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 i...
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.
India News | Reported by Alok Pandey; Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Tuesday April 14, 2015
BJP chief Amit Shah launched his party's campaign for the Bihar elections at a rally in Patna's massive Gandhi maidan today offering political rivals a bit of math.
India News | Written by Alok Pandey, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Tuesday April 14, 2015
BJP chief Amit Shah and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will kick off the party's campaign for the Bihar Assembly elections at a mega rally in Patna today. It has been timed to coincide with the 125th birth anniversary of Dalit icon BR Ambedkar.
India News | Written by Alok Pandey | Tuesday April 14, 2015
BJP party president Amit Shah and Home Minister Rajnath Singh will kickstart the BJP's campaign for the Bihar assembly elections, scheduled for later this year, by addressing a rally of party workers in Patna later today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 7, 2015
Describing RJD chief Lalu Prasad's announcement in favour of the merger of Janata Parivar splinter parties as "a solid and effective" step towards the process, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said a formal announcement will be made "much ...
India News | Reported by Alok Pandey | Sunday April 5, 2015
Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janta Dal today gave its formal nod for the merger of the six parties of the erstwhile Janta Parivar, a move that has been in the offing for a few months now but is yet to take concrete shape. The announcement came after...
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 11, 2015
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today slammed BJP saying the united secular forces in the state had "unmasked" its game plan of creating a situation for imposing President's Rule by propping up Jitan Ram Manjhi against him.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 11, 2015
Backed by Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Congress, Communist Party of India and one Independent MLAs, the Nitish Kumar government today comfortably won confidence vote in the Bihar Assembly amid walk out by the Opposition BJP.
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...