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  • Lalu is an expired medicine, says Paswan November 18, 2014

    Lucknow: Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday described Lalu Prasad as an "expired medicine" while reacting to the RJD supremo's reported statement in which he had said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become an NRI (Non-Resident Indian). "Lalu is expiry date medicine," the Union minister for...
  • LJP may contest alone in J&K Assembly polls November 3, 2014

    Srinagar: The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) is part of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre but it may contest the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls against the saffron party. LJP President and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said the party's parliamentary board would hold deliberations to take a final...
  • Bihar: Nitish, Manjhi cannot go together, says Paswan November 1, 2014

    Patna: Amid reports of differences between Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar, LJP on Saturday accused Kumar of making mockery of a mahadalit Chief Minister and said the two could not go along. "Dono ek rah par chalne wale nahin hain (the two cannot walk...
  • LJP to campaign for BJP-led NDA for Maharashtra polls September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP may not be one of BJP's allies for Maharashtra Assembly elections, but it has decided to go the extra mile to campaign for the saffron party-led alliance. The LJP chief is also set to hit the campaign trail in Haryana and Maharashtra to help...
  • Bypoll results not indicator of things to come: Ram Vilas Paswan September 21, 2014

    Patna: Downplaying August's bypoll results in Bihar in which the BJPled coalition fared poorly winning only four out of 10 seats, Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday said it would be wrong to assume that the grand alliance of JD(U), RJD and Congress would come...
  • LJP's Chirag Paswan hits back, calls Lalu a 'retired comedian' August 18, 2014

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party Vice President Chirag Paswan on Monday called Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad a retired comedian. In retaliation to Lalu's comment on his father and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, he said, "During polls, Lalu comes up with such jokes. He must know that he is...
  • Coming together of Lalu, Nitish show they are scared: Chirag Paswan August 11, 2014

    Lok Janshakti Party Vice President Chirag Paswan took a dig at the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Janata Dal United alliance saying, "They (Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar) have come together in a way that shows how scared they are of us. What they are doing is only drama. Ideology or development...
  • PM should intervene on UPSC CSAT issue: LJP July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over falling success ratio of students from rural background in UPSC civil service examination, Ram Vilas Paswanled LJP on Saturday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention into the matter. LJP Parliamentary Board Chairman and Paswan's son Chirag, in a letter to Modi, said the Prime Minister should...
  • Rohtas bandh called by BJP, LJP to protest police firing at Akbarpur hits normal life July 10, 2014

    The 9hour Rohtas district bandh, called by BJP and LJP to protest the police firing at Akbarpur in which two persons were killed on Tuesday, hit the normal life on Thursday. Shops were closed and vehicles did not ply. The protesters blocked traffic in various places in Sasaram town and adjoining...
  • Consumer Affairs Minister takes measure to control inflation June 18, 2014

    With the Narendra Modi government claiming to control inflation in the country, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said that 50 lakh tonnes of rice would be released at APL rates. ...
  • NDA will form next government in Bihar: Ram Vilas Paswan June 14, 2014

    Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday said the Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance will form the government in Bihar after the next state assembly polls. "I am confident and sure that the NDA will form the next government if polls for state assembly...
  • 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...
  • Lalu demands arrest of LJP MP Rama Singh for lying in his election affidavit June 4, 2014

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday demanded the arrest of newlyelected Vaishali MP Rama Singh from of LJP, alleging that he "hid the fact" that he is an "absconder" in an abduction case in his election affidavit. Rama Singh is one of the six MPs from Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan's...
  • LJP in favour of Article 370's revocation May 28, 2014

    The state unit of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) on Wednesday demanded the NDA government to immediately initiate steps to revoke Article 370 of the constitution and dubbed Omar Abdullah's remarks on the issue as "an act of sedition and treason". "We demand immediate initiation of steps to revoke Article 370 of...
  • BJP combine wins 31 Lok Sabha seats out of 40 in Bihar May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Riding on the Narendra Modi wave, the BJP and its allies scored a massive victory in the general elections in Bihar. The BJPLJPRLSP combine won 31 Lok Sabha seats out of 40, RJDCongressNCP won seven and NDA's erstwhile ally JDU managed to bag only two. The Sasaram (SC)...
  • BJP all set to sweep Bihar, ahead in over 25 seats May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: 5:00 pm: Maulana Asrarul Haque of Congress wins Kisanganj Lok Sabha seat by a margin of 1,94,612 votes, defeating BJP's Dilip Kumar Jaiswal. Though Akhtarul Iman of JDU announced his withdrawal from the contest after filing nomination, he got 55,822 votes. As many as 17,206 people...
  • Lok Sabha elections: How the states voted in 2009 May 15, 2014

    The 2014 Lok Sabha Election, as expected, was one of the most keenly contested in the recent history. After the votes for the parliamentary elections were sealed in EVMs, no one knows what the outcome will be even though the exit polls have revealed the sentiments of the voters. Let's...
  • LS polls: We will get more than 30 seats in Bihar, says Ram Vilas Paswan May 14, 2014

    LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said that the NDA will get more than 30 seats in Bihar. In an interview to CNNIBN, Paswan also said that the NDA government will be formed under Narendra Modi this time. ...
  • There is no Modi wave in Bihar: Rabri Devi May 7, 2014

    In an interview to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajeep Sardesai, RJD chief Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi said that there is no Modi wave in Bihar, there might some wave in cities but there is no wave in Villages. ...
  • LS polls: Seven Bihar seats record 56 per cent voter turnout in fifth phase May 7, 2014

    56 per cent voting was registered on Wednesday in seven Lok Sabha seats in Bihar in the fifth phase of elections in the state. Sheohar registered 53 per cent voting, Sitamarhi 52 per cent, Muzaffarpur 57.15 per cent, Maharajganj 49 per cent, Saran 51 per cent, Hajipur (SC reserved) 52 per...
  • LS polls: Only Modi wave in Bihar, says Paswan May 7, 2014

    LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan is confident of the BJPLJP combine winning the polls in Bihar."The only factor working here is the ModiPaswan factor," he said. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections phase 8: Rahul Gandhi, Jagan Reddy among the key candidates May 7, 2014

    The fate of 897 candidates will be sealed on Wednesday, May 7 as voting was being held across 64 constituencies in seven states. Some of the key candidates include Congress's Rahul Gandhi, BJP leaders Varun Gandhi, Shanta Kumar, Major General BC Khanduri and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, RJD nominee Rabri Devi,...
  • Lalu fights hard to save his bastion in Bihar May 6, 2014

    The battle in Bihar now moves to an area where Rashtriya Janata Dal is very strong and the Bharatiya Janata Party faces a tough time to win seats without the Janata Dal United's help. In the 2009 Lok Sabha it was a tough fight between the BJPJDU combine, who were...
  • Campaigning ends for penultimate phase of Lok Sabha elections May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The high octane campaign for the penultimate phase of Lok Sabha elections which saw Narendra Modi embroiled in a bitter war of words with Priyanka Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee on Monday ended in 64 constituencies, including Amethi where Rahul Gandhi is seeking reelection and 25 seats in Seemandhra,...
  • LS polls: Campaigning ends in 7 Bihar seats for fifth phase May 5, 2014

    The battle cry died down this evening as campaigning came to a close in seven crucial Bihar Lok Sabha seats going to the polls in the fifth phase on May 7. This round of elections in the Gangetic plains of Bihar will see crucial fight in Hajipur(SC) and Saran seats from...
  • Sharad Yadav in a tough contest, Lalu eyes gains April 29, 2014

    In the fourth round of Lok Sabha elections in Bihar, the seven seats where voters will exercise their franchise are in the Mithilanchal and Kosi belt of the state. This is an area that faces massive floods in the monsoon season due to the presence of a large number of...
  • Seemanchal highly polarised; RJD upbeat, BJP worried April 23, 2014

    In the sixth phase of voting in seven seats of Eastern and Northeastern Bihar (known as the Kosi-Seemanchal belt) on April 24, the fight is two-cornered in most of the seats with the Rashtriya Janata Dal-Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliance locked in a tough contest against the Bharatiya Janata Party-Lok Janhsakti...
  • 'Osama' to contest against Narendra Modi in Varanasi April 20, 2014

    BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi now has another contender for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat --"Osama bin Laden". Meraj Khalid Noor, lookalike of slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden has announced his decision to enter the fray from the temple town to what he claims, is to check "communal forces"...
  • Goons force Paswan’s namesake to file nomination to confuse voters April 19, 2014

    An elderly person, who was allegedly kidnapped and forced to file nomination from Hajipur as Ram Vilas Paswan to confuse the voters, today met the LJP president and narrated his woes. The 97-year-old man whose original name is Ram Vilas Bhagat had on the basis of a false affidavit given his...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Ramvilas Paswan confident of winning Hajipur April 18, 2014

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party president Ram Vilas Paswan, who recently joined hands with the BJP, is once again trying his luck from Hajipur in Bihar in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He filed his nomination papers on Tuesday. Paswan is pitted against sitting JDU MP Ramsundar Das and Congress's Sanjeev Prasad...