NITISH KUMAR

  • BJP terms new Janata party an alliance of 'political warlords' 4 days ago

    Kolkata: As the six Janata Parivar parties merged on Wednesday to become a single party, the BJP said it was a temporary alliance of "political warlords" which would have no impact on Bihar Assembly polls due later this year. BJP national spokesperson MJ Akbar said the electorate were tired of the...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi terms merger 'great devastation', to seek JDU symbol 4 days ago

    Patna: Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday described merger of Janata Parivar parties as "maha pralay" (great devastation), and said he and 17 other Bihar MLAs would remain in JDU and move Election Commission to retain the party symbol. The merger of six parties from the erstwhile Janata...
  • Congress' immediate aim is to halt BJP in Bihar: Jairam Ramesh 1 week ago

    Hyderabad: Congress' immediate objective is to stop BJP in Bihar, where a loss to the saffron party in the ensuing Assembly elections would have a major impact on national politics, senior party leader Jairam Ramesh said and hinted at the possibility of an alliance with ruling JD-U. Speaking to PTI...
  • Educating girls best way to stabilise population: Nitish Kumar April 11, 2015

    Patna: Bihar government is arranging facilities to provide higher secondary education to all girls as "educating girls is the best way to stabilise population", Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said. "We have found that educating girls is the best way to stabilise population. Data reveals that average fertility rate of...
  • Merger of Janata Parivar before end of April: Nitish Kumar April 6, 2015

    Patna: Describing RJD chief Lalu Prasad's announcement in favour of the merger of Janata Parivar splinter parties as "a solid and effective" step towards the process, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said a formal announcement will be made "much before the end of this month." "All the constituent parties...
  • Attending Narendra Modi's dinner part of tradition: Nitish Kumar April 4, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday sought to play down his attending a dinner being hosted by his political rival Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital saying it was "part of an old tradition." "It's an old tradition that the prime minister hosts a dinner for dignitaries...
  • Janata merger not to be announced on April 5: Nitish Kumar April 3, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said merger of six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar was on course but denied any dates for the announcement of the unification. According to the media reports, the six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar were likely to announce their merger on...
  • Janata Parivar merger will not take much time: Nitish Kumar March 28, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said there was no "cloud of uncertainty" over merger of old Janata Parivar splinter groups and that it was on track. "The merger vehicle of Janata Parivar is on track and the vehicle is on the run," Kumar told reporters after a conclave...
  • Nitish Kumar to meet Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst all the drama in the Aam Aadmi Party, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will meet Arvind Kejriwal on Friday in the national capital. This meet comes a day after Nitish Kumar had his first official meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss financial and development related...
  • Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi; raises issues regarding funding to Bihar March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Keeping aside their differences, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed issues regarding fund allocation. Nitish raised the demand for Backward Reserve Fund for Bihar for the development of the state. "We have made one thing clear that Bihar needs assistance because...
  • Nitish Kumar to meet PM Modi today, likely to raise issue of special status to Bihar March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and is expected to raise the issue of special status to Bihar. The special status issue has been a long standing demand from the ruling JD(U). This is the first time that the two...
  • Bihar: Nitish government faces embarrassment over minister's remarks March 24, 2015

    Patna: The Nitish Kumar government on Tuesday faced embarrassment in the Legislative Assembly when a senior minister made a controversial remark that sending a matter for vigilance probe would "drag" it for long. The remark was made by Transport and SC & ST Minister Ramai Ram while answering a question...
  • BJP attacks Bihar government for not providing land to 20,000 Mahadalits March 24, 2015

    Patna: Opposition BJP on Tuesday made a scathing attack at the Nitish Kumar government for failing to provide land to about 20,000 landless Mahadalits (poorest among Dalits) even after five years of the launch of a scheme brought out for this purpose. Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly Nand Kishore...
  • Bihar all-party meet to write to PM Modi on loss due to Finance Commission March 23, 2015

    Patna: An all-party meeting convened by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, which was boycotted by the BJP, on Monday decided to "write" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the "estimated Rs 50,000 crore loss" to the state due to the 14th Finance Commission recommendations. The meeting attended by leaders from RJD,...
  • Nitish Kumar unveils Women Empowerment Policy on Bihar Diwas March 22, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unveiled Women Empowerment Policy to provide various opportunities to women and ensure their participation in development on 'Bihar Diwas' on Sunday. "The Empowerment Policy released here will provide education and employment opportunities to women in Bihar. It will ensure their participation in political, social and...
  • I will not seek vote if power situation doesn't improve in Bihar: Nitish Kumar March 22, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said he will not seek votes in the assembly elections to be held later in 2015 if he cannot improve the power situation in the state. Nitish Kumar, in his latest Facebook post, said he was reiterating the stand he had made three...
  • Bihar: Over 900 held in anti-cheating operation in matriculation exam March 21, 2015

    Patna: A day after being reprimanded by the Patna High Court, the Bihar government on Saturday enforced a crackdown and apprehended over 900 people, including students and parents, from different exam centres in the state for cheating in the ongoing matriculation examination. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar admitted that reports of rampant...
  • Nitish Kumar exhorts young entrepreneurs to work in Bihar March 21, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday exhorted young entrepreneurs to make Bihar their destination and said his government would draw a policy on the basis of input provided by them to promote industries. Making inaugural speech at Second Industrialists conference here, Kumar asked entrepreneurs to discuss with a team...
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar talks to Punjab CM over recovery of five bodies March 20, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday took up the matter of recovery of bodies of five persons from the state with his Punjab counterpart Prakash Singh Badal and urged him to get the matter probed thoroughly. Kumar spoke to Punjab CM and his Deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal on recovery...
  • Nitish government swings into action to stop cheating in matric exam March 20, 2015

    Patna: Taken to task by the Patna High Court over large-scale copying in ongoing matriculation examination and widespread criticism, the Bihar government today swung into action and cancelled examination at four centres and took seven policemen into custody for aiding in cheating. A division bench of Chief Justice L Narasimha Reddy...
  • Nitish to meet PM Modi on financial issues of Bihar March 19, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon to take up financial issues of the state, the Assembly was informed on Thursday. Announcing this while replying to a debate of the budget, Finance Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav said personal equation between two individuals need not have a bearing...
  • Bihar CM Nitish sides with Rahul Gandhi on 'snooping': slams BJP March 16, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday stood in support of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and questioned by "snooping" on him what kind of tradition the BJP government was establishing. "What do they want to know by snooping on Congress leader?" Kumar told reporters before leaving Legislative Council premises...
  • Bihar minister faints during protest fast, rushed to hospital March 14, 2015

    Purnea: Bihar minister Lessi Singh on Saturday fainted during a protest fast against Land Acquisition Bill and was admitted to the Sadar Hospital in Purnea district. Civil Surgeon of Purnea SN Jha said Lessi Singh was out of danger, but was still in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He said the...
  • Nitish Kumar starts 24-hour satyagraha against Land Bill March 14, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday went on a 24-hour fast in Gandhian style here as part of JD(U)'s state-wide agitation against the Centre's land acquisition Bill. Kumar came to the party office in the morning and after doing yoga and taking bath there, began the fast. State JD(U)...
  • Bihar: Manjhi skips Nitish's Trust Vote, BJP walks out of Assembly March 11, 2015

    Patna: Former Bihar chief Minister and expelled Janata Dal United leader Jitan Ram Manjhi skipped the Bihar Assembly's Budget Session's inaugural day on Wednesday. The joint session of Bihar Legislative Assembly and Bihar Legislative Council was addressed by Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi followed by trust vote seeked by Chief Minister...
  • Nitish Kumar wins trust vote in Bihar Assembly with 140 votes in his favour, BJP stages walkout March 11, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar won the confidence vote at the onset of the budget session of the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday. Kumar got 140 votes in his favour. Bharatiya Janata Party, the main opposition party, staged a walkout just after the trust vote to register its protest. The...
  • Nitish Kumar to face trust vote in Bihar Assembly today March 11, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will seek confidence vote at the onset of the budget session of the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday. The ruling Janata Dal (United) in Bihar on Tuesday issued whip to party legislators, including the dissident group of MLAs led by former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi,...
  • Will hold a protest tomorrow against Nitish Kumar, says Jitan Ram Manjhi March 9, 2015

    Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitam Ram Manjhi will be protesting against Nitish Kumar for reversing decisions taken by the previous government. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Manjhi said, "Tomorrow I will hold dharna against Nitish Kumar decision to reverse decisions taken by my government." ...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi sits on protest fast against annulment of his decisions March 9, 2015

    Patna: Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, along with cabinet ministers of his erstwhile regime, on Monday sat on a protest fast at Gandhi Maidan against the Nitish Kumar government annulling decisions taken by his ministry. Along with a few rebel Janata Dal (United) MLAs, Manjhi and members of his...
  • Nitish government not keen on real development of Bihar: Jitan Ram Manjhi March 8, 2015

    Patna: Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday said the Nitish Kumar government should have accorded more priority on removing poverty than indulging in showpiece development projects. "Nitish Kumar believes more in pomp and show instead of development. He indulges in many things that are not needed with...