Recall the ones we got right?

IN Media Watch Briefs | 17/11/2015
The Bihar elections may have been driven out of people's news recall by subsequent events but the outcome still rankles for Today's Chanakya, the pollster who inverted the results somewhat. It has now come up with a new effort to retrieve its reputation: a release saying that they would just like to remind people that they got the last five Bihar elections right, going all the way back to February 2005. Two Lok Sabha and three Assembly polls. And the pinned tweet on Chanakya's Twitter page is their prediction of the May 2014 LS elections.
 
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ET reports that the Congress party will  have a hyperlocal social media strategy for the forthcoming state elections. It says the Congress social media cell has "identified block level social media warriors" who will give feedback on community level issues to the party's social media  war room. Such as which local temples  with a particular caste following the Congress state unit chief should visit, or in which areas farm loan waiver schemes are going badly, giving the Congress an issue to raise.                    

Doordarshan interviewed  two BJP ministers in the afternoon about what they thought of Rahul Gandhi's speech during the no-trust motion, and why BJP MPs had felt the need to come outside Parliament and attack him. Ministers of state Ashwini Chaubey and Ram Kirpal Yadav answered at considerable length and were allowed to have their say. The reporter also asked one of them what he thought about RG's hugging the PM and he effectively snorted in disapproval. When a panel discussion began after this,  more leading questions from the news anchor about this 'jadu ki jhappi."  And more criticism followed.                        

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