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Women voters outnumber men, but fewer fielded

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has named only 13 women candidates in the list of 108 it has announced so far for the elections it is fighting in an alliance with chief minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), or JD (U).
To be sure, Bihar has had 50% reservation in local bodies for women since 2006; in the state legislature, women continue make up for less than 20% of the total strength.(Bloomberg)
To be sure, Bihar has had 50% reservation in local bodies for women since 2006; in the state legislature, women continue make up for less than 20% of the total strength.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 08:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Congress central unit takes control of Bihar poll preparations

This is perhaps for the first time that the All India Congress Committee (AICC), the party’s central unit, has taken complete charge of election management and preparations during any state polls, people aware of the development said.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala(PTI)
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala(PTI)
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 06:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

LJP asks EC to not hold Bihar elections in Oct-Nov, says polls in Covid-19 pandemic will endanger lives

The party has said resources should now be focussed on curbing the COVID-19 crisis and tackling floods in the state and not holding the polls.
The EC has sought views of all parties on the elections.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The EC has sought views of all parties on the elections.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 09:28 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
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