Shivanand Tiwari

  • RSS, corporate houses working for Modi: Shivanand Tiwari April 6, 2014

    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 Swayamsevak...
  • Expelled JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari to campaign for AAP March 21, 2014

    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", Tiwari...
  • Lalu Yadav rejects expelled JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari's plea to join RJD March 8, 2014

    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 his group....
  • JDU expels five rebel MPs for 'anti-party' activities February 27, 2014

    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 AnnaMamata bonhomie February 14, 2014

    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 February 6, 2014

    Senior JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari, who has been denied renomination 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 "untenable"...
  • Shivanand Tiwari slams Nitish Kumar for 'arrogance' February 2, 2014

    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 believes...
  • After Shivanand Tiwari, NK Singh also refuses to contest LS polls January 30, 2014

    After senior JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari, bureaucratturned 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 time...
  • JD(U) MP slams Shivanand Tiwari for dissent January 30, 2014

    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 JD(U)...
  • Won't act against Shivanand, Sabir Ali, NK Singh: Bihar JDU chief January 30, 2014

    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 reelection, JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari revolts January 29, 2014

    Senior JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari, who was recently denied reelection 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?" Tiwari...
  • JDU nominates 3 new leaders for Rajya Sabha seats from Bihar January 24, 2014

    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 Jee...
  • JDU says SC order on Section 377 not right December 11, 2013

    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 order...
  • No evidence against Nitish Kumar in fodder scam, CBI tells Jharkhand HC November 23, 2013

    CBI on Friday informed the Jharkhand High Court that it did not find any evidence against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JDU 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 a...
  • Why Bharat Ratna to Sachin, he didn't play cricket for free: JDU November 18, 2013

    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 October 29, 2013

    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 fine....
  • Sushil Kumar Modi is acting like a Kalyugi child out to abuse parents, says JD (U) September 12, 2013

    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 Sabha...
  • Shivanand Tiwari dropped as JD(U) spokesperson July 23, 2013

    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 Tiwari's...
  • Ishrat case: Gujarat government, police trying to hide truth, says JD(U) July 4, 2013

    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 June 12, 2013

    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 June 12, 2013

    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. "LK...
  • JDU not bending before BJP for support: Tiwari April 17, 2013

    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) April 13, 2013

    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...
  • How can sadhus and Nagas decide BJP's PM candidate, asks Shivanand Tiwari February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking a swipe at the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Janata Dal (United) leader Shivanand Tiwari on Sunday asked how could "sadhus and Nagas" decide the Prime Ministerial candidate of the alliance they belong to, the Bharatiya Janata Partyled the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Tiwari's outburst came amidst growing...
  • JD(U) leader loses cool over question on Modi as PM February 3, 2013

    Patna: JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari on Saturday lost his temper after reporters persistently asked him for his reaction to the possibility of Narendra Modi becoming Prime Ministerial candidate, saying it seemed the media had made the issue "a monkey disease." "I fail to understand why media is getting restless on...
  • BJP upset after JD(U) leader compares RSS chief to Owaisi January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP has taken strong and public offense to remarks made by Janata DalUnited leader Shivanand Tiwari. Tiwari on Monday said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi were "two sides of the same coin". "There is no difference between them (Bhagwat and Owaisi), both are two...
  • Bhagwat and Owaisi products of similar ideologies: JD(U) leader January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Janata Dal United (JDU) has taken on the Bharatiya Janata Party over comments made by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat over rapes and the role of women in society. JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwary on Monday compared Bhagwat with Akbaruddin Owaisi of the MIM, who is in the dock...
  • Unity among Opposition key to trust motion: JDU November 20, 2012

    Janata Dal (United) spokesperson Shivanand Tiwari has said that the noconfidence motion would work only if the Opposition was unified. ...
  • Hope Rahul doesn't lead Congress to a rout: Oppn November 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Opposition has once again taken on Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi after he was appointed to lead the party's coordination 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,...
  • Plea filed to make Nitish accused in fodder scam September 8, 2012

    Ranchi: A plea was filed on Friday in a special CBI court in Ranchi to make Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar an accused in three cases relating to the fodder scam. Kumar and JD(U) spokesman Shivanand Tiwari should be made accused, Mithilesh Kumar Singh said in his plea. Singh...