#Bihar Election 2020

.Patna, Bihar, India
BJP, despite fielded candidates in lesser number of seats, managed to secure more seats in total in 2020 assembly elections. (Photo: PTI)

  • Modi served as Kumar's deputy for more than a decade
  • DD(U) spokesperson K C Tyagi stated on Sunday in a meeting that Kumar wanted BJP to have its own Chief Minister
  • JD(U) got only 43 seats in the Bihar elections

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Mumbai Indians players celebrate after winning the final cricket match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 against Delhi Capitals, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (PTI Photo)

  • IPL is followed by coronavirus, US election results, Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sammann Nidhi (PM Kisan Scheme)
  • IPL witnessed a record-breaking 28% increase in viewership compared to 2019's edition
  • The Nirbhaya case, lockdown, India-China skirmishes & Ram Mandir were among top 10 most searched news events

.Patna, Bihar, India
Vijay Kumar Sinha is a BJP MLA from the Lakhisarai constituency. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Vijay Sinha polled 126 votes against RJD candidate Awadh Bihari Chaudhary's 114
  • Opposition leaders created a ruckus in the house prior to the voting, objecting to the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
  • They also demanded a secret ballot vote, although pro tem Speaker Jita Ram Manjhi proceeded with a voice vote

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi . (Photo credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Sushil Modi claimed former chief minister Lalu Yadav was offering ministerial posts to the ruling coalition lawmakers
  • He shared a mobile number from which the jailed RJD leader was allegedly making the calls
  • The NDA retained power in the Assemble elections, winning 125 of the 243 seats

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Ghulam Nabi Azad's remarks come after Congress' debacle in the Bihar assembly election. (Photo Credit: PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)

  • The senior Congress leader pressed, "The party's connect with the public should be a continuous process"
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad said there is an urgent need to overhaul the party structure
  • Azad was among the 23 leaders to write to Sonia Gandhi in August demanding elections to key posts

.Patna, Bihar, India
A 14-member council of ministers was sworn in here by Governor Phagu Chauhan on Monday and the BJP bagged seven berths. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • CM Nitish Kumar retained the key department of Home Affairs
  • Deputy CM Tar Kishore Prasad was given finance, commercial tax department
  • Renu Devi was given the duty of handling panchayati raj

.Patna, Bihar, India
Janta Dal-United National President Nitish Kumar after taking oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar at Rajbhawan in Patna, (PTI Photo)

  • 14 ministers took oath from Governor Phagu Chauhan
  • HAM(S) and VIP got one berth each
  • Two Deputy CMs were also sworn in

.Patna, Bihar, India
JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar's CM on Monday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Nitish Kumar became Bihar's CM, even though his party finished a poor third in the assembly polls
  • An engineer by training, Kumar took an active part in the JP movement in the 1970s
  • Unlike Lalu Prasad and Ram Vilas Paswan, electoral success eluded Kumar for long

.Patna, Bihar, India
JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar's CM at a ceremony on Monday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Nitish Kumar had left the NDA in 2013 and resigned as Bihar's CM, the next year
  • He came to power in 2015, in alliance with RJD
  • He switched back to the NDA in 2017

.Patna, Bihar, India
Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar's Chief Minister. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ANI)

  • Nitish Kumar took the oath as Bihar's CM for seventh time
  • BJP leader Tarkishore Prasad was sworn-in as Bihar's deputy CM
  • BJP's Renu Devi also took oath as Bihar's deputy CM