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‘Don’t need anybody’s offer’: JDU chief on rejoining Grand Alliance

The JD(U) president’s remarks comes a day after former deputy chief minister and BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Kumar Modi alleged that jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad was calling up his party MLAs from paid ward at RIMS, Ranchi to engineer defections.
File photo: JDU’s RCP Singh.((mage via Twitter)
File photo: JDU’s RCP Singh.((mage via Twitter)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 08:38 PM IST
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Grand Alliance likely to contest Rajya Sabha by-election in Bihar: Report

The BJP-led NDA, of which the late leader’s Lok Janshakti Party has been a constituent, has fielded former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who will file his nomination papers on December 2.
Filing of nomination papers will come to a close on December 3. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is December 7 and voting is scheduled on December 14.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Filing of nomination papers will come to a close on December 3. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is December 7 and voting is scheduled on December 14.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 30, 2020 12:13 AM IST
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Exit of smaller parties dented Mahagathbandhan’s chances of regaining power in Bihar

Out of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, only the Congress from the opposition grouping managed to win a seat. The NDA, comprising BJP, Janata Dal (United), and Lok Janashakti Party, won the remaining 39 seats
Tejashwi Yadav and other Mahagathbandhan leaders during the release of their manifesto ahead of Bihar assembly election in Patna, in October.(HT Photo)
Tejashwi Yadav and other Mahagathbandhan leaders during the release of their manifesto ahead of Bihar assembly election in Patna, in October.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 09:19 AM IST
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RJD considers legal challenge to Bihar poll results, EC says election was transparent

Tejashwi Yadav had alleged that the irregularities in the counting process had led to the Grand Alliance losing 20 seats that stopped it from reaching the majority figure of 122.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav along with his brother and party leader Tej Pratap Yadav during a press conference in Patna on Thursday.(ANI)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav along with his brother and party leader Tej Pratap Yadav during a press conference in Patna on Thursday.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 09:12 PM IST
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‘Can’t undo what happened but…’: Congress’s Tariq Anwar clarifies Bihar poll loss remark

On Thursday, Anwar in a series of tweets in Hindi had said, “We must accept the truth. Because of the poor performance of the Congress, Bihar has been deprived of a Mahagathbandhan government.”
Senior Congress leader Tariq Anwar had on Thursday admitted Congress’s poor performance as the reason behind the Grand Alliance’s Bihar debacle.(ANI Photo)
Senior Congress leader Tariq Anwar had on Thursday admitted Congress’s poor performance as the reason behind the Grand Alliance’s Bihar debacle.(ANI Photo)
Published on Nov 13, 2020 01:51 PM IST
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‘People’s mandate in our favour’: Tejashwi Yadav

The 31-year-old leader, who was elected the leader of the GA, said the opposition alliance would move court if the Election Commission does not give satisfactory reasons for the rejection of a huge number of postal ballots.
Yadav, who was the chief ministerial candidate of the Mahagathbandhan, said he was not willing to accept that the alliance had suffered a defeat in the state polls.(ANI)
Yadav, who was the chief ministerial candidate of the Mahagathbandhan, said he was not willing to accept that the alliance had suffered a defeat in the state polls.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 08:06 AM IST
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‘Public is with us, it’s win for Grand Alliance’: Tejashwi Yadav in first comments after Bihar poll results

Tejashwi Yadav thanked Bihar’s people for voting in favour of the Mahagathbandhan, and added “The mandate favoured Mahagathbandhan, but Election Commission’s result was in NDA’s favour
Tejashwi Yadav during a press conference on Thursday thanked Bihar’s people for voting in favour of the Mahagathbandhan(ANI on Twitter)
Tejashwi Yadav during a press conference on Thursday thanked Bihar’s people for voting in favour of the Mahagathbandhan(ANI on Twitter)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 09:53 PM IST
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RJD, Congress allege irregularities by EC in announcing poll winners

The charges were denied by the Election Commission of India (EC), and said they were going about their duties with all procedures followed impartially
Grand alliance leaders RJD leader Manoj Jha, Congress leader Tariq Anwar and other party leaders arrive at election office during the counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly election in Patna.(PTI)
Grand alliance leaders RJD leader Manoj Jha, Congress leader Tariq Anwar and other party leaders arrive at election office during the counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly election in Patna.(PTI)
Published on Nov 11, 2020 05:24 AM IST
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Bihar Assembly Election 2020: State-based pacts key in Left’s revival

The Dipankar Bhattacharya-led CPIML won 12 seats—its highest ever tally in Bihar polls—propelling the RJD-led Grand Alliance’s total and giving the NDA a scare. The CPIM and CPI won three seats each.
CPI(ML) General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya addresses an election meeting, in Samastipur.(PTI)
CPI(ML) General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya addresses an election meeting, in Samastipur.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 04:59 AM IST
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Bihar Election 2020: RJD+ raced to majority mark, then fell behind. Says it is still confident

RJD’s Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, the son of former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad and the GA’s CM face, has been urging party workers to hold off on their celebrations till the outcome is known
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 01:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta

Bihar election results: NDA closes the gap as counting moves forward

The RJD with 80 seats had emerged as the single largest party in the 2015 election. This time too, the exit polls gave it an edge over the NDA.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav at one of the campaign rallies during Bihar Assembly election.(PTI Photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav at one of the campaign rallies during Bihar Assembly election.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 09:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Bihar Results 2020: Tejashwi Yadav leads in Raghopur, early trends show

In Raghopur, the Mahagathbandhan or Grand Alliance’s chief ministerial face Tejashwi Prasad Yadav faces the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Satish Kumar.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav addresses the media during the Bihar assembly elections in Patna in this file photo.(PTI Photo)
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav addresses the media during the Bihar assembly elections in Patna in this file photo.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 09:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Bihar to start counting votes as Tejashwi Yadav-led Grand Alliance projected to win

Bihar election result 2020: Most exit polls have predicted an end for the ruling Janata Dal(United) or JD(U)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine and a resounding victory for the Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan) led by the RJD’s 31-year-old chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses an election rally for Bihar Assembly elections, in Madhubani district on Nov 3, 2020.(PTI File Photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses an election rally for Bihar Assembly elections, in Madhubani district on Nov 3, 2020.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 06:40 AM IST
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Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Grand Alliance poll campaign may have turned election, says survey

If the Mahagathbandhan were to win these elections, the credit should go to Tejashwi Yadav.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav gestures towards the crowd during an election rally ahead of the third phase of Bihar Assembly elections, in Mahua, Bihar. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav gestures towards the crowd during an election rally ahead of the third phase of Bihar Assembly elections, in Mahua, Bihar. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 02:49 AM IST
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In Bihar exit polls, it is advantage Grand Alliance and Tejashwi Yadav

if the results of the Bihar assembly election on November 10 reflect the exit polls, it will mean the end of the Nitish Kumar era after a 15-year rule.
Most exit polls have projected Tejashwi Yadav-led Grand Alliance to win the Bihar Assembly election.(Santosh Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Most exit polls have projected Tejashwi Yadav-led Grand Alliance to win the Bihar Assembly election.(Santosh Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 07, 2020 10:02 PM IST
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Bihar exit poll: Times Now-CVoter says Tejashwi ahead of Nitish Kumar in race to power

Bihar Exit Polls 2020: Times Now-CVoter polls give the Grand Alliance an edge over the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar. However, no formation is attaining clear majority in the polls, according to the projections.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav could end Nitish Kumar’s long stint in power according to Times Now-CVoter exit polls.(HT Photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav could end Nitish Kumar’s long stint in power according to Times Now-CVoter exit polls.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2020 08:43 PM IST
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Bihar assembly election 2020: Congress’s Abidur Rahman looks to retain Araria assembly seat

While the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is looking to retain yet another term in Bihar under the leadership of chief and minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar, the Tejashwi Yadav led Grand Alliance is also confident of a win in the state.
Security personnel carry Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) as they leave for their election duty, ahead of the third and last leg of Bihar Assembly polls, in Muzaffarpur district on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Security personnel carry Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) as they leave for their election duty, ahead of the third and last leg of Bihar Assembly polls, in Muzaffarpur district on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Published on Nov 07, 2020 06:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar

Bihar assembly election 2020: Will RJD’s plan to field a contract teacher in Raniganj work out?

In the 2015 Bihar assembly polls, JD(U’s) Amchit Rishi Dev had defeated BJP’s Ramji Das Rishidev by a margin of 14,930 votes.
Security personnel with VVAT and EVM machines headed for polling booths from a distribution centre ahead of the third phase of Bihar Assembly election in Hajipur, Bihar on Friday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Security personnel with VVAT and EVM machines headed for polling booths from a distribution centre ahead of the third phase of Bihar Assembly election in Hajipur, Bihar on Friday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 07, 2020 06:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar

Bihar polls: Top Covid-19-hit districts to vote in third and final phase

The polls on 78 seats in the 243-member Bihar legislative assembly will decide the fate of 1,204 candidates in fray for the final phase.
Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes for Bihar assembly elections.(PTI)
Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes for Bihar assembly elections.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 06, 2020 10:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByRuchir Kumar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Debutants, veterans among women candidates in second phase

Here’s a look at the most prominent women candidates in the second phase of Bihar assembly elections.
Plurals Party President Pushpam Priya Choudhary files her nomination from the Bankipur constituency which goes to polls on November 3 in the second phase of Bihar Assembly Election 2020.(PTI)
Plurals Party President Pushpam Priya Choudhary files her nomination from the Bankipur constituency which goes to polls on November 3 in the second phase of Bihar Assembly Election 2020.(PTI)
Published on Nov 02, 2020 09:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni

Bihar polls: High stakes for NDA, Grand Alliance in 2nd phase, campaigning ends

For the ruling NDA, comprising the BJP –JD(U) along with smaller allies like HAM(S) and VIP, the second phase is crucial.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal (United) President Nitish Kumar wave at their supporters during the second leg of their campaign for Bihar assembly elections in Darbhanga.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal (United) President Nitish Kumar wave at their supporters during the second leg of their campaign for Bihar assembly elections in Darbhanga.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 11:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Bihar Congress in a fix, dozen leaders fighting against alliance candidates

While some of the leaders contested against the party’s official nominees in various constituencies, a few have filed nominations against the GA nominees in the second and third phase of polling, slated for November 3 and 7.
A senior leader of the party said that five out of six assembly segments of Madhubani Lok Sabha, going to the polls in the second phase, have rebel candidates. (Videograb)
A senior leader of the party said that five out of six assembly segments of Madhubani Lok Sabha, going to the polls in the second phase, have rebel candidates. (Videograb)
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 04:39 PM IST
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Dismiss Nitish Kumar govt immediately over Munger firing, Grand Alliance tells PM Modi

The opposition Grand Alliance’s demand came ahead of the three rallies that Priem Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address on Wednesday at Darbanga, Muzaffarpur and Patna for the BJP’s second phase of campaign for the assembly election.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav claimed more than one person died in the police firing in Munger late Monday night.(PTI)
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav claimed more than one person died in the police firing in Munger late Monday night.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 11:47 AM IST
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Bihar is in distress, govt arrogant, time for change: Sonia Gandhi

Attacking the Centre and the Bihar government, Gandhi said all sections of the society, and especially young people, farmers and traders, are suffering due to decisions such as demonetisation,and a prolonged Covid lockdown.
In a four-and-a-half-minute-long video message released a day ahead of the polling for the first phase of the assembly elections, Gandhi appealed to the people of Bihar to vote for the Mahagathbandhan, or Grand Alliance(ANI)
In a four-and-a-half-minute-long video message released a day ahead of the polling for the first phase of the assembly elections, Gandhi appealed to the people of Bihar to vote for the Mahagathbandhan, or Grand Alliance(ANI)
Published on Oct 28, 2020 03:55 AM IST
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Storm in favour of Grand Alliance now in Bihar similar to that for Modi in 2014: Rajeev Shukla

Shukla claimed that the current Nitish Kumar-led NDA dispensation would be ousted after the elections and people have started protesting against the ruling alliance leaders in public meetings.
Former Union Minister and Congress leader Rajiv Shukla addressing a press conference ahead of the Bihar Assembly Election, in Patna on Monday.(ANI)
Former Union Minister and Congress leader Rajiv Shukla addressing a press conference ahead of the Bihar Assembly Election, in Patna on Monday.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 07:42 PM IST
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Anger over unemployment, migrant crisis could sway Nitish’s vote bank

Since 2005, when Nitish Kumar came to power, the EBCs – who together form roughly a quarter of the electorate -- have backed the Janata Dal (United) but this time, anger over the government’s handling of the migrant crisis and the pervasive unemployment is making many reconsider their political choices.
Migrants from Bihar and UP carry their belongings as they wait to board a Shramik train in Chennai on June 17.
Migrants from Bihar and UP carry their belongings as they wait to board a Shramik train in Chennai on June 17.
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 03:57 AM IST
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Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Rahul Gandhi to kick-start campaign from Nawada, Bhagalpur today

Gandhi will begin his campaign a day after the Congress and other opposition parties hit out at the BJP over its poll promise of free Covid-19 vaccines and accused the ruling party of using the pandemic for political gains
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 10:20 AM IST
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A look at women candidates in Bihar assembly polls reveals a harsh reality

Several women candidates fielded in Bihar assembly election 2020 are either wives of Bahubalis or are poorly educated.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav with party candidate and former MP Lovely Anand, also the wife of strongman Anand Mohan.(HT Photo/Santosh Kumar)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav with party candidate and former MP Lovely Anand, also the wife of strongman Anand Mohan.(HT Photo/Santosh Kumar)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 10:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByReena | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Congress releases Badlav Patra, says state raring for change

The Congress manifesto promises loan waivers, free education for girls, unemployment allowances and pensions
(From left to right) Congress star campaigner Raj Babbar, president of Bihar Election Management Samiti Randeep Singh Surjewala, All India Congress Committee Bihar in-charge Shaktisinh Goyal, and former governor Nikhil Kumar release party manifesto in Patna on Wednesday.(ANI)
(From left to right) Congress star campaigner Raj Babbar, president of Bihar Election Management Samiti Randeep Singh Surjewala, All India Congress Committee Bihar in-charge Shaktisinh Goyal, and former governor Nikhil Kumar release party manifesto in Patna on Wednesday.(ANI)
Published on Oct 21, 2020 04:30 PM IST
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Grand Alliance releases manifesto for Bihar election; focus on employment, farm laws

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav also launched a campaign of party nominees in the fray for the first phase of polling on October 28.
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)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 12:01 PM IST
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