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Congress uneasy over reports of AIMIM’s entry in Rajasthan

Prakash Bhandari: There is a growing uneasiness in the Congress camp on reports that Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is trying to have its footprint in Rajasthan. The Asaduddin Owaisi-led party, which was confined to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is jubilant after its electoral success in Bihar where it managed to win five...

P Chidambaram says Congress has no organisational presence on ground

The infighting within the Congress is aggravating with each passing day. After Kapil Sibal, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram too has expressed his concern about the party’s functioning and its disastrous performance in Bihar election, as well as the Assembly bypolls in other states. P Chidambaram has said that the results of Bihar election and...

RJD to boycott Nitish Kumar’s oath-taking ceremony

Tejashwi Yadav-led RJD will be boycotting the oath-taking ceremony of Nitish Kumar which is scheduled at around 4.30 pm on Monday. RJD has said that it has decided to boycott the oath-taking ceremony as the mandate is against the NDA. RJD, on Monday, took to Twitter to announce its decision. It said: “The RJD boycotts...

Kapil Sibal criticises Congress leadership, again

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal, who is known for speaking his mind, has once again criticised the party’s leadership for the miserable performance in Bihar election and bypolls in several other states. Notably, due to Congress’ miserable performance, the Grand Alliance led by RJD could not topple the NDA government In Bihar despite RJD emerging...

Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM for the fourth time in a row

JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, on Monday, is all set to take oath as the chief minister of Bihar for the fourth time in a row. Nitish Kumar was unanimously elected as the leader of the NDA Legislature Party on Sunday. The meeting was also attended by defence minister Rajnath Singh who announced that Nitish Kumar...

PM Modi addresses BJP workers after Bihar victory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that elections in India will be fought on the issue of development and people who continue to live in denial have lost their deposits. PM Modi said this while addressing workers at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi after the victory of NDA in the Bihar election. PM...

AIMIM will fight Bengal, UP elections: Asaduddin Owaisi

Elated with the performance of his party— All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen or AIMIM in the Bihar election, Asaduddin Owaisi has said that he will also fight the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Notably, AIMIM won five seats in Bihar elections and Asaduddin Owaisi said that his party will fight for justice in...

“Wanted to make BJP stronger”, says Chirag Paswan after poll debacle

LJP chief Chirag Paswan, on Wednesday, said that his party might have won only one seat, but it was successful in achieving its goal of making BJP stronger. Notably, Chirag Paswan launched a rebellion against NDA’s chief ministerial candidate Nitish Kumar and contested from the seats where JD(U) was contesting. He made all sorts of...

BJP, JD(U) wins Bihar Assembly election

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the BJP and comprising of JD(U) won the close contest and emerged victorious in the Bihar Assembly elections on Wednesday. The counting of votes continued well past midnight for many Assembly constituencies, but eventually, the result came in favour of the NDA. Notably, NDA won 125 seats out...

Pushpam Priya alleges “EVM hacked in Bihar”

Plurals Party founder and London School of Economics alumna Pushpam Priya Choudhary has alleged that electronic voting machines (EVMs) were hacked in Bihar election. Pushpam Priya Choudhary took to Twitter to make the claim. She said, “EVM HACKED IN BIHAR!” EVM HACKED IN BIHAR! — Pushpam Priya Choudhary (@pushpampc13) November 10, 2020 Notably, the claim...

PM Modi urges Bihar to vote for Nitish government, writes open letter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wrote an open letter to the people of Bihar urging them to vote for the JD(U)-BJP alliance. In the four-page letter, PM Modi urged people to vote for the Nitish Kumar government for the development of Bihar. The request comes ahead of the third phase of the Bihar polls...

Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at PM Modi, Nitish in Bihar election rally

With Bihar getting ready for the third phase of the polls, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Rahul Gandhi said that those who did not help distressed people amid the coronavirus lockdown are now seeking votes from them. He said this...