RASHTRIYA JANATA DAL

  • 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. ...
  • Bypoll results: RJDJDU and Congress win 10 seats, limit BJP+ to 8 in four states August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be losing ground just a few months after its stupendous showing in the Lok Sabha elections as it suffered major setbacks in the Assembly bypolls in three states Bihar, Karnataka and Punjab. The party could manage to hold on to its...
  • 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...
  • Bypoll results live: Setback for BJP; RJDJDUCong alliance wins 6 seats in Bihar, Congress wins 2 in Karnataka August 25, 2014

    The results for assembly bypolls held in four states Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared on Monday as counting of votes has begun. While all eyes are on the Lalu PrasadNitish Kumar alliance in Bihar, the BJP is keeping fingers crossed in MP and Karnataka while...
  • 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...
  • Uproar over 'Bihar girls for Haryana men' remark, case filed July 7, 2014

    A BJP leader's remark that his party would get girls from Bihar so that men in Haryana can marry triggered a storm in the Bihar assembly on Monday, with legislators disrupting the proceedings and demanding his arrest. A case was filed on charges of insulting the modesty of women, while...
  • Uproar over 'Bihar girls for Haryana men' remark, case filed July 7, 2014

    A BJP leader's remark that his party would get girls from Bihar so that men in Haryana can marry triggered a storm in the Bihar assembly on Monday, with legislators disrupting the proceedings and demanding his arrest. A case was filed on charges of insulting the modesty of women, while...
  • Nitish to enter Parliament to build front against Modi, as Lalu extends support May 22, 2014

    Former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is likely to enter Parliament through the Rajya Sabha. With Nitish Kumar taking the reins of the Janata Deal United after relinquishing the post of Bihar chief minister in the aftermath of his party's massive debacle, he may opt for the Rajya Sabha to...
  • Pappu Yadav, wife Ranjeet Ranjan become first couple to enter Lok Sabha May 21, 2014

    The 16th Lok Sabha will be a family affair for a Bihar couple. Rajesh Ranjan, better known as Pappu Yadav and his wife Ranjeet Ranjan, both have made it to the lower house of the Parliament. They are the only couple in the country to notch a victory in the...
  • Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD to hold meet on June 5 after poll debacle May 20, 2014

    After a dismal show at the recentlyconcluded general elections, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has called a meeting on June 5 to chalk out its future plans, a senior party leader said on Monday. It was decided at the party core committee meeting in the state capital in Monday in which...
  • Bihar political drama continues, all eyes on Nitish's decision today May 19, 2014

    Patna: The political drama in Bihar that began on Saturday continues to unfold with new twists and turns on Monday too. There has been a Uturn just hours after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar decided to resign, taking responsibility for the JDU's poor showing in the Lok Sabha elections. Nitish Kumar...
  • Lalu, Nitish can't stop Modi, they will become history: Sushil Kumar Modi May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal mounts a serious challenge to the Bharatiya Janata Party in Bihar, the latter is confident of winning the largest number of Lok Sabha seats in the state. Senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday responded to Lalu's tweet of...
  • Patna High Court dismisses PIL against Lalu Prasad Yadav May 8, 2014

    The Patna High Court on Thursday dismissed the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging Lalu Prasad's continuance as Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President after his conviction in a fodder scam case. The PIL was filed by RJD rebel MLA Samrat Chaudhary on May 1 citing the party's constitution where it was mentioned...
  • Confident of winning, no Modi wave in Bihar: Rabri Devi May 7, 2014

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi is making her debut in the Lok sabha elections from the Saran seat in Bihar. Speaking to CNNIBN, Rabri Devi said she was 100 per cent confident of winning. She also said that there is no Modi wave in Bihar and that it...
  • BJP has been washed out from Bihar, RJD winning here, says Lalu Prasad May 6, 2014

    Patna: Seven seats in Bihar will go to polls in the eighth phase of polls on Wednesday, May 7. Former chief minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad has sounded a confident note saying the Bharatiya Janata Party has been washed out. Speaking to CNNIBN, Lalu said," The BJP has been washed...
  • After May 16 Modi will have to find a place to hide: RJD leader May 3, 2014

    Dalsingh Sarai: Facing a familiar foe, Rashtriya Janata Dal Ujiarpur candidate Alok Kumar Mehta sounded confident of avenging his narrow loss in the 2009 elections to Janata Dal United sitting MP Ashwamedh Devi this time. Alok Kumar Mehta addressed an impressive rally with RJD chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti,...
  • Even a butcher is shy of Narendra Modi, says Lalu Prasad April 29, 2014

    Attacking Narendra Modi, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said that "even a butcher is shy" of the BJP leader who was aiming to become the Prime Minister of the country. "A butcher is also shy of Narendra Modi. Will this man become the PM of India?," Prasad said...
  • Bihar's 'Osama' to contest against Modi from Varanasi April 18, 2014

    Meraj Khalid Noor, popularly known as Bihar's Osama bin Laden due to his uncanny resemblance to the late Al Qaeda leader, on Friday announced he would contest the Lok Sabha poll against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi. "I have decided to contest polls against Modi from Varanasi," said...
  • Rabri declares assets of over Rs 6 crore including 65 cattle, a double barrel gun April 13, 2014

    Forty-five cows, 20 calves and a double barrel gun with 50 cartridges are among the possessions of former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls as a Rashtriya Janata Dal candidate from Saran constituency. According to the affidavit she submitted along with her nomination papers for...
  • LS polls: Smaller parties make it tough for BJP, JMM-Congress-RJD in Jharkhand April 10, 2014

    The battle in Jharkhand has got very complicated with several regional parties in the fray even as the big fight is between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-Congress-Rashtriya Janata Dal alliance. But making it tough for them are regional parties like Jharkhand Vikas Morcha Prajatantrik, All Jharkhand...
  • No alliance with Congress in 5 assembly seats: Lalu April 6, 2014

    With Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad declaring there will be 'no alliance' over bypolls in five Legislative Assembly seats, fissures in RJD-Congress alliance have come to the fore. "The electoral alliance was only for Lok Sabha seats, and not for Legislative Assembly seats. We will put our candidates on five...
  • Ram Kripal Yadav relents to Misa's request, says ready to fight polls March 8, 2014

    Patna: After differences over ticket distribution, senior Rastriya Janata Dal Leader Ram Kripal Yadav has conveyed his willingness to accept Misa Bharti's offer of allowing him to contest from Pataliputra. "I heard that she said that they will let me contest from Pataliputra if I want to. I accept her...
  • Not giving senior leaders ticket for polls party's decision: Lalu March 7, 2014

    Patna: Agreeing that senior members of the party did not get ticket to contest for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Yadav on Friday said that seat allocation is a collective decision of the party. "We accommodate as many youth and women as possible. I agree...
  • Lalu keeps winnable seats, gives leftovers to Congress, NCP March 6, 2014

    Patna: Facing two strong adversaries and debarred from contesting elections following his conviction in a fodder scam case has not dampened Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad's spirits. The alliance with Congress and Nationalist Congress Party in Bihar shows that Lalu still calls the shots and has not yielded much...
  • No tie-up with Congress so far: Lalu Prasad March 5, 2014

    The Congress has reportedly entered into a deal with the RJD in Bihar. The deal had been held up over seat sharing, with both sides fighting over the key Madhubani and Motihari seats. ...
  • Alliance with RJD may be sealed today: Congress sources March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is likely to seal an alliance with the Rashtirya Janata Dal (RJD) today, party sources have said. The details are not yet clear, but it comes on a day when the Congress election committee met at Sonia Gandhi's residence today. The decision also comes a day after...
  • Time for Congress to decide on alliance: Lalu Prasad March 1, 2014

    The responsibility of defeating communal forces is not of the Rashtriya Janata Dal alone, and it's time for the Congress to decide on an alliance, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said on Saturday. "Time for alliance has ended. Now it's time to go to ground for political battle," Lalu Prasad said after...
  • Bihar shutdown a daylong Satyagraha: Nitish February 27, 2014

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday said his call for a shutdown in Bihar March 2 is in line with Mahatma Gandhi's ideology, adding that it will be a daylong 'Satyagraha' to protest the denial of special category status to his state. "Our call for bandh is a daylong Satyagraha in...
  • RJD workers pelted stones at my house because I am Mahadalit: Bihar speaker February 26, 2014

    Bihar assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary on Wednesday said his house was pelted with stones by Rashtriya Janata Dal workers because he hails from the Mahadalit caste, the poorest among the Dalits. "My official residence was attacked with stones by RJD workers because I am a Mahadalit. The attack on my house was...
  • Nitish Kumar bribed MLAs to leave RJD, says Lalu Prasad February 25, 2014

    Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Tuesday said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar conspired to split his party by bribing RJD legislators to join the Janata Dal-United to save his minority government. "The Nitish Kumar government is killing democracy. It is breaking parties in Bihar," Lalu Prasad told reporters here. "Nitish Kumar...