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Bihar polls: More than one-third candidates in second phase face criminal cases, says ADR report
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Bihar polls: More than one-third candidates in second phase face criminal cases, says ADR report

According to the report, of the 502 facing criminal cases, 49 candidates have cases related to crime against women while 32 have declared cases related to murder

Bihar Assembly polls: Campaigning ends for first phase, 71 constituencies set to vote on 28 Oct
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Bihar Assembly polls: Campaigning ends for first phase, 71 constituencies set to vote on 28 Oct

The first phase of the election on Wednesday will decide fates of 6 ministers in the Nitish Kumar govt: Krishnandan Varma, Prem Kumar, Jay Kumar Singh, Santosh Kumar Nirala, Vijay Sinha and Ram Narayan Mandal

LJP govt will send Nitish Kumar to jail if found guilty of corruption, says Chirag Paswan
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LJP govt will send Nitish Kumar to jail if found guilty of corruption, says Chirag Paswan

The LJP chief alleged corruption in Nitish Kumar's flagship 'Saat Nishchay' (seven resolves) scheme and also accused the chief minister of gaining from smuggling of liquor into the state.

Chirag Paswan bats for 'Nitish-free' Bihar, says LJP will promote religious tourism if voted to power
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Chirag Paswan bats for 'Nitish-free' Bihar, says LJP will promote religious tourism if voted to power

Bihar would not have been facing the problem of revenue shortage had Kumar promoted religious tourism in the state, Paswan said in a tweet

EC faces uphill task in enforcing COVID-19 guidelines despite requisite powers, say former CECs
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EC faces uphill task in enforcing COVID-19 guidelines despite requisite powers, say former CECs

Ex-CECs VS Sampath, OP Rawat, SY Quraishi said though it is challenging, but EC could take "demonstrative action" as postponing polls in a few constituencies and banning rallies "to show that it means business"

Bihar elections: Tejashwi Yadav unveils RJD's manifesto; '10 lakh jobs' is key poll promise
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Bihar elections: Tejashwi Yadav unveils RJD's manifesto; '10 lakh jobs' is key poll promise

Appealing to voters with a "vow" to bring about change in Bihar, Tejashwi said that the party will work to equip the state to compete with the national employment average.

Bihar polls: Nitish Kumar takes jibe at RJD, says some parties 'think only of family' after winning election
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Bihar polls: Nitish Kumar takes jibe at RJD, says some parties 'think only of family' after winning election

Addressing poll rallies at in Rohtas and Bhagalpur, the Bihar chief minister said that for him, "the people of Bihar are his family"

Bihar Elections: EC has a responsibility to hold free and fair polls but it can't lose sight of COVID-19 either
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Bihar Elections: EC has a responsibility to hold free and fair polls but it can't lose sight of COVID-19 either

The Election Commission is partly complicit in this problem by insisting on carrying on elections largely as usual as there is hardly any doubt that its social distancing protocols in electoral rallies are impractical, and no one is taking it seriously.

'Khaali haath, khaali jeb, khaali pet': Ahead of Bihar polls, Nitish Kumar govt faces ire of intra-state migrants
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'Khaali haath, khaali jeb, khaali pet': Ahead of Bihar polls, Nitish Kumar govt faces ire of intra-state migrants

The 32 lakh returning migrants joined the existing pool of intra-state migrants, who were already struggling to find jobs, only deepening the unemployment crisis.

Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi set to kick-start whirlwind campaign trail in Bihar today
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Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi set to kick-start whirlwind campaign trail in Bihar today

Modi is slated to address three rallies in Rohtas, Gaya and Bhagalpur districts while Gandhi is set to campaign in Nawada and Bhagalpur districts

Opposition leaders, activists slam BJP over promise of 'free vaccine' in Bihar, say party 'deriding people'
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Opposition leaders, activists slam BJP over promise of 'free vaccine' in Bihar, say party 'deriding people'

Some also drew the Election Commission into the debate, asking whether the BJP could be allowed to make such an announcement when preparations for the polls were already underway

Bihar polls: JD(U) releases manifesto, lashes out at Grand Alliance over 'lofty' promises
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Bihar polls: JD(U) releases manifesto, lashes out at Grand Alliance over 'lofty' promises

The Nitish Kumar-led party sought to know where the additional Rs five crore required to fulfill the RJD's promise of approving 10 lakh jobs would come from

BJP- JD(U) alliance 'superhit' like Tendulkar-Sehwag pair, says Rajnath Singh at Bihar rally
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BJP- JD(U) alliance 'superhit' like Tendulkar-Sehwag pair, says Rajnath Singh at Bihar rally

Singh also slammed the Opposition RJD, saying that people can see the difference between the good governance of the Nitish Kumar-led alliance government and the "misrule" during the RJD's 15-year tenure

Bihar Elections: Marooned by caste, born poor, children of Dalits turn recruits for touts trafficking migrant labour
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Bihar Elections: Marooned by caste, born poor, children of Dalits turn recruits for touts trafficking migrant labour

Treated as outcasts and born to poor families, children of Dalits in Bihar stare at a dark future with little help from the government forcing a community no longer charmed by Nitish Kumar to accept harsh realities.

'Choose truth over lies': P Chidambaram quotes Joe Biden in appeal to voters ahead of Bihar election
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'Choose truth over lies': P Chidambaram quotes Joe Biden in appeal to voters ahead of Bihar election

Besides the three-phased Bihar Assembly polls starting 28 October, bypolls to one Lok Sabha and 56 Assembly seats spread across 12 states, including 28 in Madhya Pradesh, will be held on 3 and 7 November

'No relations with LJP': BJP slams Chirag Paswan over criticism of Nitish Kumar ahead of Bihar polls
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'No relations with LJP': BJP slams Chirag Paswan over criticism of Nitish Kumar ahead of Bihar polls

Paswan has been seeking to win over BJP by praising its top brass, however, he has been critical of party ally and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar over the state govt's policies

Bihar Assembly polls: Nitish Kumar keeps up attacks on Lalu Prasad Yadav, says NDA ended 'jungle raj' after taking reins
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Bihar Assembly polls: Nitish Kumar keeps up attacks on Lalu Prasad Yadav, says NDA ended 'jungle raj' after taking reins

At rallies in Jamui, Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura, and Paliganj, Nitish's speeches focused on comparing the JD(U) and RJD governments

Chirag Paswan claims Nitish Kumar behaved 'haughtily' with Ram Vilas Paswan, accuses Bihar govt of harming Dalit community
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Chirag Paswan claims Nitish Kumar behaved 'haughtily' with Ram Vilas Paswan, accuses Bihar govt of harming Dalit community

Chirag also accused the Nitish-led JD(U) of working against LJP candidates in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls "in violation of the coalition dharma"

Bihar polls: BJP releases final list of 35 candidates, renominates four state ministers, drops two MLAs
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Bihar polls: BJP releases final list of 35 candidates, renominates four state ministers, drops two MLAs

From Pranpur, the party has nominated Nisha Singh, wife of former state minister Vinod Kumar Singh, who died of post-COVID complications, whereas, late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's cousin Neeraj Kumar Singh will seek re-election from Chattapur

Bihar needs leadership of both Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar, says JP Nadda at Gaya rally
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Bihar needs leadership of both Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar, says JP Nadda at Gaya rally

Targeting the RJD, the BJP president said those who rose to power drawing upon the legacy of Jayaprakash Narayan have ended up joining hands with the very Congress party he opposed