The BJP will seek a legal opinion on moving court for cancellation of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief and former Bihar chief minister, Lalu Prasad's bail, as he was doing politics in breach of bail terms, said former Bihar deputy chief minister and BJP leader, Sushil Kumar Modi.
The appointment of Ram Nath Kovind as Governor of Bihar has come in for criticism by the ruling Janata Dal United (JDU), sources close to chief minister Nitish Kumar say that he was not consulted by the Centre before taking the decision.
Former chief minister of Bihar, Jitan Ram Manjhi's political outfit, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) has been allotted telephone as a symbol by the Election Commission. Mr Manjhi shared the information in a tweet today.
A 40-year-old local BJP worker, Avinash Kumar Das, was chased and shot dead in Patna this morning, when three unidentified people fired bullets at him, leading to protests. The incident took place at about 6 30 am in the heart of Patna city's Kadam Kuan area.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Patna this morning to power up his party's campaign for the Bihar Assembly elections due by October, his BJP's chief rival, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, threw him a challenge in comments loaded with sarcasm.
An armed man attacked and seriously injured Ejaz-ul-Haq, former Bihar minister who is also the brother-in-law of jailed gangster-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin at his residence in the state capital, the police said today.
In a populist move, the Nitish Kumar led Bihar government has decided to relax the required percentage of attendance for students to avail government schemes. Till now students in government schools needed to have a minimum of 75 per cent attendance in order to be eligible for schemes like free uniform, scholarship and bicycles.