Janata Dal United

  • Can a consolidation of Opposition forces really block the Modi juggernaut? 2 days ago

    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. ...
  • Chinese do not adhere to LAC, says Sharad Yadav September 6, 2013

    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. ...
  • The decision to split with the BJP was right: Nitish Kumar July 15, 2013

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's recent remarks only go to justify the Janata Dal United's split with the NDA. "Whatever has been happening in the past 2-3 days vindicates our stand. It proves that the decision taken by the JD(U) was the...
  • The Last Word: Is Ram Mandir still a relevant issue in politics? July 8, 2013

    BJP leader Amit Shah raised the Ram Temple issue yet again on Saturday as he revived his party's promise to build the temple in Ayodhya. Political parties criticised his statements saying it was only a political tool. The question is whether the Ram Mandir still a relevant and meaningful issue...
  • Bihar will teach Modi a lesson, says JD(U) leader Ali Anwar July 6, 2013

    JD(U) leader Ali Anwar, while commenting on Narendra Modi's teleconference in Bhiar, said, "A crooked man has come in a new avatar to spread the fire of Gujrat here. The people of Bihar are aware and will not let him succeed in his intentions. Bihar will teach him a lesson...
  • Watch India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 19, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Can Nitish Kumar succeed in Bihar on his own? June 19, 2013

    The JD(U), under Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Wednesday won the trust vote in the state after 91 BJP MLAs staged a walkout. ...
  • Bandh called by BJP in Bihar an eyewash, says JD(U) June 18, 2013

    The Bihar Bandh called by the Bharatiya Janata Party two days after the Janata Dal United walked out of the National Democratic Alliance has been partially successful in some parts of Patna. ...
  • Life and times of Nitish Kumar June 18, 2013

    Over the last few months, Nitish Kumar had given enough hints that elevation of Gujarat CM Narendra Modi was not acceptable to him. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 17, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • BJP-JD(U) war of words: Nitish says BJP disrespects elders June 17, 2013

    Just 24 hours after the JD(U)-BJP split, both the parties are washing their dirty linen in public. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar accused the BJP of showing disrespect towards its elders. ...
  • RJD will thrash both BJP, JD(U) in next polls: Lalu June 16, 2013

    Taking a jibe at both BJP and JD(U) which split on Sunday, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said, "These two parties will now starting fighting with each other on the streets, the people will take note of this. We were given votes in the Maharajgunj bypolls. We will trash both these...
  • Watch India @ 9 with Sagarika Ghose June 16, 2013

    The JD(U) brought the curtains down on its 17-year-old alliance with the BJP on Sunday over the elevation of a man who it thinks poses serious threat to its 'basic principles', denting the NDA ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha polls. ...
  • BJP has always followed coalition dharma: Sushil Modi June 16, 2013

    Reacting sharply to the JD(U)'s decision of splitting from the BJP, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said, "BJP has always followed coalition dharma and it had a big role in major policy decision processes in Bihar." ...
  • Is Modi polarising those within and outside the BJP? June 16, 2013

    The 17-year-old BJP-JD(U) association ended on a bitter note on Sunday, but not before the JD(U) made it apparent that it decided to break away from the alliance when Narendra Modi was elevated to the BJP's poll panel chief post. ...
  • Had JD(U) taken the decision in 2010, BJP wouldn't have got that many seats in Bihar: Digvijaya June 16, 2013

    Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh also said that the Third Front has never been successful. ...
  • Nitish must quit, no need to dissolve the Bihar Assembly: BJP June 16, 2013

    Sushil Kumar Modi said that the BJP will organise a Bihar bandh on Monday to protest against the 'betrayal' of the JD(U). ...
  • Nitish Kumar: The man who dethroned Lalu Prasad June 16, 2013

    Over the last few months, Nitish Kumar had given enough hints that elevation of Gujarat CM Narendra Modi was not acceptable to him. ...
  • Is the BJP united on the question of Modi for PM? June 16, 2013

    The 17-year-old BJP-JD(U) association ended on a bitter note on Sunday. Over the last few months, Nitish Kumar had given enough hints that elevation of Narendra Modi was not acceptable to him. ...
  • Watch: JD(U) conference in which it announced split from BJP June 16, 2013

    The 17-year-old BJP-JD(U) association ended on a bitter note on Sunday. The decision was taken at a Janata Dal United meet, which was called at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's residence in Patna. All senior JD(U) leaders, including party president Sharad Yadav, attended the meeting. ...
  • Bihar: JD(U)-BJP's 17 years alliance to break? June 16, 2013

    The JD(U)-BJP alliance in Bihar looks set for a bitter divorce on Sunday. A formal announcement is likely to be made later in the day. Top JD(U) leadership held a meeting at 12.30 pm to decide on their split with the BJP....
  • BJP adamant on Modi as JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav tries to allay fears June 15, 2013

    Less than 24 hours after Nitish Kumar's poetic narration of the inevitable - divorce from the BJP - it looks like JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav is trying to defuse the tension. He has indicated that Nitish did not tell BJP President Rajnath Singh the only way to save the alliance...
  • Nitish Kumar is nobody's friend: Lalu Prasad June 15, 2013

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad said on Saturday his party has no role in the BJP-JD(U) split issue. "Nitish Kumar is an extremely opportunist and greedy person. He is nobody's friend. JDU's downfall began from Maharajganj bypolls," he said. ...
  • Cong seniors will decide whether to invite JD(U) to UPA or not: Rahul June 15, 2013

    The Congress is closely watching the developments in JD(U)-BJP alliance. It had earlier tried to make overtures to Nitish Kumar, but Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said party seniors will decide whether to invite the JD(U) to the UPA or not. ...
  • BJP-JD(U) divorce over Modi's elevation almost complete June 14, 2013

    The BJP-JD(U) divorce over Narendra Modi's elevation is almost complete. JDU meets on Sunday to take a final call. Sources tell CNN-IBN that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has informed BJP about calling off the alliance. ...
  • Too early to talk about a Third Front, says Left leader Sitaram Yechury June 14, 2013

    Talks of a non-Congress, non-BJP Third Front has gained momentum ever since the JD(U)'s ties with its 18-year-old ally BJP came under strain. ...
  • News 360: JD(U) all set to snap ties with 18-year-old ally BJP June 14, 2013

    Top BJP sources said on Friday that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had conveyed his decision to their party president Rajnath Singh. ...
  • JD(U)-BJP split will affect Bihar: Arun Jaitley June 14, 2013

    Leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley made the remarks during an interview to CNN-IBN at the India Day in Oxford University. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 13, 2013

    Watch the top stories of the day on India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey. ...
  • The Last Word: How credible is the talk of a Federal Front? June 13, 2013

    Ever since the near-collapse of the BJP-JDU ties post the promotion of Gujarat CM Narendra Modi as 2014 campaign incharge, talks of a Third Front have grown louder. ...