All stories by Satyavrat Mishra
'Nitish Kumar has to choose between dignity and power'Rediff.com25 Jan 2021
As the ruling alliance starts feeling the tremors, discussions on new equations have also started, reports Satyavrat Mishra.
As polls near, Dalit politics gains steam in BiharRediff.com4 Sep 2020
Dalits constitute nearly 16 per cent of the vote and 38 seats are reserved for them in the assembly, reports Satyavrat Mishra
Nitish Kumar's biggest challenge at the momentRediff.com25 May 2020
Around 275,000 migrant labourers and their family members have returned to the state. According to the state government, this number could exceed 1 million by the end of this month. As the NDA government in Bihar is scheduled to face polls at the end of this year, providing livelihoods to these people is on the top Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's agenda.
Lalu's absence makes family feud grow strongerRediff.com17 Sep 2019
The feud in the family -- brother versus brother, sister versus brother, and daughter versus mother -- is an open secret. In the absence of the patriarch, there is no one to compose their differences, reports Satyavrat Mishra.
How Bihar failed its childrenRediff.com2 Jul 2019
An entirely preventable disease claimed the life of 173 children -- thanks to state apathy.
Strategically controversial: Prashant KishoreRediff.com25 Jun 2019
The now active member of the Janata Dal-United has been approached by Trinamool Congress, Shiv Sena in Maharashtra and Janata Dal-Secular in Karnataka to help them in the upcoming elections, reports Satyavrat Mishra.
Caste out of Bihar equation as NDA wins stateRediff.com24 May 2019
Lalu Prasad and his Muslim-Yadav line has completely gone off track.
Will Tej Pratap vs Tejashwi feud cost RJD in polls?Rediff.com9 Apr 2019
'Tej Pratap doesn't have votes on his own. But should he want, he can always rock the RJD's boat because of his antics.'
Polls a litmus test for Tejashwi YadavRediff.com8 Apr 2019
The young RJD leader is yet to earn the trust of the crowd and many senior party members believe he is no patch on his father.
2019 poll result will decide Prashant Kishor's future in JD-URediff.com6 Nov 2018
From devising a seat-sharing formula for the National Democratic Alliance in Bihar for the 2019 Lok Sabha election to wooing young voters, the former poll strategist has ensured his position as number 2 within the party.
How Prashant Kishor is helping Nitish's JD-URediff.com9 Oct 2018
JD-U leaders believe Prashant Kishor's entry would benefit its case for contesting a larger number of seats in Bihar in next year's general election.
'Had Nitish done his job, the girls would have been safe'Rediff.com4 Sep 2018
'The government failed. The officials chose not to hear the pleas of these helpless children.' 'Nothing can make things right for those girls now.'
Can Nitish escape blame for Muzaffarpur scandal?Rediff.com20 Aug 2018
'These children are wards of the State. They were exploited because the state government and its officials didn't do their jobs.'
Under siege, Nitish plans to tweak Bihar's prohibition lawRediff.com2 Jul 2018
Under siege, Nitish plans to tweak Bihar's anti-booze law
Has crime reduced in Bihar?Rediff.com13 Mar 2018
Nitish Kumar and his officials maintain that Bihar has one of the lowest crime rates in India. Bihar police crime data indicates otherwise.
'We will sweep polls if we don't make silly mistakes'Rediff.com14 Sep 2017
'Our priority will be to settle land disputes in Bihar, which I believe is the root cause of almost all crime in the state.'
The Huge Bihar Scam: Rs 1,000 crore and countingRediff.com3 Sep 2017
The scam has offered Lalu Prasad an opportunity to point fingers at Nitish Kumar and Sushil Kumar Modi.
Rahul's 'non seriousness' broke up Bihar's Grand AllianceRediff.com17 Aug 2017
'This is the first time since Independence that we are facing such a despairing situation.'
Nitish keeps his distance from Mulayam, but for how long?Rediff.com4 Aug 2017
But he doesn't want to shut the door completely on the Yadav family as that could create problems for him in 2019.
'Lalu is finished in politics'Rediff.com31 May 2017
'Nitish Kumar thinks the matter will keep Lalu in check and that he will remain in power without any challenge from the RJD.'