Janata Dal United

  • JDU Kishanganj nominee Akhtarul Iman withdraws in support of Congress 15-04-2014 03:59 PM

    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 02-04-2014 08:46 AM

    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...
  • JDU releases second list of candidates for Lok Sabha polls 16-03-2014 04:37 PM

    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 11-03-2014 07:32 PM

    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...
  • I am better qualified than those in the PM race, says Nitish Kumar 07-03-2014 03:55 PM

    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...
  • Highlights: Uttar Pradesh and Bihar Lok Sabha election tracker 05-03-2014 07:45 PM

    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 04-03-2014 01:26 PM

    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...
  • Nitish Kumar demands special status for Bihar 01-03-2014 07:25 PM

    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 06-02-2014 07:10 PM

    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 Dal-United (JD-U) and the government...
  • Big jolt to Nitish as minister Parveen Amanullah quits Cabinet and JDU 04-02-2014 05:39 PM

    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...
  • JDU, Left hope to create a 14-party secular front 01-02-2014 06:24 PM

    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 non-Congress, non-Bharatiya Janata Party alternative. The proposed front is likely to include at least 14 parties with the constituents of the erstwhile Janata Dal...
  • Nitish Kumar rules out JD(U)'s return to NDA 01-02-2014 05:31 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday ruled out his party Janata Dal-United's return to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA. "There is no question of us (JD-U) returning to the NDA," Nitish Kumar said at a function here in Patna. The chief minister's statement came after JD-U president Sharad...
  • Nitish, Mulayam, Deve Gowda, Mamata: Third Front in the offing? 01-02-2014 02:23 PM

    New Delhi: The regional parties are planning on something big and looking at joining hands for the Lok Sabha elections. In an interview to CNN-IBN, 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 30-01-2014 12:46 PM

    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...
  • Bihar poll tracker: BJP may win 16-24 seats, JDU 7-13, RJD 6-10 20-01-2014 09:22 PM

    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 break-up with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in June 2013 seems to have gone against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his party the Janata Dal...
  • D-Day for Kejriwal, AAP faces vote of confidence in Delhi Assembly 02-01-2014 07:23 AM

    New Delhi: It's D-Day 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...
  • JDU says Arvind Kejriwal should be Delhi CM, extends support to AAP 09-12-2013 02:29 PM

    New Delhi: With Delhi reeling under the possibility of President's Rule, the Janata Dal United has extended unconditional support to the Aam Aadmi Party. JDU leader KC Tyagi said that the party wants Kejriwal to become the Delhi Chief Minister. The JDU has won one seat in Delhi as party...
  • Why Bharat Ratna to Sachin, he didn't play cricket for free: JDU 18-11-2013 12:15 PM

    New Delhi: Janata Dal United leader Shivanand Tiwari on Monday stoked another controversy by saying that Bharat Ratna awardee Sachin Tendulkar did not play cricket for free. Questioning the Centre for not conferring the honour on hockey great Major Dhayanchand, he said, "Sachin is a good player but he was...
  • JD-U supports BJP demand for Bharat Ratna to Vajpayee 17-11-2013 09:21 PM

    In a surprise move, Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United on Sunday supported the demand of the Bharatiya Janata Party to award the country's highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna, to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The two parties -- erstwhile partners in governing Bihar -- have been political rivals for the...
  • Modi a symbol of uncontrolled violence, cannot become PM: Congress 14-11-2013 05:53 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Samajwadi Party's leader Naresh Agarwal took a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress and Janata Dal United leaders also said that Modi cannot become the prime minister. Congress spokesperson Meem Afzal said, "Narendra Modi will not become the...
  • BJP not approached for cancelling Patna rally: Bihar Police 10-11-2013 11:38 PM

    Patna: Bihar Police on Sunday trashed Bharatiya Janata Party chief Rajnath Singh's claim that its officers had requested party leaders to scrap the October 27 'Hunkar Rally' after the serial blasts in and around Gandhi Maidan venue. "We deny that our officials had approached any BJP leader with a request...
  • Bihar: BJP 'asthi kalash yatra' ends, war of words with JDU escalates 05-11-2013 02:52 PM

    Patna: Patna serial blasts have become a full fledged political battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Janata Dal United (JD(U)) in Bihar. The BJP's Asthi Kalash Yatra culminated carrying the urn of ash of six people killed in the October 27 blasts on Tuesday. The ashes...
  • BJP hits back at Nitish, asks why he is soft on Congress 30-10-2013 03:40 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday hit back at Janata Dal United leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for being soft on Congress in the matters related to corruption, price rise and misgovernance. BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad questioned Nitish, "Why is Nitish silent on Congress corruption."...
  • Your dream to become PM will remain a dream: Nitish to Modi 29-10-2013 03:32 PM

    Patna: Two days after Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed Hunkar rally in Patna, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday hit out at his rival saying a man who aspires to hold India's highest post should be patient and have some sweetness in his speeches. He attacked...
  • JDU leader Shivanand Tiwari praises Modi, attacks Nitish 29-10-2013 01:23 PM

    Patna: Janata Dal United leader Shivanand Tiwari embarrassed his party by openly praising Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at the party's convention in Rajgir on Tuesday. He then went on to attack party leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. "JDU's alliance with the BJP was working...
  • Bhojpuri songs, 14 trains, 3,000 buses for Modi's Patna rally on Sunday 26-10-2013 08:00 AM

    Patna: The Bharatiya Janata Party is leaving no stone unturned ahead of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's 'Hunkar rally' in Patna on Sunday. It's a rally of gigantic proportions and logistics. The BJP has installed hundreds of NaMo tea stalls across Bihar to highlight Modi's humble background. Modi crackers...
  • Chandrababu Naidu meets Sharad Yadav 22-09-2013 05:19 PM

    New Delhi: TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday met JD(U) president Sharad Yadav amid plans to hold a national meeting of non-Congress and non-BJP parties in October ahead of the next Lok Sabha elections. Yadav declined to reveal what transpired during his meeting with Naidu. The meeting comes two...
  • Chinese do not adhere to LAC, says Sharad Yadav 06-09-2013 03:22 PM

    Janata Dal United leader Sharad Yadav said the Chinese do not adhere to the Line of Actual Control. He said, "The incursions have been happening since China captured Tibet. The report is alarming." The remarks came in the backdrop of reports of Chinese incursion on Thursday. ...
  • Opposition set to take on UPA in Parliament over missing coal files 19-08-2013 07:57 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is set to raise the issue of coalgate with the government admitting that some crucial files related to coal block allocations have gone missing. The Opposition has alleged that the government is trying to hide facts. "As far as coalgate is concerned, the government's...
  • JD(U) pulls up its ministers for their remarks on LoC killings 11-08-2013 07:37 PM

    An embarassedJanata Dal Unitedon Sunday pulled up its ministersBhim SinghandNarendra Singhfor their remarks on the killings of five Indian soldiers along the Line of Control in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on August 6. The ministers have now been asked to explain their remarks. The party had distanced itself...