Press conference by Mahagathbandhan leaders in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: If exit polls for the 2019 elections are proven to be correct, the Grand Alliance in Bihar could emerge as the Grand Loser of the state and the very thought of it is driving Mahagathbandhan leaders crazy.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at Bihar Museum on Tuesday.

Patna: With 2019 Lok Sabha elections now in the rear-view mirror, candidates and their fellow party members are now trying to recover from the grueling eight weeks of campaigning that witnessed the lowering of the political discourse like never seen before.

Armed security guards at AN College in Patna where vote counting will take place on Thursday.

Patna: District administration in Patna has made elaborate security arrangement both inside and outside A N College in Patna where electronic voting machines (EVMs) from hundreds of polling booths in the district remain under lock and key only to be opened on Thursday when the counting of votes for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections begins.

Fire breaks out a Punjab National Bank Zonal office in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Yet another fire in Patna, purportedly caused by, what else, electrical short circuit damaged properties and documents of the Punjab National Bank Zonal Office located on the second floor of the Chanakya Bhawan near R-Block under Sachivalaya police station.

BJP candidates from Patna Saheb Ravi Shankar Prasad (BJP) and Shtrughan Sinha (Congress).

Patna: The prolonged Lok Sabha polls nationwide came to an end on Sunday as voters in eight constituencies in Bihar cast their ballots in the seventh and final phase of the elections with overall voting turnout recorded at 53.35%.

Tej Pratap Yadav's car damaged outside polling booth in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: Supporters of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tej Pratap Yadav roughed up a number of press reporters outside Veterinary College polling booth in Patna where the Lalu clan had gone to cast their votes early Sunday.

Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha doing road show in Patna with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday.

Patna: Hundreds of thousands of people in Patna on Thursday turned up to see the political road-show of Congress president Rahul Gandhi who was in the state capital to stump for Shatrughan Sinha, the Congress candidate from Patna Saheb where he is pitted against his former colleague and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at a campaign rally for Misa Bharti in Patna on Thursday.

Patna: Prior to the much-hyped road-show in Patna to prop up Shatrughan Sinha's candidacy from Patna Saheb, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday spoke at a public rally in Bikram at the outskirts of the state capital to seek support for Misa Bharti, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate from Pataliputra constituency.

PM Narendra Modi campaigning in Sasaram on Tuesday.

Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, just days before the seventh and last phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Bihar where a host of veteran politicians go against each other, held two rallies in Bihar – in Buxar and then in Sasaram on Tuesday where he stuck to the BJP electoral strategy of slamming the opposition hard and then padding his own resume on national security.

Shatrughan Sinha joins other Congress leaders for Iftar party in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Rajya Sabha member and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday organized an Iftar party in Patna that was attended by senior party leaders including Shatrughan Sinha, the new member of the party and the parliamentary candidate from Patna Saheb.

BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad visiting dalit bastis in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Patna Saheb Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday visited a number of dalit slums where he interacted with women and men to seek their support in his battle against Congress candidate and former Bollywood star Shatrughan Sinha.

Shatrughan Sinha/Rahul Gandhi composite.

Patna: Just days after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah held an impressive road-show in Patna to prop up the candidacy of Ravi Shankar Prasad from Patna Saheb, Congress leaders in Bihar announced the proposed road-show of party national president Rahul Gandhi on May 16 to campaign for Shatrughan Sinha, Prasad's rival from the same seat.

RLSP leader Ashok Kumar Verma joins BJP on Monday.

Patna: Just as the 2019 Lok Sabha elections are winding down with the seventh and final phase of the polls to be held on May 19, some politicians, still searching for a greener pasture, are switching parties in the run up of the poll results that are to be announced on May 23.

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