Shivanand Tiwari

  • RSS, corporate houses working for Modi: Shivanand Tiwari 06-04-2014 10:27 PM

    Gurgaon: Calling the RSS and corporates "anti-democratic", expelled JD-U MP Shivanand Tiwari Sunday alleged that both have joined hands to make BJP leader Narendra Modi the prime minister. Tiwari said, "This is the first time in the history of the Lok Sabha election in the country that the RSS (Rashtriya...
  • Expelled JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari to campaign for AAP 21-03-2014 06:06 PM

    Expelled JD(U) MP Shivanand Tiwari on Friday pledged his support to AAP and said he would campaign for AAP candidates in three Lok Sabha seats including Varanasi where Arvind Kejriwal may take on BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Attacking RSS as well as the corporates and terming them "anti-democratic",...
  • Lalu Yadav rejects expelled JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari's plea to join RJD 08-03-2014 10:46 PM

    Expelled JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari from Bihar on Saturday said RJD supremo Lalu Prasad rejected his plea to allow to return to his party. JD(U) had on February 27 expelled Tiwari and four Lok Sabha MPs from JD(U) for "anti-party activities". "A so-called crusader of secularism threw me out of...
  • JDU expels five rebel MPs for 'anti-party' activities 27-02-2014 04:38 PM

    New Delhi: Janata Dal United (JDU) expelled five rebel MPs on Thursday for "anti-party activities". Out of the five MPs, four are from the Lok Sabha while one is from the Rajya Sabha. The Lok Sabha MPs to face the axe are Captain Jainarain Nishad, Purnmasi Ram, Sushil Kumar Singh...
  • NCP, JD(U) plays down Anna-Mamata bonhomie 14-02-2014 12:42 PM

    Tariq Anwar of the Nationalist Congress Party played down the series of meetings between Anna Hazare and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying, "It is hard to say that how long Anna will stay on this stand." ...
  • Shivanand questions Nitish Kumar's sincerity to confront Narendra Modi 06-02-2014 09:06 PM

    Senior JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari, who has been denied re-nomination to Rajya Sabha, on Thursday attacked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar questioning his sincerity to confront BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He alleged that he was punished for "precipitating" the situation by "aggressively" speaking against Modi, which made it...
  • Shivanand Tiwari slams Nitish Kumar for 'arrogance' 02-02-2014 06:00 PM

    Peeved at the denial of a second term in Rajya Sabha, senior JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari on Sunday lashed out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for being 'arrogant' and said there was no place in the party for anyone who disagreed with Kumar. "Kumar is an arrogant person who...
  • After Shivanand Tiwari, NK Singh also refuses to contest LS polls 30-01-2014 10:40 PM

    After senior JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari, bureaucrat-turned politician NK Singh, who has also been denied renomination to Rajya Sabha, on Thursday refused to contest the Lok Sabha elections. "I have written to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar mentioning inability to contest the Lok Sabha election from JD(U) because of shortage of...
  • JD(U) MP slams Shivanand Tiwari for dissent 30-01-2014 08:24 PM

    The JD(U) on Thursday slammed its Rajya Sabha MP Shivanand Tiwari for criticising the party leadership over denial of renomination and said that it would have been appropriate if he had aired his views in the party forum. Describing as "unnecessary" the stinging letter written by Tiwari to him, state...
  • Won't act against Shivanand, Sabir Ali, NK Singh: Bihar JDU chief 30-01-2014 07:06 PM

    New Delhi: Downplaying the rebellion and defiance by senior party leaders Shivanand Tiwari, Sabir Ali and Nand Kishore Singh who have refused to contest Lok Sabha elections as their Rajya Sabha term was coming to an end; Bihar Janata Dal United President Bashistha Narayan Singh denied that the party was...
  • Denied RS re-election, JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari revolts 29-01-2014 09:26 PM

    Senior JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari, who was recently denied re-election to the Rajya Sabha, on Wednesday accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of nurturing 'hatred' toward him and spurned the offer to contest the Lok Sabha election. "How can I think of contesting the Lok Sabha elections from his (Kumar's) side?"...
  • JDU nominates 3 new leaders for Rajya Sabha seats from Bihar 24-01-2014 05:27 PM

    New Delhi: The ruling Janata Dal United (JDU) has nominated party leaders Ramnath Thakur, Kahkashan Praveen and journalist Harivansh Jee for the three Rajya Sabha seats from Bihar. The party has replaced Shivanand Tiwari, NK Singh and Shabir Ali who have been instead asked to contest Lok Sabha elections. Harivansh...
  • JDU says SC order on Section 377 not right 11-12-2013 01:02 PM

    New Delhi: Janata Dal United leader and Rajya Sabha MP Shivanand Tiwari spoke against the Supreme Court order criminalising gay sex by overruling a Delhi High Court order that the set aside Indian Penal Code Section 377. "I don't support the Supreme Court decision. I think the Delhi High Court...
  • No evidence against Nitish Kumar in fodder scam, CBI tells Jharkhand HC 23-11-2013 09:04 AM

    CBI on Friday informed the Jharkhand High Court that it did not find any evidence against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD-U leader Shivanand Tiwari in the Rs 950 crore fodder scam. Responding to the directive by the court of Justice R R Prasad on September 20 to file...
  • Why Bharat Ratna to Sachin, he didn't play cricket for free: JDU 18-11-2013 12:15 PM

    New Delhi: Janata Dal United leader Shivanand Tiwari on Monday stoked another controversy by saying that Bharat Ratna awardee Sachin Tendulkar did not play cricket for free. Questioning the Centre for not conferring the honour on hockey great Major Dhayanchand, he said, "Sachin is a good player but he was...
  • JDU leader Shivanand Tiwari praises Modi, attacks Nitish 29-10-2013 01:23 PM

    Patna: Janata Dal United leader Shivanand Tiwari embarrassed his party by openly praising Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at the party's convention in Rajgir on Tuesday. He then went on to attack party leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. "JDU's alliance with the BJP was working...
  • Sushil Kumar Modi is acting like a Kalyugi child out to abuse parents, says JD (U) 12-09-2013 07:11 PM

    Estranged NDA partner, JD(U), on Thursday, took a dig at former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi for his anti-Advani comments saying he is acting like a "Kalyugi" child out to abuse parents. "He is acting like a Kalyugi child out to abuse parents," JD(U) leader in the Rajya...
  • Shivanand Tiwari dropped as JD(U) spokesperson 23-07-2013 06:33 PM

    New Delhi: JD(U) on Tuesday dropped Shivanand Tiwari as its spokesperson after the names of the new office bearers were announced by the party president Sharad Yadav. Yadav had released a list of office bearers exactly a month ago but made a few changes in it, the most significant being...
  • Ishrat case: Gujarat government, police trying to hide truth, says JD(U) 04-07-2013 12:26 PM

    JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari hits at the Gujarat government on Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case saying that the chargesheet also proves that the Gujarat government and police were trying to hide the truth. He said the chargesheet proves that Ishrat Jahan had no terror links. ...
  • JD(U) will not accept a rioter: Bihar minister on Narendra Modi 12-06-2013 01:05 PM

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar is all set to break the alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state following the elevation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Narendra Singh, Bihar Agriculture Minister and a close aide of Nitish, said that the NDA would...
  • Advani should spend time watching films, writing blogs: JD(U) leader 12-06-2013 12:41 PM

    New Delhi: The split between the Janata Dal United and the Bharatiya Janata Party pretty much seems to be out in the open. JD(U) leaders are now openly coming out against BJP leaders. JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari took a dig at senior BJP leader LK Advani saying he should retire....
  • JDU not bending before BJP for support: Tiwari 17-04-2013 12:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Janata Dal United has now openly challenged its ally the Bharatiya Janata Party following the wrangling over the prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. JDU General Secretary Shivanand Tiwari in a strongly worded comment said that his party was not bending before the BJP...
  • NDA PM candidate will be from BJP: JD(U) 13-04-2013 10:31 AM

    New Delhi: The Janata Dal United national executive meet is set to be held in the national capital on Saturday. JD(U) office bearers met party chief Sharad Yadav on Saturday morning ahead of the meeting. The JD(U) has already raised pitch on the Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime Ministerial candidate. It...
  • Unity among Opposition key to trust motion: JDU 20-11-2012 11:45 AM

    Janata Dal (United) spokesperson Shivanand Tiwari has said that the no-confidence motion would work only if the Opposition was unified. ...
  • Hope Rahul doesn't lead Congress to a rout: Oppn 16-11-2012 01:40 PM

    New Delhi: The Opposition has once again taken on Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi after he was appointed to lead the party's co-ordination committee to strategise for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Raking up the Congress's debacle in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar Assembly elections despite Rahul Gandhi leading the campaign,...