RJD

  • Only said cheating won't help students in competitive exams: Lalu Prasad 3 days ago

    Patna: On expected lines, a day after Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad said that his government would have allowed students in Bihar to cheat openly from textbooks, he claimed that he has been quoted out of context. Defending his statement, he said that he merely that said those who cheat...
  • Would have given books to students to cheat if RJD would have been in power: Lalu Prasad 4 days ago

    Patna: Known for his tongue in cheek comments, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad has stirred a controversy by supporting the large scale cheating during class 10 board exams in Bihar recently. Backing cheating in exams, Lalu said he would have given students books to cheat openly. "People were climbing...
  • RJD continues to occupy Delhi office at Rs 333 per month 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding its grand headquarters at prime ITO area in the national capital, Lalu Prasad-led Rashtriya Janata Dal continues to occupy an office in VP House at a meagre rent of Rs 333 per month. In an RTI response, Directorate of Estate under Urban Development Ministry has said, "A...
  • Lalu Prasad defends daughter Misa Bharti, says newspapers constructed the Harvard University controversy March 10, 2015

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday evening defended his daughter Misa Bharti after Harvard University rubbished her claim of being a speaker at India Conference. The RJD chief said, "Misa had claimed that she was a guest at the India Conference organised by Harvard University but never...
  • Lecture row: Misa Bharti must speak on the issue, says RJD MP Pappu Yadav March 10, 2015

    RJD MP Pappu Yadav said that Misa Bharti is a public figure and she can not do such things. In an interview to CNN-IBN, the RJD MP said, "If there is such a wrongdoing then it's not right and should be condemned." ...
  • Snapshot: Misa Bharti releases pictures of being a speaker at India Conference, Harvard denies March 10, 2015

    Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Dr Misa Bharti had released a few photos to Indian newspapers along with a press release stating that she had delivered a lecture at the prestigious American university Harvard. The educational institute has, however, revealed that she was not invited as a speaker...
  • Harvard University rubbishes Lalu's daughter Misa Bharti's claim of being a speaker at India Conference March 10, 2015

    Patna: In a major embarrassment for Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Dr Misa Bharti, who had released a few photos to Indian newspapers along with a press release stating that she had delivered a lecture at the prestigious American university Harvard, the educational institute has revealed that she...
  • Posters ridicule Manjhi, BJP outside Nitish residence in Patna February 22, 2015

    Patna: With senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar all set to take charge on Sunday as Bihar Chief Minister for the fourth time and party workers in a festive mood, several posters and hoardings ridiculing former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and rival BJP have surfaced around his residence. In varied...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mulayam's grandnephew, Lalu's daughter to tie knot today; PM Modi, Amitabh Bachchan to attend it February 21, 2015

    Saifai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the wedding of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's grandnephew and Mainpuri MP Tej Pratap Yadav in Saifai on Saturday. Mulayam's grandnephew and RJD President Lalu Prasad's daughter Raj Lakhsmi will be tying the knot in Saifai. This is one of the most...
  • Nitish apologises to Bihar voters, Jitan Ram Manjhi quits as CM, BJP stumbles at the final hurdle February 20, 2015

    What promised to be high-voltage drama ended with a whimper as the main protagonist fled the battlefield even before the first shot was fired. Bihar Assembly was all set for a no-holds barred slugfest between friends-turned-rivals Jitan Ram Manjhi and Nitish Kumar with both sides claiming majority in the House...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi quits as Bihar CM, state Assembly adjourned sine die February 20, 2015

    Patna: After blowing hot and cold for several days and challenging his mentor-turned-rival Nitish Kumar for a show of strength, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned without seeking a vote on confidence motion on Friday morning. Taking everyone by surprise Manjhi went to Raj Bhawan around 10 AM to submit...
  • Live: Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM for the 4th time on Sunday 5 pm February 20, 2015

    Just ahead of the floor test on Friday, Jitan Ram Manjhi tendered his resignation as the Chief Minister of Bihar....
  • Nitish vs Manjhi: Bihar witnesses a bizarre political drama, BJP hopes to gain big February 20, 2015

    Patna: Bihar is in the midst of a peculiar and bizarre political drama. The Chief Minister has been expelled by his party and is now an unattached member of the Bihar Assembly. He is seeking a confidence vote with his former party opposing him and his bitter critics and rivals...
  • Pro-Nitish team asks Governor to stay implementation of Manjhi govenment moves February 14, 2015

    Patna: A delegation of JDU, RJD, Congress and Independents supporting Nitish Kumar on Saturday submitted a memorandum to Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi seeking stay on implementation of policy decisions taken by Jitan Ram Manjhi government since February 7 till confidence vote. The delegation urged the Governor to direct Manjhi to...
  • Nitish Kumar blames BJP and PM Modi for destabilising the government in Bihar February 13, 2015

    Nitish Kumar has blamed the BJP government and PM Narendra Modi for the political crisis in Bihar. "I am not fighting for power or for the CM's post. Manjhi is very clearly getting directions from the PM's office. There is horse trading going on in Bihar," said Nitish Kumar. ...
  • Nitish Kumar alleges PM Modi of disturbing democracy in Bihar February 12, 2015

    Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP are behind the Bihar Governor's plan to murder parliamentary democracy by providing more time to Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi for horse trading to prove his majority, said JDU leader Nitish Kumar on Thursday. "The governor and BJP are trying to murder parliamentary...
  • No end to power tussle in Bihar, both Manjhi, Nitish claim majority in state Assembly February 9, 2015

    Patna: He may be outnumbered but his spirits are still high. Despite having been expelled from the Janata Dal United (JDU), Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday met the Governor and claimed that he is ready for a floor test to prove his majority in the state Assembly. "We...
  • Nitish Kumar meets Bihar Governor, stakes claim to form government with the support of 130 MLAs February 9, 2015

    Patna: In a power tussle that is seeing no end, senior Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar on Monday met the Bihar Governor to claim stake to form the government in the state with the support of 130 MLAs. In a show of strength, Nitish earlier in the day, paraded...
  • Political crisis in Bihar, CM Manjhi refuses to resign, Nitish to stake claim to form government today February 9, 2015

    Patna: After 97 Janata Dal United MLAs chose former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar as the head of the state legislature, CM Jitan Ram Manjhi defied the party's stance. Refusing to submit his resignation and facilitate a smooth transition of power, Manjhi claimed that only a floor test can oust...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi asks Governor to dissolve Bihar assembly, Nitish Kumar supporters oppose move February 7, 2015

    Patna: Playing his last card before resigning, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi recommended the dissolution of state assembly in the Cabinet meeting that took place on Saturday. Two thirds of the ministers opposed Manjhi's proposal. Ministers in favour of former Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal United leader Nitish...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi likely to quit as Bihar CM, Nitish Kumar to take over February 7, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi is likely to resign soon and senior Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar will take over the reins of the state. Manjhi met Nitish Kumar at the latter's residence in Patna on Saturday amidst reports of an effort to patch-up where it was...
  • Bihar political crisis deepens, JDU MLAs likely to elect Nitish as leader, Manjhi may seek Assembly dissolution February 7, 2015

    Patna: Bihar is heading for political instability with the ruling Janata Dal United legislative party meeting at around 4 pm on Saturday in Patna where former chief minister Nitish Kumar will be elected as the new leader forcing the incumbent Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi to resign. But sensing the danger,...
  • Bihar CM Manjhi dubs JD(U) legislature meet as 'unauthorised' February 5, 2015

    Patna: Escalating tension within JD(U), Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday adopted a confrontationist approach describing the February 7 meeting of JD(U) Legislature Party as "unauthorised" and ruled out that he was quitting. "The right to call Legislature party meeting rests with leader of the Legislature party (Chief Minister)....
  • Nitish Kumar may return as Bihar CM, Lalu Prasad backs him to dethrone Jitan Ram Manjhi: Sources February 4, 2015

    Patna: As fissures erupt in the Janata Dal United (JDU) leadership between Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and former Chief minister Nitish Kumar, speculation is heating up that party MLAs want the former CM to return to the top post. According to sources, party MLAs feel that Manjhi will...
  • Dissent within JDU over alliance with RJD January 29, 2015

    Patna: There seems to be a divide in the Janata Dal United (JDU) over the party joining hands with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). Five political parties including RJD, JDU and Mulayam Singh's Samajwadi Party are coming together to form a Janata Parivar at the national level. However, there seems...
  • Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi may be replaced, a decision likely in a couple of days January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst controversial statements made by by Bihar Chief Jitan Ram Manjhi in the recent past, there are speculations that he might be replaced. Sources said Manjhi's predecessor Nitish Kumar is unhappy with the controversial statements he has made ever since he became the Bihar CM and his style...
  • Jairam Ramesh slams Modi government over Ordinance on land acquisition, says Congress to oppose it in Parliament December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Rural Development Minister and Congress Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh, who piloted the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, has slammed the Narendra Modi government for bringing in an Ordinance that dilutes key provisions of the Act. Ramesh says, "What...
  • Winter session a flop show: Have BJP floor managers failed the government? December 22, 2014

    The Lok Sabha on Monday was adjourned as the Rashtriya Janata Dal's MP Pappu Yadav misbehaved with the Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai and threw papers at the chair. CNN-IBN asks whether MPs should be disqualified for misbehaviour in Parliament. ...