The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Friday held protest demonstrations in Siwan, the home district and stronghold of Mohammad Shahabuddin after the former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP from Bhagalpur was released from jail after 11 years.
BJP today termed as "well planned strategy" of the Nitish Kumar government to ensure release of RJD strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin from jail and said it would stage dharna across in Bihar on September 14 to protest against it.
With 19 more deaths, the number of lives lost in the Bihar floods today touched 198, even as the water levels of swollen Ganga started receding at many places in the state, except in Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district where the river is flowing above the danger mark.
Union Minister and LJP President Ram Vilas Paswan today met the dalit students injured in police lathicharge and criticised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for being "insensitive" towards the deprived section of the society.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today made a plea to Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi to conduct a study to assess whether or not the prohibition on liquor has affected people's lives which the 'Bachpan Bachao Andolan' spearhead readily accepted.