Adhikar Yatra

  • SP resumes yatra for inclusion of 17 backward castes in SC list February 6, 2014

    The third phase of Samajwadi Party's "Samajik Nyay Adhikar Yatra" to press for inclusion of 17 backward castes in SC category on Thursday started from the party's office in Lucknow. The third phase, which was flagged off by Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Rajendra Chowdhury, will culminate on February 10 after covering...
  • Opposition up in arms against Modi govt on water crisis April 8, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Water scarcity in major regions of Gujarat is heating up the political arena in the state, with Opposition parties and NGOs up in arms against the Narendra Modi government's "inaction" and "mismanagement" of the crisis. Passing the buck, Gujarat has targeted the Centre for denying permission to raise the...
  • Gujarat: Congress to launch agitation against irrigation bill April 6, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Congress on Friday announced to launch a state-wide 'Jal Adhikar Yatra' against the recently passed Gujarat Irrigation and Drainage Bill which it termed as an "anti-farmer" bill. "From April 10 we will launch a 12-day 'Jal Adhikar Yatra' from Dwarka to Ambaji against the Gujarat Irrigation and...
  • Bihar: 2 die, 20 injured on way to rally in road accidents November 4, 2012

    Patna: Two persons have died and 20 others were injured in road accidents in Bihar while coming for the JD(U)'s "Adhikar rally" here on Sunday, police said. One person died in Samastipur when the minibus in which he was coming to Patna for the rally overturned near Rajdhani chowk under...
  • Adhikar rally live: 'Bihar repeatedly denied special status' November 4, 2012

    Patna: 2.30 pm: Opposition leader and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad slams the rally as a political gimmick, says it is not the Centre that grants special status but the CMs of all states. 2.09 pm: Nitish Kumar says the Janata Dal United will organise a Adhikar rally in Delhi's Ramlila...
  • Jailed ex-MLA goes all out to support Nitish's rally November 2, 2012

    Patna: Jailed former legislator Munna Shukla of the ruling Janata Dal (United) on Friday distributed pamphlets appealing to people to participate in Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's "Adhikar Yatra". The pamphlets were distributed on Friday within the court premises at Muzaffarpur, where Munna Shukla was brought for a hearing, police said. Munna...
  • Adhikar rally: FIR against ex-JDU MLA on extortion charges October 29, 2012

    Patna: An FIR was filed on Sunday against former Janata Dal United MLA Munna Shukla on extortion charges. Shukla allegedly demanded Rs 2 crore from a builder for the JDU's Adhikar rally. Opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad has slammed the ruling party JDU, saying it is using the...
  • Bihar: Nitish to begin second phase of Adhikar Yatra October 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will begin the second phase of his Adhikar Yatra on Saturday. The yatra aims at mobilising support for a special category status for Bihar. Police teams led by magistrates have been deployed at various points security has been tightened after some violent incidents...
  • Bihar: BJP calls for 'Hunkaar rally' against JDU October 5, 2012

    Patna: The rift between the Janata Dal (United) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), coalition partners in the Bihar government, has widened. The latter on Friday called for a Hunkaar rally in the state in April 2013, in response to the Adhikaar rally by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. More importantly, Gujarat...
  • 18 policemen suspended over attacks on Nitish's rally September 30, 2012

    Patna: Eighteen policemen - seven inspectors and 11 constables - were suspended on Sunday for failing to prevent the attacks on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's cavalcade during his Adhikar Yatra. The Bihar police on Saturday formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by a superintendent of police, to probe the...
  • No case filed against Bihar MLA's gun-toting husband September 29, 2012

    Khagaria: Ranvir Yadav, who was captured on video cameras snatching an automatic weapon from police and firing in the air to disperse protesters near Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's public meeting at Khagaria town, has no case lodged against him, district police superintendent said on Saturday. "No one has filed case with...
  • Undeclared emergency in Bihar during Nitish rule: RJD September 29, 2012

    Patna: Opposition RJD charged Nitish Kumar government on Saturday with having imposed 'undeclared emergency' in Bihar to suppress spontaneous protest by the people during his ongoing 'Adhikar Yatra'. "An undeclared emergency-like situation prevails in Bihar at the moment, particularly in those districts being visited by the chief minister to address public...
  • Criticism should be expressed in a democratic manner: Nitish Kumar September 29, 2012

    The SIT has filed an FIR against 75 named and 600 unknown people in connection with the violent protests during Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Adhikar Yatra over the past week. ...
  • Bihar: SIT to probe protests at Nitish's rally September 29, 2012

    Patna: The Bihar police has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by a superintendent of police, and filed an FIR against 75 named and 600 unknown people in connection with the violent protests during Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Adhikar Yatra over the past week. There were protests in Motihari, Begusarai...
  • Khagaria violence: Lalu slams Nitish's 'poor governance' September 28, 2012

    A former MLA of the Janata Dal (United) on Friday snatched the carbine of a policeman on duty and started firing in air when a few protesters tried to attack the cavalcade of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Khagaria, Bihar, during his Adhikar Yatra. Ranveer Yadav, husband of present JDU...
  • Bihar: Ex-JDU MLA attacks protesters at Nitish rally September 28, 2012

    Patna: A former MLA of the Janata Dal (United) on Friday snatched the carbine of a policeman on duty and started firing in air when a few protesters tried to attack the cavalcade of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Khagaria, Bihar, during his Adhikar Yatra. Ranveer Yadav, husband of present...
  • Special status for Bihar: Nitish plans Adhikar Yatra September 24, 2012

    Sitamarhi: Capitalising on the political flux at the Centre, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has promised support to any party that grants the state a special status. And to add on to pressure, he will be embarking on a statewide roadshow on Monday. It has been called the Adhikar Yatra....