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Bihar Mahagathbandhan at risk: Nitish Kumar may lose a friend not office if Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal pulls out
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Bihar Mahagathbandhan at risk: Nitish Kumar may lose a friend not office if Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal pulls out

If Rashtriya Janata Dal's Lalu Prasad Yadav do decides to pull out of the Nitish Kumar-led Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar, Janata Dal (United) leader and Bihar chief minister won't have much difficult remaining in power, since the break-up leaves JD(U) and BJP as the only parties with the required number of seats to form government

Bihar Vikas Mission: Can Prashant Kishor help Nitish Kumar settle the ‘Super CM’ debate?
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Bihar Vikas Mission: Can Prashant Kishor help Nitish Kumar settle the ‘Super CM’ debate?

Nitish Kumar’s election strategist Prashant Kishor would propose a model of governance that he had earlier suggested to Narendra Modi in May 2014 — but Modi had refused to implement. The election victory a month later ensured that a blueprint would soon be put into the works.

Seven key areas for Amit Shah to improve on as he begins his second term as BJP president
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Seven key areas for Amit Shah to improve on as he begins his second term as BJP president

As BJP president Amit Shah has had his three-year stint as BJP president renewed, the tasks cut out for him will pose insurmountable challenges

Santa Claus in Bihar: How a pleased Nitish ignored financial losses to shower bounties on all his 'well-wishers'
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Santa Claus in Bihar: How a pleased Nitish ignored financial losses to shower bounties on all his 'well-wishers'

Christmas has come and gone, but Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has only just switched to Santa Claus mode. He is openly showering bounties, taking no notice of the Opposition’s clamours and huge financial losses

From invincibility in 2014 to vulnerability in 2015: BJP seeks consolidation in the new year
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From invincibility in 2014 to vulnerability in 2015: BJP seeks consolidation in the new year

If 2014 was the year that gave wings to BJP's ambitions as it rode on the 'Modi wave' to form its first majority government at the Centre, 2015 showed up the limits of its electoral strategy pivoted around the prime minister's charisma as it suffered massive defeats in the Delhi and Bihar Assembly elections.

Modi, BJP turn divergent entities: How one week saw the party's stock fall while PM's rose
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Modi, BJP turn divergent entities: How one week saw the party's stock fall while PM's rose

The overall direction of politics in India appears to be taking a turn with three rather obvious pointers having already emerged on the surface: First, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity remains more or less intact, even as the BJP seems to be going downhill in elections across states. Second, Modi swears by the Constitution — both on the floor of Parliament and outside. Finally, both Houses of Parliament start functioning without too many hiccups.

India is good again! Aamir Khan comments on intolerance debate after it's been done and dusted
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India is good again! Aamir Khan comments on intolerance debate after it's been done and dusted

Where is the intolerance debate? We did hear Aamir Khan refer to it on Monday, but he hardly made a ripple on the electronic waves. He said that at the peak of the intolerance debate his wife Kiran asked him if they should leave India, suggesting that we are good again as a country

The fine print of the Bihar polls: How ghettoisation of secular votes trumped NDA's firm social coalition
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The fine print of the Bihar polls: How ghettoisation of secular votes trumped NDA's firm social coalition

If the Bihar Assembly 2015 polls divided the analyst’s fraternity regarding the eventual result, the final verdict has thrown up even more confounding trends despite the decisive nature of the mandate

So much fuss over a hug: Why the Kejriwal defence on the Lalu embrace doesn’t wash
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So much fuss over a hug: Why the Kejriwal defence on the Lalu embrace doesn’t wash

Arvind Kejriwal was the willing guest at a public function where an embrace or some other gesture of friendliness with any guest would not be out of place. He could easily have dismissed the controversy over his being seen in a bear hug with RJD chief Lalu Yadav

Nitish Kumar sworn in as Bihar CM, Lalu's son Tejaswi to be Deputy CM
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Nitish Kumar sworn in as Bihar CM, Lalu's son Tejaswi to be Deputy CM

Nitish Kumar on Friday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister for a third straight term at the head of a 29-member Cabinet, including Lalu Prasad's son Tejaswi as Deputy CM, in the presence of predominantly non-BJP leaders that could indicate possible future alignments.

Bihar's new government takes shape: Nitish sworn in as CM, Lalu's sons get cabinet berths
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Bihar's new government takes shape: Nitish sworn in as CM, Lalu's sons get cabinet berths

Nitish Kumar on Friday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister along with 28 ministers, including RJD chief Lalu Prasad's two sons Tejaswi and Tej Pratap, as the grand alliance government of RJD-JD(U)-Congress was sworn in at a mega ceremony attended by several top leaders from non-BJP parties.

Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar chief minister for the fifth time
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Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar chief minister for the fifth time

Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Nitish Kumar, who led the Grand Alliance to victory in the assembly elections, on Friday took oath as the chief minister of Bihar for the fifth time.

Create wealth and jobs: Here's what should be CM Nitish Kumar's game plan for Bihar
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Create wealth and jobs: Here's what should be CM Nitish Kumar's game plan for Bihar

As Nitish Kumar returns as Bihar CM, his game plan should be clear: Press on with policies that offer educational opportunities, further economic progress.

Who won in 2014 and in Bihar? It was a victory for the message, not the postman
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Who won in 2014 and in Bihar? It was a victory for the message, not the postman

Prashant Kishor, a key election communication strategist for Narendra Modi in 2014 and, more recently, for the triumphant Nitish Kumar in Bihar, is hot property these days.

BJP dissent: Attending Nitish swearing-in is Advani's trump card, but using it will sever his Parivar umbilical cord
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BJP dissent: Attending Nitish swearing-in is Advani's trump card, but using it will sever his Parivar umbilical cord

If one thing is clear in all this speculation of a rift within BJP, it is that Advani wants to take the revolt to its logical conclusion.

'No one has guts (or DNA) to give us fatkaar': Shatrughan Sinha slams BJP over Bihar loss again
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'No one has guts (or DNA) to give us fatkaar': Shatrughan Sinha slams BJP over Bihar loss again

BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Wednesday said those with "vested interests" are refusing to learn lessons from the Bihar debacle.

Impact of Bihar poll defeat will be temporary: Bengal BJP
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Impact of Bihar poll defeat will be temporary: Bengal BJP

Bengal BJP said that the impact of Bihar Assembly polls was just temporary.

Congress eyes Speaker's post in Bihar Assembly, ministerial berths in Nitish government
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Congress eyes Speaker's post in Bihar Assembly, ministerial berths in Nitish government

Congress is eyeing the Speaker's post in Bihar Assembly along with ministerial berths amid clear indications that the party will participate in the new government led by Nitish Kumar, who is set to take oath on 20 November.

Congress eyes Speaker's post in Bihar Assembly
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Congress eyes Speaker's post in Bihar Assembly

Congress is eyeing the Speaker's post in Bihar Assembly along with ministerial berths amid clear indications that the party will participate in the new government led by Nitish Kumar, who is set to take oath on 20 November.

With UP assembly polls a year away, tension brews in Samajwadi Party: Azam Khan criticises leadership
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With UP assembly polls a year away, tension brews in Samajwadi Party: Azam Khan criticises leadership

While large-scale discontent is brewing within the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, the top guns of the political outfit are still to come out of the festive hangover and do some damage control.