Why BJP-JD(U) alliance is a marriage of convenience, electoral compulsion

This year’s election in Bihar promises to be a thrilling affair. With smaller parties walking out of major alliances over unreasonable demands for seats and posts, and then forging tie-ups among themselves or going alone, there are too many bounties for the hunt. Chirag Paswan has decided that his Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) will field … Read more

Bihar election: BJP-JDU seat-sharing leaves ex-DGP Gupteshwar Pandey high and dry

Seat-sharing for the Bihar Assembly election not only saw Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ceding the political ground to the BJP but also created a hurdle for top cop-turned-politician Gupteshwar Pandey’s electoral plunge. The Bihar Assembly election begins from October 28, when 71 seats will go to the polls including those in the Buxar district from … Read more

Bihar Assembly election: In BJP-JDU seat sharing formula, Nitish Kumar stoops to conquer

The seat-sharing formula for the Bihar Assembly election announced by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday signals a major climbdown by his Janata Dal-United (JDU). For the first time in a Bihar Assembly election, the BJP has got equal share in the state polls. In this year’s Bihar Assembly election, the BJP may in fact … Read more