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As Jitan Ram Manjhi opts out, RJD turns sceptical of smaller parties and leans toward Congress
The party is not willing to give too much importance to smaller parties like RLSP of Upendra Kushwaha, VIP of Mukesh Sahni and other smaller parties but instead would like to keep its focus more on their traditional alliance of RJD — Congress and the Left parties.
Party should contest equal number of seats with JDU in Bihar to boost morale: BJP MPs to Nadda
During their meeting with Nadda in Delhi on Sa...
Jharkhand HC defers Lalu Prasad's bail plea hearing in a fodder scam case to Sept 11
The Jharkhand High Court on Friday deferred to September...
Tejashwi, Tej Pratap, Pappu Yadav booked for violating COVID- 19 protocol during protest against farm bills
The three leaders were booked on Friday along with 150 others and an FIR was lodged at the Kotwali police station on the basis of a complaint by the magistrate deputed to oversee the situation, the police said.
CPI, CPI(M), RJD join hands for Bihar assembly polls
Another left party, CPI (ML), which also has a presence in Bihar, has separately initiated talks with the RJD for entering into an electoral pact. The other members of the opposition alliance are the Congress, Rashtriya Loktantrik Samata Party (RLSP) and Vikassheel Insan Party (VIP).
In setback for Tejashwi Yadav, Upendra Kushwaha set to exit opposition alliance over leadership issue
On Thursday, Kushwaha called an urgent meeting of all party leaders in Patna and made it clear that leadership of RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav was not acceptable to him, indicating he was on his way out from the opposition alliance.
In poll season, parties from both sides gear up to make farmer’s issue a poll subject in Bihar
On Monday, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had said that the farm bills are in the interest of the farmers. His party, JD(U), had supported the bills in Parliament.
Bihar assembly election: Political events of the past three months
Smaller players such as Pappu Yadav and new entrants like Yashwant Sinha are believed to be weighing their options and how they can fit into any anti-Nitish Kumar alliance or cobble up a third front.
Election Commission to set dates for declaring criminal record
Existing EC guidelines say that every candidate must declare their criminal antecedents three times before an election -- in a national daily and two regional language newspapers. Candidates and parties were, however, seen as trying to time the advertisements in such a way that this got the least public attention, defeating its very purpose.
BJP, JD(U), and LJP to fight upcoming Bihar polls together, said J P Nadda
Nadda's remarks at a virtual meet of the Bihar BJP comes amid a bitter war of words between Kumar's JD(U) and Chirag Paswan-headed LJP.
Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi's HAM quits Grand Alliance in Bihar ahead of polls
The decision was taken after a meeting of HAM leadership in Patna. HAM was launched in 2015 and was part of the NDA in the assembly elections that year. The party won one seat out of 20 it contested. In 2019, the part was part of the UPA and could not win a single Lok Sabha seat.
Shyam Rajak joins RJD after being expelled from the JDU
A day after being expelled from the ruling JDU, Bihar’s former industry minister Shyam Rajak joined the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) at the residence of former CM Rabri Devi in Patna on Monday afternoon.
Shyam Rajak sacked as Bihar minister, expelled from JD(U) over anti-party activities
Shyam Rajak has been sacked from the state cabinet and he has also been expelled from the party for six years for his anti-party activities. Speculation was rife that Rajak may leave the JD(U) as he was not happy with his party and Industries Secretary S Siddharth with whom he had differences over running the department.
Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approves AIIMS, airport for North Bihar
The Centre had earlier assured people of Bihar that flight operations from Darbhanga airport, which is nearing completion, will begin from next month before the Chhat Puja festival.
Allow gathering of 100-200 instead of 50 persons: Bihar BJP to Election Commission
BJP has suggested to the Election Commission that the number of people who attend public campaign meetings be raised from 50 to 100-200 and the expenditure limit of candidates be increased from the existing Rs 28 lakh.