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  • Lok Sabha elections: Ramvilas Paswan confident of winning Hajipur 18-04-2014 12:45 PM

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party president Ram Vilas Paswan, who recently joined hands with the BJP, is once again trying his luck from Hajipur in Bihar in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He filed his nomination papers on Tuesday. Paswan is pitted against sitting JDU MP Ramsundar Das and Congress's Sanjeev...
  • Nitish Kumar's good governance is just hype: AAP's Munger candidate 14-04-2014 08:25 PM

    From a software engineer to a politician, Aam Aadmi Party's Munger candidate Sandeep Kumar says the biggest hurdle in cleaning up politics is the presence of criminal elements. The 28-year-old, who worked in Tata Consultancy Services and then went on to start a company in Delhi, jumped into politics from...
  • Bihar: AAP accuses LJP, JDU leaders of intimidating Munger voters 14-04-2014 12:13 PM

    Munger: After the attack on its Nalanda candidate Pranav Prakash by a group of unidentified men during an election campaign on Sunday night, the Aam Aadmi Party has now alleged that some strongmen and criminal elements belonging to rival parties were trying to intimidate voters in the Munger Lok Sabha...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Bihar 12-04-2014 10:41 PM

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Prabhakar Kumar visits various cities in Bihar to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituencies. Bihar has 40 Parliamentary constituencies. ...
  • LS polls: Bihar's 6 Naxal-hit seats vote; Meira, Chirag in the fray 10-04-2014 12:05 AM

    As Lok Sabha elections enter the bigger states in the third phase on April 10, six seats in Bihar where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hoping to put up a very good show, kick off the electoral exercise in the state. The seats going to polls in Bihar -...
  • Ram temple is BJP issue, not NDA's: Ram Vilas Paswan 09-04-2014 12:06 AM

    LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya was a BJP agenda and not that of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). "Ram temple is a BJP issue, it not an issue of the NDA," Paswan, whose party allied with the BJP...
  • Ram temple is BJP issue, not NDA's: Paswan 08-04-2014 11:26 PM

    Patna: LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said the construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya was a BJP agenda and not that of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). "Ram temple is a BJP issue, it not an issue of the NDA," Paswan, whose party allied with the...
  • Ram Vilas Paswan campaigns for son Chirag in Jamui 07-04-2014 12:44 PM

    LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan has taken personal charge of his son Chirag's campaign in Jamui parliamentary seat as it has become a "prestige seat" for him. "Ram Vilas Paswan is working hard as his personal stake is high. The election battle in Jamui is seen as a challenge for...
  • Major social groupings in favour of Narendra Modi in Bihar, claims LJP 01-04-2014 08:30 PM

    Claiming a 1977-like wave in favour of NDA in Bihar, LJP President Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said except for Yadavs and Muslims, other social groupings had broken up in the state because of pro-Narendra Modi sentiment. "Except for 70-80 per cent Yadavs and Muslims, other caste and social groupings...
  • LJP candidate warned husband of divorce if party didn't ally with BJP 01-04-2014 08:23 AM

    New Delhi: While there have been many instances of vitriolic and hate speeches during the election campaign, a statement by Lok Janshakti Party's Munger candidate Veena Devi forced even her political opponents to smile. During a street meeting in Munger in Bihar on Monday, Veena Devi, the wife of strongman...
  • Bihar tracker: BJP-LJP to bag 21-29, RJD-Cong-NCP 7-13, JDU 2-5 seats 31-03-2014 09:17 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's popularity is growing in the battle ground state of Bihar while the ruling Janata Dal United is facing a rout. According to CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS national election tracker and seat projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar the BJP-LJP combine will bag 21-29, Congress-RJD-NCP 7-13, JDU...
  • Keen to avoid unrest, BJP slow on naming candidates for 3 Bihar seats 19-03-2014 04:51 PM

    Patna: Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party is claiming to be on a strong wicket in Bihar, the party has not been able to fully control the rebellion over candidates list for Lok Sabha elections. The party is contesting on just 30 seats in Bihar after giving away seven to...
  • Why BJP allied with Ram Vilas Paswan and Upendra Kushwaha in Bihar

    Reverse Sweep |  Priyarag Verma
    While the Bharatiya Janata Party gears up for Lok Sabha elections, in Bihar its leaders have gone all out to ensure that the party gets...

  • LS polls: Ram Vilas Paswan to contest from Hajipur, son Chirag from Jamui 08-03-2014 06:42 PM

    Ram Vilas Paswan, who recently joined hands with BJP, will fight Lok Sabha election from his stronghold of Hajipur in Bihar while names of his son Chirag and brother Ramchander also figure in the list of candidates released by LJP on Saturday. The Lok Janshakti Party chief announced the candidates...
  • Ram Vilas Paswan denies charges over interaction with Pervez Musharraf 06-03-2014 12:25 AM

    LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan, who has returned to NDA 12 years after quitting the alliance over Godhra riots, on Wednesday rubbished charges that he had taken pride in introducing himself to the then Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf as the one to have done so. Quizzed by reporters during his...
  • No regrets over joining NDA, says Ram Vilas Paswan 05-03-2014 06:28 PM

    LJP President Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said he had no regrets over returning to the NDA fold after 12 years and was driven to it by the "reticent approach" of RJD and Congress and signs of revolt within his own party. "I did my best to work out an...
  • Watch: Election tracker promo on UP and Bihar 05-03-2014 09:31 AM

    With the elections 2014 approaching, the Election tracker is back on CNN-IBN. CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS National Election Tracker brings the mood of key swing states ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Tonight we will focus on Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. ...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Differences in Bihar BJP over alliance with Paswan's LJP 04-03-2014 10:25 AM

    Patna: Not all is well within the Bihar BJP after it cemented alliance with Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party ahead of Lok Sabha elections. Some senior Bihar BJP leaders - Dr CP Thakur, Giriraj Singh and Ashwani Kumar Choubey and MP Kirti Azad - are apparently against the tie-up...
  • Lok Sabha election: How the day unfolded on March 4 04-03-2014 08:02 AM

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  • Many more parties will join the NDA after LJP joined it: Narendra Modi 03-03-2014 09:18 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA is set to expand further, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said on Monday, and accused Congress of raising the bogey of secularism in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections. Addressing an election rally here, the Gujarat chief minister, who began his speech in...
  • At Hunkar rally, Paswan bats for Modi as PM 03-03-2014 03:34 PM

    Sharing the dais with BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at 'Hunkar' rally, LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan said that they are committed to make Modi Prime Minister of the country. In his address, Paswan said that the way BJP maintains relationship with allies no other party does. Slamming Nitish...
  • Lalu ready to talk further with Cong on Bihar seat sharing 02-03-2014 04:55 PM

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday hinted at his willingness to negotiate further with the Congress on the seat sharing in Bihar. Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the RJD is trying hard to stitch an alliance with the Congress after the Lok Janshakti Party ditched...
  • Paswan joining hands with BJP does not seem possible: Tariq Anwar 28-02-2014 10:59 PM

    Ram Vilas Paswan joining hands with BJP does not seem possible as he had left NDA in 2002 decrying Narendra Modi over the post-Godhra riots issue, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said on Friday. Amid intense speculation of Ram Vilas Paswan walking out of the alliance to join hands with BJP,...
  • Congress, RJD slam Ramvilas Paswan for joining hands with BJP 28-02-2014 07:55 PM

    Congress and RJD on Friday launched attack on Ramvilas Paswan for "ditching" them and joining hands with BJP, forgetting his hard-hitting comments on Narendra Modi over 2002 riots. Bihar Congress President Ashok Chaudhary said in a statement here that it reflected "opportunistic" thinking of the dalit leader who has "sacrificed...
  • Wrong to call us opportunistic: Chirag Pawan on LJP-BJP alliance 28-02-2014 05:33 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party is back to the NDA fold and will be contesting from seven seats in Bihar. Brushing aside the charge of being opportunistic, LJP Parliamentary Board Chief Chirag Paswan said, "Our support to BJP is issue based,...
  • LS polls: After BJP-LJP tie-up, Congress under pressure to finalise alliance 28-02-2014 04:55 PM

    Apparently alarmed by BJP-LJP tie-up, pressure is building up in Congress in Bihar for firming up fast its alliance for Lok Sabha polls. "Ambiguity on alliance issue should end as early as possible in Bihar," party General Secretary Shakeel Ahmed said,reflecting the opinion of a large section of partymen from...
  • Muslims, Dalits will not vote for Paswan: Former LJP leader 28-02-2014 01:32 PM

    Even as Lok Janshakti Party supremo Ram Vilas Paswan joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance, a former leader who quit the party protesting against the decision accused him of furthering dynasty politics and not caring for Dalits and Muslims, who form his core vote bank. Zakir...
  • LS polls: Paswan's LJP joins BJP, to contest from 7 seats in Bihar 27-02-2014 10:35 PM

    New Delhi: After days of negotiations, speculations, denials and meetings, Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party is back to the NDA fold. At a joint press conference of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the LJP, BJP chief Rajnath Singh announced the alliance between the two parties for the 2014 Lok...