India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday July 31, 2015
Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had "betrayed" the BJP and that Bihar's development had been derailed after his party was ousted from the state government.
India News | Written by Alok Pandey | Sunday July 26, 2015
On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi ripped into Nitish Kumar at a mega election rally in north Bihar's Muzaffarpur, one of his party leaders Shatrughan Sinha met the Bihar Chief Minister at his residence in Patna.
India News | Edited by Mala Das | Saturday July 25, 2015
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit the campaign trail in Bihar, Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party has announced that it is sending a team to the election-bound state with a specific "anti-BJP, anti-PM Modi" brief.
India News | NDTV.com | Saturday July 25, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched his party's campaign for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, with a rally at Muzaffarpur. Here are the highlights of what he said.
Cheat Sheet | Agencies | Saturday July 25, 2015
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.
India News | Written by Manish Kumar | Wednesday July 22, 2015
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has decided to use a bicycle during his campaign in the upcoming assembly elections in Bihar. This comes after the BJP's announced using a hi-tech Rath (chariot), while Mr Kumar's ally, Lalu Prasad has decided to use TumTum (horse-cart) as their vehicles for the election campaign.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday July 14, 2015
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday supported the Aam Admi Party or AAP's demand demanding full statehood for Delhi and said his party will raise the issue in parliament.
India News | Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Aashna Harjani | Tuesday July 14, 2015
In what has become a new habit, Chief Ministers Nitish Kumar and Arvind Kejriwal will seek each other's company tomorrow for the fourth time in the last two months.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 12, 2015
Leaders of "like-minded" parties will meet for Congress president Sonia Gandhi's Iftar dinner tomorrow where they are likely to deliberate on the strategy for Parliament session beginning July 21.
India News | Reported by Manish Kumar | Friday July 10, 2015
In what's been seen as a signal of protest, Lalu Yadav will not attend an iftaar party on Monday hosted in Delhi by long-time ally Sonia Gandhi, the chief of the Congress party.
India News | Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Indroneil B Biswas | Friday June 26, 2015
While the BJP attempts to control damage from the Lalit Modi controversy, arch rival Nitish Kumar of the Janata Dal (United) has suggested that the ruling party learn from its senior leaders LK Advani and Yashwant Sinha.
India News | Reported by Manish Kumar | Tuesday June 23, 2015
The BJP has decided to take the protests of its allies in Bihar seriously. In a reversal of policy, the party today announced that its partners will be consulted about whether the campaign for the forthcoming state election should be centred around Prime Minister Narendra Modi instead of announcing a presumptive Chief Minister.
Patna News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday June 20, 2015
In a setback to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the state Election Commission (EC) on Saturday stayed the high tech 'Badh Chala Bihar' campaign after a complaint by the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP).
India News | Edited by Sanjeev Singh (with inputs from PTI) | Wednesday June 17, 2015
The BJP today returned fire at Bihar politician Lalu Prasad, who had quipped that the "world's largest political party" does not have a chief ministerial candidate for state polls later this year.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 17, 2015
RJD leader Lalu Prasad today ridiculed the BJP saying that it was a matter of shame that the party did not have a person to project as its Chief Ministerial face for the Assembly polls, despite claiming to be the world's largest political party.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday June 14, 2015
Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday said he has refused BJP chief Amit Shah's offer to merge his Hindustani Awami Morcha (HAM) ahead of the assembly polls and would only join the National Democratic Alliance.
India News | Reported by Sandeep Phukan; edited by Mala Das | Monday June 8, 2015
Nitish Kumar will lead an anti-BJP coalition for this year's Bihar Assembly elections, said Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav today, thanking Lalu Prasad of the Rashtriya Janata Dal for nominating Mr Kumar to be the alliance's presumptive chief minister.
India News | Reported by Alok Pandey and Edited by Abhishek Chakraborty | Wednesday June 3, 2015
In this season of tough postures, here is one from Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United, which has been repeatedly told by Lalu Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal that Mr Kumar is not acceptable as chief ministerial candidate if they will contest this year's elections in Bihar as allies.
India News | Reported by Alok Pandey and Edited by Abhishek Chakraborty | Monday June 1, 2015
A trusted aide of Lalu Yadav has served fresh evidence that the proposed alliance between his Rashtriya Janata Dal and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United is just not gelling as assembly elections draw closer in Bihar.
India News | Reported by Alok Pandey, Written by Suparna Singh | Thursday May 28, 2015
After weeks of broad hints, Lalu Yadav's party today got straight to the point. "Nitish Kumar cannot be the Chief Ministerial candidate of an alliance that includes us," said Raghuvansh Prasad Singh of Lalu's Rashtriya Janata Dal or RJD. "Any decision on the chief minister will be taken only after the results are declared," he said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 26, 2015
Hinting at the possibility of joining hands with former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in Bihar polls, BJP President Amit Shah today said talks are on and his party's doors are open for new allies.
India News | Reported by Alok Pandey | Tuesday May 26, 2015
A parcel exploded after being delivered to the home of a local leader of the Janata Dal United or JDU in Bihar this morning. One person has died, said sources.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 24, 2015
After keeping away from a crucial meeting on Friday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday met Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and raised objections to RJD head Lalu Prasad's idea of bringing Jitan Ram Manjhi in their alliance, an issue that threatens to derail the grouping.
India News | Reported by Alok Pandey, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday May 6, 2015
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wanted to visit earthquake-hit Nepal but was asked by the Centre to put it off and go at a "more opportune time." His furious party raised it in Parliament today, questioning the government's motives.