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Old February 3rd, 2005, 08:51 AM
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What is happening in Bihar assembly election? Is Laloo and company finally out?

What's happening in Laloo-land? Is he defeated?? Honestly, in Bihar I dont mind seeing Congress (I) or any other party that I dont like win as long as it means Laloo's Raj is over.

So what' happening in Bihar?? Napolean bhai.. any news.. analysis?
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The poll said in Bihar RJD with its Left allies may win only 96 seats, which is 26 short of the majority figure of 122 in the 243-member House, while Congress, contesting on its own, may win 20 seats
http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=41360

my gut feeling is ..he will come back to power..some or other way !
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According to exit polls RJD is going to incur heavy losses. But they have been proved wrong in the past.
So better to sit and watch.
If Congress wins a few,it is going to lend support to RJD as it has done unashamedly in the past.In the end,I guess some horse trading will take place to form the govt.
If laloo goes out,nothing like it.We shld hope for some relief becuz we have already seen the worst.
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Thumbs up Laloo could face his waterloo

I dont know but this time I feel BJP-JD(U) combine will sweep the polls. The bhaiyyas do not have brains they vote in herds which are tagged according to caste. So it's arthmetic for political parties.

Earlier in the 2004 Lok Sabha when BJP got a jolt. There was a big line up of goons.

RJD(Laloo)+ Kaangress + Ram Vilas Paswan+ CPM. This gang accounted for 44% votes

Now it's a united NDA Vs a divided UPA
So Laloo on his own has only 30% votes while BJP+ JD(U) has 36% votes. Also the secular competion has incresed. To get the better of Laloo, Paswan has even employed the services of a 'Osama Bin Laden' look alike to win secular Muslim votes. Laloo is going all out with Godhra memories. So I feel that the Muslim(secular) vote is going to split. I mean how can a Muslim(secular) overcome the temptation of voting for 'Osama Bin Laden' ?

So while the classical secular show turns into a full fleged death metal concert, the NDA could squeak thru!
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http://patnadaily.com/news2005/Febru...on_sunday.html

Re-polling Likely at Over 1000 Booths on Sunday
Patna: February 5, 2005

Here comes the political maneuvering what many had been afraid of. Re-polling. That too in over 1000 booths; more than twice the number of booths initially expected! Citing massive electoral malpractices and breakdown in electronic voting machines, the Election Commission is contemplating polls in over 1000 booths at Bihar's 64 Assembly constituencies.

While the administration is trying its best to put the blame on faulty voting machines, there is a growing suspicion that an environment of re-polling is purposely created by leaders who suspect they did not do too well during the first polling. By purposely engaging in illegal activities at the polling booths, they have ensured a second shot at the ballot boxes where security arrangements are not too tight or where even 'favoring' security officials could be installed to influence voting pattern.

he re-polling is expected to take place on Sunday after the EC releases its final list of constituencies. For those parties who think their candidates did not do as well as expected, this time is crucial for them as a large number of security force has already left for those places where the second phase of elections are to be held on February 15.

Sources said the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked for re-polling at over 350 seats while the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has asked for the same at over 500 seats.
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I guess some horse trading will take place to form the govt.
correction: "bhainsanwa trading",right?
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correction: "bhainsanwa trading",right?
wahi bailwaa,gaayawaa,bhainsawaa...jiska bhi trading ho...
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'Chaara' daaloge to horse bhi khayeg and bhens bhi !!
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http://us.rediff.com/election/2005/feb/09spec5.htm

'Lalu's a rascal, but will vote for him'


In the last three polls, Lalu Yadav has defied every pre-poll survey to emerge the winner.

Never has he been predicted the winner, but he has always had the last laugh.

Those in the cities, in their armchairs in Delhi and Mumbai, despair. When will the Biharis learn? When will they vote for a better man who will bring about development?

Casting your bullet in Bihar | Laloo, aloo and baloo

The divide is clear. In Patna, in the larger cities, in the markets, those in their comfortable armchairs or air-conditioned rooms, curse Lalu Yadav and want him out.

But these men are of the upper caste and upper class or are from the lower castes who have been Sanskritised and seek to emulate upper caste behaviour.

Deep in the interiors, which means off not just the national highways but the state highways too, even off just motorable roads, one gets a mixed picture of why Lalu Yadav might still win even though many insist that this time he'll go.

The tragic reality of Bihar is the debate is between caste and development. The reality so far has been caste.

The killing fields of Bihar | 'Bihar needs change'

It remains to be seen if development becomes more important than caste. As is clear, what is said openly is not always the truth. Much has to perceived rather than just heard.

In a small village called Behariganj, deep in Madhepura district, the metal road ends where the village begins.

Inside, the best road is on the side on which the Sahus (traders and moneylenders) and the Thakurs live.

To reach where the largest segments live -- the Yadavs and the lowest of the Dalits, the Musahars -- one needs to take a long winding road, or a short cut walking in a single file.

There is no large road leading directly to where the Yadavs and Musahars live.

'Lalu's arrogance will cause his downfall' | 'Shall we make whole of India a Bihar?'

The larger road does go to the Yadav area, but in a long roundabout way. So to reach the Yadav settlement, you walk much more or take a short cut through the Musahar area.

If for 40 years the upper castes did not think it important that the lower castes should have a direct road to their area, the tragedy is that the last 15 years have not seen the situation change either.

The Musahars and Yadavs live next to each other; their children play with each other, the men and women talk to each other, they even eat alongside each other.

However, many Yadavs won't eat at a Musahar's house (it is another thing that the Musahars have little to offer).

Of course, it is a reflection of India's social reality that they don't mingle beyond this level; but for the Musahars, who are not just looked down by the so-called upper castes but also actually abhorred, this means a lot.

This is the rat-eating (musa means rat) caste that ekes out a living through labour and making straw baskets.

Thus for the Musahars, the Yadavs are their only friends and link to the larger world

Tragically, as Yadav's Sanskritise further, they are beginning to emulate the worst behaviour of the upper castes and seek to keep the Dalits at arm's length or farther.

Pravin Kumar Yadav is an articulate man who revels in abusing Lalu Yadav. "That man has done nothing in 15 years. Look at our roads, look at these poor Musahars," he said.

"All these politicians, from the village level to the highest level, are corrupt. They are in politics to make money," he said emphatically.

So who will he vote for? "Lalu Yadav."

I was flabbergasted. Wasn't he just abusing him?

"Sir, we vote as per our caste, nothing else. Lalu Yadav is a rascal, he has done nothing, but as a Yadav, I have to vote for his party," he said.

"Caste is everything," he adds. He was a little upset later on when I refused to tell him my caste, merely saying I was 'Indian'.

Pravin doesn't expect the RJD to win in Madhepura and admits that in Bihar, it is a tough challenge.

Then he adds: "I don't vote for Lalu. He is a thief. I vote for the RJD. In this state, each caste is identified with a person."

He is absolutely right: in Bihar, it is almost axiomatic to identify a caste with a party:

Yadavs, Muslims = RJD;
Upper castes = BJP or Congress;
Dalits = LJP;
Non-Yadav backwards = Samata Party or Janata Dal-U.

Of course, there are others entering the fray and seeking a slice of the pie.

The Musahars are quiet. Dalits in the villages rarely tell you who they will vote for even if you are alone; never in front of a person from another caste.

But they echo Pravin to say that over the years, there has been no development and therefore no jobs; their greatest need.

Members of the younger generation from this village work in Punjab as agricultural labourers.

But Lalu has done one thing for them: he got the primary school shifted from the forward caste area to the backward caste area: every child in the Yadav and Musahar settlements goes to school.

Tragically, every child does not finish school (the real problem with education in India has always been the dropouts, not the enrolment).

This village school has classes only up to Standard VII. Better still; this school is the voting booth; which means that the lower castes now don't have to enter the forward caste areas to vote.

Decades ago, they were simply turned away by the forward castes.

The old remember that and hail Lalu; the young don't, they want jobs and abuse Lalu.

Even as the evening cold descends, the little children frolic around in just shirts; the women have only a shawl to cover themselves. How can it be enough in a region just north of which lie the Himalayas.

The Musahars will soon go into their thatched huts and huddle up to fight the cold.

Yet, Lalu or the Yadavs are not their worst enemy.

The Sahus and Thakurs never talk to the Musahars.

The Musahars wouldn't mind if Lalu Yadav went and the next man was a pro-development person.

That is the clear impression that came across to me as they spoke in a collective voice -- the young men more articulate than the old. The women merely watched.

Pravin then said, "When we vote, we all get together and decide whom to vote for so that it benefits the village."

That is another way of saying that the Yadavs decide whom the Musahars vote for.

Decades ago, it was said the Thakurs and the Bhumihars, who held the land and the power, told the Dalits whom to vote for. Today, the Yadavs have taken over that role.

But there is a difference: Thakurs and Rajputs treated the Dalits as untouchables; the Yadavs, especially the poorer ones -- and there are poor Yadavs everywhere, in every village of Bihar -- still treat them as fellow humans, even if some exploit the Musahars economically.

And the poor Yadavs have much more in common with the Musahars than they do with the rich Yadavs. Such commonality does create strong bonds, which often translate into votes!

For the Musahars, it is tough. Can they afford to vote against the candidate favoured by the Yadavs, who are always on their side?

What is the point of voting for the same person who the Sahus and Thakurs support when these segments don't even bother to inquire into the welfare of the Musahars?

Will such an elected person ever ensure their welfare or will they go by the dictates of the upper castes?

We will never know whom they vote for. What we know is that for them, life just never offers them any easy choices.

But it does explain why so many of the poor and poorest still see Lalu and RJD in different light from what is beamed via satellite television into carpeted drawing rooms.
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Compared to Bihar rest of India looks like a developed nation.. not just infrastructure wise but also mentally!
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Bihar poll diary: Government as goonda

Amberish K Diwanji in Bihar | February 13, 2005


In popular consciousness, Bihar typifies all that is wrong with India. So deep is the link between politics and caste that even former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, at a rally in Darbhanga, gave in to that reality when he urged voters to vote for their caste but for an honest person.

The second phase of elections are due on February 15, and on the potholed roads that claim the status of highways, trucks and buses filled with police from all over India and paramilitary forces are moving to their designated zones.

To be fair to Bihar, in every state, people vote along caste lines. But everywhere else, when calamities or occasions arise, people overcome caste considerations while casting their vote. In recent times, Bihar has had no such phenomenon, and voting is as per caste and class lines. In 1995 and 2000, a combination of Muslim and Yadav support returned Lalu Prasad to power (in 1990, he had the support of almost all the backward castes).

Opposition politicians believe that there are sufficient numbers against Lalu now and that the lack of development and the rising crime rate can be the two issues that get people together. But it won't be easy. Caste consciousness remains very strong and deeply ingrained. And it remains because in a sense, so little has changed in Bihar, especially in the rural areas.

An ill-planned barrage

Through the heart of the northeastern region flows the Kosi, which comes down from the Himalayas (as most rivers of the Gangetic plains). It passes through Nepal before entering Bihar, where it merges with the Ganga. The Kosi is the lifeline, and the sorrow, of this region.

Northeast Bihar is the flood plains. Every monsoon sees the entire region flooded. Driving from Patna to Madhepura, one actually comes across boats lying on the side of the road; they will become the chief mode of transport after June, when the rains lash the plains. The Kosi overflows and floods the entire region.

What makes the flooding worse is the Farakka barrage, which the Government of India in its wisdom constructed on the Ganga. This barrage stops the flow of water, forcing the region to stay flooded for much longer. On the road out of Sonvarsha Raj (in Saharsa district, west and south of Madhepura) towards Patna, one can come across aquatic birds such as kingfishers, Siberian cranes, and ducks along the many lakes that still remain from the last flood.

"I have always wondered why the Farakka barrage was made. It has only added to our problems because it has slowed down the natural drainage," complains Anand Mandal, whose uncle B P Mandal was a former chief minister of Bihar. The large Mandal family is a prominent family in Madhepura, owning many acres of land. Anand is also into politics; he is a member of the Samajwadi Janata Party and stays mostly in Delhi.

Mandal says that due to the natural drainage system having gone for a toss, the region remains flooded even after the monsoons have receded. "The water goes down by December and the farmers can only have one harvest."

The fields of Bihar stretch as far as the eye can see and it is a resplendent view. Green all the way, the fields are full of wheat or mustard and dotted along with bamboo plants, all waiting to be harvested. After harvesting the present crop, the farmers will sow once more and hope that the monsoons are kinder so that soon after the monsoons, they can have a harvest. If they do manage that, then only do they have the chance for a second harvest in one season.

"That is the problem with India," complains Mandal, "The babus sitting in Delhi plan projects without ever thinking about its consequences on the poor who are affected by it. And they do little to help them the affected."

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The Madhepura constituency has sent some of the biggest names in Bihar (and Indian) politics to the Lok Sabha but a visit to the area will make you realise that the region is none the better for it. Stretches of road simply don't exist and sandbanks have been created to fill the gaps, making driving or riding extremely slow and difficult.

If during elections in India the demand is for BSP (bijlee, sadak, pani, that is electricity, roads, and water), Bihar is actually lucky: it only needs the first two. The region has abundant water as the endless green fields testify. But the first two are hardly available, and the further one is from Patna, the worse is the situation.

In Madhepura and Saharsa, both district headquarters, hotels run electricity on generators. To make the charges affordable, there is no electricity from late morning till evening to save on diesel cost. That is possible in winter when days are still cool but what about summers when life without a fan is, to put it mildly, difficult?

Shops are stocked with lanterns (incidentally, the symbol of Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal). Maybe it is time the RJD makes the electric bulb its symbol.

Who'll vote for a nautanki'

This is one election where many believe that Lalu Prasad might lose. Even though he does appear to have the support of his Yadav caste and of many Muslims, it is equally true that many from this combination, that has kept him in power so far, are quite fed up. Worse, they say, is that Lalu Prasad has become arrogant and that will ensure his defeat. Many cite Madhepura as an example.


Since Madhepura is a Yadav-dominated region, all the key candidates are Yadavs. But everyone is sure that the RJD candidate will lose. The RJD candidate is one Shekhar Yadav and he runs a theatre company. In this part, the word used is nautanki and it has a pejorative association. Late at nights, singers and dancers get together to hold a show; as the night progresses, the shows get raunchy. In fact, some news reports even claim that these nautankis have cabaret programmes with dancers with little (or even less) clothes. Thus, a nautanki company owner is rich, but he inspires little respect.

"Arre, he simply paid the RJD a lot of money to get a seat and that is why Lalu nominated him," says R K Srivastava, who owns a telephone booth in Madhepura. "No one will vote for him and at least here, the RJD will lose for sure."

But why did the RJD nominate such a person? Srivastava has a theory: "After the May 2004 elections when the RJD did very well, Lalu became overconfident, believing that even a donkey from the RJD will get elected. He also wants all new persons who will be loyal to him rather than the RJD. And this guy could pay Rs 60 lakh to buy his nomination."

Prasad Yadav, as his name suggests, belongs to the same caste as Lalu, and resides in Murho village, near Madhepura town. He considers himself loyal to the party but he agrees that this time Lalu has gone too far. "Who'll vote for a nautanki?"

Will he? "No… but I want Lalu to win."

Government as goonda

On February 15, it will be virtually impossible to find a private car on the roads. Why? Because the government commandeers these cars in the name of elections and takes them away from the owners or directs the cars for specific purposes. So what happens is that all the owners and private taxi operators simply lock the car and disappear so that their car can't be taken away.


Commandeering a car is allowed by law; but the idea was to make available private resources for emergencies such as war.

Elections are not an emergency but a process of democracy. Surely such outdated excesses by the government should have no place in a civilised democracy. Or is the adjective wrong? The Election Commission here too is guilty of allowing such excesses in the name of conducting elections.
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Patna, Feb 13: Bihar's ruling Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has warned that India's ruling coalition could collapse if the Congress prevented RJD from forming a government in the state after assembly elections.

Bhola Prasad Singh, an 83-year-old political veteran who is considered close to RJD chief and Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, held out the warning at a press conference here.

It is the most strident attack on the Congress by anyone in RJD, which is facing a tough challenge as it seeks to hold on to power in the three-phase assembly elections that ends Feb 23.

"If the Congress creates any stumbling block in the formation of a RJD-led secular government after the assembly polls, the Congress-led UPA government at the centre will not last long," Singh said.

He was referring to the multi-party United Progressive Alliance (UPA) that includes RJD.

Singh, who heads RJD's election campaign committee, spoke out two days before 86 of the 243 assembly seats go to polls in the second phase of balloting.

Irked by Congress leaders' claims that the next Bihar government would be led by the their party, Singh thundered that Congress politicians were "day dreaming".

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I am wondering what if Laloo wins the election this time too...
Bihar is already in lantern era...There is no electricity anywhere except Patna....There are no roads anywhere except some main roads in Patna...Yes many places in even Patna don't have roads...Already crime rate is high in Bihar...5 more years for Laloo means he is not going to pay any attention to development at all since he knows people in Bihar are not voting for development....
Right now Bihar is in lantern era,it will sail into stone age may be where there will be no kerosene available to lighten even a lantern...people will use stone for light....and I know for a fact that even then people will vote for Laloo in the next elections...
Limit of stupidity....
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Actually Bihar is the exact and most accurate reflection of the India of the dreams of great visionaries and stalwarts like Dr. Ambedkar,Nehru, in fact all those who believe in the ideals of secularism and socialism.
Remember, they gave us a constitution that does not recognise the concept of education,economic development and emancipation in general UNLESS it is defined in the context of caste,religion,region etc..
In short,as per our constitution framed by that great man Dr. Ambedkar,under the aegis of another great man,Pt. Nehru, for a just and modern society,only caste,religion (except Hindu) and regionalism matter---every thing else is egregious.
We ought to compliment our Bihari brothers for being steadfast to our constitution. So what if there are a few murders,kidnappings, larceny,dacoity,rapes on railway platforms etc.. These are transient,.
Mind well, this very Bihar that you today make fun of, will become the Shangrilla of the world---and then, all of you Bihar baiters are going to look silly---real silly.
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counting begins in Bihar!!!

Bihar heading for hung Assembly

AGENCIES[ SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2005 10:38:08 AM ]

PATNA: Bihar's ruling Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and its allies were leading in 60 Assembly seats followed closely by the opposition as millions of votes cast in the staggered elections were counted on Sunday.


The RJD, led by Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, had forged ahead in 60 seats and the Congress in 30.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal (United) were leading in 56 seats, official sources said.

Counting of votes for all 243 seats of the Bihar Assembly began on Sunday morning under heavy security.

The counting of votes in the February 3-23 ballot will decide the fate of the RJD government besides those of 3,179 candidates.

The main battle in the state is between the RJD and the BJP-led combine.

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RJD had won 115 seats in 2000 Assembly polls, while Congress had won in 12 seats.

BJP had romped to victory in 35, Samata Party won 29 and JD-U got 17 seats.

CPI, KSP and CPI-M won two seats each, BSP and CPI-ML got five each and independents won 18.
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