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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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Heated debate likely as Lok Sabha to vote today on citizenship Bill

The bill has sharply divided political and intellectual opinion, with Congress, TMC, Left, other ‘secular’ parties like DMK, SP, BSP and RJD as well as liberal commentators opposing religion being..
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Jharkhand HC rejects Lalu Prasad's bail plea

In a setback to RJD supremo, the Jharkhand high court on Friday rejected bail application of jailed Lalu Prasad in a fodder scam case. Lalu Prasad has been convicted in four multi-million fodder scam..
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After Tejashwi-Tej Pratap spat, infighting among RJD old guard


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Lalu Prasad Yadav re-elected as RJD president for 11th consecutive term

Yadav was sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment in the fodder scam case.
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Mayawati accuses BJP of discriminating against dalits, tribals, backward classes, Muslims

Mayawati, who was campaigning for her party for the coming Jharkhand assembly polls, also attacked the Congress and the RJD accusing them of looting Jharkhand during their regimes. The five-phase polls..
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Congress, SP, RJD do not work for people: Yogi Adityanath

Addressing a poll meeting here in Garhwa district, Adityanath said problems of the people would be solved when there are governments of the same party at the Centre and in the states. " Leaders of the..
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Jharkhand elections: BJP made efforts for Naxal-free state, says PM Modi

Modi also attacked the alliance of Congress, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) saying that their only agenda was to misuse the resources of the state.
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Congress, allies driven by lust for power: PM Modi at Jharkhand poll rally

Mounting a blistering attack on the Congress-JMM-RJD alliance in Jharkhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday alleged that their "self-seeking" past governments were driven by the "lust for power"..
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Tejaswi Yadav draws flak for birthday celebration in plane

Jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad's younger son, Tejashwi Prasad Yadav was at the receiving end of opposition ire on Monday after pictures of his 30th birthday celebration in a..
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Ram and Rahim are all one: Tej Pratap on Ayodhya verdict

Welcoming the Supreme Court verdict in Ayodhya case, RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav said here on Friday that 'Ram' and 'Rahim' are one and all people should stay united. "I welcome the Ayodhya verdict...
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Congress, JMM announce seat-sharing formula for Jharkhand Assembly polls, Hemant Soren CM face

JMM, Congress and RJD will fight on 43, 31 and 7 seats respectively.
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Tejashwi spends time outside Bihar because of prohibition in state: JD(U) leader

Hitting back at RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav after he alleged that "liquor mafia" roam in Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's residence, JD(U) leader R C P Singh said the former deputy chief minister..
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Flood not a natural calamity, but result of Nitish Kumar's failure, says RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav


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EC announces Rajya Sabha bypolls for 2 seats

The seat in Bihar was vacated by the death of noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani, who was a Rajya Sabha member from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), earlier this month.
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Bihar Gathbandhan spar over bypoll seats

Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Hindustan Awam Morcha, on seat-sharing for the upcoming Assembly by-polls in Bihar seems to be gaining heat.
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Congress open to Nitish Kumar's entry into alliance, RJD says no way

The JDU has also made it clear that no request has been made by the RJD to enter the alliance
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Jethmalani's demise loss for nation, legal fraternity: Lalu Prasad Yadav

RJD national president Lalu Prasad on Sunday paid "sincere tributes" to former Union minister and noted jurist Ram Jethmalani, with whom he had shared a personal bond which eventually resulted in a..
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Lalu Prasad's condition not stable, kidneys not functioning properly: Doctor

RJD chief Lalu Prasad is not stable as his kidneys are not functioning properly and blood sugar and blood pressure are fluctuating, a senior doctor attending to him said on Saturday. The former Bihar..
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All still not well within Bihar 'Mahagathbandhan'; RJD, HAM cross swords


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Politics continues over Grand Alliance leadership in Bihar

RJD spokesperson Mrityunjay Tiwari says that everyone has accepted Tejashwi and he has proved to be a universal leader in the Lok Sabha elections
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Opposition leaders take a flight to Srinagar, make a point

The delegation comprising Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and K C Venugopal from Congress, Tiruchi Siva of DMK, Trinamool’s Dinesh Trivedi, NCP’s Majeed Memon, Left leaders Sitaram..
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Rahul Gandhi-led opposition delegation not allowed to visit Srinagar, sent back from airport

Congress, CPI, DMK, RJD, TMC, NCP and JD(S) were part of the opposition's all-party delegation.
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Rahul Gandhi-led opposition delegation sent back from Sringar airport, not allowed to enter city

Congress, CPI, DMK, RJD, TMC, NCP and JD(S) were part of the opposition's all-party delegation.
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Opposition delegation including Rahul Gandhi leave for Srinagar

A delegation of Opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi left for Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, days after the Centre abrogated Article 370 which gave special status to the state. Parties like..
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Opposition demands release of J&K leaders

Several leaders of opposition parties, including the DMK, Congress, Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi party, Left parties, Loktantrik Janata Dal and Rashtriya Janata Dal raised slogans demanding..
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Tej Pratap Yadav plays Shiva again even as party youth get caned on roads

The RJD leader has reportedly set off for Deogarh despite his fellow workers being brutally beaten by the police
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Sushil Modi rakes up fodder scam in House, leaves RJD fuming


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Nitish Kumar's visit to opponent RJD leader's home creates ripples in Bihar's political circles


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Fodder scam: Lalu Yadav granted bail in Deoghar Treasury case

The Jharkhand high court Friday granted bail to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in a fodder scam case, but the former Bihar chief minister will remain in jail as he is also serving sentence in two other..
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Lalu Prasad granted bail in fodder scam case, but to continue to remain in custody for other crimes

The Jharkhand High Court on Friday granted bail to former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad in a fodder scam case involving illegal withdrawal of funds from the Deoghar treasury.
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Ex-RJD leader Ali Ashraf Fatmi to join JD(U) soon

Fatmi says that he will try his best to strengthen JD(U)
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Opposition parties unite, say Karnataka and Goa crises assault on statute

Claiming that the political crises in Karnataka and Goa were a threat to democracy, opposition lawmakers, including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, held a protest in the Parliament complex on Thursday...
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ED files supplementary chargesheet against Misa Bharti, her husband

In connection with a money laundering case against RJD leader and RJD chief Lalu Yadav's daughter, Misa Bharti, and her husband Shailendra Kumar, the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday filed a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Tejashwi offered to resign, we turned it down: RJD MLAs

RJD legislators claimed on Thursday that Tejashwi Yadav had offered to resign as the leader of the legislative party, in wake of the drubbing in Lok Sabha polls, but the bid was vociferously turned..
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Differences surface between RJD, Congress in Bihar assembly

Fissures appeared in the Bihar grand alliance on Tuesday, with the RJD disrupting the question hour in the assembly over the death of children due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), but the Congress..
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'Missing' Tejashwi Yadav is back after undergoing treatment for injury

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav took to Twitter to explain his absence for several weeks as he was undergoing treatment for a ligament & ACL injury. Taking a dig at his political opponents, he said that he..
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AES deaths: RJD divided over demand for Nitish Kumar's resignation

RJD fails to adopt uniform strategy.
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RJD student wing protests against Bihar govt over encephalitis deaths

Amid slogans of "Nitish Kumar Murdabad" and "Mangal Pandey Isteefa Do", the protesting members demanded the immediate resignation of the state's Health Minister, Mangal Pandey.
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PM hosts dinner for MPs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hosted a dinner for all members of parliament, which did not see the presence of prominent leaders like Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav. MPs from..
IndiaTimes - Published

In absence of chief Lalu Prasad: RJD to take stock in July first week

Having failed to win even a single Lok Sabha seat in the state for the first time, the party, whose founder Lalu Prasad is serving a jail sentence in the fodder scam case, faces an uncertain future.
IndiaTimes - Published

Bihar: 2 local RJD leaders shot at in Muzaffarpur

Two local Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders were shot at by unknown assailants in Kanti area in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on Thursday.
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Lalu Prasad Yadav turns 72, but no takers for RJD's cake

Prasad's family members were conspicuous by their absence as party workers cut a 72-pound cake at the state headquarters in Patna and prayed for the health of their leader
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Bahujan Samaj Party says bye to Samajwadi Party, RJD winks at Nitish Kumar

The BSP chief, however, kept a window open saying it was not a permanent break and if in future the SP chief succeeds in bringing Yadav votes back in his fold, the alliance would continue.
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Parties like SP, BSP, RJD will shut shop by 2020: Ram Vilas Paswan

BJP ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan took a jibe at the opposition after BSP supremo Mayawati announced that her party will not contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly bypolls in a..
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Tejashwi-Tej Pratap's name missing in Rabri Devi's Iftaar party invite, sets tongues wagging

It is speculated that the move is aimed at placating the RJD leaders unhappy with the leadership of Tejashwi who led the Mahagathbandhan in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.
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