Bihar Assembly Election – How will Tejaswi Yadav Carry on Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Legacy?

Bihar Assembly Election continued with Phase IV of elections held on 1st of November. Bihar is divided into 243 Assembly constituencies. Two major alliances, NDA of BJP (Bhartiya Janta Party) and other small parties and Grand Secular Alliance of RJD(Rashtriya Janta Dal) with JD(Janta Dal) and Congress are contesting elections against each other. BJP is currently forming the Opposition in the Bihar Assembly. The leader of the opposition party is Amarender Pratap Singh. For the elections of … [Read more...]

Bihar Assembly Election – First round poll sees 57% Turnout

The Bihar assembly election is to be held in five-phases in October–November 2015 as the tenure of the current Legislative Assembly of Bihar ends on November 29, 2015. Phase I was conducted on October 12, 2015. To find out more about Bihar assembly election, click on this link. Phase I - Bihar Assembly Election Around 57 percent of the 13.5 million electorate voted on Monday, October 12, 2015 in 49 of the 243 constituencies in the first round of battle for political power in Bihar … [Read more...]

Why are Bihar Assembly Election important this year?

Bihar Assembly election in India are conducted in accordance with the Indian Constitution. The Bihar Assembly creates laws regarding the conduct of local body elections unilaterally while any changes by the state legislature to the conduct of state level bihar assembly election need to be approved by the Parliament of India. The elections are conducted by the Election Commission of Bihar, whose website can be accessed by clicking on this link. To know about applying for a voter card to vote … [Read more...]

JD-U launches ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ in Bihar Election

Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar kicked off the Janata Dal United (JD-U)'s campaign and went knocking on doors in Patna, Bihar for the upcoming Bihar election to be held in October or November 2015 (To know when the Bihar election is, click on this link). The ambitious programme called the 'Har Ghar Dastak' is to ask for feedback from the citizens about the state government's work in the previous term. Mr. Kumar said that all the members of JD-U were trying to reach all homes in … [Read more...]

NRIs to Cast E-Vote in Bihar Election?

India has not had an absentee ballot system until now. Section 19 of 'The Representation of the People Act' allows a person to register to vote if he or she is above 18 years of age and is an ordinary resident of the constituency i.e. the current address for 6 months or longer. Section 20 of the Act disqualifies a non-resident Indian from getting his/her name registered in the electoral roll. Consequently, it also prevents an NRI from casting vote in elections. The Representation of the … [Read more...]

When are the Bihar Assembly Elections?

The Bihar Assembly Elections are due in 2015 as the tenure of the current Legislative Assembly of Bihar expires on November 29, 2015. Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi on May 20, 2015, Wednesday  said that the commission is yet to decide on the exact schedule of the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls. The electoral rolls, however, will be ready on July 31 2015, said the Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi, terming the polls in Bihar as "mother of all elections". Bihar Assembly … [Read more...]

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