaccines.


Writer for Muralidharan’s biopic ‘800’ requests people to allow fil...

Shehan Karunatilaka, a writer who is associated with Muttiah Muralitharan’s biopic 800 starring actor Vijay Sethupathi, appealed to people to give a chance to the creators of the movie and allow them to go ahead with the movie.

IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings should reinvent thinking, replenish squad

The famous CSK spirit wasn’t on view till the 12th match of a doomed campaign in IPL 2020. They will, however, be also delighted that it re-emerged at least in the 12th match, providing a blueprint for the future.

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BJP promises 19 lakh jobs, free COVID shots in Bihar poll manifesto

Patna: The BJP on Thursday sought to take the wind out of RJD’s sails by promising 19 lakh jobs in Bihar in its manifesto released by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

‘Coaching city’ like Kota to Sita temple: Chirag’s manifesto is one...

Patna: A ‘city’ like Kota in Rajasthan to coach students for various competitive exams, a grand Sita temple that will put the state on the world map, and free rides in government buses for women are among the promises made by Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan for the Bihar Assembly elections.

Bihar battleground: RJD alliance gains ground, Tejashwi draws huge crowds

Things appear to be changing in the run-up to the three-phase Bihar elections beginning Oct 28. The Grand Alliance led by RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav is attracting huge crowds in villages and small towns.

Bihar Assembly polls: JD(U) should take a lesson from Maharashtra

The almost equal seat-sharing formula achieved by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar assembly polls suggests that the party is all set to become the Big Brother in the state on the lines of the Maharashtra model.

Nitish Kumar meets Chirag days after his ‘ignored by CM’ rant

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan on Tuesday at the Shraad ceremony of his father and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan following bitter accusations that assume significance in view of the current election dynamics in the state. 

Worry for Nitish as Chirag’s ‘strategy’ may help Tejashwi sail thro...

Bihar elections is less than 10 days away and the situation is seemingly becoming more difficult for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, whose Janata Dal (United) is at the firing point of its former ally, the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) headed by Chirag Paswan.

Chirag doesn’t mind criticism, but ‘BJP should use words carefully’...

Patna: Chirag Paswan, who heads the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in poll-bound Bihar, has advised the BJP, a former ally of his party, to "use the words wisely", while stating that he is open to criticism by the saffron leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Many left-out BJP leaders figure on LJP’s second list

Patna: Despite the BJP accusing it of trying to split votes in the Assembly elections, the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has given seats to many candidates not given ticket by the saffron party in its second list of 53 candidates that it released on Friday, even as it reiterated that it will work to rid Bihar of the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) 

Tejashwi takes dig at Nitish, says Trump will not get Bihar special status

Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who is the the chief ministerial candidate of the opposition Mahagathbandhan, said unemployment is the biggest issue for the Bihar assembly elections and targeted CM Nitish Kumar for failing to get special status for the state saying “US president Donald Trump will not help get it”. 

Chirag Paswan: My father “instigated” me to go alone in Bihar polls

Chirag Paswan, who has quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to go solo against JDU’s Nitish Kumar, says it was his father Ram Vilas Paswan who "instigated" him to go it alone in the Bihar assembly elections.

The Paswan factor will play a big role in Bihar elections

Patna: On Saturday (October 11) evening when the mortal remains of Dalit leader Ram Vilas Pawan was being consigned to flames at a local cremation centre in Patna, a galaxy of ministers from the state and at the Centre attended the ritual.  One of the notable faces among them was Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar who stayed at the cremation site for ab...

Dalit outfit led by Chirag Paswan’s cousin wants Union cabinet berth for him

Patna: After the death of Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, an organisation associated with the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) wants his son and party president Chirag Paswan to be accommodated in the Union cabinet. The Dalit Sena, an entity established by Paswan senior, has also wants Ram Vilas Paswan’s widow Reena Paswan to be given a Rajya Sabha seat.

India mourns Bihar’s Dalit icon Paswan; national flag flies at half-mast

The body of Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan was taken to his residence in Delhi from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Friday. The Dalit leader died on Thursday at the age of 74.

Ex-constable to contest from Bihar Assembly seat desired by former police chief

In the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar, the NDA will field a former police constable from the Buxar constituency, a seat desired by former DGP Gupteshwar Pandey who quit as the chief of the Bihar police force last month to join the JD(U).  The Buxar seat went to the BJP as part of the seat-sharing agreement with the JD(U) for the elections....

Caught in a peculiar situation, BJP set to redraw its Bihar strategy

The BJP is driven back to the drawing board for its Bihar poll strategy as Chirag Paswan-led LJP has decided to go it alone in the assembly polls, putting up candidates against the Nitish Kumar-led JD-U, the key partner in the NDA. Chirag has presented a peculiar situation for the BJP – while his LJP will fight the JD-U, it will spare ...

Bihar: LJP not to take NDA boat, but will support BJP, fight JD(U)

Patna: Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has decided to contest the Bihar elections on its own but said its candidates will continue to support the BJP.The LJP took the decision at its central parliamentary board meeting held under the leadership of party president Chirag Paswan on Sunday.

‘Paswan ka Chirag’ set to light up Bihar poll scene

Amid cracks in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over seat-sharing between Lok Janshakti Party and Janata Dal (United), Chirag Paswan -- the challenger to Nitish Kumar’s single-handed authority in Bihar -- is positioning himself as the kingmaker and preparing to quit the alliance ahead of the polls.

Bihar: Grand Alliance announces seat-sharing deal; RJD to contest in 144 seats

A multi-party Grand Alliance took shape ahead of the Bihar assembly polls on Saturday (October 3), notwithstanding a minor fissure, with Rashtriya Janata Dal's Tejashwi Yadav being backed unanimously as the face of the coalition and the party ending up with a lion's share of the seats.

RJD-led alliance almost finalizes seat-sharing in Bihar

The RJD-led opposition Grand Alliance in Bihar appears to have arrived at a seat-sharing arrangement, although the parties are yet to make an official announcement.

Bihar polls: RJD’s ‘job offer’ for youth has NDA on back foot

In a season of new alliances and tall promises, the main opposition, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) headed by jailed politician Lalu Prasad, has promised 10 lakh permanent government jobs to the youth, if elected to power. Voting for the three-phase elections for the 243-member Bihar Assembly is due on October 28, Nov 3 and Nov 7. The results ar...