The drama in Karnataka is playing out in various parts of the states.It began at Goa, then spread to Bihar and now has reached Manipur as well. The Congress and the RJD are citing the Karnataka example and are demanding that the Governor invite them to form the government on the basis that they are the single largest party.
The BJP suffered shock defeats in Gorakhpur and Phulpur. The Samajwadi Party bagged both these seats in the Uttar Pradesh by-elections. It was clear that the support from the BSP helped the SP a great deal in beating the BJP.
Fodder taint, son-rise, dynasty politics- This is what described former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. The cases are piling up not just against him, but a host of allegations have been made against his sons too. The end result of all this may be a switch of loyalties by several leaders of the RJD.
New Delhi, Sept 30: The Supreme Court on Friday cancelled the bail granted to former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin. The court also ordered that he be taken to jail forthwith. He will now be lodged in the Bhagalpur jail.
The court also ordered that the trial against Shahbuddin be completed expeditiously. After the Patna High Court had granted Shahabuddin bail, the Bihar government challenged the same. A petition was also filed by Prashanth Bhushan on behalf of the victim’s family.
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.
New Delhi, Sept 25: In poll bound Bihar, no party is leaving any stone unturned to woo the voter. As the campaigning reaches a feverish pitch with leaders hurling allegations against each other, there is a poster war that has emerged too.
In Bihar there are 7,000 posters relating to the elections put up by various political parties. The list of advertisements and poll banners which need to be made known to the State Election Commission suggests that the JD(U) has put up 1,267 hoardings as opposed to the 5,314 displayed by the BJP.
The RJD on the other hand has put up four such hoardings.
The Bihar crisis appears to have ended for now, but many would say that it is just the beginning of further commotion that is likely to follow. Nitish Kumar is likely to stake a claim to form the government.
The BJP had plan in mind when it decided to announce its support to Jitan Ram Manjhi the former Chief Minister of Bihar who resigned ahead of a trust vote in the Bihar Legislative Assembly.
According to G V Narasimha Rao, official spokesperson of the BJP, it is a win-win situation in Bihar for them. The real commotion will begin when Nitish Kumar takes over as Chief Minister and this will lead to a major rift in the JD(U)-RJD combine he says in this interview with Oneindia.