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Category Archives: Bihar Election

Nitish Kumar set to return as Bihar CM

Mahagathbandhan wins Bihar and Nitish Kumar is all set to form the next government. Winning 178 seats against NDA’s 58 was by no means easy, especially in the backdrop of a highly polarized campaign, where the political discourse often stooped to low levels from all sides. Political challenges ahead Winning the elections was the easier part for Nitish Kumar, the real battle starts now and will carry on for the next five years. This term [...]

November 8, 2015
Possible Reasons why BJP lost Bihar

With the results favouring the Grand Alliance, it needs to be said that the people of Bihar have once again reposed their faith in Nitish Kumar for forming the next Mahagathbandhan government. This will be Nitish Kumar’s third term as Chief Minister of the state. After several months of relentless campaigning, often acrimonious comments from both sides, Nitish Kumar has proven once again that he commands people’s respect and faith. But this victory is more [...]

Mahagathbandhan's victory in Bihar

At 1300 hours, counting is still underway but the trend is loud and clear… it’s Nitish Kumar who will form and head the Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar. Though the final result is yet to be announced, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called Nitish Kumar on telephone to congratulate him on the impending win in this election in a final sign of conceding defeat. Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah have also called up Nitish Kumar [...]

What do various exit and opinion polls say about Bihar Election Results

Today, as counting of votes is underway in Bihar, it appears that BJP might be staring towards a defeat as the Mahagathbandhan stands way ahead of the saffron brigade at 155 seats. The BJP has bagged 77 seats as of now. If we ponder on what the opinion and exit polls had to say, it may by all means lead to an interesting debate of sorts. Let’s take a look at what the exit polls [...]

Who Wins Bihar Election 2015

Who Wins Bihar Election 2015 Before the results are finally announced, there is already a clear winner….Indian democracy! 2015 Assembly elections in Bihar have further strengthened democracy in the way and manner it was organized and conducted. The best recognition and tribute to this has come from the people of Bihar who turned up in record numbers, especially women. And all kudos to the Chief Election Commissioner and his entire team to have planned, supervised [...]

7Nov-FB Bihar Election

Tomorrow’s result will announce who will rule Bihar for the next five years but is the result really about Bihar’s future or BJP’s? The 2015 Assembly elections have been closely watched by all political parties in the country since the result here will have national ramifications going forward, and will also be the staging area for the tone and tenor of politics till 2019 General elections. There is more at stake for the BJP than [...]

6Nov Bihar Election

The 2015 Assembly elections in Bihar came to a close on Thursday 5 November 2015, which saw a record turnout of 60%, the highest amongst all phases of polling in these elections. The overall average voter turnout in all 5 phases stands at 56.80% which is higher by 4.15% over the 2010 voter turnout, which stood at 52.65%. This is the highest turnout since the 2000 elections, when the turnout touched 62.6%. Overall, women voters [...]

11Nov Bihar Election

1.55 crore voters of Bihar vote today to elect 57 representatives to the 2015 Bihar Legislative Assembly, covering 9 districts that form part of Seemanchal, Mithilanchal and Kosi belt. Out of the 57 assembly seats in the fray today, 9 are reserved for SC candidates and include Rajnagar, Tribeniganj, Raniganj, Banmankhi. Manihari, Koda, Singheshwar, Sonbarsa, and Kusheshwarsthan. The voting commences at 0700 hours and closes at 1700 hours for most constituencies. However, the voting at [...]

04Nov Bihar Election

And finally the loud, acrimonious, heated, controversial, and at times, downright hilarious election campaign in Bihar came to its end on Tuesday. Rarely has a state election raised so much of heat and dust that making sense through the fog of electoral rhetoric seems most challenging for the simple folk of Bihar. For over a month, virtually the entire political face of the government, including the Prime Minister, has been parked in Bihar grinding away [...]

03Nov Bihar Election

The final round of voting on Thursday, 5 November, will put the Congress to test, not just for itself but for the alliance as well. The stakes for the Congress are higher than they would appear, especially with all the spotlight and attention on Nitish and Lalu. The last round covering the Seemanchal region has a large segment of people from the EBCs, OBC and the Muslim community and it is generally believed that the [...]