Patna: With signs of infighting within the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar surfacing in the aftermath of Uttar Pradesh election results, speculations of a change in Bihar's political alliance on the horizon gained momentum on the day of Holi when Central Minister of State and BJP leader Ram Kripal Yadav chose to celebrate Holi by visiting the homes of rival Janata Dal – U leaders Shyam Rajak and Sanjay Singh.

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Patna: Once known for his 'kapda-phaad' Holi along with the customary 'launda naach' on the occasion – a personal favorite of the RJD chief - Holi at Lalu Prasad Yadav's household this year was a very low key affair as the family limited itself to using only 'abir' (colored powder) in honor of the victims of severe hailstorm in the state that destroyed crops to the tune of several.

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Patna: With Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav rendered speechless following the crushing defeat of Samajwadi Party (SP)-Congress alliance in Uttar Pradesh, it was only a matter of time before an infighting within the Grand Alliance in Bihar erupted as members of the RJD, Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal – U, and Congress began pointing fingers at each other for the spectacular win of the BJP in the neighboring state.

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Patna: With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) getting a much-needed shot in the arm with convincing victory in both Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Assembly polls, party leaders in Bihar thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership while also putting the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav in their crosshair.

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Patna: Forced to eat his own words in the aftermath of total evisceration of Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls in the hands of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who pooh-poohed exit polls on Friday, refused to talk to the reporters on Saturday staying indoor as media operatives hung outside his home in Patna in the hope of getting a soundbite.

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Patna: Bihar Home Guard jawans in Patna on Thursday took out a rally between Sanjay Gandhi Stadium and Gardanibagh to demand for pay equal to the police force and other para-military outfits saying they were the ones who were in the line of fire most of the time and yet they were paid the least.

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Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at a function to mark the International Women's Day at Patna's Rabindra Bhawan on Wednesday, urged Janata Dal – U women's cell to intensify 'Beti Bachao' (Save the Daughters) campaign by spreading the message of gender equality in rural areas where sons are still favored over daughters.

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Patna: Art, Culture, and Youth Minister Shivchandra Ram, on the occasion of International Women's Day on Wednesday, inaugurated the first women's gym in the state capital, at the corner of Patna's Gandhi Maidan saying similar health facilities would be made available at all major parks in all districts.

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