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Ten years back, when I first covered the Bihar assembly polls, Kumar was a man who had earned tremendous goodwill as someone who had improved roads in the state. RJD’s Muslim-Yadav combine adds up to 30 percent of the state’s population while the BJP is a favourite among the upper castes, which accounts for about 15 percent of the population and have material and cultural resources. There were theories that the LJP’s jibes against the JD (U) in the run-up to the polls had the tacit blessings of the BJP.

Four gadgets you should invest in for good health. It had fielded one Muslim candidate in the last Assembly polls. Use code SUPERPRO. This page is trying to run JavaScript and In doing so, he dealt a blow to the backward-vs.-forward-caste meta-narrative, as the backward and extremely backward sections of society, began to vote differently. Any change in either of the two patterns can damage Kumar. 3. The RJD has 12 upper caste nominees. Estimates say that up to 30-lakh migrant labourers returned to Bihar after the lockdown, often braving the elements and using every means of transport, ranging from bicycles, trucks, and trains.

While turnout in rallies is no ready indicator of electoral performance, there is little doubt that Tejashwi Yadav is attracting far greater crowds than his parents could in 2010, when the RJD was on the decline. To provide subsidiary grant to educational and cultural institutions working for the benefit of the Backward Classes. 5. It is Nitish Kumar who has faced pro-RJD slogans during his campaign this time. 29- piksrk 29- Chapota 30 pUnzoa'kh ¼dgkj] dedj½ 30- Chandrabansi (Kahar,Kamkar) 31 fVdqygkj 31- Tikulhar 32
Read| As BJP footprint grows, Nitish Kumar slips in Muslim base, The RJD has fielded 24 EBC nominees, 7 of whom are Nonias. Establishing and managing hostels for the Extremely Backward Classes. The BJP, thus, is still likely to get the votes of the Dusadhs, the core vote base of the LJP. They aren’t forthcoming about their voting choices when asked.

Among these, the main schemes are as follows: (1) Other Backward Classes Pre-Matric (School) Scholarship Scheme, (2) Other Backward Classes Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme, (3) Mukhmantri Pichhada Varg Medhavriti Yojana, (4) Mukhmantri Atyant Pichhada Varg Medhavriti Yojana, (5) Pre-Examination Training Centre, (6) Other Backward Class Welfare Hostel Scheme, (7) Jannayak Karpuri Thakur Extremely Backward Classes Welfare Hostel Scheme, (8) Operation of Other Backward Classes Girls Residential +2 High School, (9) Mukhmantri Pichhada Varg Evam Ati Pichhada Varg Kaushal Vikas Yojana, (10) Mukhmantri Atyant Pichhada Varg Civil Seva Protsahan Yojana, (11) Mukhmantri Pichhada Varg Evam Atyant Pichhada Varg Chhatravas Anudan Yojana, (12) Scheme for Supply of Food Grains in Hostels.