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

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'PM Modi talking about temples instead of fighting hunger': RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari

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Day after Lalu, Nitish too leaves for Delhi, sparks debate

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar travels to Delhi for routine eye check-up, triggering speculation due to timing of RJD chief Lalu Prasad's visit. Nitish's visit may include meetings with opposition leaders. The..
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'India lost Cricket World Cup final because of PM Modi,' RJD chief Lalu Prasad says

RJD president Lalu Prasad blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for India's loss in the Cricket World Cup final against Australia. Lalu described Modi as an 'inauspicious person' and stated that the..
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'Will unseat Modi if doesn't grant special status to Bihar', Lalu declares

RJD chief Lalu Prasad has threatened to remove the Narendra Modi government if it fails to grant special category status to Bihar. The demand was recently approved by the Nitish Kumar cabinet. Lalu..
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Land-for-jobs scam case: Who is Amit Katyal, 'associate' of Lalu Prasad Yadav's family arrested by ED?

ED has arrested the "close associate" of the RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav after questioning and is expected to seek his custody for interrogation.
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As Nitish Kumar gets caught in controversy, clamour grows for Tejashwi as CM on his birthday

Clamour for “future CM” went louder as deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav, son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, celebrated his 34 birthdays among the party workers and well-wishers at the party office..
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Tejashwi slams Shah for questioning Bihar govt's caste-based survey

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has criticized Union Home Minister Amit Shah's comments on the caste-based survey conducted by the Bihar government. Yadav suggested that if Shah believes the survey is wrong,..
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Bihar's governing alliance goes all out to make surging onion prices a key poll issue

The soaring prices of onions in India have become a major political issue, with the ruling Grand Alliance blaming the Centre for failing to control inflation. The JD(U) party released a video..
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Opposition has set up industry for 'new ideas of graft': BJP

The BJP has accused opposition parties of creating an industry for generating new ideas for corruption. The party referred to the opposition bloc as the "Indian Notorious Dacoits of India Association"..
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Nitish drops fresh hint of passing the mantle to Tejashwi

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday dropped a fresh hint that he was looking forward to passing the mantle to his deputy Tejashwi Yadav. The JD(U) leader had last year said that the young RJD..
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Nitish Kumar dismisses speculations triggered by his mention of 'personal friendship' with BJP leaders

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar dismissed claims that his recent remarks were an attempt to mend ties with the BJP and put pressure on his current allies, the RJD and Congress. He clarified that his..
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The Politics of INDI Alliance Vs BJP on Bihar's Caste Census and beyond

The RJD and the JDU are trying to play politics on the basis of casteism but they will bite the dust.
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Big relief for Lalu Prasad: RJD patriarch, son Tejashwi Yadav granted regular bail in land-for-jobs scam

RJD patriarch Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav have been granted bail in the massive land-for-jobs scam by Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court.
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RJD neta's 'lipstick' remark sparks row

Senior RJD functionary Abdul Bari Siddiqui's remark that only "women with lipstick and bob-cut hair" would benefit from the women's reservation in Parliament and state assemblies has triggered a..
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RJD faces flak over 'lipstick' remark by top leader

The ruling RJD party in Bihar faced criticism after a top leader made derogatory comments about women's appearance while discussing the Women's Reservation Bill. Abdul Bari Siddiqui, a close aide of..
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Women's reservation bill: Poem recited by RJD MP Manoj Jha in Rajya Sabha triggers political storm

A small poem recited by RJD MP Manoj Jha during a debate on the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Rajya Sabha last week has now triggered political storm in Bihar with Grand Alliance leader and former..
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RJD, Uddhav Sena join Congress to slam new Parliament building

Some allies of the Congress party in India have joined in criticizing the new Parliament building, saying that it lacks the history and grace of the old building. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut referred to..
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Land-for-job scam: Sushil Kumar Modi says Lalu family can't escape punishment, GA allies call it 'political vendetta'

BJP MP Sushil Kumar Modi claims that the CBI has strong evidence against RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi, and their son Tejashwi Yadav in an alleged land-for-job scandal. The scam allegedly..
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Land for Job scam: Delhi court summons RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Bihar Dy CM Tejashwi Yadav

CBI had registered a case on May 18, 2022, against Lalu Yadav and others including his wife, two daughters, unknown Public servants and private persons.
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Women's Reservation Bill: Bihar Dy CM Tejashwi Yadav takes tough stance, warns Centre that...

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Nitish Kumar's JD(U) to support Women's Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha, Lalu Prasad's RJD non-committal


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RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on temple run amid Sanatan row

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been on a temple visit spree these days, triggering speculations if that is aimed at wooing the Hindu voters. On Sunday, Lalu accompanied by his wife, offered prayers at..
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'Delhi is India, this is Bharat': When Lalu Prasad spoke about the dichotomy

The use of "President of Bharat" instead of "President of India" in the G20 dinner invite has raised questions from the opposition parties. However, in a video of RJD chief Lalu Prasad using a neem..
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1995 double murder: Supreme Court awards life imprisonment to former MP and RJD leader Prabhunath Singh

The Supreme Court on Friday awarded life imprisonment to former MP and RJD politician Prabhunath Singh in a 1995 double murder case. The case pertains to the killing of two men on the day of polling..
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AAP eyes Bihar polls, RJD points to principles of INDIA alliance


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RJD neta convicted of twin murder; police, judicial officers put in dock


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Opposition MPs move notices in Rajya Sabha on Manipur violence

RJD MP Manoj Kumar Jha and AAP MP Raghav Chadha gave suspension of business notices in the Upper House over the situation in the northeastern state.
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Bihar caste survey: JDU, RJD claim victory; BJP hails HC verdict


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'Reason why he is visiting so many countries...': RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav takes a dig at PM Modi

The former Bihar chief minister made the remark when his comments were sought on Modi's "Quit India" jibe a few days ago when the PM had accused opposition parties, which have formed the new coalition..
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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, his deputy Tejashwi Yadav avoid media after returning from 2nd opposition parties meeting in Bengaluru

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, his deputy Tejashwi Yadav and RJD president Lalu Prasad on Tuesday avoided media in the state capital here after returning from the two-day second opposition parties’ meeting..
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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar accuses RJD MLC Sunil Singh of hobnobbing with Union minister Amit Shah


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Whoever gets to be PM should not be without a wife: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu, who was in New Delhi for a medical check-up, claimed that 17 Opposition parties would unite in Bengaluru and the alliance would wipe out BJP. When asked about the opposition's PM face and his..
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Key Nitish Kumar aide alleges BJP trying to repeat Maharashtra episode in Bihar

A key aide of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday rejected demands for Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav's resignation, following a CBI chargesheet against the RJD leader, and accused the BJP of trying..
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Slugfest as CBI names Tejashwi Yadav and parents in rail jobs scam

The CBI filed a chargesheet against Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav along with RJD chief and former railway minister Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and 14 others in the "land-for-jobs scam" in a Delhi..
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Lok Sabha Elections 2024: 15 political parties attend mega Opposition meet in Patna to form anti-BJP front

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar presided over the meeting flanked on either side by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.
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Lalu Prasad meets Nitish Kumar ahead of opposition meeting in Patna

Ahead of the non BJP leaders meeting at chief minister Nitish Kumar's residence on Friday afternoon, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) national president Lalu Prasad met Nitish on Wednesday evening and held a..
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Nitish holds back criticism, but ally RJD tears into BJP


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RJD, JD(U) to boycott new Parliament building inauguration

Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday declared that his Rashtriya Janata Dal will boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which is..
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Land-for-jobs PMLA case: Rabri Devi appears before ED for questioning

The 68-year-old Devi, wife of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, is recording her statement in this case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).Rabri Devi's children, including Bihar Deputy CM..
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Lalu Prasad reaches Patna after 7 months, Nitish Kumar calls on RJD boss

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called on Lalu Prasad, as the RJD supremo landed in his hometown after seven months, amid speculations that the two leaders will jointly work towards forging a..
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Now, Tejashwi Yadav faces criminal defamation complaint for calling Gujaratis 'thugs'

A criminal defamation complaint was filed against Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav in a court here on Wednesday over his alleged remark suggesting "only Gujaratis can be thugs in the current..
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Nitish, Tejashwi meet Mamata Banerjee as opposition unity efforts gather momentum

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Tejashwi Yadav met West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday amid ongoing efforts to unite the opposition parties ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha..
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BJP slams Rahul Gandhi, says Congress always opposed caste census

While campaigning in poll-bound Karnataka, Rahul Gandhi has been pressing for caste census, an issue on which Congress and other opposition parties including its allies in Bihar, JD(U) and RJD, are on..
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Gas all opposition leaders Nazi-style: RJD's Manoj Jha on CBI summons to Arvind Kejriwal


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At RJD’s iftar party, Chirag slams Nitish’s opposition unity bid


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4,000 ‘sold’ land for jobs during Lalu’s stint as rail minister? CBI set to expand probe ambit

The CBI is set to expand the scope of its investigation into the “land-for-jobs” scam with the investigators coming across what sources called “prima facie evidence” to suggest that around..
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Bail for Lalu, wife and daughter in jobs scam

A Delhi court granted bail on Wednesday to former Bihar CM and RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his wife, Rabri Devi, and daughter Misa Bharti in a case involving an alleged land-for-jobs scam. The court granted..
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Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi may appear before Delhi court on Wednesday

RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his wife and former CM Rabri Devi and their eldest daughter Misa Bharti may appear in a special CBI court in New Delhi in the land-for-jobs in railways case on Wednesday.
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'Rumours', says Tejashwi on ED claims that Rs 600cr 'proceeds of crime' detected during raids

Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday dubbed as "rumours" the claim of the Enforcement Directorate that proceeds of crime amounting to Rs 600 crore were detected during searches on..
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Land-for-job scam: CBI summons Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav for a second time

The CBI summon comes a day after the ED conducted a raid at the residence of Bihar Deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav in Delhi in connection with the land-for-job case.
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