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[15 Nov 2010 | View Comments | ]
Congress – Sitting pretty

Among the top five major political parties in Bihar, Congress is the only one sitting pretty. While it may still be miles away from forming a government on its own, yet it is assured of gains, from the depths it had fallen to. Present elections will help Congress wipe clean the stigma of having aligned with Lalu for so long. Everyone agrees that the party gambit of going alone in U.P. and Bihar is a longer term investment which would pay dividends eventually. The party is highly enthused by Rahul’s magic that enabled them to do fairly well in the neighboring U.P. state elections. They are hoping for an encore in Bihar too. Congress seems all set to better its performance despite having reorganised its state unit a number of times in the past few years.

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[6 Nov 2010 | View Comments | ]
LJP – A House Deserted

Ramvilas Paswan seems to have made the most famous blunder of this election. At the end of a successful, war of nerves with RJD supermo, Lalu Prasad to bargain for maximum number of seats for LJP in their alliance, he announced the name of his younger brother Pashupati Nath Paras as LJP nominee for Deputy Chief Minister along with RJD’s Lalu Prasad Yadva as the Chief Ministerial candidate. In one stroke he undid all the gains of previous election when he had thrown the bait of a ‘Muslim’ Chief Minister landing both Lalu and Nitish in a fix. This time around he tried to silently bury his insistence of ‘Muslim’ CM, replacing it with the candidature of his younger brother. What followed was a virtual desertion.