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  • Sushil Kumar Modi warns people against Nitish's 'double role' August 10, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday asked people to be on guard against the "double role" of former state chief minister Nitish Kumar while voting in the Assembly bypolls on August 21. Modi, who had been the deputy chief minister under Kumar, alleged that the senior JD(U) leader talks...
  • BJP slams JD(U) minister for making fun of Sushma Swaraj August 8, 2014

    A day after a senior JD(U) minister ridiculed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for saying that flood situation had been averted in Bihar due to theinitiative of the Centre, the BJP on Friday hit back at him for trivializing the union government's efforts to prevent largescale destruction due to discharge...
  • Former JD(U) MLA Ramparves Rai dies of multiple organ failure July 8, 2014

    Former JD(U) MLA Ramparvesh Rai died of multiple organ failure on Monday night and was cremated on Tuesday in his native Saran district, family sources said. Rai, 50, died at a private hospital in Gurgaon on Monday night following multiple organ failure. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar...
  • Left trying to forge tieup with regional parties: Karat January 30, 2014

    CPIM on Thursday said Left parties were in consultation with various regional parties to forge a tieup after the Lok Sabha elections in order to give an effective alternative to people. The Left parties were in consultation with various regional parties like the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, JD(U) in Bihar,...
  • JDU faces rebellion as Shivanand Tiwari accuses Nitish Kumar of 'hatred' January 30, 2014

    Patna: The Janata Dal United witnessed a rebellion on Thursday with senior leader Shivanand Tiwari once again openly refusing to contest Lok Sabha elections. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had denied Tiwari nominations to the Rajya Sabha and instead asked him to contest Lok Sabha elections. Tiwari has accused the Chief...
  • Multiple blasts rock Patna before Modi's Hunkar rally, 5 killed, 83 injured October 27, 2013

    Patna: At least five people were killed and more than 80 injured as eight bombs exploded in Patna on Sunday, six of them in and around the ground where Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed a massive rally just a few hours after the tragedy. The first...
  • Bihar: 8 blasts near Modi's Hunkar rally in Patna, 5 dead, 80 injured October 27, 2013

    Patna: At least five people were killed and more than 80 injured as seven bombs exploded in Patna on Sunday, six of them in and around the ground where Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed a rally hours later. The first of the supposedly low intensity blasts ripped...
  • Bihar: JD(U) MLA Anant Singh booked for extortion October 8, 2013

    Patna: A case of extortion has been lodged against JDU MLA Anant Singh in Patna. A builder has lodged a complaint in SK Puri police station alleging that Singh demanded 12 crores from him. Singh, who is considered a close aide of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, has several such cases...
  • BJP asks Shatrughan Sinha not to speak against Modi or Nitish: Sources August 3, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha has been asked by the party high command to restrain himself and told him that his comments against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and in favour of his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar, who has snapped ties with NDA, is harming the party's interest. BJP sources...
  • Sharad Yadav to get third term as JD(U) chief April 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Sharad Yadav is all set to score a hattrick as JD(U) President as the party prepares for the Lok Sabha polls scheduled for 2014. Yadav is the only candidate to have filed nomination for the party chief's election scheduled on April 14 and his continuation at the helm...
  • Congress' credibility eroded beyond repair, says Nitish April 5, 2013

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday launched a sharp attack at the Congress saying its credibility and integrity has "eroded beyond repair" that could hurt the party's prospects of getting a third term. In an unusual offensive against Congress, Kumar also said his JD(U) was not getting close to...
  • 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...
  • JD(U) follows wait and watch policy as Centre hints at wooing Nitish March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Janata Dal (United) is following a wait and watch policy after government sources indicated that they are looking at accepting Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's demand for a special status for the state. JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari said, "We don't know what the government is planning to...
  • 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...
  • News 360: Centre pushes for a resolution on Sri Lanka in Lok Sabha March 20, 2013

    The Centre is working on amendments to the US resolution on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka and is also pushing for a resolution to be passed by the Lok Sabha. The all-party meeting called by Speaker Meira Kumar, however, failed to reach any consensus. ...
  • 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...
  • Nitish is keeping his options open at this stage: Sankarshan Thakur March 18, 2013

    Is Nitish's assertion of a non-Congress, non-BJP coalition feasible? Sankarshan Thakur, senior journalist joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. I feel regional parties to form the next govt in center will not do good for India as the nation. I wish only national parties either BJP or...
  • 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...
  • JD(U) retains Kalyanpur Assembly seat February 28, 2013

    Patna: Bihar's ruling Janata Dal(United) on Thursday retained the Kalyanpur assembly seat, with its candidate Manju Kumari defeating Lok Janshakti Party's Rekha Paswan by over 17,000 votes, an election official said. The JD(U)'s victory is seen as a setback to LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan and his ally Rashtriya Janata Dal...
  • PJ Kurien is a good man, says Sharad Yadav February 8, 2013

    JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav said that Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman and Congress MP PJ Kurien was a good man and they won't raise the issue of Suryanelli gangrape case in Parliament. There are allegations against Kurien that he was involved in the gangrape case. ...
  • Kumbh politics: RSS backs VHP's call for Ram temple February 7, 2013

    Allahabad: The RSS has defended the VHP's call for a Ram temple at Ayodhya. RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat made the statement at the Maha Kumbh where the VHP Dharma Sansad is expected to come out with a statement renewing its demand for the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya...
  • Don't comment on PM candidate: Rajnath Singh to BJP leaders February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Amidst the demand from allies to announce the Prime Ministerial candidate, Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh has asked all party members not to comment on the PM candidate. Warning the party leaders, Rajnath SIngh said, "I am appealing to all my leaders of BJP and workers not...
  • Modi to visit Kumbh after VHP leaders indicate support February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is likely to go to Kumbh on February 7 the same day the VHPled Dharam sansad will be held there and it is likely that a statement in his support will be issued. Modi is also likely to be in the new...
  • JD(U) leader Tyagi files nomination for RS from Bihar February 2, 2013

    Patna: KC Tyagi, senior JD(U) leader and close confidante of party president Sharad Yadav, on February 2 filed nomination for the lone Rajya Sabha seat vacant from Bihar following resignation of rebel leader Upendra Kushwaha. Tyagi filed his nomination at the state legislative council in the presence of Sharad Yadav and...
  • Modi among top contenders to be PM candidate: BJP VP February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The clamour is growing within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to be the Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014. BJP Vice President Kalraj Mishra has admitted that Modi is among the top contenders even as allies JD(U) and Shiv Sena insisted that the...
  • JD(U) hits out at Yashwant Sinha for endorsing Modi as PM candidate January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: There is a battle within the NDA after Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha endorsed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's name as NDA's possible Prime Ministerial candidate. The JD(U) has hit back at Yashwant Sinha for sidelining allies, saying he's crossing his brief. "I challenge Mr Yashwant Sinha...
  • Lalu Prasad is like a fish without water: Nitish January 24, 2013

    Patna: In a veiled attack on bete noir RJD President Lalu Prasad, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said being out of power his condition resembled 'a fish out of water'. "He (Prasad) has turned impatient as power has slipped out his hand. Deprived of power his condition resembles...
  • BJP upset after JD(U) leader compares RSS chief to Owaisi January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP has taken strong and public offense to remarks made by Janata DalUnited leader Shivanand Tiwari. Tiwari on Monday said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi were "two sides of the same coin". "There is no difference between them (Bhagwat and Owaisi), both are two...
  • Bhagwat and Owaisi products of similar ideologies: JD(U) leader January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Janata Dal United (JDU) has taken on the Bharatiya Janata Party over comments made by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat over rapes and the role of women in society. JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwary on Monday compared Bhagwat with Akbaruddin Owaisi of the MIM, who is in the dock...
  • 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...