Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator from Bankipore Nitin Navin on Thursday lodged an FIR against Bihar Excise and Prohibition Minister Abdul Jalil Mastan for asking his supporters to beat a photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with shoes and sandals.
Patna: A delegation of NDA leaders led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Patna on Thursday met with Governor Ram Nath Kovind and handed him over a memo demanding immediate removal of Excise and Prohibition Minister Abdul Jalil Mastan from Nitish cabinet for insulting the Prime Minister of India.
Patna: For the second day in a row, NDA leaders in Bihar disrupted the state Assembly to build pressure on the Nitish administration to sack Prohibition and Excise Minister Abdul Jalil Mastan for making disparaging remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Patna: A day after the Prohibition and Excise Minister Abdul Jalil Mastan hit the headline for urging his supporters to beat the picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with shoes and chappals after calling the PM a 'dacoit', opposition leaders led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) created a ruckus in the state Assembly on Wednesday demanding dismissal of the minister from the Nitish cabinet.
Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, talking to reporters outside Bihar Assembly on Wednesday, said that if Prohibition and Excise Minister Abdul Jalil Mastan was not sacked by Chief Minister, the party would be forced to organize protest at district level starting March 4.
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday flagged off six mobile vans, or 'Beti Rakshak Raths' to spread awareness about infant mortality that continues to plague Bihar in spite of several steps taken by the Nitish administration in the past.
Patna: Abdul Jalil Mastan, Bihar Excise and Prohibition Minister and a protégé of notorious criminal-turned-politician Mohammed Shahabuddin, kicked up a row when a video of him calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a 'dacoit' and urging people to beat pictures of the PM with sandals and shoes surfaced on Tuesday.
Patna: Bihar Assembly on Tuesday was rocked by the Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) paper leak scandal as opposition demanded blood saying Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was fully aware of those responsible for the scam but was sheltering them to protect his own government.
Patna: Business in Patna was disrupted on Tuesday due to the day-long strike by the government banks and though private banks were to remain open, union leaders representing various nationalized banks threatened them to shut down their branches or 'face the consequences'.
Patna: More than 500 Anganbari workers in Patna on Tuesday protested outside Patna Collectorate demanding monthly salary instead of daily wage and permanency in their job as was promised by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during his campaign speech in 2015.