Tag: Seemanchal

Asaduddin Owaisi’s decision to contest from Seemanchal region in Bihar may upset JD(U)-RJD plans

Asaduddin Owaisi’s decision to contest from Seemanchal region in Bihar may upset JD(U)-RJD plans

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patna: Putting speculations to rest, All India Majilis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi announced his decision to contest Bihar Assembly Elections 2015 giving a fresh twist to the keenly contested elections. Owaisi will contest 25 assembly seats in the Seemanchal region of Bihar which has significant Muslim population. AIMIM chief had addressed a rally organised by the Samaji Insaaf […]

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Suspense over Owaisi party entering Bihar poll arena

Suspense over Owaisi party entering Bihar poll arena

| September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patna/Gaya: As the All India Majlis Ittihadul Musalemeen leader and fire brand Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi is keeping his cards close to the chest, suspense continues about Owaisi’s Bihar agenda. Though the Majlis founder and Owaisi’s father late Salauddin Owaisi restricted the Muslim centric party to the Old Hyderabad area, Asaduddin, of […]

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BJP to contest 160 seats in Bihar Assembly polls

BJP to contest 160 seats in Bihar Assembly polls

| June 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the battle for Bihar, the BJP is likely to contest 160 out of total 243 seats leaving the rest for alliance partners like Jitan Ram Manjhi, Ram Vilas Paswan and Upendra Kushwaha. The party might also give an edge to expelled RJD MP Pappu Yadav in Kosi and Seemanchal areas to take on the […]

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Muslim voters may decide course in Kishanganj, Bhagalpur

Muslim voters may decide course in Kishanganj, Bhagalpur

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Muslim voters may prove to be the catalyst in the seven seats that are going for polls in Bihar on Thursday. As per available records the seats of Supaul, Araria, Kishanganj, Katihar, Purnia, Bhagalpur and Banka in Bihar have a sizable presence of the minority community. All the seats are located in the Seemanchal area […]

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Parties don’t walk the talk on Muslim candidates

Parties don’t walk the talk on Muslim candidates

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

With 117 constituencies going to the polls on April 24, the Muslim community is in focus. This is because many areas with a high Muslim population are voting in this round. These include the constituencies in Lower Assam, northcentral Bengal (around Malda), northeastern corner of Bihar, northern Maharashtra and one in Kashmir. Of the 35 […]

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Stopping Narendra Modi key to voting in Bihar’s Muslim hub

Stopping Narendra Modi key to voting in Bihar’s Muslim hub

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Defeating Narendra Modi, the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, is the main concern of the Muslim population in Seemanchal region of eastern Bihar. Four Lok Sabha seats in the region – Araria, Katihar, Purnia and Kishanganj – go to polls on April 24. These constituencies have a Muslim population between 30% and 69%, and prominent community leaders have […]

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BJP morale low over ticket woes

BJP morale low over ticket woes

| March 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Notwithstanding the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s magic in Bihar, overall morale of the BJP rank and file is not that high following “arbitrary” Lok Sabha ticket distribution for 30 seats, which the party is contesting in the state. The BJP in Bihar appears to have not yet moved into poll mode leaving a […]

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Pappu Yadav to contest against Sharad Yadav in LS polls

Pappu Yadav to contest against Sharad Yadav in LS polls

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pappu Yadav said that he will contest against Sharad Yadav and BJP’s Uday Singh from Madhepura and Purnia respectively. “I will contest the Lok Sabha polls as an independent from Madhepura and Purnia seats,” he said. Sharad Yadav, who won the 2009 Lok Sabha polls from Madhepura, said he will contest from the seat again. […]

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