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Congress rumblings grow, Ghulam Nabi Azad for internal polls

Ghulam Nabi Azad , one of the 23 leaders who signed a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi in August demanding major changes in the party’s functioning, also said the “general impression (is) that there is no president of the party.”
Congress president Sonia Gandhi with Ghulam Nabi Azad, A K Antony, Manmohan Singh and P. Chidambram as she addresses the media after a meeting of the CWC at AICC in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi with Ghulam Nabi Azad, A K Antony, Manmohan Singh and P. Chidambram as she addresses the media after a meeting of the CWC at AICC in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 02:00 AM IST
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Post-poll rumblings: AICC Bihar in-charge, BPCC chief offer to resign

The Congress managed to win just 19 out of 70 it had contested under the Grand Alliance in the assembly polls, held in October-November this year
Bihar Pradesh Congress President Madan Mohan Jha addresses a press conference at party office, in Patna on November 11.(File photo)
Bihar Pradesh Congress President Madan Mohan Jha addresses a press conference at party office, in Patna on November 11.(File photo)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 03:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | BySubhash Pathak

Despite Bihar win, BJP’s performance ‘declining’: P Chidambaram

In a series of tweets, Chidambaram pointed out how the BJP had won only 218 assembly segments out of 464 it had contested since winning last year’s Lok Sabha polls.
P Chidambaram (twitter.com/PChidambram_IN)
P Chidambaram (twitter.com/PChidambram_IN)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 12:11 PM IST
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RJD leader who criticised Rahul Gandhi has a theory why Sushil Modi isn’t Dy CM

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushil Modi was dropped from Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s cabinet and replaced as deputy chief minister by his party, after having served at the post since 2005.
RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari said Sushil Kumar Modi was “cut off” from the NDA because he was not letting other leaders rise(ANI Twitter)
RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari said Sushil Kumar Modi was “cut off” from the NDA because he was not letting other leaders rise(ANI Twitter)
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 02:09 PM IST
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Amid war of words among party leaders, Congress’ Special Committee to meet today

The Congress is being blamed for the defeat of the Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan) in the recently concluded Bihar elections. In the Mahagathbandhan, the success rate of RJD and the Left parties was more than 50 per cent whereas the Congress could win only 19 seats out of 70 seats it contested.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi.(ANI)
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 06:12 AM IST
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‘Status not determined by posts’: Giriraj Singh to Sushil Kumar Modi

“Respected Sushil ji, you are the leader, you had the post of Deputy Chief Minister, you will continue to remain the leader of BJP in the future as well, nobody’s status is determined by the post he holds,” Singh tweeted in Hindi
Union Minister Giriraj Singh(PTI photo)
Union Minister Giriraj Singh(PTI photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2020 07:21 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Bihar likely to have 2 deputy CMs; BJP’s Tarkishore Prasad, Renu Devi frontrunners

While Prasad, the MLA from Katihar was on Sunday elected as the BJP’s legislature party leader, Renu Devi, its MLA from Bettiah, was elected as the deputy leader.
Bihar chief minister-elect Nitish Kumar with defence minister Rajnath Singh during NDA Legislature party meeting, in Patna on Sunday (ANI Photo)
Bihar chief minister-elect Nitish Kumar with defence minister Rajnath Singh during NDA Legislature party meeting, in Patna on Sunday (ANI Photo)
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 11:20 PM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times: Post Diwali Delhi’s air quality remains ‘severe’, may improve later today and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 AM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
A hazy view of Red fort with reduced visibility as air quality deteriorates in Delhi.(ANI)
A hazy view of Red fort with reduced visibility as air quality deteriorates in Delhi.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 08:59 AM IST
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NDA meet to choose its leader in Bihar begins

Senior BJP leaders including Amit Shah have reiterated on several occasions their intent of standing by their promise of making Nitish Kumar the chief minister.
Leaders of the National Democratic Alliance will meet at 12.30pm on Sunday(PTI)
Leaders of the National Democratic Alliance will meet at 12.30pm on Sunday(PTI)
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 12:58 PM IST
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NDA legislature party meeting on Sunday to pick Bihar’s CM, says Nitish Kumar

At the meeting, elected legislators will decide who will lead the NDA in forming the government; an NDA leader said Nitish’s election was a mere formality as PM Modi had already endorsed his name
Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal (United) president Nitish Kumar with deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, BJP state president Sanjay Jaishwal and others after a meeting, in Patna on November 13.(PTI)
Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal (United) president Nitish Kumar with deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, BJP state president Sanjay Jaishwal and others after a meeting, in Patna on November 13.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 03:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByVijay Swaroop

Bihar Election 2020 Results: More MLAs with criminal records make it to assembly

This is higher than the last time as out of 243 MLAs analysed during Bihar assembly elections in 2015, 142(58%) MLAs had declared criminal cases against themselves.
Officials check EVMs at a distribution centre, ahead of local body elections.(PTI/Representative Photo)
Officials check EVMs at a distribution centre, ahead of local body elections.(PTI/Representative Photo)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 06:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByArun Kumar

Bihar Assembly Election 2020 Result: Were these the closest Bihar polls in 43 years?

This is the smallest majority to a ruling alliance after since the October 2005 elections when the NDA managed to get 143 MLAs.
NDA supporters wearing masks of CM Nitish Kumar and PM Narendra Modi celebrate the alliance's leads on counting day of Bihar Assembly polls, in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
NDA supporters wearing masks of CM Nitish Kumar and PM Narendra Modi celebrate the alliance's leads on counting day of Bihar Assembly polls, in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 06:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek Jha

Bihar Election 2020: JD(U) wins Hilsa seat by just 12 votes

The result has been contested by the rival RJD.
Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar addresses a gathering during an election meeting, for Bihar Assembly elections.(PTI)
Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar addresses a gathering during an election meeting, for Bihar Assembly elections.(PTI)
Published on Nov 11, 2020 11:40 AM IST
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Bihar Assembly Election 2020: NDA’s seat share rose with every phase

On every indicator, be it strike rate, vote share, or victory margin, the NDA improved from the first to the final phase.
The seat share of NDA increased over each phase. It is 29.6% in the first phase, 52.1% in the second phase and 66.7% in the third phase.(HT)
The seat share of NDA increased over each phase. It is 29.6% in the first phase, 52.1% in the second phase and 66.7% in the third phase.(HT)
Published on Nov 11, 2020 04:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVijdan Mohammad Kawoosa

Bihar Results 2020: RJD’s Tej Pratap Yadav wins from Hasanpur seat

Tej Pratap won by a margin of 21,139 votes against Ray in Hasanpur, where Yadavs and Muslims are in majority, the Election Commission’s website showed.
RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav is seen after filing his nomination papers from Hasanpur ahead of the Bihar assembly elections in this file photo.(ANI Photo)
RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav is seen after filing his nomination papers from Hasanpur ahead of the Bihar assembly elections in this file photo.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 08:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: 5 important poll promises made by JD(U), RJD

The state continues to struggle with health infrastructure, education and employment, which became a major poll plank of the opposition party, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), as it took on chief minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal(United).
In the 2015 assembly elections, Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) had released ‘Saat Nischay’ (Seven Resolves), in which the party had promised supply of piped drinking water, construction of toilets, and electricity connection to every household across the state(HT Photo)
In the 2015 assembly elections, Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) had released ‘Saat Nischay’ (Seven Resolves), in which the party had promised supply of piped drinking water, construction of toilets, and electricity connection to every household across the state(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 07:12 PM IST
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Bihar Polls: Result day becomes ‘golden opportunity’ for vendors at Tejashwi Yadav residence

From ice cream vendors to sugarcane juice sellers, even mobile shops near the residence reaped profit due to the increased numbers at the site.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supporters celebrate their party leader Tejashwi Yadav's 31st birthday, outside his residence in Patna on Monday.(ANI)
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supporters celebrate their party leader Tejashwi Yadav's 31st birthday, outside his residence in Patna on Monday.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 03:51 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni

Bihar Election 2020: Result updates for Gaighat, Sakra, Aurai, Bochahan, Kurhani, and Muzaffarpur

Bihar Election Results 2020: Get round-wise updates on vote counting, latest trends, trailing, leading candidates for Gaighat, Sakra, Aurai, Bochahan, Kurhani, and Muzaffarpur
The recently conducted polling exercise in Bihar assembly is set to culminate on Tuesday with the counting of votes being held in all the 243 seats(ANI)
The recently conducted polling exercise in Bihar assembly is set to culminate on Tuesday with the counting of votes being held in all the 243 seats(ANI)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 02:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri

Bihar Election 2020: Result updates for Siwan, Ziradei, Darauli, Raghunathpur, Daraunda, and Barharia

Bihar Election Results 2020: Get round-wise updates on vote counting, latest trends, trailing, leading candidates for Siwan, Ziradei, Darauli, Raghunathpur, Daraunda, Barharia under the Siwan Lok Sabha Constituency
Poll officials in Bihar on Tuesday started a massive counting exercise for all the 243 constituencies, which voted in three phases between October 28 and November 7(PTI)
Poll officials in Bihar on Tuesday started a massive counting exercise for all the 243 constituencies, which voted in three phases between October 28 and November 7(PTI)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 02:50 PM IST
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Bihar Election 2020: Result updates for Gaura Bauram, Benipur, Alinagar, Darbhanga Rural, Darbhanga, Bahadurpur

Bihar Election Results 2020: Get round-wise updates on vote counting, latest trends, trailing, leading candidates for Gaura Bauram,Benipur,Alinagar,Darbhanga Rural,Darbhanga,Bahadurpur
Officials in Bihar are on Tuesday counting millions of votes polled in all the 243 constituencies(PTI)
Officials in Bihar are on Tuesday counting millions of votes polled in all the 243 constituencies(PTI)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 02:48 PM IST
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Bihar Assembly Election Result 2020: Here is how RJD candidates are faring

Bihar Assembly Election Result: According to the exit poll results that were released by various pollsters on November 7, the opposition’s Mahagathbandhan, lead by Tejashwi Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), is expected to form government in Bihar.
As many as 55 counting centers, housing 414 halls, have been spread across all the 38 districts of the state.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
As many as 55 counting centers, housing 414 halls, have been spread across all the 38 districts of the state.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 09:37 PM IST
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BJP will lose in Bihar just like Trump lost in the US, says Sena mouthpiece Saamana

Even though Namaste Trump [event] was held in India, the people of the US have bid goodbye to Trump and have rectified their mistake. In Bihar, signs of a power change are clearly visible, says an editorial
Donald Trump.(File photo)
Donald Trump.(File photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 02:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySwapnil Rawal

Exit poll effect?: Posters declare Tejashwi Yadav Bihar CM day before counting of votes

Exit polls are based on voters’ responses right after they have exited the polling booth and can often be misleading.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav was referred to as the chief minister of Bihar a little too soon on posters put by the party workers on his birthday.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav was referred to as the chief minister of Bihar a little too soon on posters put by the party workers on his birthday.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 01:19 PM IST
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Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Is state ready for a young CM? Tomorrow’s counting to decide

Almost all the exit polls have given a distinct edge to the Grand Alliance, or Mahagathbandhan, comprising the RJD, the Congress and the Left parties
RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav addresses a rally in Vaishali district on October 31.(File photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav addresses a rally in Vaishali district on October 31.(File photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 01:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByVijay Swaroop and Avinash Kumar

Bihar polls: People will send message that jobs, inflation key issues, says P Chidambaram

Several exit polls on Saturday gave the RJD-led opposition alliance in Bihar an edge over the ruling NDA while at least three of them predicted a clear majority for the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ which has projected Tejashwi Yadav as its chief ministerial face.
Congress leader P Chidambaram(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Congress leader P Chidambaram(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 08, 2020 11:14 PM IST
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RJD warns workers against celebratory firing, ‘uncivil behaviour’ on Nov 10

In a tweet addressed to its workers, the party said, “Whatever the election results are on November 10, it has to be accepted with absolute restraint, simplicity and courtesy.
RJD’s Bihar unit president Jagdanand Singh said the partymen have been told to accept the results of the polls with “all humility.” Praising Tejashwi, Singh said “while Lalu Prasad is the centre of ‘astha’ (faith), Tejashwi is the centre of ‘wyavastha’ (arrangements) of the party.”(PTI)
RJD’s Bihar unit president Jagdanand Singh said the partymen have been told to accept the results of the polls with “all humility.” Praising Tejashwi, Singh said “while Lalu Prasad is the centre of ‘astha’ (faith), Tejashwi is the centre of ‘wyavastha’ (arrangements) of the party.”(PTI)
Updated on Nov 08, 2020 09:57 PM IST
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Polling booths in Bihar increased by 63% due to Covid-19 restrictions, says Election Commission

In a press conference after the third and final phase of polling of the Bihar assembly elections, the Election Commission said polling took place at 1,06,515 booths across the state.
Saharsa, India – November 7, 2020: Voters in a queue to cast vote in the third phase of Bihar Assembly election, in Saharsa, Bihar, India on Saturday, November 07, 2020. (HT Photo)
Saharsa, India – November 7, 2020: Voters in a queue to cast vote in the third phase of Bihar Assembly election, in Saharsa, Bihar, India on Saturday, November 07, 2020. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2020 10:08 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International | Posted by Karan Manral

Bihar Election Today’s Chanakya Exit Poll 2020: Mahagathbandhan will win 180 seats, NDA 55 and others 8, pollster projects

Bihar Exit Polls 2020: Exit polls are based on voters’ responses right after they have exited the polling booth and can often be misleading. Votes will be counted and election result announced on November 10.
Voting for 78 seats across 15 districts was held on Saturday.(PTI Image)
Voting for 78 seats across 15 districts was held on Saturday.(PTI Image)
Updated on Nov 07, 2020 11:35 PM IST
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Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Congress bastion Kishanganj goes to poll on November 7

Prominent candidates this election include BJP’s Sweety Singh, Congress’ Izharul Hussain and AIMIM’s Qamrul Hoda, who is also the sitting MLA.
A bastion of the Congress Party, the constituency has 293,493 eligible voters out of which 147,916 are male, 145, 560 female and 17 transgenders(Santosh Kumar/HT file photo)
A bastion of the Congress Party, the constituency has 293,493 eligible voters out of which 147,916 are male, 145, 560 female and 17 transgenders(Santosh Kumar/HT file photo)
Published on Nov 06, 2020 07:47 PM IST
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Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Congress seeks to win again in bastion Bahadurganj

The assembly constituency, in which the Congress party has won ten times since 1951 and Bjp has won just once in 1955, is located in the Kishanganj district of Bihar and comes under the Kishanganj Lok Sabha constituency.
In these elections, first major ones being conducted after the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) disease, there are 292,522 eligible voters in Bahadurganj.(PTI)
In these elections, first major ones being conducted after the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) disease, there are 292,522 eligible voters in Bahadurganj.(PTI)
Published on Nov 06, 2020 07:46 PM IST
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