Patna: In a new twist to the already bizarre election of Bihar Assembly that has seen enough drama already involving Chirag Paswan disavowing the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and former Mahagathbandhan partner Jitan Ram Manjhi going back to the NDA fold, among others, Congress Party on Wednesday announced fielding former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha’s son Luv Sinha from the Bankipur seat where he will go head to head with incumbent BJP MLA Nitin Navin.
Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) founder and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan who died of medical complications shortly after a heart surgery at a hospital in Delhi on Thursday, was cremated with state honors at Patna’s Janardan Ghat in Digha on Saturday with his son and party president Chirag Paswan performing the last rites.
Patna: Putting all speculations to rest about the Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan) Chief Ministerial face in Bihar, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Saturday announced that party’s de facto president Tejaswi Yadav will be its candidate for the Chief Minister post in the hope of replacing the incumbent occupant of the chair Nitish Kumar.
Patna: Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), notorious for switching political alliance right before any national or state election, on Tuesday threatened to walk out of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over its disagreement on seat-sharing arrangement for the upcoming Bihar elections.
Patna: Despite his history of political arm-twisting prior to each state and national election as a bargaining tool, it appears Upendra Kushwaha, the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief, is at the end of his rope as neither the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)-led Mahagathbandhan nor the BJP-led NDA has shown any sign of making a deal with him for the upcoming Bihar elections.
Patna: Like in the past three Assembly elections in Bihar, Chief minister Nitish Kumar, who is hoping to coast to victory to his record fourth term in the 2020 state polls, is back on his campaign mode offering sops to different social groups to ensure their votes while also announcing a slew of developmental projects, all of which curiously expected to be finished in the next five years.