The poll fervour is slowly gaining ground in Bihar. Virtual meets and training programs for party workers have started. Both the alliances NDA and MGB are busy thrashing out seat distribution talks with partners. Prospective candidates have started jostling among each other to put up banners and hoardings in constituencies. Research associates of polling agencies are on the ground doing their surveys. Dheere dheere chunavi mahaul ban raha hai.
The elections this time around are fairly complex though it appears pretty routine and easy to predict from the outside. This is the first election in India in the post COVID world. The pandemic is scaling new heights daily. Parties and candidates are relying on digital politics and the personal touch element is being missed. COVID-19 could impact turnout.
Some inherently contradictory trends are emerging from the election scene in Bihar.
1. Nitish is trailing and unpopular but NDA is expected…
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