The judgement day in Bihar (November 8) saw everybody was hooked to a minute-by-minute update on results.
After the television exit poll fiasco, it was time for national dailies to grease their wheels. With whacky headlines taking dig at Prime Minster Modi, and praising “the new kings of Bihar”, Lalu and Nitish, national dailies went all out to make a mark.
We take you through some of them who nailed it with their coverage.
Times of India –
One of the largest daily in Bihar and local favourite Prabhat Khabar, used the local slang to highlight the JDU win.
Mail Today from the India Today group went poetic.
Dainik Bhaskar chose to highlight congress party in the win. The paper gave it a different angle and focused on how long Congress was out of the power.
Hindustan Times played creatively with the PM’s name and depicted Namo as Dynamo.
The Telegraph came up with a bold headline and the front page also suggested that a picture speaks more than thousand words, by giving half of the front page to the picture.
The business daily from Hindustan Times, Mint suggested how Lalu helped Nitish win in the election with their headline.
Navbharat Times played with the poster of blockbuster Bahubali to portray the two leaders Nitish and Lalu.
The Economic Times:
The Economic Times got an edge over all other business newspaper as they chose most sensitive word ‘BEEF’ in there headline.
One more Hindi daily, Daily Milap’s experiment backfired with the most famous slogan of ‘Har- Har Modi’
Interestingly, Bihar Elections also made it to the neighbour country’s front page. Pakistani Daily, The Dawn also showed interest in the election but only through words and not firecrackers.