Adhikar Rally

  • Give special status or people will decide in polls: Nitish April 28, 2013

    Patna: Making a strong pitch for special category status for Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said it would be better if the privilege was given sooner or else people would themselves take a decision in this regard in the 2014 general elections. "Amendment in criteria for according special...
  • Mulayam hits out at Congress, says it can't be trusted March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has once again raised the pitch for a third front. Speaking at a rally in Etawah on Wednesday, Mulayam said that neither the BJP, nor the Congress can form a government in 2014. He further said that Congress can't be trusted and...
  • UPA may meet Bihar's special status demand: Sources March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Ditched by the DMK and kept guessing by SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Congress is looking further east, towards Bihar and West Bengal, to ensure that the UPA survives till the 2014 general elections. Sending crucial signals to possible ally Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the Centre is...
  • Nitish Kumar 'hopeful' after meeting Prime Minister March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister and the Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar on Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia to discuss granting of special status to Bihar. Nitish said the meeting with the Prime Minister has given...
  • Bihar's special status: Nitish meets Chidambaram March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia on special status for Bihar on Monday. The meeting took place just a day after Nitish Kumar addressed a massive rally at Delhi's Ramlila Ground in support of special status...
  • Nitish to meet Manmohan, Chidambaram today March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday. He will discuss Bihar's fight for special status with the Centre. Earlier on Sunday, the Bihar Chief Minister held a massive rally at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan where he took a...
  • Nitish Kumar makes a pitch for national stage ahead of 2014 elections March 17, 2013

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has made a pitch for the national stage ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections with a massive rally in the national capital on Sunday. Nitish made an attempt to pitch his growth model against Narendra Modi's Gujarat model. ...
  • Will do maximum for the upliftment of the people in Bihar: Rajiv Shukla March 17, 2013

    Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla on Sunday said that the government has always provided adequate help to the state in need and would do maximum for the upliftment of the people of Bihar. ...
  • Nitish brings his fight for Bihar to Delhi, keeps options for 2014 open March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Signalling his intentions of playing a bigger role in national politics, Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar on Sunday addressed a huge rally at New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan on Sunday and declared that his fight for a special status to the state would...
  • Congress does nothing for backward states, says BJP March 17, 2013

    Commenting at Nitish Kumar's Adhikar rally in New Delhi, BJP slammed the Congress for not doing much to improve backwards states. "Backward states should stop expecting anything from Congress. When BJP-led NDA will come to power, we will take care of everyone. Congress will do nothing for them," said BJP...
  • Adhikar rally: Nitish takes on Centre, Modi; raises pitch for 2014 March 17, 2013

    New Delhi: In his first foray into national politics, Bihar Chief Minsiter Nitish Kumar came up with a powerful political statement at the Adhikar rally in Ramlila Maidan in the capital. He admitted that while Finance Minister P Chidambaram's Budget 2013 had showed concern for Bihar, the state had largely...
  • Cong demands allparty meet on special status for Bihar January 3, 2013

    Patna: Congress in Bihar on Jaunary 3 accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of "not being serious" to acquire special category status for the state as he is not calling an allparty meeting to press for the demand before the centre. "Congress is in favour of special status for Bihar, but it...
  • Centre discriminating against Bihar: Nitish Kumar November 5, 2012

    Patna: Speaking at a massive rally here, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said the Centre was discriminating against his state by denying the special status for which he had made repeated pleas and promised to fight till it was granted. Flanked by JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav, Kumar...
  • Opposition describes Nitish rally as 'flop show' November 5, 2012

    Patna: Opposition RJD and Congress on Sunday described the 'Adhikar Rally' as "flop show" of ruling JD(U) and alleged that the state machinery was used on a large scale. "Considering the thin size of the crowd at the 'Adhikar Rally' it can be termed as a flop show of the...
  • Bihar: 2 die, 20 injured on way to rally in road accidents November 4, 2012

    Patna: Two persons have died and 20 others were injured in road accidents in Bihar while coming for the JD(U)'s "Adhikar rally" here on Sunday, police said. One person died in Samastipur when the minibus in which he was coming to Patna for the rally overturned near Rajdhani chowk under...
  • Adhikar: Next protest in Delhi in March 2013, says Nitish November 4, 2012

    Patna: The Nitish Kumar government on Sunday made a massive show of strength with its muchanticipated Adhikar rally at the Gandhi Maidan in Patna. The CM slammed the Centre for not honouring Bihar's repeated requests for the grant of special status. The Sunday's rally was touted by opponents as a muscleflexing...
  • Adhikar rally live: 'Bihar repeatedly denied special status' November 4, 2012

    Patna: 2.30 pm: Opposition leader and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad slams the rally as a political gimmick, says it is not the Centre that grants special status but the CMs of all states. 2.09 pm: Nitish Kumar says the Janata Dal United will organise a Adhikar rally in Delhi's Ramlila...
  • Bihar: Modi visit to clash with Nitish's Adhikar rally November 4, 2012

    Patna: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and senior BJP leaders will arrive in Patna on Sunday even as Chief Minister Nitish Kumar plans a mega Adhikar rally to demand special status for the state. Modi is expected to pay condolence to veteran BJP leader Kailashpati Mishra, who died on Saturday...
  • Rs 50 cr spent on Bihar CM Nitish's Adhikar rallly today November 4, 2012

    Patna: It's the mother of all rallies in Bihar. The Adhikar rally by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday will seek special status for the state. And the government has left no stone unturned in ensuring its success, spending a humongous Rs 50 crore on it. Although Janata Dal (United)...
  • Action to be taken, says Nitish on exMLA's extortion call October 29, 2012

    Patna: The opposition on Monday slammed the ruling JD(U) after a jailed former MLA allegedly called up an engineering college director demanding Rs two crore, while Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said action would be taken. After meeting the director, RJD president Lalu Prasad said "this is the true face of...
  • Adhikar rally: FIR against exJDU MLA on extortion charges October 29, 2012

    Patna: An FIR was filed on Sunday against former Janata Dal United MLA Munna Shukla on extortion charges. Shukla allegedly demanded Rs 2 crore from a builder for the JDU's Adhikar rally. Opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad has slammed the ruling party JDU, saying it is using the...
  • No case filed against Bihar MLA's guntoting husband September 29, 2012

    Khagaria: Ranvir Yadav, who was captured on video cameras snatching an automatic weapon from police and firing in the air to disperse protesters near Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's public meeting at Khagaria town, has no case lodged against him, district police superintendent said on Saturday. "No one has filed case with...
  • Criticism should be expressed in a democratic manner: Nitish Kumar September 29, 2012

    The SIT has filed an FIR against 75 named and 600 unknown people in connection with the violent protests during Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Adhikar Yatra over the past week. ...
  • Bihar: SIT to probe protests at Nitish's rally September 29, 2012

    Patna: The Bihar police has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by a superintendent of police, and filed an FIR against 75 named and 600 unknown people in connection with the violent protests during Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Adhikar Yatra over the past week. There were protests in Motihari, Begusarai...