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Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, a former IAS officer who took a plunge into active politics about a decade ago, is now JD(U) president. His proximity with BJP leaders will help.
The MLAs' defection to the BJP has shrunk the JD(U) seat count in the 60-member Arunachal assembly to just one.
BJP had highlighted corruption charges against Choudhary in 2016, and claims it was caught unawares when now-ally JD(U) decided to make him a minister.
Having won 31 more seats in the election than its alliance partner JD(U), BJP is expected to appoint two deputy CMs as well, similar to its Uttar Pradesh government.
Chirag Paswan has called NDA's win in Bihar a victory for PM Modi. BJP, though, is unlikely to warm up to him given that Paswan's LJP put a dent in JD(U)'s seat tally.
Parties have fielded 1,201 candidates with criminal cases in the 2020 Bihar polls, according to an ADR report.
Former social welfare minister Manju Varma lost her post after Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual exploitation case — in which 34 girls were allegedly exploited — came to light in 2018.
Pushpam Priya Choudhary of Plurals Party comes from a political family from Darbhanga that has had a long association with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.
Bihar results would come as a vindication or repudiation of the BJP’s take-no-prisoners strategy. Nitish Kumar won’t be happy either way.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has announced these polls will be his last but that has hardly rocked his party, unlike in 2014, when workers protested vociferously against his then decision to quit.