Tag: Rajesh Ranjan

Smaller parties in Bihar have big plans

Smaller parties in Bihar have big plans

| September 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

The announcement by the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, led by Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, that it will contest the Bihar Assembly elections has put the spotlight on other smaller political forces in the fray hoping to play the spoiler for one or the other big alliance at play. The Samajwadi Party and the Nationalist Congress […]

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Out in the cold, Pappu Yadav to chart a new course

Out in the cold, Pappu Yadav to chart a new course

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pappu had spent five years in jail for allegedly murdering CPM legislator Ajit Sarkar in 1998 and was acquitted in 2013. He may be without a party but Pappu Yadav alias Rajesh Ranjan believes he isn’t without “vichardhara (ideology)”. It’s this vichardhara, says the MP from Madhepura in Bihar, that led him to protest when […]

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Bihar’s gangsters, their wives in the fray in Lok Sabha elections

Bihar’s gangsters, their wives in the fray in Lok Sabha elections

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Even as the Election Commission tries its best to clean up the electoral system, the reality remains that contesting elections involve a lot of money and manpower. With winnnability being the main criteria, all parties give probity a go bye and go for candidates who are not only flush with funds but can be useful […]

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Lok Sabha polls: Bihar CM Nitish bats for Sharad Yadav

Lok Sabha polls: Bihar CM Nitish bats for Sharad Yadav

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Yadav is a tall national leader who must sit in Parliament and continue to raise voice on behalf of the poor and deprived sections of the society,” he told an election meeting at Sonbarsa high school ground in favour of the JD(U) president. “The onus is on you to ensure Yadav’s victory from Madhepura this […]

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