Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's helicopter was damaged after its blades broke at the Patna airport on October 17. The accident occurred after the minister got off the helicopter. The blades had hit an overhead wiring at a construction site. Ravi Shankar Prasad while speaking to ANI confirmed that he was fine. Prasad said, "I went to Jhanjharpur for an election campaign. Rotor blade of the helicopter that was used during travel was damaged a little after I deboarded it. I am absolutely fine. We are safe, satisfied and have taken an oath to take Bihar even more forward."
Slogans were raised in support of RJD leader Lalu Yadav during Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's public rally in Bihar's Chapra on Oct 21. CM Nitish Kumar said, "If you don't want to vote for us, don't but don't create nuisance. You will do harm to the person for whom you're here."'Mahagatbandhan' and JD(U)-BJP are intensifying campaign ahead of three-phased Bihar elections to begin on October 28.
Calling the BJP-JD(U) partnership in Bihar as "superhit" as the opening pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in cricket, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said one can debate on the quantum of development done by Nitish Kumar, but no one can point a finger at the chief minister on the issue of corruption. Singh also attacked the opposition, saying the people had also witnessed the 15-year tenure of the RJD government in the state and can well understand the difference between the "misrule" of that time and the good governance of the Nitish Kumar-led alliance government. Addressing a rally here in Bhagalpur district ahead of assembly polls beginning October 28, Singh said, "The alliance of the BJP and the JD(U) is as superhit as the opening pair of Sachin and Sehwag of the Indian cricket team."He said the alliance government has provided basic facilities of electricity, road, and water, which Bihar lacked for decades. Watch the full video for more details.
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Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora along with other officials arrived at Patna Airport on September 29. He is on a visit to the state to overview the preparation for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections. Bihar Polls will be conducted in 3 phases starting from October 28.
The mortal remains of former RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh arrived at Patna airport on Sep 13. It was then brought to Vidhan Sabha for prayer ceremony. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and others paid floral tribute to late RJD leader. He died at AIIMS Delhi today. The 74-year-old had tested COVID-19 positive in June. Singh was a close aide of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.
Founder of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, Bimal Gurung pulled out of Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA and said that his party will support those in 2024 elections who'll take up their demand of Gorkhaland. He said, "All I want to say is that our demand for Gorkhaland still remains, we will take this cause forward. It is our aim, our vision. In the 2024 election, we will support the party which will take up this cause." He further said, "Centre didn't meet the commitment they made but Mamata Banerjee fulfilled all promises she made. So, I would like to separate myself from NDA, I would like to break our relation with BJP. In 2021 Bengal election we'll forge an alliance with TMC and give a reply to BJP."
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday forayed into battleground Bihar where he asked people to vote the NDA back to power, drawing upon Prime Minister Narendra Modis mass appeal and the BJPs ability to walk the talk on Ayodhya, Kashmir and Pakistan-sponsored terrorism. This is Modis India, where even chants of Bharat Tere Tukde Honge (India may you go to pieces) inside the JNU campus will not be tolerated, said Adityanath referring to the students protests of 2016 which left many activists booked for sedition. He also harped on Modis welfare measures like the Jan Dhan scheme, the Ujjawala Yojana, the Ayushman Bharat Yojana and housing for the poor. Watch the full video for more details.
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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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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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