Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, in an interview on November 18 lashed out at those criticizing the party. He said that "such leaders", should join other parties or start their own instead of 'embarrassing it in public'. He questioned why issues weren't raised to the Gandhi family with whom they supposedly 'enjoy' close relations. Congress leader Kapil Sibal had recently criticized the party over Bihar elections.
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Reacting to the Bihar elections where Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM won five seats, Munnawar Rana, a renowned Urdu poet, said that they would not let another Jinnah to flourish in India. Rana accused Owaisi of being a BJP stooge and creating a divide between Muslims. Recently, Munnawar Rana was booked on November 2 by the Lucknow police for making controversial statements on killings in France.
Defying the anti-incumbency against the 15-year rule of Nitish Kumar, the ruling coalition of NDA secured the majority with 125 seats in Bihar Assembly Elections. Whereas the opposition’s Mahagathbandhan got 110 seats in the 243-member assembly. Despite of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) becoming the single largest party with 75 seats, it will fail to form the government. Following RJD, BJP emerged as the second-largest party with 74 seats while… read-more
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Congress MP Karti Chidambaram condemned his fellow party member Udit Raj for his comments on EVM hack. Udit Raj questioned if space ships can be operated from the ground, why can not EVM be hacked. Karti responded that the EVMs are robust and added, "Whatever be the outcome of any election, it's time to stop blaming the EVMs. Reportedly, Congress' alliance is trailing in most of the seats in Bihar.
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Ahead of the Bihar elections' vote counting on November 10, Congress has asked its workers to be positioned near the counting booths to keep a close watch on EVMs as they fear "foul play". Keeping the exit poll predictions in mind, the party has also asked its senior leaders, Randeep Surjewala and Avinash Pande, to coordinate with allies. Some other senior Congress leaders from different states have also reached Patna.
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For a consecutive third time, the total vote turnout of women (59.7%) was more than that of men (54.6%) in recently concluded Bihar Assembly polls. However, the male participation was recorded as highest since 2010. Even in the 2019 General elections, the total female voter turnout in Bihar was more than men at 59.5% and 54.9% respectively. The ongoing pandemic has however resulted in decreased female voter turnout than the 2015 elections (60… read-more
In the final phase of Bihar elections, around 55.22% voters cast their votes on November 7. Deciding the destiny of 1,204 candidates in 78 constituencies, around 2.34 crore voters were expected to participate in this phase. The voting percentage was comparatively lower than that of 2015 (56.66%). Voting was also held for the Valmiki Nagar constituency, which fell vacant after the death of JD(U) MP Baidyanath Mahato in February 2020.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced on November 5 that Bihar Assembly Elections 2020 will be his last to contest. The surprise announcement came when the three-time CM was campaigning at Purnia's Dhamdhaha for phase 3 of the elections. During the rally, the CM added in Hindi, "All's well that ends well." Phase 3 voting starts on November 7 and results will be announced on November 10.
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While addressing a rally in Bihar's Madhubani district for the third phase of the assembly elections, CM Nitish Kumar was pelted with onions on November 3. The CM was attacked when he was talking about employment in the state. Responding to the attack, Kumar said, "Keep throwing. You all can understand this will not have any impact." However, he did not stop and completed his speech after the guards protected him.
PM Narendra Modi will be addressing four back-to-back rallies in Bihar on November 1 as the state will undergo second-phase of assembly elections on November 3. Reportedly, PM Modi will begin the rally-marathon from Chapra, followed by a public meeting in Samastipur, after which he will visit Gandhi Maidan in Motihari before concluding the tour in Bagaha. The state CM Nitish Kumar may join the PM in Samastipur and Bagaha.
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