New Delhi, Oct 8: Security has been stepped up in several parts of Bihar after naxals have released a four page note threatening to kill those who vote in the Bihar elections. An officer from Bihar part of the security arrangements informed OneIndia that this is a desperate measure by the naxals but they are taking no chances. Read more: Bihar Assembly Elections 2015: Special Coverage In the Gaya district where the threat perception of the naxals is high several programmes urging people to vote in large numbers have been organised. The people have been assured of their Read more
Patna, Oct 6: As the battle for Bihar hots up, the permutation and combinations too are fast changing. For the BJP this is a do or die election and the case is no different for Nitish Kumar as well. As Bihar gets set to face the first phase of the elections, no party is leaving anything to chance and there is a rally almost every minute in the state. What do the prospects of each party look like now?
Sandeep Shastri, leading psephologist who is also the Pro Vice Chancellor, Jain University and National Coordinator, Lokniti Network says that the decision by the BJP not to declare a Chief Ministerial candidate may work in its favour. In this interview with OneIndia, Shastri says that the battle ahead is tough.
Patna, Oct 5: The first phase of the Bihar elections will see more men candidates when compared to women. There are 530 male candidates contesting the first phase of the elections as compared to the 53 women.
A report put out by the Association for Democratic Reforms provides some interesting statistics. In the report by the ADR (In Bihar polls, 130 candidates have serious criminal cases pending against them) it was stated that there are 130 candidates have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, communal disharmony, kidnapping, crimes against women against them.
Patna, Oct 1: The BJP’s manifesto for Bihar is likely to focus on jobs, education schemes and Narendra Modi’s digital India dream.
The manifesto to be released today at Patna will lay emphasis on the digital revolution programme and the party is likely to announce free laptops to students as well. The manifesto will be independent to the BJP alone.
It is not a combined manifesto of the NDA. The allies of the BJP will release separate manifestos in Bihar.
Patna, Sept 30: The BJP is leaving nothing to chance in Bihar. With the high decibel and all important elections to the Bihar assembly elections approaching the BJP which feels it is in with a good chance does not want the rebels to spoil the party for them.
The National President of the BJP, Amit Shah who is in Bihar will stay on until the election process is over. Read more
New Delhi, Sept 29: Who will the Muslims in Bihar vote for. The Muslims constitute for 17 per cent of the votes and this is a huge number and could well be the deciding factor in the forthcoming Bihar elections.
Although the JD(U) and the RJD are alliance partners, the fight between the two parties for a major chunk of the Muslim votes will be witnessed. The BJP on the other hand would not want to lose out to all the Muslim votes.
The BJP feels that the Nitish-Lalu combination may split the votes and it may well come to the NDA. Political analysts say that it is difficult to tell which way the Muslims would vote for this time and it looks as though it would be split.