NITISH KUMAR

  • Dissent within JDU over alliance with RJD Yesterday

    Patna: There seems to be a divide in the Janata Dal United (JDU) over the party joining hands with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). Five political parties including RJD, JDU and Mulayam Singh's Samajwadi Party are coming together to form a Janata Parivar at the national level. However, there seems...
  • Nitish Kumar launches counter-attack against BJP 5 days ago

    Patna: "I had no prime ministerial ambition," senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday said while countering BJP's argument that he broke the alliance to occupy the top post and accused the saffron party of "spreading lies". "I have been accused of breaking the alliance with BJP to pursue ambition...
  • BJP doubts Janata Parivar merger; sides with Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi January 15, 2015

    Patna: Amid talks of the merger of old Janata Parivar splinter parties, BJP on Thursday expressed doubt over the unification and hinted at siding with Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in the power tussle with Nitish Kumar. "The contradictory assertions of senior leaders in the last one week is enough to...
  • Manjhi says he will propose Nitish's name for CM after merger January 12, 2015

    Patna: Amid reports of his growing distance with Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday described his predecessor as "supreme" leader of JD(U) and said he would propose name of Kumar from his party for the post of CM after the merger. "Aaj bhi Bihar me Nitish Kumar se...
  • No substance in media speculation over Jitan Ram Manjhi's ouster: Nitish Kumar January 11, 2015

    Patna: Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Sunday scotched speculation about his successor Jitan Ram Manjhi's ouster saying there is no substance in it and the issue was not discussed with leaders of the Janata Parivar during his recent Delhi visit. "There is no substance in media speculation over Manjhi's...
  • Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi may be replaced, a decision likely in a couple of days January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst controversial statements made by by Bihar Chief Jitan Ram Manjhi in the recent past, there are speculations that he might be replaced. Sources said Manjhi's predecessor Nitish Kumar is unhappy with the controversial statements he has made ever since he became the Bihar CM and his style...
  • BJP's vijay rath will be stopped in Bihar: Nitish Kumar January 2, 2015

    Patna: Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Friday said that BJP's victory run would stop in Bihar this year as it resorted to divisive tactics to cover up its failure in not keeping the poll promises. BJP's victory chariot would stop in Bihar. "BJP ka dheere dheere hawa nikal raha hai,...
  • Aamir Khan's 'PK' deserves full 10 marks; gives a positive message to the society: Nitish Kumar January 1, 2015

    Patna: Former Bihar chief minster Nitish Kumar Wednesday gave "full 10 marks out of 10" to Aamir Khan's film 'PK', saying it is not only entertaining but also creates awareness. "Aamir Khan's 'PK' deserves full 10 marks because it is giving a positive message to the society," the Janata-Dal United leader...
  • I provided electricity but Narendra Modi reaped votes: Nitish Kumar December 20, 2014

    Madhepura: Senior Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi played smart by reaping benefits of hard work Kumar had done in enhancing electricity supply in Bihar. "Through hard work I ensured electricity in households for greater hours which facilitated watching television for a longer duration....
  • All constituents of Janata Parivar decide to merge, Mulayam responsible for formation of new party December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: All constituents of the Janata Parivaar have decided to come together once again and form a party to fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has been given the authority to take decisions regarding the merger and decide the agenda of the proposed...
  • JDU may oust Jitan Ram Manjhi as Bihar chief minister November 24, 2014

    Patna: Speculation is rife in Bihar's political circles over the possible ouster of Jitan Ram Manjhi as the chief minister after he said his days in the office are numbered. The speculation gained strength a day after Manjhi said his days in office were numbered as his detractors in the party...
  • Bihar: JDU asks CM Manjhi not to make controversial remarks November 20, 2014

    Patna: The ruling JD(U) in Bihar on Thursday asked Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi not to make any controversial statement in the wake of his latest one in which he had said that central ministers would not be allowed entry here if they failed to bring assistance to the state....
  • PM Modi failed to bring back black money stashed abroad by Indians: Nitish Kumar November 13, 2014

    Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to bring back black money stashed abroad by Indians within 100 days of taking power, former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said on Thursday. "Modi had promised to bring back black money after being elected to power. But he has failed to do that...
  • Nitish Kumar questions BJP's appointment of junior ministers November 13, 2014

    Bettiah: Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar took a dig at BJP's appointment of eight ministers at the Centre. "Majority of them have been made Ministers of State and everybody knows a MOS gets work only on sweet will of the Cabinet minister of that department," Kumar said at the first...
  • Will form a united front of like-minded parties in Parliament to fight against BJP: Nitish Kumar November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the winter session, socialist opposition parties SP, JD-U, RJD and JD-S on Thursday announced a united front in parliament to counter the BJP led government. A luncheon meeting called by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh was attended by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, Janata...
  • Ahead of Parliament's Winter session, Mulayam, Lalu, Nitish meet for lunch November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: With just a few days left for the commencement of Parliament's Winter Session, some regional parties are trying to put up a united front against the Narendra Modi government which enjoys a clear majority in the Lok Sabha. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh on Thursday hosted a lunch meeting...
  • Be on guard against politics of communal frenzy: Nitish Kumar November 2, 2014

    Patna: Saying that the country is "passing through a dangerous phase of politics", senior JD (U) leader and former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday asked party workers to be "on guard against politics of communal frenzy". "The country is passing through a dangerous phase of politics in which efforts...
  • 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...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi denies having any differences with Nitish Kumar October 31, 2014

    Gaya: Amid reports of growing distance between Jitan Ram Manjhi and Nitish Kumar, the Bihar Chief Minister on Friday dismissed claims that he had any "difference" with his predecessor and blamed media for "triggering a controversy through wrong portrayal". "Mere aur Nitish Kumar me Choli Daman ka saath hain (we are...
  • Special status demand to be a major poll issue for JD(U) in Bihar October 9, 2014

    Patna: Seeking to revive the special status demand as its trump card for the Assembly polls next year, JD(U) on Thursday decided to hold dharna at all the district headquarters on October 20 to pressurise the Centre to grant the status to Bihar. JD(U) would launch a series of programmes in...
  • JDU leaders Nitish, Sharad to campaign for INLD in Haryana elections October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD(U) President Sharad Yadav will campaign for INLD candidates in Haryana in the forthcoming Assembly elections due on October 15. "Sharad Yadav and Nitish Kumar will hold public rallies in different parts of Haryana jointly organised by INLD and JD(U). We also...
  • Nalanda University hopes to attract students from across the world September 2, 2014

    The world's oldest university has reopened after 800 years as 15 national and international students enroll for classes at the Nalanda University in Bihar. Even though it is a far cry from the granduer of the past, the institution is taking baby steps to reestablish itself. ...
  • Watch: Cyrus's spoof on RJD Chief Lalu Prasad August 31, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha comments on the possibility of forming an antiBJP "secular" front as former Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and RJD Chief Lalu Prasad meet. ...
  • Can a consolidation of Opposition forces really block the Modi juggernaut? August 25, 2014

    It was a big day for the grand alliance of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal United and the Congress in Bihar as it swept six out of the 10 assembly seats that went to polls last week. The BJP was brought down to four seats. ...
  • Nitish hails people's verdict; Shahnawaz takes responsibility of poll debacle August 25, 2014

    These bypolls were being touted by political pundits as the 'semifinal' before the fullfledged Bihar Assembly elections scheduled in the later half of 2015. ...
  • Bihar bypoll results: NitishLalu formula works as RJDJDUCongress alliance wins 6 out of 10 seats August 25, 2014

    Patna: It was a big day for the grand alliance of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal United and the Congress in Bihar as it swept six out of the 10 assembly seats that went to polls last week. The BJP was brought down to four seats. These bypolls were being...
  • Results of bypolls in 4 states to be declared today; can the LaluNitish alliance dent BJP in Bihar? August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The results for assembly bypolls held in four states Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared on Monday. Counting will begin at 8 am on Monday morning. These are the first assembly bypolls after the political realignment in Bihar. Ten assembly seats went to polls in...
  • Assembly bypolls to test strength of regrouped Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar August 20, 2014

    Bypolls to 10 Assembly seats in Bihar on August 21 will establish whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi's magic is still working in the state or that of Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar, who have claimed a winning formula in allying. The bypoll, the first major political event after the general elections...
  • If Nitish Kumar has any selfrespect, he should quit politics: Senior JD(U) leader on Lalu's comment August 19, 2014

    A senior JD(U) leader on Tuesday launched a scathing attack at former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asking him to quit politics over RJD president Lalu Prasad's remarks that Kumar had fallen on his feet for forging alliance. The remark was made by senior JD(U) leader Shakuni Chaudhary whose son Samrat Chaudhary...
  • JD(U)RJD alliance to safeguard people from divisive forces of BJP, RSS: Sharad Yadav August 18, 2014

    JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Monday justified his party's alliance with Lalu Prasad's RJD for the assembly bypoll in Bihar after two decades saying it has nothing to do with individuals but has been forged for the sake of people to safeguard them from divisive forces. "The alliance is for the...