the JD(U)-RJD combine held 18,double its previous tally of seats and the number of seats of JD(U)-RJD combine had has come down to half.Now all eyes willbe on Narendra Modi rally in Muzaffarpur 70 km from Patna on July 25 The council’s biennial elections had assumed additional significance because it was spread across the state and has been held only two months ahead of when theassembly elections are expected to be held Leaders of all political parties had dubbed it a semi-final Nitish was particularly optimistic about the poll outcome and had even launched a high sounding ‘Ghar Ghar Dastak’ campaign Nitish’s campaignbore a strongresemblance to theBJP’s parliamentary poll campaign slogan ‘Har Har Modi Ghar Ghar Modi’ Friday’s results wereperhaps an indicationthat Nitish and his celebrated campaign manager Prashant Kishore’s idea had failed to take off The results also punctured the theorythat the coming together of Nitish and Lalu was unbeatable combination The Congress’s support was expected to add that extra percentage of votes to the combine to propel it to victory in the closely contested elections The coalition was built on a broad anti-Modi secularist philosophy Sadly for the combine leaders it didn’t cut much ice with the electorate The BJP is naturally very buoyant after theoutcome and hope to better it in the assembly polls The bigger message of these polls comesfrom the Patna seat where the sitting JD(U) candidate lost and independent candidate Ritlal Yadav who has been in and out of Lalu’s RJD won The defeat of the JD(U) candidate in Patna means that Lalu failed to transfer votes from theRJD’s base to the JD(U) His supporters evidently didn’t go by his diktat to vote for JD(U) Instead they rallied round RJD rebel Ritlal Yadav a local leader with criminal antecedents During the last parliamentary election Lalu’s daughter Misa Bharti had lost to BJP’s Ram Kripal Yadav from same region In the run up to the parliamentary elections Lalu had gone to Ritlal Yadav’s house and made him the RJD’s general secretary Lalu clearly stands weakened and all his tall talks about electoral strength seem to emanate more from nostalgia than reality Yadav’s victory in Patna has also brought the inner contradictions of JD(U)-RJD combine to the fore Faced with an existential crisis after parliamentary elections Nitish had swallowed all his pride and bent backwards to seek a helping hand from his most bitter political rival in the state Lalu Nitish had been completely decimated in parliamentary elections and Lalu lost all his aura of being a mass leader with even his wife Rabri and daughter Misa losing the elections After the two stitched an alliance with the Congress as a third partner Lalu famously said he was prepared togulp poison to protect secularism and defeat communal forces (read BJP) The current results indicate that the workers and social support base of the two leaders’ parties have not come to terms with this alliance JD(U)-RJD leaders are publicly putting upa brave face blaming the results on the money and muscle power of the BJP but privately many of them haveexpressed shock The results will reduce RJD’s bargaining chip with the JD(U) in terms of distribution of seats for theassembly elections The JD(U) also can’t claim that Nitish canwork wonders with the voters which is otherwise deeply divided on caste lines The seat sharing talks between the JD(U)-RJD and Congress aren’t going to be smooth The BJP has denied the charge," she added. "Gauri’s death should not be politicised, of which two hit her in the chest and one in the forehead. Game of Thrones. “mam’ u look like DAENERYS TARGARYEN…….,of the University of Hyderabad (HCU).

Irani said on Wednesday: "An effort is on to instigate students all over the country.this is very, "Now to my mind.. saying, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC. They last achieved the feat back in 2005 under the leadership of Mithali Raj but unfortunately lost to Australia.Earlier Amarinder Singh also expressed his emotions and congratulated Harmanpreet on her blistering 171-run knock against Australia in the semifinal he tweeted “Proud of Punjab’s daughter @ImHarmanpreet Kaur for steering India into the Women’s Cricket World Cup final with a superb performance” The chief minister also said that it was a matter of great honour for all Punjabis that Harmanpreet had carved a niche for herself in international cricket with her sheer hard work and dedication He also hoped for Harmanpreet’s long successful career Harmanpreet’s sister Hemjit Kaur said that her sister bats like Virender Sehwag and carriesthe aggression ofVirat Kohli For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: August 22 2017 2:43 pm Ashton Agar was also a part of the Australia Test squad for India series earlier this year (Source: File) Related News Ahead of the first Test against Bangladesh in Mirpur Australia’s left arm spinner Ashton Agar is most likely to feature in the starting eleven as coach Darren Lehmann is planning to include two spinners for the first match If he players it will be Agar’s first Test in four years Agar made his debut in Tests against England in the 2013 Ashes series He performed well with the bat in the two Tests Speaking to the reporters Australia’s coach Darren Lehmann said “We obviously haven’t played too much so we’re fairly settled in where we want to go That decision will be made later once we start to have a look at the Test wicket and the conditions Most likely I think we’ll play two spinners” Nathan Lyon will be spearheading Australia’s spin bowling attack and Agar has a great chance of accompanying Lyon for a twin spin combination as Steve O’Keefe was dropped out of the team Another youngster Mitchell Swepson who is yet to make his debut for Australia might have to wait for some more time Agar was also a part of the Australia Test squad for India series earlier this year but was left out of the playing eleven Left arm spinner O’Keefe showed great form with the ball picking up 19 wickets in the series which included 12 in the first Test in Pune Recently O Keefe paid the price for his inappropriate behaviour towards a female cricketer at an award ceremony in April and was dropped from the squad for the Bangladesh series “Steven was excellent over there but we’ve decided to go with Ashton He’s got the all-round game and hopefully he’ll take it to the next level so if we wanted to play three quicks he could bat up the order for example He gives us a lot of flexibility in that way” He added: “Young Swepson is a good prospect as a leg-spinner … it’s really tight between all the spinners but Ashton himself has batted really well he’s a gun fielder and he’s got his length right with the ball” Australia cancelled their two-day practice match on Monday due to contaminated water and recent flooding at the ground The first Test begins on Sunday followed by the second and final Test in Chittagong For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News Kaur played a massive role in guiding India to ICC Women’s World Cup final’s berth in this edition. give justice madam Speaker" and "take back suspension (of six party MPs)". he firmed up an alliance with the BJP and formed a new government with its support this morning. was not accessible throughout the day.

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