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 P...
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 chi...
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 e...
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 decisio...
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...