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Rashtriya Janata Dal: Political party in India
The Rashtriya Janata Dal is an Indian political party, based in the northern state of Bihar. The party was founded in 1997 by Lalu Prasad Yadav.

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Lalu Prasad shifted to RIMS director's bungalow amid COVID-19 fear [Video]

Lalu Prasad shifted to RIMS director's bungalow amid COVID-19 fear

Former Chief Minister of Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav has been shifted to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) director's bungalow on Wednesday (Aug 05) in view of his clinical safety arising..

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Tejashwi Yadav demands court-monitored CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case [Video]

Tejashwi Yadav demands court-monitored CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case

While speaking to ANI in Patna on August 04, the leader of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Tejashwi Yadav spoke on Bihar government recommending Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in Sushant Singh..

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Sushant death case: Nitish govt letting Bihar Police get insulted, says Tejashwi Yadav [Video]

Sushant death case: Nitish govt letting Bihar Police get insulted, says Tejashwi Yadav

RJD Leader and main opposition leader in Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav, on August 03 reacted on the current situation of Bihar Police in alleged suicide case of Sushant Singh Rajput by saying that the Bihar..

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Tejashwi Yadav visits flood-affected Madhubani, says 'CM Nitish is missing' [Video]

Tejashwi Yadav visits flood-affected Madhubani, says 'CM Nitish is missing'

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav visited flood-affected areas in Bihar's Madhubani on July 22. He visited Madhepur Block of Madhubani district and donated money among affected. Parts of..

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Tejashwi Yadav visits flood affected areas in Darbhanga [Video]

Tejashwi Yadav visits flood affected areas in Darbhanga

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav visited flood affected areas in Darbhanga on July 22. Due to severe rainfall, villages in Darbhanga have been flooded and most of them have submerged in water. He distributed..

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Bihar to become 'global hotspot' of COVID-19: Tejashwi Yadav [Video]

Bihar to become 'global hotspot' of COVID-19: Tejashwi Yadav

RJD leader and Leader of Opposition in Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav on increasing COVID-19 cases in the state said that Bihar is gradually going to become a global hotspot of COVID-19. He said, "As state..

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Bihar govt manipulating COVID numbers: Tejashwi Yadav [Video]

Bihar govt manipulating COVID numbers: Tejashwi Yadav

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on July 18 alleged that the Bihar government is manipulating COVID-19 numbers in the state. "COVID-19 testing in Bihar is the lowest in the country. The..

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Sattarghat Bridge collapse: 'Blacklist contractor', demands Tejashwi Yadav [Video]

Sattarghat Bridge collapse: 'Blacklist contractor', demands Tejashwi Yadav

RJD leader, Tejashwi Yadav took a dig at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after the collapse of Sattarghat bridge Gandak river in Gopalganj district. He said, "The Bridge which took 8 years for construction..

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Bihar Health Minister denies Tejashwi's allegations regarding mishandling of bodies in Patna hospital [Video]

Bihar Health Minister denies Tejashwi's allegations regarding mishandling of bodies in Patna hospital

While speaking to media in Patna on July 09, the Health Minister of Bihar, Mangal Pandey spoke on video posted by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav alleging mishandling of bodies in..

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Tejashwi Yadav lashes out at Bihar govt, says 'CM residence turned into hospital while poor are suffering' [Video]

Tejashwi Yadav lashes out at Bihar govt, says 'CM residence turned into hospital while poor are suffering'

Patna Medical College issued an order to deploy six doctors, three nurses, and a ventilator at the official residence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, after Secretary of the Health Department..

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We apologise for our mistakes: Tejashwi Yadav on RJD rule in Bihar [Video]

We apologise for our mistakes: Tejashwi Yadav on RJD rule in Bihar

Bihar Assembly's opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav lashed out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led government on July 2 during an event, while also admitting the mistakes done during the rule of his..

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RJD stages cycle march protest against fuel price hike issue in Patna [Video]

RJD stages cycle march protest against fuel price hike issue in Patna

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav along with party workers held cycle march protest in Patna on June 25. The demonstration was held to mark protest against fuel..

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Tejaswhi Yadav fumes after RJD not invited to all-party meeting on China situation [Video]

Tejaswhi Yadav fumes after RJD not invited to all-party meeting on China situation

Bihar's Leader of Opposition, Tejashwi Yadav, on RJD not being invited to all-party's meeting on India-China face off demanded an answer from Rajnath Singh. He said, "Rashtriya Janata Dal is the..

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India-China face off: Wreath laying ceremony of Havildar Sunil Kumar held in Patna [Video]

India-China face off: Wreath laying ceremony of Havildar Sunil Kumar held in Patna

Wreath laying ceremony of Havildar Sunil Kumar, who lost his life in Galwan Valley clash, was performed at the Patna Airport on June 17. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi, state BJP president..

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Lalu Prasad shifted to RIMS director's residence amid Covid fear

Jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad was on Wednesday shifted from the paying ward of the RIMS to the residence of its director to protect him from exposure to coronavirus, a senior official said.
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Lalu Prasad tests negative for Covid-19; three of his attendants diagnosed positive

Jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad, currently undergoing treatment at a Ranchi hospital for multiple ailments, has tested negative for Covid-19, a senior doctor at the facility said on Monday.
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JD(U) holding ‘vulture rallies' in Bihar, says Lalu Prasad; ruling party hits back

Slamming the ruling JD(U) in Bihar, RJD president Lalu Prasad on Sunday termed the state's Covid-19 situation as "pathetic, chaotic and explosive", and claimed the party was holding "vulture rallies"..
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Sushil Modi rebukes Tejashwi over 'jamaat' jibes at BJP

Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi Thursday slammed RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav for indirectly drawing parallels between the explosion of COVID-19 cases at the state BJP headquarters here and..
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Chirag Paswan says holding Bihar polls during Covid pandemic will put people at risk; JD(U) differs

BJP ally LJP on Friday joined the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal in expressing concern over holding the Bihar assembly polls amid a spread of Covid-19 cases, with its president Chirag Paswan saying it..
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Laluji very important in the phase the country is going through, says Tejashwi Yadav at RJD's foundation day

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday said that his father and senior party leader, Lalu Prasad Yadav, is very important in the phase the country is going through.
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No rift in NDA, will fight Bihar Assembly polls together: MoS Home Nityanand Rai

Union Minister for Home affairs Nityanand Rai, on Sunday, while addressing a virtual rally in Purnea, Bihar, hit out at the Congress and RJD for spreading rumours that all is not well within the NDA..
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Lalu Prasad seeks bail ahead of Bihar assembly elections

Jailed former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad has applied for bail in the Chaibasa treasury fraudulent withdrawal case in the run-up to the Bihar assembly polls.
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Tejashwi Yadav seeks to wash away RJD's sins with an apology; NDA smirks

The younger son of Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi sought to rouse public sympathy by asserting "no wrongdoings took place under my watch" referring to the less than two years long period when he served as..
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Bihar polls: Tejashwi Yadav apologises for 'mistakes' during RJD's 15-year tenure

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday apologised for committing any mistakes during RJD's 15 years in power in Bihar but also said that nobody can deny that party supremo Lalu..
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In 15 years, there have been 55 scams in Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav slams Nitish govt

"No action or inquiry has been undertaken against any official or a political leader by the government," RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav said.
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Blow to RJD as Bihar unit vice-president quits party


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In blow to Lalu ahead of polls, 5 of RJD’s 8 MLCs join JD(U)

Bihar’s main opposition party RJD suffered twin jolts on Tuesday with one of its founders, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, quitting the vice-president’s post and five of its total eight MLCs forming a..
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RJD in turmoil, Grand Alliance in disarray ahead of legislative council polls


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20 parties to attend PM's all-party meet on India-China border situation

At least 20 political parties are likely to attend the all-party meeting, called by PM Modi to discuss the situation at the border areas with China that is scheduled to be held on Friday at 5 pm,..
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RJD authorises Lalu Prasad to select candidates for Council polls in Bihar

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Thursday authorized the party's national president Lalu Prasad for nominating candidates for the Bihar Legislative Council polls scheduled to be held on July 6.
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Ahead of Amit Shah's rally, RJD beats utensils in protest

Hours before Union home minister Amit Shahs virtual rally in Bihar on Sunday, RJD leaders and workers staged protests, beating utensils and blowing conches against what their leader Tejashwi Yadav..
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RJD observes Garib Adhikaar Diwas; Tejashwi Yadav slams 'double engine govt' for 'torturing' poor

"Not only RJD but Bihar's labourers, farmers, unemployed people and others are clanging utensils in protest. The double engine government has tortured them mentally, physically and financially. We..
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Nityanand Rai tears into RJD for observing 'Garib Adhikar Diwas', says party has done nothing for poor

"Does RJD have a right to observe 'Garib Adhikar Diwas', the party has sucked the blood of the poor! Persecuted the poor! Due to the misrule of RJD in Bihar, there has been a mass migration of the poor..
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Cracks in RJD-led alliance over CM face


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Fissures appear in Bihar Grand Alliance over meeting between non-RJD leaders

Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday accused the RJD, helming the five-party Grand Alliance of which his Hindustani Awam Morcha is a part, of adopting a policy of 'ekla chalo'..
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RJD to observe 'Garib Adhikar Diwas' on the day of Shah’s digital rally


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Lockdown: Toddler's failed attempt to wake up dead mother leaves internet, conscience shaken

A toddler's vain attempt to wake up his dead mother from eternal sleep on a railway platform in Bihar's Muzaffarpur on Wednesday presented the most poignant picture of the massive migrant tragedy..
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Arrest JDU MLA in 2 days, else will march from Patna to Gopalganj: Tejashwi Yadav to Bihar govt over attack on RJD leader


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After political slugfest deepens over Congress’s offer to pay for migrants, ally RJD follows suit in Bihar, Left slams Modi government


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Covid-19: Decision on Lalu's parole awaited, son Tejashwi says 'I am worried'

With the Jharkhand government yet to decide on giving parole to jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, leader of opposition in Bihar assembly Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday expressed concern over reports of..
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Covid-19 testing 'abysmally low' in Bihar; Nitish govt hoping 'fire will douse on its own': Tejashwi

Covid-19 testing is "abysmally low" in Bihar, health infrastructure is in a shambles and medical supplies procurement "very slow", RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav alleged on Monday and asked the Nitish..
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Bihar opposition leaders assail PM Modi for skipping 'real issues' in his address to nation'

PM Narendra Modi urging people to light candles or diya on April 5 to defeat coronavirus, on Friday evoked sharp reaction from opposition leaders in Bihar. State’s main opposition party the RJD said..
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Allies leave Cong to fend for itself, scuttle plans to boost RS numbers

Congress had urged DMK in Tamil Nadu, JMM in Jharkhand and RJD in Bihar for support so that it could field candidates despite lacking the numbers. While DMK would have to concede a seat that it can win..
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Spat between allies RJD, Congress over Rajya Sabha seat

There is tussle between allies Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal for a Rajya Sabha seat from Bihar with the former claiming the same while the latter denying that there was ever any “commitment” to..
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In veiled barb against Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, RJD legislators bring caged rat to Bihar assembly

Speaking to the media, Former chief minister Rabri Devi said, "This government blames rats if important files, medicines or liquor goes missing, so we have caught the rat & brought it to Assembly for..
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Lalu Prasad's RJD announces its new national team, Rabri Devi retains VP post


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Do they want to turn India into Pakistan, Giriraj Singh asks Congress, RJD

Citing instances of alleged "hate speeches" by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen's Asaduddin Owaisi, his brother Akbaruddin Owaisi and party leader Waris Pathan, Union Minister Giriraj Singh on..
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Congress stakes claim to one Bihar RS seat, NCP to 2 from Maha Share

While Bihar Congress’ strength of 26 MLAs is short of the minimum 35 votes required to win a Rajya Sabha seat, the party wants RJD (with 82 MLAs and in a position to win two RS seats) to transfer its..
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Sharad Yadav rules himself out as CM nominee of opposition alliance in Bihar, bats for Tejashwi

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Row over BPL status of owner of RJD's Yuva Kranti Rath', JD(U) seeks answers from Tejashwi over 'fraud'

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CPI, RJD workers 'purify' Ambedkar statue 'defiled' by Giriraj Singh in Bihar's Begusarai

CPI and RJD workers claimed that Ambedkar statue was "defiled" by Giriraj Singh, the Begusarai MP known for his hardline Hindutva.
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CBI wants Lalu’s bail junked, SC seeks his reply

The Supreme Court on Friday sought RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s response to a CBI petition challenging the Jharkhand High Court decision granting him bail in a fodder scam case. The CBI argued that the HC..
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4 Bihar oppn leaders hold ‘secret’ meet without Cong, RJD


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Congress registers lowest vote percentage in Delhi

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Delhi Assembly Elections 2020: Full list of Congress-RJD candidates

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Delhi assembly elections: How it is Kejriwal versus all

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RJD MLA attends JD(U)'s feast, lauds Nitish Kumar, creates ripples in political circles of poll-bound Bihar


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In its first cabinet meet, Hemant Soren govt withdraws sedition cases in 'Pathalgadi' movement

While Hemant Soren took oath as state's chief minister, Congress' Rameshwar Oraon and RJD's Satyananda Bhogta took oath as cabinet ministers.
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Confident that new Jharkhand govt would work for all: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday expressed confidence that the new coalition government in Jharkhand would work for all and usher in an era of peace and prosperity. Gandhi attended the..
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BJP, AJSU could have won 40 seats as allies

The BJP-AJSU combined vote share of 41.5% was six percentage points higher than the JMM-Congress-RJD tally of 35.4%. With a gap of that magnitude, you would generally expect a clear majority, but that..
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Hemant Soren meets Jharkhand governor, stakes claim to form government

JMM working president Hemant Soren accompanied by leaders of his party, the Congress and the RJD -- which comprised the opposition alliance in the assembly polls -- called on Jharkhand governor at Raj..
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Hemant Soren stakes claim to form govt in Jharkhand, to take oath as CM on Dec 29

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Hemant Soren elected JMMLP leader

JMM working president Hemant Soren was on Tuesday formally elected the JMM legislature party leader, a party source said here. Soren, who was projected as the chief ministerial candidate of the..
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