Rashtriya Janata Dal

  • Rabri declares assets of over Rs 6 crore including 65 cattle, a double barrel gun 13-04-2014 05:50 PM

    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...
  • LS polls: Smaller parties make it tough for BJP, JMM-Congress-RJD in Jharkhand 10-04-2014 12:15 AM

    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 06-04-2014 02:50 PM

    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...
  • Ram Kripal Yadav relents to Misa's request, says ready to fight polls 08-03-2014 12:13 AM

    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 07-03-2014 09:27 PM

    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 06-03-2014 10:29 AM

    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 05-03-2014 02:18 PM

    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 04-03-2014 01:26 PM

    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...
  • Time for Congress to decide on alliance: Lalu Prasad 01-03-2014 08:36 PM

    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...
  • Bihar shutdown a daylong Satyagraha: Nitish 27-02-2014 03:39 PM

    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...
  • RJD workers pelted stones at my house because I am Mahadalit: Bihar speaker 26-02-2014 08:14 PM

    Bihar assembly SpeakerUday Narayan Chaudharyon 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...
  • Nitish Kumar bribed MLAs to leave RJD, says Lalu Prasad 25-02-2014 11:04 PM

    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 for 'Thali' beating before Bihar shutdown 24-02-2014 08:38 PM

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday urged people to participate in 'thali' beating March 1 in support of the state shutdown the following day to protest denial of special category status to Bihar. "I appeal people to join thali beating Saturday evening to express their protest and anger - the...
  • Bihar poll tracker: BJP may win 16-24 seats, JDU 7-13, RJD 6-10 20-01-2014 09:22 PM

    Even though the BJP is the most preferred in the Lok Sabha polls, voters still back the JDU in the event of Assembly elections. The break-up with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in June 2013 seems to have gone against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his party the Janata Dal...
  • Lalu pledges support to Congress, takes on Modi and Nitish 18-12-2013 02:11 PM

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad, back in the tumultuous world of politics, pledged himself to an unconditional tie up with the Congress in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections while taking on the Bharatiya Janata Party and Janada Dal United. RJD and Congress...
  • Lalu Prasad to be released from jail today 16-12-2013 09:18 AM

    Ranchi: The Rashtriya Janata Dal is gearing up for celebrations as its President and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad will be released from the Ranchi prison on Monday after being granted bail by the Supreme Court in a fodder scam case. The apex court had on Friday granted bail...
  • Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad, Jagdish Sharma disqualified from LS 22-10-2013 11:48 AM

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and Janata Dal (United) leader Jagdish Sharma, convicted in a fodder scam case, were disqualified from the Lok Sabha on Monday. Lalu was on October 3 sentenced to five years imprisonment in a 17-year-old fodder scam case by the court after on...
  • Fodder scam: Lalu to stay in Birsa Munda Jail as qaidi number 1528 03-10-2013 11:30 PM

    Ranchi: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad has been sent to jail for five years in the fodder scam, though the party will appeal the sentence. The order means Lalu will not only be disqualified as an MP, he may also not be able to contest the next Lok Sabha...
  • Law catches up with the corrupt: Ravi Shankar Prasad 03-10-2013 04:42 PM

    New Delhi: BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad Thursday said the sentencing of Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad in the fodder scam showed that the law catches up with those involved in corruption. Ravi Shankar Prasad, deputy leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Rajya Sabha, said he had...
  • Fodder scam: RJD to appeal in higher court, says Lalu still the leader 03-10-2013 03:15 PM

    Ranchi: Even as former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad has been sentenced to jail for five years, his party Rashtriya Janata Dal's members have said that he's still their leader. "Lalu remains the leader. There is a crisis but we are together," said RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad. The RJD has...
  • To act or not to act against two leaders convicted in the fodder scam, JD (U) faces dilemma 02-10-2013 06:25 PM

    Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United is in a dilemma on whether or not to act against two of its senior leaders convicted in the fodder scam. JD-U MP Jagdish Sharma and Jagannath Mishra, a former Bihar chief minister, were among 45 people convicted Sep 30 in the fodder scam by a...
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  • Fodder scam: Will Lalu's conviction be a deterrent to other netas? 30-09-2013 11:29 PM

    Lalu Prasad, the maverick Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo and former Bihar chief minister, and 44 others was convicted by a special Central Bureau of India (CBI) court in Ranchi in one of the cases - RC 20 A/96 - of the multi-crore fodder scam on Monday. Lalu has been...
  • RJD MP calls Lalu's conviction in fodder scam a big blow 30-09-2013 01:40 PM

    Ranchi: Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Raghuvansh Prasad Singh on Monday termed party's supremo Lalu Prasad conviction in the fodder scam as a big blow to the RJD and said the party will fight till the end. "The conviction of Lalu Prasad is a big blow to the party. But we...
  • Fodder scam: Jharkhand HC dismisses Lalu's plea for transfer of case 01-07-2013 01:57 PM

    Ranchi: The Jharkhand High Court has dismissed RJD chief Lalu Prasad's petition seeking a transfer in the fodder scam case. Lalu had argued that the judge currently presiding over the case is related to his rival party JD(U) and there is a conflict of interest. He had also sought examination...
  • Can Nitish Kumar succeed in Bihar on his own? 19-06-2013 11:49 PM

    The JD(U), under Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Wednesday won the trust vote in the state after 91 BJP MLAs staged a walkout. ...
  • In an easy win for Nitish Kumar, Cong backs JD(U), BJP walks out 19-06-2013 10:30 PM

    Patna: The Janata Dal (United), under Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Wednesday won the trust vote in the state after 91 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs staged a walkout. Since the split of the JD(U) and the BJP, Nitish has been unforgiving, and Wednesday was no different. Nitish launched...
  • Congress likely to vote for Nitish in Bihar Assembly 19-06-2013 10:20 AM

    Patna: Adding more speculation to the growing Congress-JD(U) friendship, sources have indicated that the Congress is likely to vote in favour of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during the trust vote on Wednesday. Sources say the Congress is keeping its options in the Bihar Assembly open. It is a big...
  • Bihar by-poll: We will introspect, says JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav 06-06-2013 02:17 PM

    Reacting to the Janata Dal United's loss in the Maharajganj by-poll in Bihar, party chief Sharad Yadav said, "It was RJD's seat but we will introspect because the margin of loss has increased," Sharad Yadav said. ...
  • Bihar by-poll: Lalu Prasad celebrating too early, says Nitish Kumar 06-06-2013 11:11 AM

    Patna: A day after the Janata Dal United suffered a big blow in the Maharajgang by-polls, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said that Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad is celebrating too early. RJD's Prabhunath Singh trounced JD(U) candidate and state Education Minister PK Shahi in the Maharajganj Lok...