Astonishing comeback of Nitish Kumar led Mahagatbandhan

on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 17:46.


As the results of the 16th Bihar Vidhan Sabha election started coming, the political pundits were surprised to see the massive lead by the incumbent Chief Minister Mr. Nitish Kumar led Mahagatbandhan. By the time when the final result came, the Mahagatbandhan had already won 178 seats in the house of 243 seats. The NDA coalition could only get 58 seats, much to the bewilderment of their supporters. The election result has not only affected the politics of Bihar, but would have far reaching repercussion in forthcoming elections.

The five-phase election that extended roughly for a month was intensely fought by the Mahagatbandhan and the NDA. The various Exit Polls Survey had predicted a balanced result, but the actual outcome was one sided. With this victory, Mr. Nitish Kumar will be sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the third time in the coming days, probably on November 20th. Mr. Lalu Prasad led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) emerged as the single largest party by winning 80 seats. Nitish Kumar led Janta Dal (United) won 71 seats, while Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP) won only 53 seats. The seats won by various parties are as follow :

Mahagatbandhan (Grand Alliance)

  • Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) : 80 seats
  • Janata Dal (United) : 71 seats
  • Indian National Congress (INC) : 27 seats

National Democratic Alliance (NDA)

  • Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) : 53 seats
  • Lok Jansakti Party (LJP) : 02 seats
  • Rashtriya Lok Samta Party : 02 seats
  • Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) : 01

Communist Party of India (M-L) : 03 seats
Independents : 04 seats

In terms of vote percentage, the figure of major parties stand as below :

  • BJP : 24.4%
  • RJD : 18.4%
  • JD(U) : 16.8%
  • IND : 9.4%
  • INC : 6.7%
  • LJP : 4.8%

With a clear majority in the House, the government is expected to be stable in the coming years. Bihar has shown remarkable growth in the recent years, however it is still near the botton on many indices on Pan-India parameters. The new government work would be to further enhance the rate of growth. In this scenario, tourism can play a major role. The new government should explore this yet untapped field in Bihar. It has the potential of not fast tracking the rate of growth but also checking the mass migration of people out of Bihar for employment across the country. wishes all the best for the new government and hopes for bright future of Bihar ahead.


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Bihar Vidhan Sabha election 2015 dates announced

on Saturday, 12 September 2015 06:47.


The Election commission of India (ECI) has finally announced election dates for the 16th Bihar Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) to be held from 12th October to 5th November in five phases. With the announcement of the dates, Model Code of Conduct (MCC) has came into effect, whereby the governments at both the Central and Sate government will desist from announcing new schemes, beside many other provisions. The election has gathered much interest at the national level due to its repercussion at both the national and state politics. The election procedure will happen during the festive season of October and November and the results will be announced on November 8, just few days before Diwali.

Phase 1 Election : October 12 (Monday)

  • On 49 seats
  • Districts covered : Samastipur, Begusarai, Khagaria, Bhagalpur, Banka, Mungyer, Jamui, Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura, Nawada
  • Majorly Central, Eastern and South Eastern Bihar

Phase 2 Election : October 16 (Friday)

  • On 32 seats
  • Districts covered : Kaimur, Rohtas, Arwal, Jehanabad, Aurangabad and Gaya
  • Majorly Southern and South Western Bihar

Phase 3 Election : October 28 (Wednesday)

  • On 50 seats
  • Districts covered : Saran, Vaishali, Nalanda, Patna, Bhojpur, Buxar
  • Majorly Central and Eastern Bihar

Phase 4 Election : November 01 (Sunday)

  • On 55 seats
  • Districts covered : West Champaran, East Champaran, Shivhar, Sitamadhi, Siwan, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj
  • Majorly North & North-Western Bihar

Phase 5 Election : November 05 (Thursday)

  • On 55 seats
  • Districts Covered : Madhubani, Supaul, Araria, Kishenganj, Purnia, Katihar, Madhepura, Saharsa, Darbhanga
  • Majorly North & North Eastern Bihar

The tenure of the 15th Vidhan Sabha is coming to an end on November 29. The results of the election will be announced on November 08. It will be the 16th election of the 243-membered Bihar Vidhan Sabha. Bihar has a bicameral legislature where the Upper House called Vidhan Parisad is indirectly elected by the people, whereas the Lower House called Vidhan Sabha is directly elected by the people. There are a total of 6.68 crore voters on the electoral roll, in which approximately 57% belong to the age group of 18-39 years suggesting young voters majority. The ECI has mentioned that Central Security Forces will be deployed in each and every booth.

Important Phone/Fax number :

  • Election Commission Toll Free number : 1950
  • Chief Electoral Officer, Bihar : 0612-2217956, 2215611 (Fax)
  • ECI : 011 - 23717391, 23713412 (Fax)

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Earthquake tremors keeping Patna on alert

on Monday, 27 April 2015 18:14.


The devastating earthquake that rocked Nepal two days back and caused widespread damages of life and property in Nepal as well as in India has kept the people on high alert with several tremors occurring during the past 48 hours. The 7.9 magnitude earthquake had epicenter near Pokhra in Nepal which has claimed more than 4000 lives in Nepal till now and more than 50 in Bihar. Though no casualty has been reported from Patna, yet fear has gripped the city. Some buildings and other structures have developed minor cracks due to the earthquake. With 6-7 tremors of light intensity being felt during past two days, the people are not ready to take any chances. People are spending their nights in open spaces like Gandhi Maidan and Eco Park. The parks in the City has been kept open for night as well. Schools remained closed for two days. The rumour about the earthquake has another cascading effect during the past two days. Rumors about some buildings getting tilted on one side kept the people perplexed. There are unconfirmed news that one of the pillar of Mahatma Gandhi Setu and Rajendra Nagar Flyover has developed cracks. The administration is all geared up to tackle any emergency arising out of frequent tremors.

It is very important to keep certain things in mind during and after an earthquake :

  • Keep calm and reassures others
  • During the earthquake, the safest place is an open space, away from the buildings
  • If you are indoors, take cover under a desk table, bed or doorways and against a wall
  • Stay away from glass doors, glass panes, windows or outside glass
  • Do not rush to go out of the building, where there are a large number of people to avoid stampede
  • Do not use lift while moving out
  • If you are outside, move away from building and utility wires
  • Once in the open, stay there till vibrations stop
  • Do not use candles, matches or open flames
  • Do not believe in rumors and do not spread it either
  • Get tuned to TV or radio to get the latest information