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  • Merger of 'Janata Parivar' offshoots a fraud: Ram Vilas Paswan 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday termed as "fraud" the merger of six 'Janata Parivar' offshoots and wondered if it was for real as the new party was without a name, flag and symbol. "Janata Parivar is a fraud. Intentions of its leaders are not clean and they...
  • Janata Parivar merger won't have impact on Bihar polls: BJP 3 days ago

    Patna: With six parties from the erstwhile Janata Parivar set to merge on Wedmesday, BJP mocked the proposed amalgamation, saying it would have "no impact" on the upcoming Bihar elections. "Merger experiments have flopped in the past and will meet the same fate this time too. It's beyond comprehension as to...
  • Merger of Janata Parivar offshoots a 'failed experiment': BJP 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Terming the merger of six 'Janata Parivar' offshoots as a "failed experiment", BJP on Wednesday said these parties' only agenda is to "capture" power and described their leaders as those who have been "brand ambassadors" of misgovernance and corruption. BJP said there are "inherent differences" between the constituents of...
  • Janata Parivar parties merger won't affect our prospects: Congress 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday suggested that the merger of six erstwhile Janata Dal constituents into a new party was not a development of much significance and was not going to affect its prospects. Significantly, party spokesman PC Chacko also said that a decision on the issue of alliance with the...
  • BJP terms new Janata party an alliance of 'political warlords' 3 days ago

    Kolkata: As the six Janata Parivar parties merged on Wednesday to become a single party, the BJP said it was a temporary alliance of "political warlords" which would have no impact on Bihar Assembly polls due later this year. BJP national spokesperson MJ Akbar said the electorate were tired of the...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi terms merger 'great devastation', to seek JDU symbol 3 days ago

    Patna: Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday described merger of Janata Parivar parties as "maha pralay" (great devastation), and said he and 17 other Bihar MLAs would remain in JDU and move Election Commission to retain the party symbol. The merger of six parties from the erstwhile Janata...
  • BJP rules out any adverse impact due to Janata Parivar merger 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on Wednesday ruled out any adverse impact due to the merger of Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal United, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Indian National Lok Dal, Janata Dal Secular and Samajwadi Janata Party. BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said, "The merger is done keeping in mind the Bihar...
  • No name, flag or symbol but Janata Parivar merges, forms new party, names Mulayam chief 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India has got another political party with six outfits which splintered from the erstwhile Janata Dal coming together once again to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party juggernaut. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has been named the National President of the new party which is yet to...
  • Padma awards must be stopped: Sharad Yadav 5 days ago

    New Delhi: After alleging that Padma awards are given to "dishonest" people, JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Monday stoked a fresh controversy by demanding that the practice be stopped as it "discriminates" against a vast majority of people. "It must be stopped. This (Padma awards) is only for a fistful of...
  • Padma awards given only to 'dishonest' people: Sharad Yadav 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Padma awards are given only to the "dishonest" and those from the upper echelons of society, JD(U) president Sharad Yadav said and asked socialist-minded people to spurn the honour, in remarks that could stoke a controversy. "Samajwadi people (Socialists) should spurn Padmashri and Padmabhushan(uspe laat maarna chahiye). These awards are...
  • Rains hit crops: Affected farmers should be given immediate compensation, says Sharad Yadav April 8, 2015

    Reacting on the damaged crops due to unseasonal rains, Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav said, "Immediate compensation should be given to the affected farmers. The compensation of last year are given this year. There should be an all party meeting called." ...
  • RLD rules out possibility of joining Janata Parivar April 8, 2015

    Lucknow: Rashtriya Lok Dal general secretary Jayant Chaudhary on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of his party joining the Janata Parivar. "Earlier Janata Parivar was very big, but with time there were changes in politics and we splintered. Today, a small group forms and what will be its shape time will...
  • Janata Parivar merger done deal, Mulayam Singh Yadav will be the leader, says Lalu Prasad April 5, 2015

    Patna: In an effort to counter the political might of the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Janata Parivar merger seems to be a done deal. With the union of Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD), Samajwadi Party(SP), Janata Dal United(JDU), Janata Dal Secular(JDS) - the political alliance aims to counter the BJP on a...
  • Attending Narendra Modi's dinner part of tradition: Nitish Kumar April 4, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday sought to play down his attending a dinner being hosted by his political rival Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital saying it was "part of an old tradition." "It's an old tradition that the prime minister hosts a dinner for dignitaries...
  • Janata merger not to be announced on April 5: Nitish Kumar April 3, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said merger of six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar was on course but denied any dates for the announcement of the unification. According to the media reports, the six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar were likely to announce their merger on...
  • Will launch Mahabharata-like war over Land bill: Lalu Prasad April 1, 2015

    Patna: The merger of six Janata Parivar parties would send a clear signal to the country for the ouster of BJP, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said and vowed to launch a Mahabharata-like war over Land bill. "The aim of the merger of Janata (Parivar) parties is to send BJP...
  • Merger of Janata Parivar could be announced next week: Sharad Yadav March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: The much-talked-about merger of Janata Parivar could be announced next week as most of the major issues have been ironed out, JD(U) on Sunday said. "The merger is bound to happen and it will happen sooner than later," JD(U) president Sharad Yadav said. Mulayam Singh Yadav, whose party has...
  • Janata Parivar merger will not take much time: Nitish Kumar March 28, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said there was no "cloud of uncertainty" over merger of old Janata Parivar splinter groups and that it was on track. "The merger vehicle of Janata Parivar is on track and the vehicle is on the run," Kumar told reporters after a conclave...
  • Nitish Kumar to meet Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst all the drama in the Aam Aadmi Party, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will meet Arvind Kejriwal on Friday in the national capital. This meet comes a day after Nitish Kumar had his first official meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss financial and development related...
  • Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi; raises issues regarding funding to Bihar March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Keeping aside their differences, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed issues regarding fund allocation. Nitish raised the demand for Backward Reserve Fund for Bihar for the development of the state. "We have made one thing clear that Bihar needs assistance because...
  • Nitish Kumar to meet PM Modi today, likely to raise issue of special status to Bihar March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and is expected to raise the issue of special status to Bihar. The special status issue has been a long standing demand from the ruling JD(U). This is the first time that the two...
  • Most parties welcome SC decision on IT Act; JD(U), Shiv Sena disagree March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Most parties on Tuesday welcomed Supreme Court's move to scrap a provision that made posting offensive comments online punishable with jail term with Congress admitting to flaws in the law. JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav disagreed saying that though he respects judiciary, it was wrong to struck down the...
  • Nitish Kumar unveils Women Empowerment Policy on Bihar Diwas March 22, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unveiled Women Empowerment Policy to provide various opportunities to women and ensure their participation in development on 'Bihar Diwas' on Sunday. "The Empowerment Policy released here will provide education and employment opportunities to women in Bihar. It will ensure their participation in political, social and...
  • I will not seek vote if power situation doesn't improve in Bihar: Nitish Kumar March 22, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said he will not seek votes in the assembly elections to be held later in 2015 if he cannot improve the power situation in the state. Nitish Kumar, in his latest Facebook post, said he was reiterating the stand he had made three...
  • Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi says he is still with JDU but hints at post-poll alliance with any party March 20, 2015

    Unsure of his political future but keen to exploit the sympathy he gained as a Dalit leader, former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi is likely to use his support base to drive a hard bargain with the current Janata Dal United leadership while keeping all his options open. Even as Manjhi...
  • Nitish to meet PM Modi on financial issues of Bihar March 19, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon to take up financial issues of the state, the Assembly was informed on Thursday. Announcing this while replying to a debate of the budget, Finance Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav said personal equation between two individuals need not have a bearing...
  • Opposition takes on government over Land Bill: As it happened March 19, 2015

    After organising protest march from the Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the unified opposition on Thursday is all set create trouble for Modi government in Rajya Sabha over the land bill. Earlier on Wednesday, Congress accused BJP of bulldozing the bill in Lok Sabha. ...
  • JDU chief Sharad Yadav's daughter defends her father's sexist remarks, asks why should he apologise March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: After Janata Dal United chief Sharad Yadav sparked a controversy in Parliament by commenting on the skin colour of south Indian women during the insurance bill debate on Friday, his daughter Suhasini Bundela has defended him. Speaking to CNN-IBN Suhasini said that her father has not said anything...
  • Oppose Land Bill in Rajya Sabha: Anna Hazare to opposition parties March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare on Monday appealed to the opposition parties to resist the government's attempts to pass the Land Bill in Rajya sabha when introduced in the Upper House. "Anna (Hazare) has written a letter to all the opposition parties to oppose the anti-farmer bill if it is...
  • Sonia, Manmohan, leaders of 10 parties to march against Land Bill on Tuesday March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Giving a message of larger opposition unity, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh will march with leaders of at least 10 parties from Parliament House to President House on Tuesday and submit a memorandum against the new Land Bill. The march is being coordinated by...