India News | Written by Alok Pandey | Sunday March 1, 2015
A week after he resumed charge as Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar today addressed more than one lakh party workers at Patna's Gandhi Maidan, and had a single message for them - "Apologise to the people of Bihar".
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday February 19, 2015
Less than 24 hours before Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's floor test, Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary today granted the status of principal opposition party to the Janata Dal(United) in place of an angry BJP, which protested loudly, s...
India News | Reported by Alok Pandey; Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Wednesday February 18, 2015
The BJP will take its decision on supporting Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manhji in Friday's trust vote to the wire. At a closed door party meeting today, the party said, there was consensus among its Bihar legislators that it should support Mr Man...
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 17, 2015
Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar today congratulated West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her party's victory in the state by-elections.
India News | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Wednesday February 11, 2015
The BJP will watch the crisis created in Bihar by a political tussle in the Janata Dal United from the sidelines, the party's top leadership has decided, say sources.
Delhi News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday February 10, 2015
Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar on Tuesday congratulated Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal for leading his party to a huge win in Delhi's Assembly elections.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 8, 2015
A section of RJD MLAs in Bihar are in disagreement with party chief Lalu Prasad's decision to back Nitish Kumar to re-assume chief ministership and are rooting for the beleagured Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.
India News | Sunday February 8, 2015
Grappling with a crisis within, the Janata Dal United or JD(U) today accused the BJP of plotting a split in the party - a charge denied by the party, which said the entire crisis was triggered by former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's "obsession"...
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal (with inputs from PTI) | Sunday February 8, 2015
Union minister Ramvilas Paswan has described the JD(U) meeting, which elected Nitish Kumar as the Legislature Party leader, as "unconstitutional" and sought President's Rule or early election in Bihar in view of "instability".
Delhi News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Saturday February 7, 2015
The ruling BJP held a series of meetings today as Delhi voted for a new government and Bihar confronted a fierce battle for chief ministership that could precipitate elections. Top party leaders will meet this evening at Prime Minister Narendra Modi'...
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Manish Kumar; Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Saturday February 7, 2015
Nitish Kumar's planned return as Chief Minister of Bihar has plunged his party and the state into a crisis - the man he installed as his replacement, Jitan Ram Manjhi, doesn't plan to quit. Mr Kumar exited office last year after leading his party to ...
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday January 26, 2015
Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday appeared to take a dig at his detractors, which prompted the party's spokesperson to advise him to "desist from saying such things" as "he was a nominated chief minister and not an elected one".
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday January 10, 2015
The merger of Janata Parivar offshoots was on track, JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar has asserted after a meeting with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, where RJD President Lalu Prasad was also present to discuss issues like flag and symbol of the...
India News | Edited by Zoya Anna Thomas | Saturday December 27, 2014
Four legislators belonging to Nitish Kumar's party, the Janata Dal (United) or JD(U) were today disqualified by the Bihar Assembly Speaker for anti-party activities.
India News | Written by Ketki Angre | Tuesday December 23, 2014
In the first major political protest against the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's voice could be heard. Not as a speaker, but in an audio clip played out by former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, pointing to, what he claimed, was the "PM...
India News | Written by Alok Pandey | Tuesday November 25, 2014
Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has often been in the news for his controversial comments on a host of subjects, leaving most in his party, the JD(U), fuming or red-faced.
Blog | Manish Kumar | Friday November 7, 2014
When Nitish Kumar resigned as Chief Minister of Bihar this year, he said he was accepting responsibility for his party's humiliating result in the national election. The 63-year-old's Janata Dal United or JDU won just two of the state's 40 parliament...
India News | Edited by Zoya Anna Thomas | Thursday November 6, 2014
From a lunch meeting at Mulayam Singh Yadav's Delhi residence today, emerged not talk of a third front, but the hint that the "Janata parivar" could come together to form a party in the future.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 9, 2014
With the Janata Dal (United) or JD(U) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) joining hands to fight Bihar elections, BJP President Amit Shah today slammed erstwhile ally Nitish Kumar saying he had "no shame" in associating with Lalu Prasad whom he had attack...
India News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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.