Lalu

  • LS polls: Star power, Nitish and Lalu's prestige at stake in Bihar 16-04-2014 05:51 PM

    A seat with star power in full play, another which is Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's stronghold and a constituency where the richest candidate in the state is contesting will vote along with four others on April 17 in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections. Apart from Nitish Kumar,...
  • Misa Bharti goes hi-tech to win Patliputra LS seat 15-04-2014 03:44 PM

    Battling two heavyweights in her debut in the political arena, Misa Bharti is banking on hi-tech poll strategies and family support in her bid to salvage the pride of her father RJD supremo Lalu Yadav, who lost the Patliputra seat in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. 39-year-old Misa, an MBBS,...
  • Jolt to Nitish, Kisanganj candidate withdraws in Congress favour 15-04-2014 02:37 PM

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday suffered a jolt as JD(U) candidate from Kisanganj withdrew in favour of Congress nominee in the parliamentary election. "I have decided to withdraw myself from election in favour of sitting Congress candidate to check split of minority votes," JD(U) candidate Akhtarul Iman said. Congress...
  • LS polls: As it happened in Bihar 14-04-2014 11:13 PM

    Congress candidate from Patna Sahib Kunal Singh along with RJD youth leader Tejashwi Yadav during election campaign rally in Fatua on Monday.Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar being welcome by supporters during an election campaign rally in Nalanda on Monday.RJD chief Lalu Prasad addressing an election campaign rally in Jehanabad on Monday.
  • Rabri Devi and Misa Bharti, only mother-daughter duo in the fray 12-04-2014 05:13 PM

    New Delhi: We have more than half a dozen instances of father - son and husband - wife contesting in the Lok Sabha elections. But, we have only one instance of both mother and daughter contesting in the current Lok Sabha elections. Former Bihar chief minister and the RJD chief...
  • Lalu can't be RJD chief, says rebel legislator Samrat Choudhary 11-04-2014 10:04 PM

    Samrat Choudhary, an RJD legislator who tried to defect, on Friday, challenged RJD chief Lalu Prasad, saying he cannot be the party president as per the constitution of the party as he was convicted in the multi-crore fodder scam. "Lalu Prasad cannot be the RJD chief because the constitution of...
  • Lalu alleges poll officials intimidated voters, writes to EC 11-04-2014 09:14 PM

    Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad lodged a complaint with the Election Commission, on Friday, alleging that poll officials forced his party voters to stay away or vote for other parties in Gaya Lok Sabha constituency which witnessed polls on Thursday. Prasad also submitted CDs of the alleged incident...
  • Lalu crosses century mark in helicopter rides for campaigning 11-04-2014 03:59 PM

    No matter what the outcome of the Lok Sabha elections in Bihar, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad has already entered the record books with a century and counting - of helicopter rides for campaigning. As of Thursday, he had undertaken at least 103 flights and could well make it a double...
  • Lalu Prasad calls Mulayam Singh Yadav's rape remark 'rubbish' 11-04-2014 03:46 PM

    Mulayam Singh Yadav is talking "rubbish", RJD chief Lalu Prasad said on Friday, reacting to the Samajwadi Party chief terming as unfair the death penalty prescribed by law in rape cases. "Mulayam Singh Yadav is derailed now," Lalu Prasad told reporters here before leaving for campaigning. He said Mulayam Singh...
  • Mulayam's remark on rape unreasonable: Lalu Prasad 11-04-2014 02:49 PM

    Even as he faces flak over his comment defending rapists, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, however, has refused to back down. ...
  • Bihar leaders beat the heat with juices and sharbats 10-04-2014 12:37 PM

    Bihar leaders are sipping an array of local sharbats and juices to stay cool as the mercury soars. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar likes to have sattu sharbat while RJD leader Lalu Prasad prefers bel juice. Star political campaigners have turned to traditional coolers like 'amjhoura' (mango juice mixed with salt...
  • Congress not inviting Lalu to rallies is a smart strategy, says Nitish Kumar 09-04-2014 12:11 AM

    JD(U) supremo and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday described the Congress' move of not inviting its alliance partner RJD chief Lalu Prasad to its rallies as a 'smart strategy' and said that the love between the two associates was intact. "Do not read much into such things... It's...
  • Sonia Gandhi, Lalu Prasad to share dais for Congress-RJD campaigns in Bihar 08-04-2014 05:57 PM

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad will share the dais during the party's campaigns for the five phases of Lok Sabha elections in the state after April 10. "Soniaji and RJD President Lalu Prasad will share the dais in public rallies after April 10 while canvassing for...
  • RJD releases LS Poll manifesto, tries to woo minority voters 06-04-2014 09:23 PM

    In an attempt to woo its traditional vote bank including the minority community and people belonging to backward and most backward castes, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Sunday went all out in its Lok Sabha poll manifesto promising a plethora of initiatives for them. The manifesto promises ending the contractual...
  • No alliance with Congress in 5 assembly seats: Lalu 06-04-2014 02:50 PM

    With Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad declaring there will be 'no alliance'over bypolls in five Legislative Assembly seats, fissures in RJD-Congress alliance have come to the fore. "The electoral alliance was only for Lok Sabha seats, and not for Legislative Assembly seats. We will put our candidates on...
  • Lalu welcomes Bukhari's appeal, demands ban on BJP, RSS 05-04-2014 02:59 PM

    RJD President Lalu Prasad on Saturday welcomed Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari's appeal to the Muslims to vote for his party and Congress, and demanded a ban on both the BJP and RSS. "Imam Bukhari has made a patriotic appeal to save the nation. We are seeing...
  • Sadhu Yadav not to contest against sister Rabri Devi 04-04-2014 10:56 PM

    Former MP Sadhu Yadav on Friday said he will not contest the Lok Sabha polls from Bihar's Saran constituency, where his sister and former chief minister Rabri Devi is fighting on an RJD ticket, but from the Maharajganj constituency instead. Anirudh Prasad Yadav alias Sadhu Yadav said he will contest...
  • RJD leader Pappu Yadav gets anticipatory bail from Patna HC 04-04-2014 09:04 PM

    The Patna High Court on Friday granted anticipatory bail to RJD candidate from Madhepura Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav in a case related to hindering officials in discharge of duty while lodged in Beur jail in Patna last year. Justice Gopal Prasad provided anticipatory bail to Pappu Yadav in the...
  • Lalu dismisses charge of promoting cattle slaughter 04-04-2014 03:51 PM

    RJD President Lalu Prasad on Friday dismissed BJP's Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi's charge that he had joined hands with forces promoting cattle slaughter and said it was he who used items made out of animal skin. "Narendra Modi is talking nonsense. Everybody can see that he wears sandals and...
  • Lalu's daughter hires two IITians, doctors to manage her campaign 04-04-2014 01:09 PM

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad's daughter, Misa Bharti, is taking all the help she needs and has hired two IITians and doctors to manage her campaign for the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar. Her husband Shailesh Kumar, an IT professional, is also working as her shadow during the campaign. Misa, a...
  • Fodder scam: My conviction was 'conspiracy by elite', says Lalu Prasad Yadav 03-04-2014 10:43 PM

    RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday claimed that his conviction in a fodder scam case was a "conspiracy by the elite", a day after BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi taunted Rahul Gandhi of aligning with a scam tainted convict. "The fodder scam was a conspiracy hatched by the...
  • Modi questions Rahul for defending Ashok Chavan, Lalu Prasad 02-04-2014 11:11 PM

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi asking how could he defend the nation's interests by supporting Lalu Yadav and Ashok Chavan. ...
  • Narendra Modi targets Rahul Gandhi, Lalu Prasad in Bihar rally 02-04-2014 06:10 PM

    Targeting Rahul Gandhi, BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked if the Congress vice president planned to guard the country's resources by allying with scam-tainted leaders, and attacked Lalu Prasad for siding with a party promoting animal slaughter. Referring to Gandhi, he said the 'shehzada' had said that...
  • BJP has no right to seek Bihari votes as Sena is its ally: Lalu 02-04-2014 03:56 PM

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad has said that the BJP has no right to ask Biharis for their votes as they have allied with the Shiv Sena and have an understanding with the MNS in Maharashtra. ...
  • Major social groupings in favour of Narendra Modi in Bihar, claims LJP 01-04-2014 08:30 PM

    Claiming a 1977-like wave in favour of NDA in Bihar, LJP President Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said except for Yadavs and Muslims, other social groupings had broken up in the state because of pro-Narendra Modi sentiment. "Except for 70-80 per cent Yadavs and Muslims, other caste and social groupings...
  • Trinamool Congress spreads its wings in Jharkhand's political landmine 01-04-2014 07:06 PM

    At the best of times Jharkhand's political scenario is unpredictable where MLAs change parties at the drop of a hat, parties enter into alliances which become history in a matter of days and a Damocles swords perpetually hangs over the state government's head. The state carved out of Bihar in...
  • Slain Ranvir Sena chief's son queers BJP poll pitch 01-04-2014 02:51 PM

    Slain Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh's son Indu Bhusan, who is contesting the Lok Sabha election from Patliputra constituency in Patna, has queered the pitch for the BJP. Indu Bhusan, who is a candidate of the Desi Kisan Party, is eyeing the support of farmers, particularly of his castemen -...
  • Railways takes down curtains from third AC coaches 31-03-2014 11:48 PM

    New Delhi: Citing safety reasons, railways has decided to remove curtains put on pathways of all air- conditioned three-tier (3 AC) coaches of trains. However, the curtains from windows of 3 AC coaches will continue, officials said. Decision to remove curtains was taken on recommendation of Commissioner of Railways Safety...
  • Bihar tracker: BJP-LJP to bag 21-29, RJD-Cong-NCP 7-13, JDU 2-5 seats 31-03-2014 09:17 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's popularity is growing in the battle ground state of Bihar while the ruling Janata Dal United is facing a rout. According to CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS national election tracker and seat projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar the BJP-LJP combine will bag 21-29, Congress-RJD-NCP 7-13, JDU...