Sharad Yadav

  • I respect Sharad Yadav as my political guru: Sushil Modi 6 days ago

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday described JD-U president Sharad Yadav as his 'political guru'. "I respect Sharad Yadav as my political guru," Sushil Modi said while speaking in the Legislative Council regretting Thursday's clash. Speaking about his relation with senior politicians, Modi said he had personal and political association...
  • UPSC exam row to be resolved within a week, assures government 6 days ago

    New Delhi: With massive protests by many Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services aspirants against the alleged bias against Hindi and other regional languages rocking the national capital, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Friday said the matter will be resolved in a week when a high...
  • JD(U) recommends ending Assembly membership of 4 rebels June 22, 2014

    Rattled by activities of dissidents during the recent Rajya Sabha bypolls in Bihar, ruling JD(U) on Sunday decided to crack the whip on four of them and recommended the assembly speaker to end their membership for "consistent anti-party activities". JD(U) Chief Whip Shrawan Kumar in a letter to Speaker Udai Narayan...
  • Sharad Yadav elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Bihar June 12, 2014

    Patna: Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav was on Thursday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Bihar. Yadav had lost the Lok Sabha elections from his Madhepura constituency. To ensure his presence in parliament so that he can play an active role in the national politics, the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) decided...
  • Sharad Yadav, Hariprasad among 12 to file RS poll papers June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: JDU chief Sharad Yadav, former diplomat Pawan K Verma in Bihar and senior Congress leaders B K Hariprasad and Rajiv Gowda of Karnataka were among the 12 candidates who filed their nominations on Monday on the last day for June 19 elections for Rajya Sabha berths in 4...
  • JD(U) cracks the whip on rebels, suspends MLA Ravindra Rai June 9, 2014

    Cracking the whip on rebels in the party, JD(U) national President Sharad Yadav on Sunday suspended Mahua MLA Ravindra Rai. The move came on the eve of the deadline for the filing of nominations for the Rajya Sabha polls.  But as the rebels put up a united front against the party...
  • JDU unlikely to nominate any member for Rajya Sabha: Sources June 7, 2014

    Patna: After facing a massive defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, the Bihar unit of the Janata Dal United is unlikely to nominate any member for the Rajya Sabha. Three seats in the upper house of Parliament are falling vacant after the election of three sitting members - LJP's Ram Vilas...
  • JD(U) office bearers to meet tomorrow, discuss future strategy May 27, 2014

    After the drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar, Janata Dal (United) officer bearers will meet in the national capital on Wednesday to discuss their future political strategy. The meeting to be chaired by party President Sharad Yadav will be attended by office-bearers from various states including Bihar, the only...
  • 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...
  • 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 Kumar names his man as Bihar CM, stamps his authority on JDU, isolates Sharad Yadav May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: 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...
  • Nitish Kumar's decision to quit is final: Sharad Yadav May 19, 2014

    As the political drama unfolds in Bihar, JDU chief Sharad Yadav on Monday said the decision of Nitish Kumar to quit as Chief Minister is "final". Yadav said this ahead of the the JD(U) legislature meeting to discuss the ongoing situation after Nitish said yesterday he needed time till today to...
  • Decision on Nitish Kumar quitting as Bihar CM final: Sharad Yadav May 19, 2014

    Patna: As the political drama unfolds in Bihar, the big question is whether Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will take back his resignation. The Janata Dal United legislature is meeting on Monday to discuss the ongoing situation after Nitish said that he would re-think his decision. However, JDU chief Sharad Yadav has...
  • 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 U-turn 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Political drama in Bihar, JDU MLAs force Nitish to rethink resignation May 18, 2014

    Patna: 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. At the meeting of JDU MLAs there were vociferous...
  • JDU MLAs elect Nitish as leader again, he seeks one more day to decide May 18, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday told Janata Dal United MLAs that he needed one more day to rethink on his decision to resign from the chief ministerial post. Owning responsibility for the party's rout in the Lok Sabha polls, Nitish resigned on Saturday. Ever since Nitish tendered his...
  • Bihar: Setback for Lalu as three RJD MLAs resign from party May 18, 2014

    Patna: In a setback to former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad, three RJD MLAs of Lalu Prasad's RJD has resigned from the party on Sunday afternoon. MLAs who have put in their papers are Ram Lakhan Ram, Samrat Chaudhary and Jawed Ansari. These legislators had rebelled against RJD leadership in February and...
  • MHA asks Bihar Governor not to dissolve Assembly immediately May 18, 2014

    Patna: Ahead of the crucial JDU Legislative Party meet on Sunday evening, sources close to Nitish Kumar said that he will not withdraw his resignation for the post of the Bihar CM in any case. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs has advised the Bihar Governor not to dissolve the Assembly...
  • No question of alliance with JD(U), says Lalu Prasad May 18, 2014

    Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday denied that there was any move to forge an alliance with Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United. "There is no question and no possibility of an alliance with JD(U)," Lalu told media persons in Patna following reports that there will be realignment of the RJD...
  • Stage set for new alliance in Bihar after Nitish Kumar's resignation May 18, 2014

    Patna: Nitish Kumar's resignation as the Bihar Chief Minister has set the stage for an overhaul of alliances in the state Assembly. Sources say the JDU is in talks with both the Congress and arch rival Rashtriya Janata Dal. While the Congress has reciprocated positively to JDU's hints, the RJD has...
  • JDU in talks with Lalu, Congress; Bihar may see a new alliance: Sources May 18, 2014

    Patna: A day after Nitish Kumar qut his post as the Bihar Chief Minister, sources tell CNN-IBN that the state may see a new alliance in the coming days. Legislators of Janata Dal (United), the ruling party of Bihar, will meet on Sunday evening to decide on the next Chief...
  • BJP unlikely to gain from Nitish's resignation as JDU may join hands with Lalu May 18, 2014

    Patna: The man who is known for throwing political surprises has done it once again. With voices of dissent growing in Janata Dal (United) over party's electoral debacle, Nitish Kumar has resigned as Bihar's Chief Minister. "I resign on moral ground taking all responsibilities," said Nitish in a press conference on...
  • To keep communalism at bay JD(U), RJD can come together, says Sharad Yadav May 17, 2014

    Soon after Nitish Kumar resigned as Bihar Chief Minister, president of his party JD(U) Sharad Yadav on Saturday said his successor would be chosen tomorrow and made it clear that the party will tie-up even with bitter rival RJD for formation of a "secular alliance". "A CM candidate will be decided...
  • Sharad Yadav humbled in Madhepura by RJD's Pappu May 17, 2014

    President Sharad Yadav on Friday suffered defeat at the hands of RJD's Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav by 56,209 votes in Madhepura Lok Sabha seat in Bihar. While Pappu Yadav bagged 3,68,937 votes, Sharad Yadav secured 3,1,728 votes, Election Commission statement said. BJP's Vijay Singh got an impressive 2,52,534 votes to stand...
  • JD(U) president Sharad Yadav defeats Pappu Yadav from Madhepura LS seat May 16, 2014

    Janata Dal-United president Sharad Yadav lost the Lok Sabha election from the Madhepura constituency in Bihar on Friday. Yadav was defeated by Rashtriya Janata Dal candidate Pappu Yadav. His defeat is a major setback to his ruling party in the state. ...
  • BJP leads in 18 seats, RJD ahead in 6 constituencies, Congress in front in 1 seat in Bihar May 16, 2014

    BJP is leading in 18 seats, Lalu Prasad's RJD is ahead in six constituencies while Congress is in front in one seat out of 40 in Bihar with Speaker Meira Kumar trailing in Sasaram. LJP and JD(U) are leading in six seats and four seats respectively while Rashtriya Lok Samata Party...
  • Making efforts to form Third Front government: JDU May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Janata Dal United on Monday said it is making efforts to form a Third Front government amidst its hope that non-NDA and non-UPA parties will come together realising the "challenge". JDU chief Sharad Yadav ruled out his party's support to NDA even if LK Advani is projected as...
  • BJP should look at its track record before attacking EC: Sharad Yadav May 10, 2014

    JDU chief Sharad Yadav on Saturday criticised the BJP for attacking the Election Commission over the denial of permission for a rally by Narendra Modi. He said the BJP unnecessarily inflated the issue. ...
  • Sharad Yadav slams Narendra Modi for using Lord Ram's picture on the stage backdrop at rally May 6, 2014

    Attacking Narendra Modi for using Lord Ram's picture on the stage backdrop at a rally, JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav on Tuesday charged that Ram Temple issue was BJP's hidden agenda and the party has chosen Varanasi as the epicentre to spread communalism in the country. "BJP's hidden agenda was Ram temple...