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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...
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.
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 18, 2014
Three rebel RJD MLAs today resigned from the Bihar Assembly to extend their support to Nitish Kumar after his resignation as Bihar chief minister.
Election 2014 | Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya | Sunday May 18, 2014
"Once someone resigns in our party, he doesn't come back," said Mr Yadav
Who Said What | NDTV.com | Sunday May 18, 2014
A day after his party the Janata Dal (United) was routed in the general election, Nitish Kumar resigned as Bihar chief minister. The JD(U) won just two of Bihar's 40 Lok Sabha seats, while its former partner the BJP won 31 along with its allies. The...
Election 2014 | Tejas Mehta | Saturday May 17, 2014
Nitish Kumar may have taken moral responsibility for his party's dismal performance in the national elections in Bihar and resigned as chief minister, but his counterpart in Maharashtra seems to be unwilling to relent.