As Bihar is gearing up for assembly elections 2020, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar targeted LJP chief Chirag Paswan and said he is "misleading people" by using senior BJP leaders' names. "Chirag Paswan has chosen a separate path in Bihar, he is trying to mislead people by taking names of senior BJP...
The Bihar Assembly election is approaching and the main battle is between the NDA and the Mahagathbandhan. While BJP & the JDU are fighting the Bihar polls together, there is a lot of speculation about Chirag Paswan’s LJP deciding to go solo. What has also aroused the curiosity of political pundits is that the LJP chief has decided to only field candidates against Nitish Kumar’s JDU and has referred to himself as ‘PM Modi’s Hanuman’. While BJP has been trying to distance itself from Chirag Paswan calling the party a ‘vote-katuwa’, many believe that the BJP is keeping options open for the post-poll scenario. So is there more than what meets the eye as far as alliances go in Bihar? Watch this edition of In Focus where Hindustan Times’ senior editor Aditi Prasad speaks to BJP leader Guru Prakash Paswan for all the details.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's lookalike Abhinanandan Pathak is all set to take the plunge into politics. Pathak will contest Bihar Assembly elections on a Vanchit Samaj Party ticket from Hathua constituency in in Gopalganj district. The 53-year-old, who aspires to become the Bihar chief minister, has filed his nomination. "Have filed nomination from Hathua constituency on a Vanchit Samaj Party ticket. After winning the polls, I will try to become Bihar CM with people's blessing," he said. Pathak is contesting against Bihar's social welfare minister Ramsevak Singh. Four-time MLA Singh will be eying his fifth victory in the state assembly polls. Bihar elections will be conducted in three phases starting October 28. Results of the state assembly polls will be declared on November 10.
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Slippers were hurled at RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav during a poll rally in Bihar’s Aurangabad. The leader was sitting with party workers when the incident happened. Two slippers were hurled at the leader. One of the slipper missed Yadav while the second one landed in his lap. Yadav has been campaigning in Bihar ahead of the assembly polls in the state. The leader has also challenged BJP, JDU and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar over work done in the state. Watch the full video for more details.
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Facing flak for his "item" jibe about Madhya Pradesh minister Imarti Devi, state Congress chief Kamal Nath has expressed regret and claimed that he did not say anything disrespectful. While Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said earlier in the day that he did not appreciate the kind of language Nath used, Nath maintained that he would not apologise. Nath claimed the word "item' is used in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies, but the BJP tried to "mislead" by making it an issue to divert people's attention as it is sensing defeat in the November 3 bypolls in Madhya Pradesh.
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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over unemployment issue in the state and said that how will CM Kumar eliminate unemployment in Bihar when his first and last love is CM chair. "Nitish Kumar's first and last love is to only stick to his CM chair. How will he eliminate unemployment? Why does he not speak on migration, poverty, starvation? Youth knows that if NDA isn't defeated, such a useless govt won't do anything for the unemployed," said Yadav.
The Shiromani Akali Dal has launched three ‘kisan marches’ against the farm laws framed by the government. SAD Chief Sukhbir Badal paid obeisance at the Golden Temple before launching one of the march. They are demanding that the farm laws be withdrawn. They will hand over a memorandum against the farm laws to Punjab Governor. Last week, the SAD had announced to part ways with the NDA, the third major party to walk out of the BJP-led coalition in the last couple of years. On September 17, Harsimrat Kaur Badal had quit the Union Cabinet after the SAD chief had strongly opposed the bills in Lok Sabha and said that the bills will be detrimental to the interests of farmers. Meanwhile, farmer groups continued their protests and ‘rail roko’ agitations in different parts of Punjab. Protests by farmers against the new laws have been ongoing for the past few days over that passage of three laws - The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Service Act, 2020, and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.Watch the full video for all the details.
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The Rashtriya Janata Dal and the BJP are engaged in a heated war of words over the upcoming Bihar polls. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav mocked the NDA government in the state over the lack of jobs and said..
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While the upcoming Bihar election is being seen as a battle between Nitish Kumar led NDA and the Mahagathbandhan led by Tejashwi Yadav, there are several other claimants for the coveted post of Chief..
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