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Congress leader P Chidambaram(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

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

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 11:14 PM IST
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.
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Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes during the polling of third and final phase of Bihar assembly election in Vaishali on Saturday (ANI Photo)
Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes during the polling of third and final phase of Bihar assembly election in Vaishali on Saturday (ANI Photo)

Bihar Election Times Now-C Voter Exit Poll 2020: Mahagathbandhan to win 120 seats, 116 for NDA

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 10:11 PM IST
Bihar Election Exit Polls 2020 Live Updates: The RJD, which leads the Mahagathbandhan, is projected to emerge as the single-largest party with 85 seats. The BJP, which is in the ruling NDA camp, is forecast to win second-highest seats with 70.
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A voter undergoes thermal screening before casting vote during the third phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at a polling station at Mahua inVaishali on Saturday.(PTI)
A voter undergoes thermal screening before casting vote during the third phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at a polling station at Mahua inVaishali on Saturday.(PTI)

Bihar Election 2020: How earlier exit polls predicted Bihar

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 02:33 PM IST
Exit polls are post-voting polls, assuring more perfect predictions that narrow down to the exact number of seats that the contesting parties are likely to win.
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Stranded migrant labourers on the way to board a special train to Bihar from Chennai Central railway station during the lockdown.(ANI FILE)
Stranded migrant labourers on the way to board a special train to Bihar from Chennai Central railway station during the lockdown.(ANI FILE)

Back home, migrants prepare to vote in Bihar after long

By Sandeep Bhaskar
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 05:27 PM IST
The pandemic upended the lives of tens of thousands of migrant workers, brought untold sufferings, and forced many of them to walk back to their homes. But it has also pushed people like Kumar to stay put and get back on their feet in Bihar, which means they can also vote, something that they hardly ever did.
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Voting for Govindganj constituency will happen on November 3(File Photo)
Voting for Govindganj constituency will happen on November 3(File Photo)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: All you need to know about Govindganj constituency

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2020 04:49 PM IST
Govindganj was one of the two constituencies which were won by the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in the Bihar Assembly Election 2015.
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Polling will begin at 7 am and continue until 4 pm in some constituencies and till 6pm in others, marking the first mass election in India since the pandemic struck the country earlier this year.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Polling will begin at 7 am and continue until 4 pm in some constituencies and till 6pm in others, marking the first mass election in India since the pandemic struck the country earlier this year.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Bihar Election 2020: 71 seats in Bihar go to polls today

By Avinash Kumar and Ruchir Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna, Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 04:07 AM IST
Bihar Election 2020: Election commission officials said around 1,200 companies of troops were deployed in the Maoist-affected districts of Aurangabad, Gaya, Nawada, Jamui and Lakhisarai.
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The notification for the first phase of Bihar elections was issued on October 1 and the last date of nominations was October 8.(PTI)
The notification for the first phase of Bihar elections was issued on October 1 and the last date of nominations was October 8.(PTI)

Bihar election 2020: Congress, BJP battle in Hisua assembly constituency

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2020 04:53 PM IST
The primary electoral battle in the Hisua Assembly Constituency is between the Congress and BJP. The results will be declared on November 10.
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In the 2015 elections, the constituency was bagged by Prakash Veer of the Lalu Prasad Yadav-led party and Arjun Ram of BJP was the runner-up.(PTI)
In the 2015 elections, the constituency was bagged by Prakash Veer of the Lalu Prasad Yadav-led party and Arjun Ram of BJP was the runner-up.(PTI)

Bihar election 2020: Face-off between BJP, RJD in Rajauli assembly constituency

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2020 04:42 PM IST
Rajauli primarily witnesses an electoral contest between the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The seat is among the 71 constituencies that will go to polls in the first phase of elections in Bihar.
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The RJD has once again fielded Sweety Sima Hembram against Nikki Hembrom of the BJP from the Katoria (ST) assembly constituency in the Bihar assembly elections this year.(Facebook/ Sweety Sima Hembram)
The RJD has once again fielded Sweety Sima Hembram against Nikki Hembrom of the BJP from the Katoria (ST) assembly constituency in the Bihar assembly elections this year.(Facebook/ Sweety Sima Hembram)

Bihar Election 2020: Katoria will see a contest between RJD and BJP again

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 09:38 PM IST
The assembly election in Katoria, which is largely rural with 30% population belonging to Scheduled Tribes, will be held in the first of the three phases of the Bihar Assembly Election 2020 on October 28.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during an election rally(HT Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during an election rally(HT Photo)

Understanding Bihar elections, phase-wise

By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa and Roshan Kishore | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:06 AM IST
An HT analysis shows that each of these phases will comprise ACs that are different from others in multiple ways. This, in a way, is symptomatic of the state’s sociocultural and political diversity, as well as different historical fault lines.
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh addresses a gathering during an election meeting, at Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh addresses a gathering during an election meeting, at Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Bihar election 2020: All you need to know about Kahalgaon constituency

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 10:50 PM IST
Ajay Kumar Mandal of Janata Dal (United) is the present Lok Sabha MP of Bhagalpur and Sadanand Singh of the Congress party is the present MLA from Kahalgaon.
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The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) under Chirag Paswan remains in the NDA at the Centr,e but outside it in the state. He has made it clear that his only interest is defeating the JD(U).(PTI)
The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) under Chirag Paswan remains in the NDA at the Centr,e but outside it in the state. He has made it clear that his only interest is defeating the JD(U).(PTI)

The shifting nature of political alliances in the Bihar elections | Analysis

By Sanjay Kumar and Chandrachur Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 07:26 PM IST
Will people of Bihar have the government of the collation which they will be voting for, or will alliances, which aren’t even visible at the moment, rule the roost?
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Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan with other party leaders at his Delhi residence.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File Photo)
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan with other party leaders at his Delhi residence.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File Photo)

BJP following ‘coalition dharma’ by attacking me: Chirag Paswan

By Arun Kumar | Patna
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2020 03:29 PM IST
His statement comes a day after Union home minister Amit Shah said in an interview to a TV news channel that the LJP had left the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar on its own accord.
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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav with Congress’s Randeep Surjewala at a press conference in Patna on Saturday.(ANI photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav with Congress’s Randeep Surjewala at a press conference in Patna on Saturday.(ANI photo)

Grand Alliance releases manifesto for Bihar election; focus on employment, farm laws

By Subhash Pathak | Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 12:01 PM IST
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav also launched a campaign of party nominees in the fray for the first phase of polling on October 28.
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Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

Bihar elections: Don’t waste a single vote on JD(U), says Chirag Paswan

By Arun Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 07:04 AM IST
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan penned an open letter to people of the state, once again attacking incumbent Nitish Kumar government’s ‘seven resolves’ developmental programme, and the approach of the Janta Dal (United), or JD(U), towards its allies.
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Paswan, whose father Ram Vilas Paswan is a member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet of Union ministers, has barely stopped short of positioning himself as the next chief ministerial candidate.(PTI file)
Paswan, whose father Ram Vilas Paswan is a member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet of Union ministers, has barely stopped short of positioning himself as the next chief ministerial candidate.(PTI file)

Bihar assembly election 2020: From corruption to law, order, Chirag Paswan has taken on Nitish, further straining coalition

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2020 12:29 PM IST
Lok Janshakti Party’s (LJP) Chirag Paswan has been on a warpath against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ally and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar ahead of the assembly polls
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The bench observed, “the Election Commission will take care of every situation.”(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The bench observed, “the Election Commission will take care of every situation.”(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court junks demand to stay Bihar elections due to Covid-19 pandemic

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 12:51 PM IST
A three-judge bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan dismissed a PIL filed by a Muzaffarpur resident Avinash Thakur seeking postponement of Assembly elections due in October this year.
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Sanjay Jaiswa. president of the Bihar unit of the BJP said the party does not need outsiders to boost its strength.(AP Dube/HT PHOTO)
Sanjay Jaiswa. president of the Bihar unit of the BJP said the party does not need outsiders to boost its strength.(AP Dube/HT PHOTO)

BJP to trust own cadres for Bihar elections, says no room for party hoppers

By Arun Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 01:09 PM IST
BJP’s Bihar unit chief Sanjay Jaiswal said the party works with a long-term vision and there is no place for habitual party hoppers who move around at the time of election only in search of seats
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Bihar Minister Sanjay Jha.(HT photo)
Bihar Minister Sanjay Jha.(HT photo)

We can’t allow Covid-19 pandemic to hold democracy to ransom: Sanjay Jha

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 05:54 PM IST
In an interview to HT, Jha spoke about why elections in the state should be held on schedule; the quibbles within the National Democratic Alliance partners such as the JD(U) and the Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJP) and how the state government is confident of returning to power.
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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar(HT)
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar(HT)

Ahead of Bihar elections, 3.5 lakh school teachers in state get 15% hike, EPF benefits

By Arun Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 01:11 PM IST
The EPF benefits will be applicable with prospective effect and will cost Rs 815 crore annually to the exchequer, while the 15% pay hike will put an additional annual burden of Rs 1,950 crore.
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The elections in the flood-hit Bihar would be the first since the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted lives and triggered an exodus of migrant workers to their home states including Bihar.(Reuters)
The elections in the flood-hit Bihar would be the first since the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted lives and triggered an exodus of migrant workers to their home states including Bihar.(Reuters)

BJP workers told to scale up Covid relief, efforts on flood in Bihar

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 07:31 AM IST
The elections are crucial for the BJP, which is in alliance with the Janata Dal United (JDU) in Bihar, since it lost power in Maharashtra and Jharkhand last year.
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Former Union Minister Yashawant Sinha addressing a media conference in Patna on Saturday where he announced his plans to launch a new political alternative in Bihar.(HT photo)
Former Union Minister Yashawant Sinha addressing a media conference in Patna on Saturday where he announced his plans to launch a new political alternative in Bihar.(HT photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Yashwant Sinha throws hat into electoral battle to ‘change Bihar’ and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 05:00 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Beyond the victory and defeat of parties, what the Bihar election will show is how Covid-19 has altered Indian politics(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Beyond the victory and defeat of parties, what the Bihar election will show is how Covid-19 has altered Indian politics(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

The centrality of the Bihar election

UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 08:25 PM IST
Through its upcoming election, the state will provide a glimpse of the political future to the rest of India and answer questions central to Indian democracy
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