ELECTIONS

Bihar polls: EC asks parties to provide copy of election manifestos

AMN / Days before the first phase of Bihar polls, the Election Commission has reminded political parties of the guidelines to be followed while drafting election manifestos and have also asked them to provide it with a copy of the document soon after it has been released. In a statement, the Commission, however, gave no … Continue reading Bihar polls: EC asks parties to provide copy of election manifestos

Bihar elections will decide future of India: Sonia Gandhi

Anwarul Hoda / AMN Congress president Sonia Gandhi today kicked off the party’s campaign for the forthcoming Elections in Bihar saying the future of both Bihar and the country would be determined by the outcome of the crucial Assembly polls in the state. She criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making “Jhoote Wade” (hollow promises) … Continue reading Bihar elections will decide future of India: Sonia Gandhi

FIR lodged against Bihar Samajwadi Party Chief

An FIR has been lodged against Bihar Samajwadi Party Chief Ram Chandra Prasad Yadav and the Party’s media in-charge Rajesh Kumar for taking 10 lakh rupees as donation from one Venkatesh Prasad for giving party ticket. Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakshmanan said the FIR was lodged against the duo on the basis of the … Continue reading FIR lodged against Bihar Samajwadi Party Chief

Bihar: Minister Baidnath Sahni resigns; Joins BJP

AMN / Bihar’s Animal Husbandry Minister Baidnath Sahni resigned from Nitish Government. Mr. Sahni also quit the JD(U). Later, he along with his supporters joined the BJP. He was MLA from Morwa constituency and denied ticket from JD (U). Mr. Sahni alleged that Nitish Kumar has humiliated backwards. The JD(U) has given ticket to Vidyasagar … Continue reading Bihar: Minister Baidnath Sahni resigns; Joins BJP

CM Nitish Kumar is ‘arrogant’ says PM at election rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi rolled out his second phase of campaigning with a public meeting in Banka on Friday. Promising change and development, he appealed to people to vote for NDA’s progressive agenda for the state. Launching a scathing attack on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Prime Minister charged him with reneging on his commitment to … Continue reading CM Nitish Kumar is ‘arrogant’ says PM at election rally

BJP files complaint against RJD & JD(U)

BJP today filed a complaint with Chief Electoral Officer, Bihar against RJD and JD(U) for alleged derogatory remarks by their leaders during the poll campaign. Talking to AIR, party leader C P Thakur, who has filed the complaint, said the senior leaders of the two parties are using objectionable words against BJP President Amit Shah … Continue reading BJP files complaint against RJD & JD(U)

BJP releases vision document for Bihar polls

AMN / The Bhartiya Janta Party Thursday released its vision document for the upcoming assembly elections. Releasing the party’s vision document in Patna senior party leader Arun Jaitely termed the Congress- JD(U)- RJD alliance as an opportunist one that lacks political consistency. He said all three parties had failed the people of Bihar and the … Continue reading BJP releases vision document for Bihar polls

EC issues notice to Lalu, Sushil Modi

The Election Commission today issued notices to RJD President Lalu Prasad and senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi in connection with the FIRs registered against them for violation of the poll code during election campaign in Bihar. Additional Chief Electoral Officer of Bihar R Lakshamanan said in Patna that the two leaders have been asked … Continue reading EC issues notice to Lalu, Sushil Modi

Bihar election: EC bans exit polls from October 12

Bihar election: EC bans exit polls from October 12 The Election Commission has banned the publication and dissemination of exit polls of any kind from the 12th of this month, when voting for the first phase of the Bihar Assembly elections will be held, till the 5th of next month, when polling for the fifth … Continue reading Bihar election: EC bans exit polls from October 12

Bihar: FIRs against Lalu, Sushil Modi for violating poll code

OUR CORRESPONDENT / An FIR has been filed against RJD Chief Lalu Prasad in Vaishali district of Bihar for his remarks that the state assembly election is war between the backward and forward castes. Additional Chief Electoral Officer R. Lakshmanan said Mr. Prasad’s speech was examined by the poll body after it received a complaint … Continue reading Bihar: FIRs against Lalu, Sushil Modi for violating poll code

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