India | Manish Kumar | Tuesday July 29, 2014
Father and son combos in Bihar have got the thumbs down from the BJP. For important elections next month, the party has decided it will not choose candidates whose fathers are parliamentarians.
India | Reported by Alok Pandey, Written by Suparna Singh | Monday July 28, 2014
They have been the most bitter rivals for over two decades. But a common need to defeat the BJP has brought Bihar stalwarts Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav on the same side of an electoral battle.
India | Manish Kumar | Saturday July 26, 2014
In Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janta Dal, Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) and Congress have worked out seat-sharing formula for by-elections scheduled to be held on August 21.
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 26, 2014
The new found friendship between RJD,JD(U) and Congress was reflected at an Iftar party hosted by RJD president Lalu Prasad in Patna with senior leaders of the three parties participating in it in large numbers.
India | Manish Kumar | Friday July 25, 2014
In a rare moment of political congeniality, one of the BJP's most senior leaders in Bihar paid tribute today to Sharad Yadav, whose party untethered a long-standing alliance with the BJP last year.
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Tuesday July 22, 2014
The BJP has a request from some of its senior leaders in Bihar- pick "another chai-wallah" to be the chief ministerial candidate for the state elections next year.
India | Manish Kumar | Monday July 28, 2014
Nitish Kumar today confirmed that he will contest by-elections for 10 seats in Bihar in partnership with one-time enemy Lalu Prasad Yadav. Mr Kumar made the announcement in his first address to the party workers since quitting as chief minister in Ma...
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 19, 2014
In a blistering attack on old his companion BJP, Nitish Kumar today slammed the party for destroying "Brand Bihar" through its tactics of spreading "rumour" and fomenting fear.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday July 1, 2014
The Ruling Janata Dal(United) in Bihar today received a jolt when its senior leader Monazir Hassan resigned from the party to join the BJP.
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 25, 2014
A senior BJP leader today attributed the transfer of Bihar police chief Abhyanand to alleged pressure on the Janata Dal - United government by Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad, whose party recently voted for the Jitan Ram Manjhi government and ...
India | Manish Kumar | Thursday June 19, 2014
An election to Bihar's two Rajya Sabha seats will take place today, with Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar, once arch rivals, once again on the same side of the political spectrum.
India | Written by Devesh Kumar | Friday June 13, 2014
Former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) today touched off speculation about a possible political realignment in Bihar when it demanded that the position of Leader of the Opposition (LOP) in the Lok Sabha should go to the Congre...
India | Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Devesh Kumar | Monday June 9, 2014
The BJP has not only complicated matters for Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) in the by-elections for three Rajya Sabha seats, it has also forced out in the open the tussle between the former Bihar chief minister and the president of his party Shar...
Cities | Press Trust of India | Monday June 9, 2014
Cracking the whip on rebels in the party, JD(U) national President Sharad Yadav today suspended Mahua MLA Ravindra Rai.
People | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 27, 2014
A former associate of former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Upendra Kushwaha helped NDA make inroads among backward castes voters in Bihar in the current Lok Sabha poll.
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Friday May 23, 2014
Meeting for the first time after Lok Sabha poll results, which forced change of guard in Bihar too, bonhomie prevailed in the state Legislative Assembly today.
India | Reported by Alok Pandey, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday May 22, 2014
Bihar rivals Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar will now be on the same side. Mr Yadav has announced unconditional support for the state's Janata Dal United government led by Mr Kumar's choice Jitan Ram Manjhi.
Election 2014 | Devesh Kumar | Wednesday May 21, 2014
Nitish Kumar, who resigned from the Bihar chief minister's post on Saturday owning moral responsibility for leading his party, Janata Dal (United), to a humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, today congratulated Narendra Modi.
Election 2014 | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday May 20, 2014
Nitish Kumar, who quit as Bihar's Chief Minister after his Janata Dal United lost the national election, has chosen party man Jitan Ram Majhi as his successor.
Election 2014 | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday May 19, 2014
Nitish Kumar will today have to tell his party legislators today whether he will take back his resignation as Bihar's Chief Minister, after a dramatic meeting on Sunday where they refused to choose anybody but him as their leader.