Bihar polls

  • Millions vote in Bihar in shadow of coronavirus
    LUCKNOW, October 28 (Reuters): Health authorities in one of India's most populous states faced a big test on Wednesday with the country's first state assembly election being held since the novel coronavirus epidemic began, despite calls to postpone it. The world's biggest democracy has one of its worst outbreaks of the coronavirus, with nearly 8 million infections, and voters lining up on the first day of a three-phase election for a new legislature in Bihar state w
  • Bihar phase 2 polls: 495 'crorepati' candidates in fray
    NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 27 (IANS): Out of 1,463 candidates in poll fray for the second phase of the Bihar Assembly elections, 495 are 'crorepatis (millionaires)', a report claimed on Tuesday. The report was released by the Bihar Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) after analysing the self-sworn affidavits of all the 1,463 candidates, who are contesting in the Bihar Assembly Elections Phase II. The second phase of the polls scheduled in the 94 Assemb
  • Ahead of Bihar polls, Congress demands White Paper on demonitisation
    New Delhi, October 23 (IANS): Just five days ahead of the first phase of elections to the Bihar Assembly, the Congress on Friday again raked up the 2016 demonetisation, dubbing it "notebadli and not notebandi" and demanding a White Paper by the Centre on the issue. Addressing a press conference, Congress spokesperson Gaurav Vallabh said: "The Indian economy is still reeling under the aftershocks of this ill-advised move. Before starting to accomplish a goal, its objec
  • Bihar polls: 10 lakh jobs promise draws crowds to RJD
    Masaudhi, October 22 (IANS): The promise by RJD's chief ministerial candidate, Tejashwi Yadav to offer 10 lakh jobs to the people of Bihar if it forms government in the state has managed to draw crowds to the party's election rallies ahead of the Assembly polls. The lucrative offer of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Mahagathbandhan have been so far successful in bringing people out of their homes to listen to Tejashwi at the rally venues. Tejashwi was in Masaudhi on We
  • Bihar polls in 3 phases from Oct 28; counting on Nov 10: EC
    New Delhi, September 25 (PTI): Voting for Bihar assembly elections will be held in three phases on October 28, November 3 and November 7 in one of the biggest elections globally during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by counting of votes on November 10, the Election Commission announced on Friday.  Announcing the poll schedule for the 243-member Bihar assembly, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said voting will begin as usual at 7 am but the period will be extended by one