JANATA DAL UNITED

  • 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...
  • Nitish-Modi face off, to address rallies in Nawada today April 2, 2014

    Nawada: Two bitter rivals will almost come face to face on Wednesday when Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi address rallies in the same Lok Sabha constituency. The battleground will be Nawada in southern Bihar. While Nitish Kumar will campaign for Janata Dal...
  • JDU releases second list of candidates for Lok Sabha polls March 16, 2014

    Patna: The Janata Dal United has come out with its second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. In its first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election, the JDU named just seven candidates from Bihar in an apparent move to find more time to quell the rebellion...
  • Nitish Kumar expands Cabinet, inducts Lessi Singh March 11, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday inducted legislator Lessi Singh into the council of ministers and said the next cabinet expansion would be after the Lok Sabha polls. Governor D.Y. Patil administered the oath of office to Lessi Singh at the Raj Bhavan. Nitish Kumar, assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary and...
  • I am better qualified than those in the PM race, says Nitish Kumar March 7, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has thrown his hat into the ring for the top job of the country. Nitish has said that he's better qualified to be the Prime Minister than those in the race. "All those who have been announced as PM candidates won't become PM. One who...
  • Highlights: Uttar Pradesh and Bihar Lok Sabha election tracker March 5, 2014

    Today, the Lok Sabha election tracker will reveal which parties are leading in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Uttar Pradesh with 80 Lok Sabha seats and Bihar with 40 will play a decisive role in the upcoming elections. ...
  • Alliance with RJD may be sealed today: Congress sources March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is likely to seal an alliance with the Rashtirya Janata Dal (RJD) today, party sources have said. The details are not yet clear, but it comes on a day when the Congress election committee met at Sonia Gandhi's residence today. The decision also comes a day after...
  • Nitish Kumar demands special status for Bihar March 1, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar drummed up support for special status for his state on Saturday. The Janata Dal United has made the demand one of its poll planks. Nitish and his supporters banged utensils in a clamour call for special status. "We had given a memo to the...
  • Former JDU minister Parveen Amanullah joins AAP February 6, 2014

    Parveen Amanullah, Bihar's first woman Muslim minister who quit the cabinet two days ago, on Thursday joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), saying she wanted the AAP to govern Bihar. Amanullah, who was the social welfare minister in Nitish Kumar's cabinet, resigned from the Janata DalUnited (JDU) and the government Tuesday....
  • Big jolt to Nitish as minister Parveen Amanullah quits Cabinet and JDU February 4, 2014

    Patna: In a major jolt to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Social Welfare Minister Parveen Amanullah resigned from the Cabinet and Janata Dal United. Parveen, wife of former IAS officer Afzal Amanullah, announced her decision at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday. Parveen said that she was finding it difficult...
  • JDU, Left hope to create a 14party secular front February 1, 2014

    New Delhi: As the country gets ready to elect the 16th Lok Sabha, some regional leaders along with the Left Front are trying to present a nonCongress, nonBharatiya Janata Party alternative. The proposed front is likely to include at least 14 parties with the constituents of the erstwhile Janata...
  • Nitish Kumar rules out JD(U)'s return to NDA February 1, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday ruled out his party Janata DalUnited's return to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)led NDA. "There is no question of us (JDU) returning to the NDA," Nitish Kumar said at a function here in Patna. The chief minister's statement came after JDU president Sharad Yadav Friday...
  • Nitish, Mulayam, Deve Gowda, Mamata: Third Front in the offing? February 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The regional parties are planning on something big and looking at joining hands for the Lok Sabha elections. In an interview to CNNIBN, JDS leader HD Deve Gowda said that he was in talks with Nitish Kumar, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mamata Banerjee and that a formal Third...
  • Congress threatens to withdraw support to Nitish Kumar government January 30, 2014

    Patna: The Nitish Kumar government is under threat as the state Congress unit has warned of withdrawing its support over the former's remarks against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul over communal riots in the country. Speaking at a press meet on Tuesday, the JD(U) leader had said, "There is no dispute and...
  • Bihar poll tracker: BJP may win 1624 seats, JDU 713, RJD 610 January 20, 2014

    Even though the BJP is the most preferred in the Lok Sabha polls, voters still back the JDU in the event of Assembly elections. The breakup with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in June 2013 seems to have gone against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his party the Janata Dal (United)....
  • DDay for Kejriwal, AAP faces vote of confidence in Delhi Assembly January 2, 2014

    New Delhi: It's DDay for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as he faces the vote of confidence in the Assembly on Thursday which the Aam Aadmi Party government is likely to sail through with the support of eight Congress MLAs and the lone Janata Dal United legislator. The Delhi Assembly on...