SHARAD YADAV

  • JDU for separate ministry to preserve the Himalayas December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Stressing that hydropower projects in the Himalayan region will damage the fragile environment of the hills, JD(U) on Sunday demanded a separate ministry and a policy for the Himalayas. JD(U) president Sharad Yadav slammed the government for not releasing the Chopra Committee report, which was constituted after Uttarakhand...
  • All constituents of Janata Parivar decide to merge, Mulayam responsible for formation of new party December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: All constituents of the Janata Parivaar have decided to come together once again and form a party to fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has been given the authority to take decisions regarding the merger and decide the agenda of the proposed...
  • JDU may oust Jitan Ram Manjhi as Bihar chief minister November 24, 2014

    Patna: Speculation is rife in Bihar's political circles over the possible ouster of Jitan Ram Manjhi as the chief minister after he said his days in the office are numbered. The speculation gained strength a day after Manjhi said his days in office were numbered as his detractors in the party...
  • Will form a united front of like-minded parties in Parliament to fight against BJP: Nitish Kumar November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the winter session, socialist opposition parties SP, JD-U, RJD and JD-S on Thursday announced a united front in parliament to counter the BJP led government. A luncheon meeting called by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh was attended by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, Janata...
  • Modi government can't bring even a rabbit into country: Sharad Yadav on black money October 31, 2014

    Patna: Unmoved with the Central government's initiative on black money, Janata Dal United President Sharad Yadav said the dream Narendra Modi government weaving before the nation on bringing back illegal money stashed in foreign banks would never be fulfilled. "The dream Narendra Modi government showing to the nation about bringing back...
  • JDU, INLD to go together in Haryana Assembly Elections September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Moving a step closer towards the unification of old 'Janata Parivar', Janata Dal United and Indian National Lok Dal on Monday decided to go together in Haryana Assembly elections. "In an effort to unite the distintegrated Janata Dal Parivar, it has been decided by JDU and INLD to go...
  • Quashing of 214 coal blocks 'first effective blow' to crony capitalism: JDU September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: JD(U) on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to quash the allocation of 214 of the 218 coal blocks allotted since 1993 and said it was the first effective blow to "crony capitalism". "I welcome it. This is the first effective blow to expanding crony capitalism. "After this order,...
  • JDU warns of attempts for imposition of 'Pakistan model' in India September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Targeting BJP over the issue of communalism, JD(U) on Wednesday asked minorities, OBCs, SCs and STs to come together even as it warned of attempts for the imposition of a "Pakistan model" in the country. "Some people say Hinduism is in danger. There is no other country in the...
  • JD(U)RJD alliance to safeguard people from divisive forces of BJP, RSS: Sharad Yadav August 18, 2014

    JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Monday justified his party's alliance with Lalu Prasad's RJD for the assembly bypoll in Bihar after two decades saying it has nothing to do with individuals but has been forged for the sake of people to safeguard them from divisive forces. "The alliance is for the...
  • I respect Sharad Yadav as my political guru: Sushil Modi July 26, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday described JDU president Sharad Yadav as his 'political guru'. "I respect Sharad Yadav as my political guru," Sushil Modi said while speaking in the Legislative Council regretting Thursday's clash. Speaking about his relation with senior politicians, Modi said he had personal and political association...
  • UPSC exam row to be resolved within a week, assures government July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: With massive protests by many Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services aspirants against the alleged bias against Hindi and other regional languages rocking the national capital, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Friday said the matter will be resolved in a week when a high...
  • JD(U) recommends ending Assembly membership of 4 rebels June 22, 2014

    Rattled by activities of dissidents during the recent Rajya Sabha bypolls in Bihar, ruling JD(U) on Sunday decided to crack the whip on four of them and recommended the assembly speaker to end their membership for "consistent antiparty activities". JD(U) Chief Whip Shrawan Kumar in a letter to Speaker Udai Narayan...
  • Sharad Yadav elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Bihar June 12, 2014

    Patna: Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav was on Thursday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Bihar. Yadav had lost the Lok Sabha elections from his Madhepura constituency. To ensure his presence in parliament so that he can play an active role in the national politics, the Janata DalUnited (JDU) decided...
  • Sharad Yadav, Hariprasad among 12 to file RS poll papers June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: JDU chief Sharad Yadav, former diplomat Pawan K Verma in Bihar and senior Congress leaders B K Hariprasad and Rajiv Gowda of Karnataka were among the 12 candidates who filed their nominations on Monday on the last day for June 19 elections for Rajya Sabha berths in 4...
  • JD(U) cracks the whip on rebels, suspends MLA Ravindra Rai June 9, 2014

    Cracking the whip on rebels in the party, JD(U) national President Sharad Yadav on Sunday suspended Mahua MLA Ravindra Rai. The move came on the eve of the deadline for the filing of nominations for the Rajya Sabha polls. But as the rebels put up a united front against the party...
  • JDU unlikely to nominate any member for Rajya Sabha: Sources June 7, 2014

    Patna: After facing a massive defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, the Bihar unit of the Janata Dal United is unlikely to nominate any member for the Rajya Sabha. Three seats in the upper house of Parliament are falling vacant after the election of three sitting members LJP's Ram Vilas...
  • JD(U) office bearers to meet tomorrow, discuss future strategy May 27, 2014

    After the drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar, Janata Dal (United) officer bearers will meet in the national capital on Wednesday to discuss their future political strategy. The meeting to be chaired by party President Sharad Yadav will be attended by officebearers from various states including Bihar, the only...
  • Pappu Yadav, wife Ranjeet Ranjan become first couple to enter Lok Sabha May 21, 2014

    The 16th Lok Sabha will be a family affair for a Bihar couple. Rajesh Ranjan, better known as Pappu Yadav and his wife Ranjeet Ranjan, both have made it to the lower house of the Parliament. They are the only couple in the country to notch a victory in the...
  • New CM for Bihar: Has Nitish played caste card? May 19, 2014

    Badly mauled in the Lok Sabha electoral slugfest by Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party and facing the prospects of a massive rebellion in his own party, Nitish Kumar decided to go for broke. A few hours after Lok Sabha results started pouring in, it became clear that a massive BJP...
  • Nitish Kumar names his man as Bihar CM, stamps his authority on JDU, isolates Sharad Yadav May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Badly mauled in the Lok Sabha electoral slugfest by Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party and facing the prospects of a massive rebellion in his own party, Nitish Kumar decided to go for broke. A few hours after Lok Sabha results started pouring in, it became clear that a...
  • Nitish Kumar's decision to quit is final: Sharad Yadav May 19, 2014

    As the political drama unfolds in Bihar, JDU chief Sharad Yadav on Monday said the decision of Nitish Kumar to quit as Chief Minister is "final". Yadav said this ahead of the the JD(U) legislature meeting to discuss the ongoing situation after Nitish said yesterday he needed time till today to...
  • Decision on Nitish Kumar quitting as Bihar CM final: Sharad Yadav May 19, 2014

    Patna: As the political drama unfolds in Bihar, the big question is whether Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will take back his resignation. The Janata Dal United legislature is meeting on Monday to discuss the ongoing situation after Nitish said that he would rethink his decision. However, JDU chief Sharad Yadav has...
  • Bihar political drama continues, all eyes on Nitish's decision today May 19, 2014

    Patna: The political drama in Bihar that began on Saturday continues to unfold with new twists and turns on Monday too. There has been a Uturn just hours after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar decided to resign, taking responsibility for the JDU's poor showing in the Lok Sabha elections. Nitish Kumar...
  • Nitish to reconsider his resignation, decision likely on Monday May 18, 2014

    The political upheavel triggered by the resignation of Nitish Kumar from the post of Bihar Chief Minister continued on Sunday with thousands of Janata Dal United workers protesting against his decision and demanding that he continue in his post. ...
  • Political drama in Bihar, JDU MLAs force Nitish to rethink resignation May 18, 2014

    Patna: The political upheavel triggered by the resignation of Nitish Kumar from the post of Bihar Chief Minister continued on Sunday with thousands of Janata Dal United workers protesting against his decision and demanding that he continue in his post. At the meeting of JDU MLAs there were vociferous...
  • JDU MLAs elect Nitish as leader again, he seeks one more day to decide May 18, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday told Janata Dal United MLAs that he needed one more day to rethink on his decision to resign from the chief ministerial post. Owning responsibility for the party's rout in the Lok Sabha polls, Nitish resigned on Saturday. Ever since Nitish tendered his...
  • Bihar: Setback for Lalu as three RJD MLAs resign from party May 18, 2014

    Patna: In a setback to former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad, three RJD MLAs of Lalu Prasad's RJD has resigned from the party on Sunday afternoon. MLAs who have put in their papers are Ram Lakhan Ram, Samrat Chaudhary and Jawed Ansari. These legislators had rebelled against RJD leadership in February and...
  • MHA asks Bihar Governor not to dissolve Assembly immediately May 18, 2014

    Patna: Ahead of the crucial JDU Legislative Party meet on Sunday evening, sources close to Nitish Kumar said that he will not withdraw his resignation for the post of the Bihar CM in any case. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs has advised the Bihar Governor not to dissolve the Assembly...
  • No question of alliance with JD(U), says Lalu Prasad May 18, 2014

    Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday denied that there was any move to forge an alliance with Bihar's ruling Janata DalUnited. "There is no question and no possibility of an alliance with JD(U)," Lalu told media persons in Patna following reports that there will be realignment of the RJD...
  • Stage set for new alliance in Bihar after Nitish Kumar's resignation May 18, 2014

    Patna: Nitish Kumar's resignation as the Bihar Chief Minister has set the stage for an overhaul of alliances in the state Assembly. Sources say the JDU is in talks with both the Congress and arch rival Rashtriya Janata Dal. While the Congress has reciprocated positively to JDU's hints, the RJD has...