Patna: First time since he sucker-punched the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar less than a month ago leaving Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Congress, and some in his own party shell-shocked, Janata Dal – U leader and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday gave reasons for his 'betrayal' to the media reporters.
Patna: Former Chief Minister of Bihar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Rabri Devi on Tuesday accused the Nitish government of trying to muzzle the voice of her party by refusing to give the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) the status of opposition in the state Assembly.
Patna: Business in Patna and elsewhere in the state was disrupted on Tuesday due to a day-long strike by the government banks, including Grameen Banks and Cooperative Banks, following call for a strike by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU).
Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, unveiled yet another money scandal involving Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family members – this time accusing his wife and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi of acquiring six kattahs of land in exchange for the top post in the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) for one person and a place in the Bihar Legislative Council for another.
Patna: Police in Patna arrested 15 men on a slew of charges, including disturbing peace outside the Chief Minister's residence on Saturday, after they breached the security details on 1 Anne Marg when Nitish Kumar was holding meeting with his party members to announce his party's decision to officially join the BJP-led NDA.
Patna: Two months after she was voted into the office of Patna's mayor, Sita Sahu on Sunday admitted there had been irregularities in drainage work in the state capital leading to massive water-logging in many areas.
Patna: The man who in 2014 had declared that he had just about had it with politics and was taking 'lifelong sanyas' from it, came out of his self-imposed retirement on Sunday when former MP Shivanand Tiwari returned to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) fold after party President Lalu Prasad Yadav named him as the RJD's new national Vice President.
Patna: The Sharad-less faction of the Janata Dal – U led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a function in Patna on Saturday, officially joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA even as the former party President Sharad Yadav was holding a parallel event elsewhere with a handful of rebel leaders claiming his faction was the 'real' JD-U while the one led by Kumar was the JD-U owned by the BJP.
Patna: Former President of the Janata Dal – U Sharad Yadav, now in the danger of losing his political standing in Bihar as well as his seat in the Rajya Sabha, held a parallel event called 'Jan Adalat' at Patna's Sri Krishna Memorial Hall on Saturday to lash out at his former friend Nitish Kumar and to show he still had enough support in Bihar to split the party in half with him being the real leader of the JD-U.
Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) activists and a handful of Sharad Yadav supporters created a ruckus outside the Chief Minister's residence in Patna on Saturday where Nitish Kumar was holding a meeting of his party members to announce his decision to formally join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA.
Patna: Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) leader and MP from Madhepura Pappu Yadav, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, in view of the grim flood situation in the state, demanded to declare Bihar a national disaster zone so relief work could be accelerated to save lives in the flood-hit districts.
Patna: Ashok Kumar Chowdhary, Congress state President and former Education Minister in the Nitish-led Mahagathbandhan government, on Saturday, threw his party's weight behind embattled Janata Dal – U leader Sharad Yadav saying the entire Congress Party was with the former JD-U president who feels betrayed by Nitish Kumar.
Patna: Flood situation in North Bihar remained grim on Wednesday with official death toll rising to 72 though unofficially, the number is said to be in excess of almost twice as much.