Which party or alliance deserves to win the 2015 Bihar Assembly Elections?

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Indian politics is now abuzz with the word 'Bihar' as the state is heading for the assembly polls that is not only significant but also holds a promise of better Bihar. Over 6.2 crore electors in the state are eligible to decide the fate of the candidates looking for a seat in the assembly. Political stalwarts like the BJP, Congress, and the JDU are raising their pitch ahead of the ultimate battle. The first phase of the five-phase polls is scheduled to happen on 12 October. Come 8 November, and we will know which party will have the last laugh.
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Defeat NDA, Jethmalani urges Bihari voters Stepping into the murky waters of Bihar politics, renowned lawyer Ram Jethmalani has urged the state’s voters to defeat the BJP-led NDA in the..Read More
Nitish cant bring development to Bihar BJP president Amit Shah has alleged that chief minister Nitish Kumar will not be able to put Bihar on the path of development given the credentials ..Read More
EC seeks copy of election manifestos The Election Commission has sent a reminder to political parties about the guidelines needed to be followed during the drafting of election manifest..Read More
Bihar: ATM cash vehicles under security scanner Vehicles carrying cash for ATMs in Bihar are being monitored by authorities to ensure that they are not used for ferrying black money ahead of the a..Read More
Nitish is arrogant, over-ambitious: Amit Shah Targeting Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, BJP president Amit Shah described the JD(U) chief as “arrogant and over-ambitious”. He said..Read More
Lalus son Tejaswi files nomination from Raghopur RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejaswi Yadav has filed his nomination papers for the Bihar assembly elections from Raghopur constituency. T..Read More
Great grandsons of Bihar's first CM are rivals Two great grandsons of Bihar's first chief minister, Sri Krishna Sinha, are contesting against each other in Bihar's assembly elections. Ani..Read More
'22% candidates have serious criminal cases' Of the 583 candidates in the fray for the first phase of the assembly elections in Bihar, as many as 130 (about 22 per cent) have declared serious c..Read More
PM has a habit of 'staying abroad': Sonia Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing an election rally at Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said he ha..Read More
Rs50 lakh cash, liquor seized in Bihar More than Rs50 lakh in cash has been recovered by the Bihar police in the latest such seizures ahead of the assembly elections. Over 11,000 litres l..Read More
JD(U) minister Baidyanath Sahni joins BJP JD(U) minister Baidyanath Sahni has quit his office and joined the BJP ahead of the Bihar elections. The MLA from Samastipur district’s Morwa ..Read More
Shun violence, join mainstream, Modi tells Maoists Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged Maoists to leave the path of violence and become part of the mainstream. Addressing an election rally in Bank..Read More
Sonia to address two election rallies today Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address two rallies in poll-bound Bihar on Saturday. The rallies will be held at Kahalgaon and Birgunj. Kahalga..Read More
Security forces in Jharkhand on high alert Security forces are on high alert in neighbouring Jharkhand ahead of the five-phase assembly elections. Senior police officers met with SPs and comm..Read More
Lawmaker to contest polls from behind bars Anant Singh, a Bihar legislator who is lodged in Beur Central jail, will contest the assembly elections from behind the bars, reports say. A court h..Read More
'Declare Kushwaha, Manjhi or Paswan CM candidate' RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has dared the BJP to declare RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha or LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan or HAMS chief Jitan Ram Manjh..Read More
$1mn seized by Bihar cops may be fake The “one million dollars” seized by the Bihar police in the poll-bound state are most likely fake. In a press conference held by the pol..Read More
Kejriwal now says he fully supports Nitish In a reversal of stance, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal now says he backs JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar in the Bihar elections. He described the B..Read More
Grand alliance questions NDA over 2014 promises The JD(U)- RJD-Congress grand alliance in Bihar has hit out at the NDA, asking the government at the Centre about its poll promises made during the ..Read More
Nitish says more crime in BJP-ruled states Countering charges by the NDA about a return to “jungle raj” in Bihar if the “grand alliance” came to power, chief minister ..Read More
Bihar police recover $1mn from bikers The Bihar police have reportedly seized I million dollars (about Rs 6.7 crore) from two men on a motorcycle in Madhepura, around 280 km from state c..Read More
Modis rallies in Bihar slashed by half Media reports indicate that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address only 10 to 12 election rallies in Bihar instead of the 20-plus rallies planned..Read More
Scooties, TVs, loans in BJPs vision document The BJP in its vision document for poll-bound Bihar has announced scooties for female students who do well, colour television sets for Dalits and Ma..Read More
Bihar polls: Nominations for third phase begin The filing of nomination papers for the third phase of the Bihar assembly elections slated to be held on October 28 began on Thursday, an official s..Read More
Rahul to address three rallies on October 7 Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will address three election rallies in Begusarai, Sheikhpura and Rohtas districts of poll-bound Bihar on Octobe..Read More
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