In the latest development, Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar on October 23 announced that his government will provide the compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the families of Bihar who died in the recent Uttarakhand rains. Reportedly, 10 people from Bihar's West Champaran district lost their lives in the rains. While announcing the compensation, Kumar said, ''The resident commissioner is in constant touch with the state government.''
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has also extended her hand to support the caste-based census in the country on August 23. Banerjee said, ''I'll not have any problem accepting it. If all parties accept it, Why won't I?.'' Notably, her stance came after the delegation of 10 parties led by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar met PM Narendra Modi in Bihar to raise the demand.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on July 5 announced that schools, colleges, and universities will reopen with 50% attendance. He tweeted that special arrangements will be made for vaccinating adult students, teachers, and staff of the institution. Government Training Institutes will also reopen with 50% attendance. Earlier, due to the second wave, the Bihar government had announced summer vacations for the institutes from May 1 to June 30.
To motivate girls for higher education, the Bihar Government has announced a grant of Rs 50,000 to graduated girls and Rs 25,000 to girls passing in the intermediate examination. The decision was made at a cabinet meeting to provide financial assistance under CM Kanya Utthan Yojana. Reportedly, the scheme would come to effect immediately, and the funds will be directly transferred to the beneficiaries' bank account.
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Bureaucrat turned politician Ramchandra Prasad Singh was appointed as JD(U)'s National President on December 27. The 62-Year-old is a Rajya Sabha MP and has served previously as national secretary of the party. Reportedly, he had been referred by outgoing-president Nitish Kumar and was approved unanimously in the party meeting. The meeting was called by JD(U) after six of its seven MLAs joined BJP in Arunachal Pradesh.
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For a fourth consecutive term in office, Nitish Kumar took charge as the Bihar CM on November 16. Two deputy CMs - BJP's Renu Devi and Tarkishore Prasad - and 12 other cabinet ministers also took charge. Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda attended the ceremony in Patna. PM Narendra Modi wished Nitish Kumar and said, "The NDA family will work together for the progress of Bihar."
In view of the upcoming Bihar polls, the Election Commission has imposed a ban on telecast and conduct of opinion polls through any medium - print or electronic. The ban will remain in effect from October 28 till November 7. The first phase of the elections will begin on October 28 while the second and third phases are slated for November 3 and 7 respectively.
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Lok Janshakti Party's President Chirag Paswan, on October 4, decided to contest elections alone by breaking their alliance with the National Democratic Alliance. The decision was taken after month-long conflicts of seat-sharing in upcoming elections. Although LJP cleared that they don't have any dissents with BJP, they left the coalition due to 'Ideological Differences' with Janata Dal-United. They are contesting against JD(U) since CM Nitish… read-more
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The former Director-General of Police (DGP) Gupteshwar Pandey on September 27, joined Bihar's ruling party Janata Dal (United), in the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Recently, the ex-DGP had taken voluntary retirement from his duty, before which, he was involved in Sushant Singh Rajput's case. Reportedly, Gupteshwar Pandey met Bihar CM on September 26, but had not revealed any intentions of joining politics.
Bihar's ex-Director General of Police (DGP) Gupteshwar Pandey intensified rumours about him joining politics as he met Cheif Minister Nitish Kumar on September 26. The ex-DGP took voluntary retirement on September 22, fuelling rumours about joining politics. However, after the meeting, he mentioned, “I have yet not taken any decision on contesting polls.” This meeting comes a day after the announcement of Bihar's Election dates.