Nitish Kumar

  • 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 June 14, 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 tie-up 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

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • 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...
  • Nitish to reconsider his resignation, decision likely on Monday May 18, 2014

    The political upheavel triggered by the resignation of Nitish Kumar from the post of Bihar Chief Minister continued on Sunday with thousands of Janata Dal United workers protesting against his decision and demanding that he continue in his post. ...
  • Don't want early elections in Bihar: Sushil Modi on Nitish's resignation May 18, 2014

    BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday said, "We don't want any early election and we do not want to destabilise the state government." In an interview to CNN-IBN, the BJP leader said that the in the current situation in the state, it will be very difficult for Nitish Kumar...
  • Nitish Kumar Resignation: Last-ditch attempt to resurrect his image? May 18, 2014

    The political upheavel triggered by the resignation of Nitish Kumar from the post of Bihar Chief Minister continued on Sunday with thousands of Janata Dal United workers protesting against his decision and demanding that he continue in his post. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey May 18, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • This is a political gimmick of JDU: BJP May 18, 2014

    Bihar BJP In-charge Dharmendra Pradhan said that this is a political gimmick of JDU as they failed to give the mandate to people due to lack of their confidence. Due to cover up their internal problem, they are creating an in house drama. They are going to take the help...
  • Bihar: I am not in the race for CM's post, says Bijendra Yadav May 18, 2014

    JDU leader Bijendra Yadav's name has been circling around for the post of Bihar Chief Minister after Nitish Kumar quit on Saturday. Bijendra, however, refuted reports of him being appointed for the top post. "I am neither a candidate nor do I have the will to become the CM of...
  • Shivraj Singh hits out at Rahul, says era of dynasty politics is over May 11, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi saying the era of dynasty politics is over and it is now the politics of development. He also slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for breaking away from the alliance with the BJP and...
  • Bihar: JDU faces heat as Saran voters say national issues matter May 7, 2014

    After being covicted in fodder scam, RJD chief Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi is contesting from Saran constituency. Lalu won from Saran in the 2009 election. ...
  • Open Mike: Has the Hindi heartland been left behind by the rest of India? April 29, 2014

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Patna as a part of special series 'Open Mike'. Standing at the Gandhi Ghat, she asks the citizen of Bihar whether the Hindi heartland has been left behind by the rest of India. ...
  • Kings & Queens: Can Nitish Kumar be the kingmaker in 2014 polls? March 28, 2014

    Watch the political journey of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his role in the coming Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • News 360: Another Navy mishap, gas leak inside INS Kolkata kills 1 March 7, 2014

    Just weeks after a fire on board submarine Sindhuratna killed two Navy officers, another officer was killed in a gas leak on board India's most advanced destroyer ship, the INS Kolkata. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Jayalalitha calls Mamata, wishes luck for LS polls March 7, 2014

    A day after AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa snapped her pre-poll alliance with the Left Front, sources have told CNN-IBN that she called West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and wished her for the coming Lok Sabha polls. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Will Congress dump RJD for JDU? March 3, 2014

    With the deadlock between Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress on seat sharing in Bihar continuing, sources in Congress say that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi is interested in forming an alliance with Janata Dal (United). ...
  • Nitish can place their demand for special status before Centre: Alvi March 2, 2014

    Reacting to the bandh call given by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over special state status, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said "Our government has given a lot of funds for Bihar's development but still if they feel the need for special status they can place their demand." ...
  • Would a Third Front government spell doom for India? February 25, 2014

    A non-Congress and non-BJP alternative is back ahead of the general elections. Leaders of at least 11 political parties on Tuesday resolved to fight the Lok Sabha elections unitedly against Congress and the BJP with CPIM General Secretary Prakash Karat, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 25, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: BJP woos Muslim voters, Rajnath apologies for 'mistake' February 25, 2014

    The BJP it seems wants to leave no stone unturned to woo voters ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Party chief Rajnath Singh on Tuesday while addressing a gathering of Muslims in New Delhi apologised for the 'mistakes' made in the past and appealed to the minority community to give...
  • A Billion Votes: 11 party-Third Front challenges BJP, Congress February 25, 2014

    Announcing a non-Congress and non-BJP alliance, the Third Front wooed the electorate by making it clear that it would provide a secular, democratic and pro-development government after Lok Sabha elections. An amalgamation of 11 political parties, the Third Front on Tuesday claimed that India was not a two-party nation and...
  • News 360: Caste-based quota stays, says Sonia Gandhi February 5, 2014

    The Congress has distanced itself from party leader Janardhan Dwivedi's statement on OBC quota. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has issued a statement affirming the Congress's commitment to caste-based quota. ...
  • Third Front will be forged before elections: HD Deve Gowda February 1, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, JDS leader HD Deve Gowda has admitted that he is in talks with Nitish Kumar, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mamata Banerjee and also has the support of Left parties for a Third Front. ...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey January 31, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Should serving police officers join politics? January 31, 2014

    Satyapal Singh, who resigned as the Mumbai Police Commissioner on Friday, has admitted that he has offers from political parties. He, however, told CNN-IBN that he is yet undecided on joining any party. Speculation is rife that he is likely to contest the Lok Sabha elections on a BJP ticket. ...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 19, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Drop case against Devyani, India to US December 19, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday stuck to his stand that the case against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US was a conspiracy and demanded that the case against Devyani be withdrawn. "The Devyani case is unwanted. The first thing I want to do is to protect my...