Nitish Kumar

  • 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,...
  • 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.
  • Nitish Kumar's good governance is just hype: AAP's Munger candidate 14-04-2014 08:25 PM

    From a software engineer to a politician, Aam Aadmi Party's Munger candidate Sandeep Kumar says the biggest hurdle in cleaning up politics is the presence of criminal elements. The 28-year-old, who worked in Tata Consultancy Services and then went on to start a company in Delhi, jumped into politics from...
  • LK Advani hits out at Nitish for breaking alliance with BJP 14-04-2014 07:06 PM

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Monday hit out at Nitish Kumar's decision to split from the NDA over Narendra Modi's elevation last year saying he had dishonoured a friendship for which he will be doomed in future. "Nitish has unilaterally snapped friendship with the BJP and launched an all...
  • AAP, JDU workers engage in brawl as Nitish addresses a rally in Nalanda 14-04-2014 05:38 PM

    With political wave warming up each day, political party workers seem to be turning more aggressive. On Monday, Aam Aadmi Party and Janata Dal United party workers engaged in a clash while Bihar Chief Nitish Minister Nitish Kumar was addressing an election rally in Nalanda. The incident was ignited when...
  • AAP, JDU workers clash at Nitish Kumar's rally in Nalanda 14-04-2014 05:07 PM

    Patna: There was chaos all over when workers of the Aam Aadmi Party and the Janata Dal United clashed during a public rally of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Nitish was addressing a gathering in Nalanda when the incident happened. It all started when AAP workers showed black flags to Nitish....
  • Gujarat model promotes lopsided development: Nitish 12-04-2014 11:27 PM

    With BJP hard-selling the Gujarat model of development, Bihar Chief Minister and senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday said it's a "failed model" in that state itself and would "wreck havoc" if spread across the country. "Which Gujarat model they are promising to spread across the country with ascendancy...
  • Beware of those PhDs Mr Modi

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • LS polls: Bihar's 6 Naxal-hit seats vote; Meira, Chirag in the fray 10-04-2014 12:05 AM

    As Lok Sabha elections enter the bigger states in the third phase on April 10, six seats in Bihar where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hoping to put up a very good show, kick off the electoral exercise in the state. The seats going to polls in Bihar -...
  • 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...
  • JDU chief Nitish Kumar derides BJP poll manifesto, justifies decision to split 08-04-2014 11:21 PM

    Deriding the BJP manifesto for bringing controversial issues like Ram Temple, Article 370 and Common Civil Code into focus again, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today justified JD(U)s decision to part company with it. By bringing contentious issues like construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya, abrogation of Article 370...
  • Does country need a leader or an event manager: Nitish on Modi 08-04-2014 06:21 PM

    Taking a cue from veteran BJP leader LK Advani's comment on Narendra Modi that he is a good event manager, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday wondered if the country needed a leader or an event manager. "Recently, I saw that Advani said about Narendra Modi that he is...
  • BJP blasts Nitish for sharing dais with murder case accused 06-04-2014 11:47 PM

    BJP on Sunday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for sharing dais with a murder case accused and said he could not get away by feigning ignorance about the man's background and patting the police for arresting him later. "It puts the chief minister in bad light when...
  • Many BJP leaders are non-vegetarian, alleges Nitish Kumar 06-04-2014 09:42 AM

    Patna: Taking a jibe at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's remarks on cattle slaughter in the name of 'pink revolution', Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar alleged that most of the BJP's leaders were non-vegetarian. "I myself is a pure vegetarian. But, I know majority of BJP leaders are non-vegetarians...
  • JD(U) releases manifesto, promises reservation in private sector if voted to power 05-04-2014 05:10 PM

    Bihar's ruling party JD-U on Saturday promised reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs in the private sector and 50 percent reservation for women in panchayati raj institutions, among other things, in its election manifesto. The manifesto promised legislation for the safety and security of migrant workers in the country, a...
  • JD(U)'s 'sushasan' claims busted, absconding murder accused shares dais with Nitish Kumar 05-04-2014 01:37 PM

    In a major embarrassment to JD(U), that claims zero tolerance for crime and Sushasan, a murder accused was seen sharing dias with CM Nitish Kumar at an election rally in Gaya on Friday. The accused, identified as Javed Khan, was later arrested by the police. Talking to ETV, Khan said...
  • 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...
  • Tariq Anwar takes dig at BJP for fielding 'imported' candidates 03-04-2014 10:36 PM

    Union Minister Tariq Anwar on Thursday alleged that the BJP was fielding candidates imported from other parties. "The BJP has imported leaders from other parties and fielded them as candidates at several parliamentary seats in Bihar," Tariq, a senior NCP leader, told reporters after filing nomination from the Katihar Lok...
  • Centre is proud of setting records in exporting mutton, says Modi in Nawada rally 02-04-2014 05:08 PM

    Ahead of Lok Sabha polls Narendra Modi addressed his election rally in Nawada on Wednesday. Taking a jibe at Nitish Kumar, Modi said that my friend in Bihar thinks one person who has to be defeated it is Giriraj Singh, but Bihar has decided to vote for BJP. If there...
  • Nearly 100 IAS officers fail to declare assets 02-04-2014 03:47 PM

    As many as 94 of 210 Bihar cadre IAS officers have failed to declare their assets, officials in Patna said. Forty-five percent of the IAS officers failed to declare details of their assets to the state government despite an official directive and now the government has warned them of action...
  • Nitish-Modi face off, to address rallies in Nawada today 02-04-2014 08:46 AM

    Nawada: Two bitter rivals will almost come face to face on Wednesday when Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi address rallies in the same Lok Sabha constituency. The battleground will be Nawada in southern Bihar. While Nitish Kumar will campaign for Janata...
  • Day after stones, chappals were thrown, people shout pro-Modi slogans at Nitish's election rally 01-04-2014 11:52 PM

    Pro-Narendra Modi slogans were shouted by youth at a rally in Gaya by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, a day after stones and chappals were thrown at his rallies in Nalanda district. The youths broke into slogans for the BJP prime ministerial candidate at Kumar's rally at Wazirganj, about 50km...
  • Shatrughan says 'khamosh' to rivals over allegations of irregular visit to Patna Sahib 01-04-2014 11:03 PM

    Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Tuesday rubbished opposition charge that he rarely visited his constituency Patna Sahib and insisted that he was a native of Patna and more concerned about the place than anybody else. "Check the record from my office or airport on how many times I come to Patna...I...
  • Brinda, Nitish to campaign for Gujarat's 'Third Front' 01-04-2014 09:29 PM

    Ahmedabad: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's arch rival and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, CPM's Brinda Karat, Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav and Samajwadi Party's Jaya Bachchan plan to campaign in favour of the 'Third Front' in Gujarat, sources said on Tuesday. "Nitish Kumar is likely to campaign...
  • I am here to serve you, not to rule over you, says Narendra Modi 01-04-2014 05:44 PM

    Bihar's Nawada district is all set to witness an action packed face-off on Wednesdaybetween rivals Nitish Kumar and BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesdayas campaigning for the impending Lok Sabha elections gathered momentum. But, their rallies are separated by about three hours. Kumar would hold a rally at...
  • 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...
  • Stones, chappals thrown at Nitish Kumar during election rallies in Nalanda 31-03-2014 09:06 PM

    Protesters on Monday threw stones and chappals at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during election rallies in two separate places in Nalanda district. However, none of the potesters could hit their target. The protesters at a JD(U) election rally in the Chief Ministers home turf of Nalanda pelted stones at...