New Delhi, Sep 14: 136 of the sitting 240 MLAs in the Bihar assembly have pending criminal cases against them. A report by the Association for Democratic Reforms says that of the 136, 94 have serious criminal cases pending against them. 11 MLAs have declared cases related to murder (IPC section 302). 30 MLAs have declared cases related to attempt to murder (IPC section 307).
Beating anti-incumbency is never easy and for a person who has been chief minister for nearly 10 years, this election in Bihar was an acid test. The margin with which the Mahaghatbandan won the election, it appeared as though there was no anti-incumbency against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
All through the election process not once did any voter in Bihar cast any aspersion on his candidature as Chief Minister. In fact, the bigger doubt that many pollsters had whether his alliance with Lalu Yadav was the right move or not.
New Delhi, Nov 8: The mother of all elections in Bihar is finally over and it is the Mahaghatbandan which has had the last laugh. There are various factors that worked for the Mahaghatbandan and several that did not work for the Bharatiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance. Leading psephologist and number cruncher, Dr Sandeep Shastri who had told OneIndia three days back what the Mahaghatbandan will go through discusses what went right and what went wrong in this fiercely contested battle.
New Delhi, Nov 8: As the entire country waits for the results in the Bihar assembly elections to be declared, spare a thought for the Election Commission of India which has done a commendable job. The EC ensured that the entire election process went off smoothly. Here are some statistics that show the amount of work done by the EC with the help of the central forces and also the state police who need to be equally commended.
Patna, Nov 8: The JD(U) and the RJD will provide a seamless and responsible government in Bihar, Pawan Varma, senior JD(U) leader said. This is a counter narrative from Nitish Kumar that has worked for us, Varma also said while also adding that the people of Bihar have voted for good governance, social harmony and economic development.
The early trends suggest that the BJP and its allies are all set to form the government, leaders of the party say that the people have voted for development. Read more: Live Updates: Bihar Elections: Counting begins; tough fight between NDA & Grand Alliance BJP’s spokesperson, Sambit Patra informed that it was not they who communalized the elections by raking up the Dadri episode.
While the real picture will be known on November 8th, experts say that Bihar will have a clear winner.
Bihar Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all the 3450 candidates contesting in the Bihar assembly elections of 2015.
The reference was primarily at Darbhanga where the Indian Mujahideen ran one of its deadliest modules in the country.
With several of its modules in Pune and Uttar Pradesh being busted, the Indian Mujahideen found a safe heaven in Darbhanga from where it orchestrated a series of deadly blasts.