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What Nitish Must Do: Create Wealth, Jobs

What Nitish Must Do: Create Wealth, Jobs

  As Nitish Kumar returns as the chief minister of the state with India’s poorest people, his game plan should be clear: Press on with policies that offer educational opportunities…

Why Bihar’s Loss Can Hurt BJP in Rajya Sabha

Why Bihar’s Loss Can Hurt BJP in Rajya Sabha

  The indirect impact of losing the Bihar assembly elections for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could be in getting important laws passed in parliament.   The loss may not…

Fewer Women MLAs In Bihar Assembly

Fewer Women MLAs In Bihar Assembly

  In the newly elected Bihar vidhan sabha (Legislative Assembly), women legislators have declined to 28, six fewer than the 34 elected to the last assembly in 2010.   Although…

NOTA Exceeds Margin Of Victory In 21 Bihar Constituencies

NOTA Exceeds Margin Of Victory In 21 Bihar Constituencies

  In October 2013, the Election Commission of India–under orders from the Supreme Court–introduced the option to voters to vote for none of the candidates, by selecting the ‘None of the…

How Grand Alliance Turned Vote Share To Seats In Bihar

How Grand Alliance Turned Vote Share To Seats In Bihar

  All the constituents of the victorious Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) – the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the Janata Dal (United) and the Congress – managed to register a share-to-seat multiplier…

Bihar’s Political Dynasties: 7 Win, 15 Lose

Bihar’s Political Dynasties: 7 Win, 15 Lose

  Of 22 political dynasties that contested the recently concluded Bihar assembly elections, seven families won and 15 lost.   The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had fielded eight candidates from…

59% Bihar MLAs Face Criminal Charges

59% Bihar MLAs Face Criminal Charges

  * A total of 143 MLAs (59%) in the new Bihar assembly face criminal charges, and 96 MLAs face serious criminal charges including murder and kidnapping.   * Among…

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