Chirag Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party, which pulled out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and contested nearly 150 seats, managed to win just one. Though the LJP itself paid a big price in the process, it suceeded in damaging Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led JDU by playing a major role in its poor show in many seats. The LJP has been instrumental in the JDU’s loss in at least 30 seats. The party’s final vote share was pegged at 5.66 per cent.
South African gathered Thursday to pay tribute to lawyer George Bizos, who represented antiapartheid leaders including Nelson Mandela in their legal battles against the government during racist white rule.
White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on Thursday pushed back against a report that said she was distressed over the direction of the task force and was considering leaving.
Firebrand BJP leader and Union minister Giriraj Singh has advocated for enacting a law against the ‘love jihad’ in Bihar. Giriraj urged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to realise that issues like love jihad and population control. He said that the topics have nothing to do with ‘sampradayikta’ (communalism).