NITISH KUMAR

  • People questioned me over my decision to hand over charge to Manjhi: Bihar CM Nitish February 23, 2015

    After a bitter political battle with former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar's Chief Minster for the fourth time on Sunday. He said that people questioned him for his decision to hand over charge to Manjhi and accepted that appointing him as Chief Minister was...
  • High hopes from Nitish Kumar, he will develop Bihar again: JD(U) spokesperson February 22, 2015

    "Nitish Kumar had established the rule of law. People of Bihar have high hopes from him. Thankfully, the development process which had come to a halt will start again," said JD(U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar. ...
  • Nitish clearly felt threatened by Manjhi, says BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy February 20, 2015

    "Manjhi should have been allowed to work. What made Nitish ask Manjhi to resign. Was he working better than him? Nitish very clearly felt threatened by Manjhi," said BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy. ...
  • Manjhi quits after high drama: Can Nitish Kumar regain lost ground in Bihar? February 20, 2015

    Janata Dal United (JDU) leader Nitish Kumar will take oath as Bihar CM for the fourth time on Sunday. Nitish met Bihar Governor Kasri Nath Tripathi to stake claim to form government in the state on Friday evening a few hours after Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned as Bihar CM without...
  • News 360: After controversy, Coast Guard releases video of Pakistan 'terror' boat February 20, 2015

    The Indian Coast Guard on Friday evening released a video of the Pakistan boat blown neat Gujarat coast on December 31, 2014. The whole episode came under scanner after Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali claimed that he ordered the blowing up of the boat. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay February 20, 2015

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  • Will not step down as Chief Minister until the floor test, says Manjhi February 16, 2015

    A defiant Jitan Ram Manjhi has said that there is no question of him resigning before the vote of confidence. He even mocked Nitish Kumar saying he made a mistake by making him the Chief Minister. ...
  • Nitish Kumar blames BJP and PM Modi for destabilising the government in Bihar February 13, 2015

    Nitish Kumar has blamed the BJP government and PM Narendra Modi for the political crisis in Bihar. "I am not fighting for power or for the CM's post. Manjhi is very clearly getting directions from the PM's office. There is horse trading going on in Bihar," said Nitish Kumar. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 11, 2015

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  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 11, 2015

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  • News 360: Nitish Kumar wants floor test, knocks President's door February 11, 2015

    Amid political standoff in Bihar, former chief minister Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday evening met President Pranab Mukherjee to convey the support of 130 MLAs and urged him to advise the state Governor to take an immediate decision claiming that any delay will pollute the atmosphere in...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 9, 2015

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  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 9, 2015

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  • News 360: Eight people arrested in Rohtak rape-murder case February 9, 2015

    Eight people, including one of Nepali origin, have been arrested in the rape and murder of a mentally-challenged woman in Rohtak. ...
  • Bihar political crisis worsens, Manjhi hits out at rebellion February 8, 2015

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday said he will prove his majority on the floor of the House or step down if he fails, and attacked Nitish Kumar for his "greed for power". ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 8, 2015

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  • JDU MLAs worried lot under Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi: Nitish Kumar February 8, 2015

    Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar will stake claim to form the government in Bihar on Sunday. He said, "JDU MLAs were a worried lot under Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi. People were upset with the way Manjhi was functioning and the attempt now is to win the trust...
  • Bihar: Mixed reactions from ministers of Nitish, Manjhi camps February 8, 2015

    Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar will stake claim to form government in Bihar on Sunday. The leader was unanimously elected as leader of the Legislative party. Out of 111 JDU MLAs 97 were present at the legislative party meeting in Patna on Saturday and their decision paves the way...
  • Bihar: CM Manjhi takes U-turn, withholds dissolution of state assembly February 7, 2015

    Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi called a Cabinet meeting and decided to recommend dissolution of Bihar Assembly to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathy but later withheld it. Two thirds of the ministers, all of them Nitish supporters, opposed the dissolution proposal. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Amit Shah afraid of alliance, says Lalu Prasad August 9, 2014

    Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad slammed Bhartiya Janata Party President Amit Shah saying he was afraid of the alliance. Prasad said, "Amit Shah is afraid of the alliance so he is speaking like this. Nitish Kumar did not come from RSS or BJP, he was with us. We are...
  • Rail budget disappointing, very generic: Nitish Kumar July 8, 2014

    Former railways minister Nitish Kumar said that the rail budget was disappointing. The government has no clear future plan or roadmap. "It is a very generic budget. FDI and PPP in Railways are not prudent initiatives," he said. On the other side, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, "We have...
  • Nitish seeks development package for Bihar from Modi May 26, 2014

    Nitish Kumar, the former Bihar Chief Minister who split from the BJP after Narendra Modi was nominated as its prime ministerial candidate, now seems to have softened his stance towards the Gujarat strongman. ...
  • Lalu defends decision to tieup with JDU, says will keep Bihar away from BJP at any cost May 22, 2014

    Lalu Prasad Yadav whose RJD has vowed support to the JDU says he will make sure the BJP is at a good distance from Bihar. ...
  • JDU, RJD not secular, playing politics of opportunism: BJP May 22, 2014

    In a big political development in Bihar, Lalu Prasad's RJD extended unconditional support to the ruling JD(U) on Thursday. Lalu said this was to keep away the communal forces from power. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 19, 2014

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  • New CM for Bihar: Has Nitish played caste card? May 19, 2014

    Badly mauled in the Lok Sabha electoral slugfest by Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party and facing the prospects of a massive rebellion in his own party, Nitish Kumar decided to go for broke. A few hours after Lok Sabha results started pouring in, it became clear that a massive BJP...