Sharad Yadav

  • This constituency has not seen a 'local' Parliamentarian in the last three decades 11-04-2014 03:50 PM

    This constituency has not seen a 'local' Parliamentarian in the last three decades as 'outsiders', fielded by major political parties, are getting elected since 1984. The last time this constituency elected a local was in 1980 - Asrar Ahmad of Congress. In 1984, Allahabad resident and a friend of former...
  • JD(U) releases manifesto, promises reservation in private sector if voted to power 05-04-2014 05:10 PM

    Bihar's ruling party JD-U on Saturday promised reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs in the private sector and 50 percent reservation for women in panchayati raj institutions, among other things, in its election manifesto. The manifesto promised legislation for the safety and security of migrant workers in the country, a...
  • JD(U) president Sharad Yadav files nomination papers from Madhepura 04-04-2014 02:38 PM

    Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president Sharad Yadav Friday filed his nomination papers from Madhepura in Bihar. Sharad Yadav, the sitting MP, will be seeking re-election from the constituency. Later, he told the media he is confident and sure of winning the seat again. "People supported and voted for me in the...
  • Neither BJP, nor Congress will get majority: Sharad Yadav 03-04-2014 08:25 PM

    JD-U president Sharad Yadav on Thursday said that neither BJP nor Congress will get majority in the current Lok Sabha elections. Speaking to media persons in Patna, he also questioned Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's claims to bring back the black money stashed in foreign countries...
  • Lofty slogans of BJP, Congress not to cut ice in LS polls: Sharad Yadav 02-04-2014 11:29 PM

    JD(U) president Sharad Yadav today launched a scathing attack on both BJP and Congress, saying their "lofty" slogans will prove futile in the elections. "Earlier Congress' 'garibi hatao' and BJP's 'India shinning' have proved futile... BJP and Congress are again resorting to lofty slogans," Yadav told reporters here. Criticising "personality-based"...
  • LS polls: Nitish Kumar may campaign in Modi's turf Gujarat 26-03-2014 09:37 AM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may campaign in Gujarat for the Lok Sabha elections, a JD-U leader said Tuesday, in what may increase the possibility of a face-off with his bete noire Narendra Modi. Janata Dal(United) spokesperson KC Tyagi told IANS that the possibility of Nitish Kumar campaigning in Gujarat...
  • LS polls: Varanasi will show Narendra Modi his real place, says Sharad Yadav 22-03-2014 11:31 PM

    President Sharad Yadav today took potshots at former ally BJP over controversies surrounding LK Advani's constituency and said Narendra Modi would be shown his 'real' place in Varanasi. "BJP is chanting "Har Har Modi" slogans...The place Varanasi revered by people due to Lord Mahadev will show him his rightful place,"...
  • JDU releases second list of candidates for Lok Sabha polls 16-03-2014 04:37 PM

    Patna: The Janata Dal United has come out with its second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. In its first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election, the JDU named just seven candidates from Bihar in an apparent move to find more time to quell the rebellion...
  • LS polls: Pappu Yadav to lock horns with Sharad Yadav from Madhepura seat 10-03-2014 10:11 PM

    Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, the former MP who was acquitted last year in the murder of a CPI-M leader, Monday joined the RJD. He is set to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Madhepura. Pappu Yadav will take on Janata Dal-United chief Sharad Yadav, who was elected to the...
  • LS polls: Pappu Yadav to contest against Sharad Yadav on RJD ticket 10-03-2014 05:44 PM

    Patna: Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav who was last year acquitted in a murder case will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections on a Rashtriya Janata Dal ticket. He is challenging Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav on Madhepura constituency. Pappu Yadav is a four-time MP. After winning from Purnia...
  • Four JD(U) legislators keen to fight Lok Sabha polls as independents 15-02-2014 03:33 PM

    Four Bihar legislators, including a minister, have threatened to contest the Lok Sabha polls either as independents or from another grouping if they are not given JD(U) tickets, party sources and the disgruntled leaders say. Ahead of polls, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is facing a rebellion from legislators Poonam...
  • JDU hits out at Modi for his 'desperation' to become PM 08-02-2014 09:28 PM

    New Delhi: Janata Dal United President Sharad Yadav on Saturday ridiculed Narendra Modi for what he said was his "desperation" to become Prime Minister and advised him to take the oath of office from PA Sangma, whom BJP had fielded as its contestant for the 2012 Presidential elections. "If he...
  • Nitish Kumar all set to seal alliance with Left in Bihar 03-02-2014 05:46 PM

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is eyeing an alliance with the Left Front in the state. Kumar, whose party the Janata Dal United is leading the movement along with the Left for a secular democratic alliance, said their focus is on a larger alliance at the national level. "This...
  • Nitish Kumar rules out JD(U)'s return to NDA 01-02-2014 05:31 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday ruled out his party Janata Dal-United's return to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA. "There is no question of us (JD-U) returning to the NDA," Nitish Kumar said at a function here in Patna. The chief minister's statement came after JD-U president Sharad...
  • Nitish Kumar rules out return to NDA, hints at Third Front formation 01-02-2014 03:11 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday ruled out his party Janata Dal-United's JD(U) return to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA. "There is no question of us returning to the NDA," Nitish Kumar said at a function. The Chief Minister's statement came after JD(U) president Sharad Yadav on Friday...
  • Murder accused MP Pappu Yadav to contest LS polls against Sharad Yadav 26-01-2014 10:12 AM

    Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, the controversial former MP who was last year acquitted in the murder of a CPI-M leader on Saturday said he will contest the Lok Sabha election as an independent candidate against JD-U chief Sharad Yadav. Pappu Yadav, said he will contest from two constituencies in...
  • Opinion poll nothing more than a 'PR campaign' to boost TRPs: Nitish Kumar 24-01-2014 10:23 PM

    With opinion polls on televisionsshowing him a bad loser in the coming Lok Sabha elections inBihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday discarded suchsurveys as "PR campaign to boost TRP" by "rumour master" andsaid poll results would send them into "deep shock". "These surveys are nothing but a Public Relationcampaign...
  • Take action against those who killed Hindi-speaking people in Assam, Sharad Yadav to Centre 24-01-2014 09:10 AM

    Condemning the killing of Hindi-speaking people in Assam by a militant group, JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav has urged the Centre to take strong action against such acts. In a letter to Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, he said the multi-language and multi-religious fabric of Indian democracy has been praised by...
  • Nitish lashes out at Congress for 'applying brake' on special status to Bihar 28-12-2013 05:07 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday accused Congress of having applied 'a sudden brake' on grant of special category status to the state under the influence of its 'natural ally', apparently hinting at RJD. "Things were moving in right direction for grant of special category status to Bihar ......
  • Lalu Prasad, Sharad Yadav admitted to AIIMS hospital 21-12-2013 08:03 AM

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) president Sharad Yadav were on Friday admitted to AIIMS after they complained of uneasiness. While Prasad's blood pressure was found to be a little high, Yadav's blood sugar level had increased, doctors said, adding that the two leaders are under observation. Prasad, 65, who...
  • JD-U slams BJP for felicitating 2 BJP MLAs booked in UP riots 22-11-2013 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav on Friday attacked former ally BJP for felicitating two of its MLAs who were arrested for allegedly being involved in Muzaffarnagar riots and said the real face of the party had now become visible. He also said that the saffron party had lost direction...
  • JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav's chopper lands in school ground during class hours 22-11-2013 09:28 AM

    Students of a government school in Samaria area of Banswara district came in for a surprise when a helicopter carrying JD(U) president Sharad Yadav landed at the school ground during class hours. Yadav, who addressed a party rally near the school on Wednesday, made scheduled landing at the school ground...
  • JD-U supports BJP demand for Bharat Ratna to Vajpayee 17-11-2013 09:21 PM

    In a surprise move, Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United on Sunday supported the demand of the Bharatiya Janata Party to award the country's highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna, to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The two parties -- erstwhile partners in governing Bihar -- have been political rivals for the...
  • Opinion poll 'mockery' of democracy, says Sharad Yadav 05-11-2013 05:45 PM

    Trashing opinion polls as a "mockery" of democracy, JD (U) on Tuesday wrote to the Election Commission alleging money plays a major role in such surveys and stating that his party is "completely against" it. The former NDA ally has thus joined other parties, including Congress, in seeking a ban...
  • Third Front to hold a convention against communalism in Delhi today 30-10-2013 10:56 AM

    New Delhi: The Capital is gearing up to witness a convention against communalism on Wednesday. While, Left parties, the Samajwadi Party and the JDU are expected to attend the convention, the YSR Congress, the TMC and the BSP have decided to skip. The Left-sponsored convention is widely seen as a...
  • JD(U) MP Ram Sunder Das faints on stage at Rajgir 29-10-2013 02:21 PM

    Centenarian JD(U) MP Ram Sundar Das today fainted on stage at the party convention in Rajgir and was rushed to a hospital. Das, who was seated next to JD(U) president Sharad Yadav, was taken ill while Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh was speaking at the JD(U)'s 'Chintan Shivir' on the second...
  • Unnao gold hunt: Union Minister promoting "superstition", says JD(U) 22-10-2013 05:02 PM

    New Delhi: Terming the ongoing gold hunt in Unnao "ridiculous", JD(U) on Monday threatened to file a police case against Union Minister Charan Das Mahant for promoting the alleged superstition and noted that the the seer who had claimed he had had a dream about the supposed treasure should ideally...
  • JD(U) suspends 2 MPs for 6 years for praising Narendra Modi 03-10-2013 08:10 AM

    Janata Dal(U) on Wednesday suspended two rebel MPs from the party for six years following their anti-party activities, a senior official said. The decision to suspend Jainarayan Nishad and Purnamasi Ram was taken by JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav considering their persistent anti-party activities, Bihar JD(U) chief Bashistha Narayan Singh...
  • Nitish silent, Sharad says one has to pay for one's wrongdoing 30-09-2013 04:13 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday refused to comment on a CBI court order convicting his bete noire Lalu Prasad in the fodder scam but his party JD(U) president Sharad Yadav said the RJD chief was "paying" for "looting the government treasury" for his personal greed and it is...
  • Crucial JPC meet over 2G scam to be held on Friday 26-09-2013 04:03 PM

    The meeting of JPC on 2G scam on Friday is set to be a stormy affair as the panel readies to adopt its controversial draft report which gave clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and indicted former Telecom Minister A Raja. In an embarrassment for Congress, its key UPA...