Bihar Assembly Polls 2010

  • Is Rahul Gandhi's charisma overrated? November 26, 2010

    Rahul Gandhi campaigned hard for the Bihar elections by travelling through 17 districts and holding 16 rallies. But the Congress has had a disastrous showing in Bihar, winning just 4 out of 243 seats. ...
  • CNN-IBN-The Week verdict on Bihar hits bullseye November 25, 2010

    New Delhi: With the outcome of the verdict on Bihar, CNN-IBN and IBN7 have yet again proved that Elections Equals CNN-IBN and IBN7. The post poll survey conducted by the two channels in partnership with The Week was bang on. The survey telecast on November 20 had revealed that JD(U)-BJP combine...
  • A new era for BJP-JD(U) in Bihar November 25, 2010

    The results this time has also showcased a strong BJP, wining a considerable number of seats themselves. ...
  • Landslide victory for JD(U)-BJP in Bihar November 25, 2010

    Nitish Kumar is back with a bang in Bihar assembly polls. He sweeps to power in Bihar again. ...
  • Bihar results are mysterious, says Lalu November 24, 2010

    Patna: Stating that he respected the mandate of the people, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday congratulated Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the victory of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine in the assembly elections. "We respect the mandate of the people, we congratulate...
  • Nitish Kumar: Bihar's man of the moment November 24, 2010

    Patna: Nitish Kumar has swept the Assembly elections and is known as an icon of Bihari pride. Nitish is an unlikely Bihari politician. His style is low key, he shuns rhetoric and in a state known for its unchanging casteism and 'dabangs', he speaks the language of development and law...
  • It's a victory of development politics: Modi November 24, 2010

    Narendra Modi congratulates the BJP and the JD(U) leaders in Bihar for the victory. ...
  • Nitish, the Chanakya who wins Bihar hands down November 24, 2010

    Patna: Often called Chanakya for his political astuteness, engineer-politician Nitish Kumar blended his secularist ideology with pragmatic politics and combined the development plank with innovative social engineering equations in Bihar to bask in glory yet again. Doing an encore after Wednesday's landslide victory, the 59-year-old Chief Minister with his trademark kurta...
  • Development has won in Bihar: Nitish Kumar November 24, 2010

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, basking in the glory of the massive mandate secured by the Janata Dal(United)-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance in the state, thanked the people of the state for giving him another chance to serve them. Crediting the massive victory to the development work carried out by his...
  • Left disappointed by Bihar poll results November 24, 2010

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Wednesday said it was disappointed by the Bihar Assembly poll results. "Our number of seats have gone down in Bihar Assembly. Naturally we are disappointed," CPI-M leader Brinda Karat said outside Parliament. CPI and CPI-M have so far drawn a blank in the...
  • We have to start from scratch in Bihar: Sonia November 24, 2010

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday admitted that the party has been routed in Bihar. She said that the Bihar results indicate that the party will have to start from the scratch in the state. "We did not have much hope. We took a deliberate decision not to work...
  • Nobody is shielding Rahul Gandhi: Congress November 24, 2010

    Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam said that party has to introspect on what happened, it was a people's verdict. ...
  • Bihar a victory of merit over dynasty: Jaitley November 24, 2010

    New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday described the election results in Bihar as a victory of meritorious leadership over dynastic politics. Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said the election results have showed that politics of Bihar has changed and that "charisma or family" does not win elections, in an obvious attack...
  • Cong says Bihar results a rejection of Lalu November 24, 2010

    Patna/New Delhi: Despite its worst-ever performance in Bihar, the Congress is in total denial, insisting that Rahul Gandhi led an effective campaign in the state. Reacting to the results of the Bihar Assembly polls 2010 on Wednesday, Bihar Congress spokesperson Premchand Mishra said that the loss was a rejection of RJD...
  • Thankful to the electorate of Bihar: JD(U) November 24, 2010

    Patna: The JD(U)-BJP alliance appears to be heading for an emphatic victory to retain power in the Assembly elections in Bihar with the combine ahead in over 150 seats according to initial trends. It is a victory for Nitish Kumar's clean image who is all set for a second stint as...
  • All credit to Nitish for his success: Cong November 24, 2010

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday gave all credit to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the ruling JD(U)-BJP combine's success in Bihar Assembly elections and said law and order in the state improved under his regime. Party spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan said Congress went alone in the elections and it preferred to...
  • This is a BJP-JDU victory: Shahnawaz November 24, 2010

    Patna: With the Bhartiya Janta Party putting up a solid solo performance in the Bihar Assembly elections 2010, party workers celebrated at the BJP headquarters in Delhi on Wednesday. Speaking to CNN-IBN, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain hailed the victory and credited Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for leading the coalition well....
  • We can't compare Lalu with Nitish: Sankarshan Thakur November 24, 2010

    Sankarshan Thakur, Roving Editor of 'The Telegraph' shares views with CNN-IBN over the battle for Bihar. ...
  • Nitish wave sweeps Bihar; Lalu, Cong decimated November 25, 2010

    Patna: In one of the biggest victories in India's electoral history, the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U)-BJP alliance on Wednesday attained a landslide three-fourth majority in Bihar, bagging 206 of the 243-Assembly seats. JD(U) on its own won 115 seats, while its electoral ally BJP snapped up 91 of the 141 and 102...
  • Bihar polls the most peaceful ever: EC November 24, 2010

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Wednesday claimed that the 2010 Assembly elections were the most peaceful in the state. "We are hopeful that violent election days are behind us. We took a lot of preventive steps and 66,000 trouble makers were arrested. These have been the most peaceful...
  • Counting day: Bihar set for Nitish wave? November 24, 2010

    Patna: Counting for the Bihar Assembly elections 2010 started at 8 AM on Wednesday amidst tight security arrangements. The counting will take place for all 243 constituencies. The first results of the six-phase polls are expected around noon. Counting will be held at 41 centres, mostly in the towns' district headquarters, where exclusive...
  • Bihar verdict will decide high-stakes battle November 24, 2010

    Patna: Who will rule Bihar for the next five years? The answer will be known on Wednesday when about 30 million votes will be counted following a six-phased election that was largely violence free and saw more women than men coming out to exercise their franchise. The high stakes battle for...
  • Bihar Vidhan Sabha to be dissolved November 23, 2010

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday held a meeting of the Cabinet, the last of his present tenure and decided to recommend to the Governor Devanand Konwar seeking dissolution of the 14th Vidhan Sabha with effect from Wednesday. The term of the House with a strength of 243 MLAs...
  • Lalu flays exit polls, says RJD-LDP will win November 22, 2010

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad on Monday rubbished the exit polls conducted by news channels that projected a landslide victory for the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar Assembly elections and claimed the RJD-LJP (Lok Janshakti Party) alliance would form the government with a two-third majority. "I...
  • Women power pushes up Bihar poll turnout November 22, 2010

    New Delhi: Greater participation of women in the democratic exercise pushed up the voting percentage in Bihar Assembly Elections this time by around seven per cent compared to five years ago. The cumulative voting percentage in the six-phase polls rose to 52.43 per cent this year, up from 45.85 per cent...
  • JDU-BJP set for landslide win in Bihar November 22, 2010

    New Delhi: The last vote has been cast in Bihar Assembly elections. On November 24, the results will be declared and a new government will be formed in the state. So who is going to be the winner in this mother of all battles between Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad? As...
  • Bihar polls: Naxal threat high in 6th phase November 19, 2010

    Patna: The six-phased Bihar elections enters the last lap on Saturday when 26 constituencies, 18 of them in Maoist strongholds, go to the polls with officials fervently hoping that the exercise proceeds as peacefully as the earlier rounds. Caste arithmetic, rampant corruption, rule of law and development will be on the...
  • Campaigning ends for 6th phase in Bihar poll November 22, 2010

    Patna: Campaigning ended on Thursday evening for 26 of the 243 Assembly constituencies going to election in the sixth and final phase of elections in Bihar on November 20. Of the 26 constituencies, spread over Rohtas, Aurangabad, Buxar, Kaimur and Gaya districts, 18 have been declared Naxal-hit, where a poll boycott...
  • Bihar's backward due to Nitish, Lalu: Sonia November 17, 2010

    Bhabhua/Buxar: Holding non-Congress governments responsible for Bihar's backwardness during the past 20 years, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the NDA government for its "failure" to utilise thousands of crores of rupees sent by the Centre to benefit the poor. "This is time that people of the state decide their...
  • Child crushed under dais at Lalu's rally November 17, 2010

    Sasaram (Bihar): A 12-year-old boy died when a makeshift platform collapsed on him as a crowd gathered to wave at RJD supremo Lalu Prasad who took off in a helicopter after addressing an election meeting at Kochas in Bihar's Rohtas district on Wednesday. DGP Neelmani said that soon after Lalu Prasad...