JANATA DAL UNITED

  • 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 Kumar to take oath as Bihar chief minister for the fourth time today February 22, 2015

    Patna: Senior Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar will get back the reins of Bihar on Sunday, capping a fortnight-long political drama which ended in an anti-climax with rebel party leader Jitan Ram Manjhi resigning as chief minister shortly before the floor test on Friday sensing imminent defeat. The swearing-in ceremony...
  • Nitish Kumar used and then threw away Jitan Ram Manjhi, says BJP February 22, 2015

    Patna: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday accused senior Janata Dal United leader and Chief Minister-designate Nitish Kumar of using former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and then throwing him away when his "self-respect" awakened. It also urged Kumar to seek forgiveness from the people of Bihar for betraying their mandate...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi refuses to reveals who threatened him, his MLAs February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Outgoing Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi refused to reveal who threatened him and his MLAs for supporting him and said "its for the police to find out who issued threats". Manjhi said, "I decided to quit as chief minister as I was being threatened. My supporters and I...
  • Bihar political crisis: HC lifts ban, but with rider, on CM Manjhi's policy decisions February 18, 2015

    Patna: In a partial relief to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, Patna High Court on Wednesday lifted ban on his taking Cabinet decisions but with the rider that he can only implement them only if he wins vote of trust. The trust vote will take place on February 20. Hearing the...
  • Bihar CM Manjhi receives setback as Patna HC stays decisions of last three Cabinet meets February 16, 2015

    New Delhi/ Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi suffered a major setback on Monday after Patna High Court stayed all the decisions taken by his government in the last three Cabinet meetings. In its decision, the High Court said Manjhi government can take decisions only after proving majority on floor...
  • I will not resign till vote of confidence takes place: Bihar CM Manjhi February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has reiterated that he will not resign till the vote of confidence takes place. He also alleged that MLAs supporting him were called to Delhi and threatened. In an interview to IBN, Manjhi alleged that Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar was...
  • What Jitan Ram Manjhi has done is not 'rebellion' but a 'fraud', says Nitish Kumar February 15, 2015

    Patna: Attacking Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, his mentor and Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday alleged that what he has done was not "rebellion" but a "fraud". "Manjhi ne jo kuch bhi kiya hai woh bagawat nahin balki dhokha hai (whatever Manjhi has done is not rebellion...
  • Bihar political crisis: Patna High Court stays Nitish Kumar's election as JDU legislature party chief February 11, 2015

    Patna/New Delhi: In a major setback to former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, Patna High Court on Wednesday stayed his election as Janata Dal (United)'s state legislature party leader. Kumar was elected the leader of the JDU's legislature party leader on Monday and he had met Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi...
  • Bihar political crisis: BJP will not support Manjhi, says Shahnawaz Hussain February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP will not support Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi during trial of strength. Speaking on the issue, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said, "There is no question of supporting Manjhi. Let us see what the Governer does say." He alleged that the entire crisis was a result of former...
  • Political crisis in Bihar: Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi expelled from JD(U), says KC Tyagi February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday was expelled from the Janata Dal (United), said party spokesperson KC Tyagi even as Manjhi's supporters moved the Patna High Court against his dismissal. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi on Monday, Tyagi said JDU national president Sharad Yadav has expelled...
  • Nitish Kumar to stake claim to form government in Bihar today, CM Jitan Ram Manjhi set to resign February 8, 2015

    Patna: Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar will stake claim on Sunday to form the government in Bihar after 97 MLAs of his party unanimously elected him as the Legislative Party members are going against their own Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi who has been putting up a tough resistance. Without...
  • Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi defies diktat, calls JD(U) Legislature Party meet on Feb 20 February 6, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has defied his party diktat and called for Janata Dal (United) Legislative Party meet on February 20. The matter is likely to snowball into a major political drama in the days to come if Manjhi and the JD(U) leadership stick to their respective...
  • JDU may oust Jitan Ram Manjhi as Bihar chief minister November 24, 2014

    Patna: Speculation is rife in Bihar's political circles over the possible ouster of Jitan Ram Manjhi as the chief minister after he said his days in the office are numbered. The speculation gained strength a day after Manjhi said his days in office were numbered as his detractors in the party...
  • I may become prime minister one day, says Bihar CM Manjhi November 19, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday said that he could become the prime minister one day. "I may become the prime minister of the country like I became the chief minister," Manjhi said at an official function. Manjhi said he was being targeted by everyone because he belonged to...
  • Can a consolidation of Opposition forces really block the Modi juggernaut? August 25, 2014

    It was a big day for the grand alliance of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal United and the Congress in Bihar as it swept six out of the 10 assembly seats that went to polls last week. The BJP was brought down to four seats. ...
  • Bypoll results: RJDJDU and Congress win 10 seats, limit BJP+ to 8 in four states August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be losing ground just a few months after its stupendous showing in the Lok Sabha elections as it suffered major setbacks in the Assembly bypolls in three states Bihar, Karnataka and Punjab. The party could manage to hold on to its...
  • Bihar bypoll results: NitishLalu formula works as RJDJDUCongress alliance wins 6 out of 10 seats August 25, 2014

    Patna: It was a big day for the grand alliance of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal United and the Congress in Bihar as it swept six out of the 10 assembly seats that went to polls last week. The BJP was brought down to four seats. These bypolls were being...
  • Bypoll results live: Setback for BJP; RJDJDUCong alliance wins 6 seats in Bihar, Congress wins 2 in Karnataka August 25, 2014

    The results for assembly bypolls held in four states Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared on Monday as counting of votes has begun. While all eyes are on the Lalu PrasadNitish Kumar alliance in Bihar, the BJP is keeping fingers crossed in MP and Karnataka while...
  • Results of bypolls in 4 states to be declared today; can the LaluNitish alliance dent BJP in Bihar? August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The results for assembly bypolls held in four states Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared on Monday. Counting will begin at 8 am on Monday morning. These are the first assembly bypolls after the political realignment in Bihar. Ten assembly seats went to polls in...
  • Shiv Sena calls Nitish Kumar's resignation as Bihar CM a 'drama' May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena's mouthpiece 'Saamana' has criticised former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, calling his resignation a 'drama'. An editorial in Saamana says that while Nitish claimed he quit on moral grounds, his main purpose was to form an alliance with Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal. The editorial also...
  • Nitish Kumar names his man as Bihar CM, stamps his authority on JDU, isolates Sharad Yadav May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Badly mauled in the Lok Sabha electoral slugfest by Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party and facing the prospects of a massive rebellion in his own party, Nitish Kumar decided to go for broke. A few hours after Lok Sabha results started pouring in, it became clear that a...
  • Decision on Nitish Kumar quitting as Bihar CM final: Sharad Yadav May 19, 2014

    Patna: As the political drama unfolds in Bihar, the big question is whether Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will take back his resignation. The Janata Dal United legislature is meeting on Monday to discuss the ongoing situation after Nitish said that he would rethink his decision. However, JDU chief Sharad Yadav has...
  • Bihar political drama continues, all eyes on Nitish's decision today May 19, 2014

    Patna: The political drama in Bihar that began on Saturday continues to unfold with new twists and turns on Monday too. There has been a Uturn just hours after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar decided to resign, taking responsibility for the JDU's poor showing in the Lok Sabha elections. Nitish Kumar...
  • JDU MLAs elect Nitish as leader again, he seeks one more day to decide May 18, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday told Janata Dal United MLAs that he needed one more day to rethink on his decision to resign from the chief ministerial post. Owning responsibility for the party's rout in the Lok Sabha polls, Nitish resigned on Saturday. Ever since Nitish tendered his...
  • JDU MLA rebels, blames Nitish for party's rout in Bihar May 17, 2014

    Patna: After the Janata Dal United's virtual decimation in Bihar, there is rebellion within the party. JDU MLA Gyanendra Singh Gyanu has blamed the party's leadership, including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for breaking its alliance with the BJP. "When the JDU split with the BJP in November, I told...
  • Bihar's metalled roads full of potholes for Nitish Kumar May 3, 2014

    Hajipur: Muzaffarpur, the business hub of north Bihar is about 75 kms from the state capital Patna. Till a decade back, the stretch used to take well over three hours in a four wheeler. But things improved after November 2005 and now the metalled National Highway 77 sees vehicles hitting...
  • After May 16 Modi will have to find a place to hide: RJD leader May 3, 2014

    Dalsingh Sarai: Facing a familiar foe, Rashtriya Janata Dal Ujiarpur candidate Alok Kumar Mehta sounded confident of avenging his narrow loss in the 2009 elections to Janata Dal United sitting MP Ashwamedh Devi this time. Alok Kumar Mehta addressed an impressive rally with RJD chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti,...
  • JDU to support Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi against Narendra Modi May 1, 2014

    Varanasi: The Janata Dal United has decided to back Aam Aadmi Party National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi. The party announced that it is opposing Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the constituency and is supporting Kejriwal instead. The JDU had broken off its long standing alliance with...
  • JDU Kishanganj nominee Akhtarul Iman withdraws in support of Congress April 15, 2014

    Kishanganj (Bihar): Just 10 days before voting the Janata Dal United received a huge blow when its Kishanganj candidate Akhtarul Iman withdrew from the poll race saying his aim was to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party for which Muslim votes should be united and in favour of Congress candidate and...