#BiharElections2020: It All Boils Down to Caste Arithmetic in Bihar


The Election Commission has announced the dates for much awaited Bihar elections. The polls will be held in three phases from October 28 to November 7 with counting on November 10.

It has squeezed the schedule between Dussehra which falls on October 25 and Diwali which falls on November 14, so that the festivals are not affected.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is seeking a fourth term and if he wins then he would equal the record of the likes of Narendra Modi, Naveen Patnaik and Jyoti Basu.

The final seat distribution for the alliances is yet to shape up. Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Jan Shakti Party is in National Democratic Alliance or out is still not clear. Jitan Ram Manjhi has already left Mahagathbandhan (MGB), talks of Upendra Kushwaha, also joining the NDA are is doing the rounds.

In Bihar politics, caste is cast in stone and, as always…

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