UPENDRA KUSHWAHA

  • Ramvilas Paswan, Upendra Kushwaha lead Run for Unity 5 hours 57 minutes ago

    Bihar: Union ministers Ramvilas Paswan and Upendra Kushwaha on Friday promoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative on Sardar Patel and led the run for unity in honour of the "iron man" in the state. Paswan's son and LJP MP Chirag Paswan and district level BJP leaders joined people from different walks...
  • JD(U) will be blanked out in assembly bypoll: Kushwaha August 3, 2014

    RSLP president and Union Minister of State for Rural Development Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday hit out at the JD(U) claiming that it has completely lost touch with the masses and would be blanked out in the August 25 Assembly bypoll in Bihar. "The JD(U) is no longer a political party as...
  • JD(U) will be blanked out in Assembly bypoll: Upendra Kushwaha August 3, 2014

    RSLP president and Union Minister of State for Rural Development Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday hit out at the JD(U) claiming that it has completely lost touch with the masses and would be blanked out in the August 25 Assembly bypoll in Bihar. "The JD(U) is no longer a political party as...
  • NDA leaders attend Iftar party by Ram Vilas Paswan July 28, 2014

    Several NDA leaders attended the Iftar party organised by Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan at the state headquarters of the Lok Janshakti Party. Paswan greeted and welcomed everybody on the occasion and prayed for development and prosperity of the nation as well as Bihar. Rashtriya...
  • Large section of people in 5 states still do not use toilets: Government July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A large section of people in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh have neither built toilets at their homes nor use them as they continue to remain unaware about the benefits of using lavatories, the government said on Monday. Minister of State for Drinking Water...
  • Government to continue with MNREGA scheme July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Noting that there are variations in demand for work under MNREGA, Government on Monday said that it would continue with the rural job scheme. The Government also informed Rajya Sabha that an action plan has been formulated to improve the implementation of MNREGA. "There are variations in demand for...
  • Ensure 100 per cent immunization for encephalitis: Harsh Vardhan June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerned about the large number of encephalitis deaths in the country, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday asked officials to target 100 per cent immunization of children. The health minister said that the drive to eradicate encephalitis should replicate the Pulse Polio campaign. The minister's remarks came after the...
  • Upendra Kushwaha, an antiNitish force in Bihar May 26, 2014

    A former close supporter of outgoing Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Upendra Kushwaha helped NDA make inroads in backward castes voters in Bihar in the current Lok Sabha poll. Elevated to the post of Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly in 2004 in his very first outing as MLA from Jandaha...
  • I am stumbling block for Narendra Modi, says Nitish Kumar March 29, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said he is "a stumbling block" for BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. "Modi thinks that I am a stumbling block for him," he told media persons minutes before leaving on his election campaign. Nitish Kumar was speaking in reference to Modi who hit out...
  • BJP ally RLSP announces candidates for two Bihar seats March 18, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s ally in Bihar, the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), on Tuesday announced candidates for two of the 3 seats it is contesting in the Lok Sabha polls in the state. RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha, who released the first list, said the party has decided to field...
  • BJP legislators upset after being denied tickets for Lok Sabha elections March 15, 2014

    Six BJP legislators, including two vocal supporters of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, expressed their displeasure after being denied tickets for the Lok Sabha election. Legislators Giriraj Singh and Ashwani Kumar Choubey are unhappy a day after the party announced 25 of 30 candidates for the polls. The BJP will contest...
  • LS polls: Many smaller parties will join BJP, asserts Jaitley February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)leader Arun Jaitley on Monday asserted that several smaller parties will join hands with the party in the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. In his blog he said, "Never since 1989 have we seen such enthusiasm in the Party rank and file....
  • LS polls: Impetus to BJP in Bihar as RSLP joins NDA, talks on with LJP February 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) got a major boost ahead of the crucial general elections when it managed to get two more parties on board in Bihar. While the BJP formally announced former Janata Deal United MP Upendra Kushwaha's Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) was...
  • LS polls: BJP joins hands with Upendra Kushwaha's Rashtriya Lok Samata Party February 23, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to increase its OBC vote share ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) joined hands with Upendra Kushwaha's Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP). RLSP will contest three seats in Bihar. Kushwaha, however, didn't confirm the three places where his party will...
  • Ex-JD(U) leader Upendra forms a new political party March 3, 2013

    Patna: A month after quitting the Rajya Sabha seat as well as the Janata Dal (United)'s primary membership, senior leader Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday launched political party the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party with a pledge to oust the NDA government in Bihar. Kushwaha unveiled the name and flag of his party...
  • JD(U) leader Tyagi files nomination for RS from Bihar February 2, 2013

    Patna: KC Tyagi, senior JD(U) leader and close confidante of party president Sharad Yadav, on February 2 filed nomination for the lone Rajya Sabha seat vacant from Bihar following resignation of rebel leader Upendra Kushwaha. Tyagi filed his nomination at the state legislative council in the presence of Sharad Yadav and...
  • Rebel JD(U) MP who voted for FDI to resign from RS, party December 9, 2012

    Patna: Rebel JD(U) Rajya Sabha member Upendra Kushwaha, who voted in favour of FDI in multibrand retail against the party stand, on Sunday announced that he would resign as MP and also from the party. "I have decided to quit my membership from Rajya Sabha and also from JD(U) to...