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  • BJP to fine tune its Bihar election strategy, state MPs and MLAs to meet on Sunday 3 days ago

    Patna: In a bid to fine tune its strategy and prepare for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders will meet in Patna on Sunday. The meeting will be held at Bihar Legislative Council member Sushil Modi's residence. All BJP MPs and MLAs from Bihar will attend the meeting....
  • Merger of 'Janata Parivar' offshoots a fraud: Ram Vilas Paswan April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday termed as "fraud" the merger of six 'Janata Parivar' offshoots and wondered if it was for real as the new party was without a name, flag and symbol. "Janata Parivar is a fraud. Intentions of its leaders are not clean and they...
  • Merger of Janata Parivar offshoots a 'failed experiment': BJP April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming the merger of six 'Janata Parivar' offshoots as a "failed experiment", BJP on Wednesday said these parties' only agenda is to "capture" power and described their leaders as those who have been "brand ambassadors" of misgovernance and corruption. BJP said there are "inherent differences" between the constituents of...
  • BJP rules out any adverse impact due to Janata Parivar merger April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on Wednesday ruled out any adverse impact due to the merger of Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal United, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Indian National Lok Dal, Janata Dal Secular and Samajwadi Janata Party. BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said, "The merger is done keeping in mind the Bihar...
  • No name, flag or symbol but Janata Parivar merges, forms new party, names Mulayam chief April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: India has got another political party with six outfits which splintered from the erstwhile Janata Dal coming together once again to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party juggernaut. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has been named the National President of the new party which is yet to...
  • RLD rules out possibility of joining Janata Parivar April 8, 2015

    Lucknow: Rashtriya Lok Dal general secretary Jayant Chaudhary on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of his party joining the Janata Parivar. "Earlier Janata Parivar was very big, but with time there were changes in politics and we splintered. Today, a small group forms and what will be its shape time will...
  • Merger of Janata Parivar before end of April: Nitish Kumar April 6, 2015

    Patna: Describing RJD chief Lalu Prasad's announcement in favour of the merger of Janata Parivar splinter parties as "a solid and effective" step towards the process, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said a formal announcement will be made "much before the end of this month." "All the constituent parties...
  • Caste politics in Bihar: RJD workers 'purify' Ram Manohar Lohia's statue after Manjhi garlands it April 6, 2015

    Patna: Caste politics continues to dominate Bihar as Rashtriya Janata Dal workers performed a purification ritual after former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi garlanded the statue of freedom fighter Ram Manohar Lohia in Supaul. The Janata Dal United has hit out at the RJD for the move. "We condemn this move....
  • Janata Parivar merger done deal, Mulayam Singh Yadav will be the leader, says Lalu Prasad April 5, 2015

    Patna: In an effort to counter the political might of the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Janata Parivar merger seems to be a done deal. With the union of Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD), Samajwadi Party(SP), Janata Dal United(JDU), Janata Dal Secular(JDS) - the political alliance aims to counter the BJP on a...
  • Janata merger not to be announced on April 5: Nitish Kumar April 3, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said merger of six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar was on course but denied any dates for the announcement of the unification. According to the media reports, the six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar were likely to announce their merger on...
  • Janata Parivar merger will have no impact on Bihar polls: BJP April 2, 2015

    Patna: Stating that the new alliance would have no impact on the Bihar assembly elections, BJP on Thursday trashed the merger talks of Janata Parivar parties even as it put chief minister Nitish Kumar in dock for "meeting leaders convicted for scams". "Whatever merger or alliance of Janata Parivar parties happen,...
  • Will launch Mahabharata-like war over Land bill: Lalu Prasad April 1, 2015

    Patna: The merger of six Janata Parivar parties would send a clear signal to the country for the ouster of BJP, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said and vowed to launch a Mahabharata-like war over Land bill. "The aim of the merger of Janata (Parivar) parties is to send BJP...
  • Merger of Janata Parivar could be announced next week: Sharad Yadav March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: The much-talked-about merger of Janata Parivar could be announced next week as most of the major issues have been ironed out, JD(U) on Sunday said. "The merger is bound to happen and it will happen sooner than later," JD(U) president Sharad Yadav said. Mulayam Singh Yadav, whose party has...
  • Janata Parivar merger will not take much time: Nitish Kumar March 28, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said there was no "cloud of uncertainty" over merger of old Janata Parivar splinter groups and that it was on track. "The merger vehicle of Janata Parivar is on track and the vehicle is on the run," Kumar told reporters after a conclave...
  • Only said cheating won't help students in competitive exams: Lalu Prasad March 24, 2015

    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 March 23, 2015

    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 March 22, 2015

    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...