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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, Jharkhand and Kerala. The party was founded in 1997 by Lalu Prasad Yadav.

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Bihar cabinet expansion: 31 ministers take oath, RJD gets 16 berths | Oneindia News *News [Video]

Bihar cabinet expansion: 31 ministers take oath, RJD gets 16 berths | Oneindia News *News

CM of Bihar Nitish Kumar on Tuesday expanded his cabinet, with 31 ministers taking oath. Out of the 31 ministers who took oath, 16 belonged to the RJD which included Lalu Prasad Yadav’s older son Tej..

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Akhilesh Yadav: 'BJP taught lesson by socialists in Bihar, UP will follow' | Oneindia news *Politics [Video]

Akhilesh Yadav: 'BJP taught lesson by socialists in Bihar, UP will follow' | Oneindia news *Politics

The recent turn of events in the politics of Bihar left the entire country glued to their screens. Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state post breaking all ties with the BJP and..

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Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM, says not eying for PM post in 2024 | Oneindia News *News [Video]

Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM, says not eying for PM post in 2024 | Oneindia News *News

Janta Dal United or JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar on Wednesday took oath as the CM of Bihar for the 8th time, a day after he parted ways with the BJP in the state. RJD leader and son of Lalu Prasad Yadav..

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BJP-JD(U) Alliance Crumbles, Nitish set to Resign| OneIndia News *News [Video]

BJP-JD(U) Alliance Crumbles, Nitish set to Resign| OneIndia News *News

According to initial reports, the tensions simmering between the BJP and the JD(U) reached their pinnacle, with the parties et to break their coalition government. #Bihar #coalitiongovernment..

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Nitish Kumar's party meet today | 4 times when Nitish changed parties | Oneindia news *Politics [Video]

Nitish Kumar's party meet today | 4 times when Nitish changed parties | Oneindia news *Politics

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has called for an all party meet today i.e Tuesday amid the speculations of a rift with the Bhartiya Janata Party. All eyes are on Bihar today as Kumar has signalled..

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Nitish Kumar to convene JDU meet, speculations of rift with BJP increases | Oneindia news *Politics [Video]

Nitish Kumar to convene JDU meet, speculations of rift with BJP increases | Oneindia news *Politics

Amid speculations of rift with the Bhartiya Janata Party, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is all set to convene a meeting of all Janata Dal (United) legislators and parliamentarians on Tuesday...

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Lalu, Nitish meet Sonia; say focus on uniting opposition parties to defeat BJP

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav met Congress president Sonia Gandhi here on Sunday and pitched for bringing all opposition parties together to defeat the BJP in..
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Bihar chief minister Nitish, RJD supremo Lalu meet Congress president Sonia

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi here in a bid to unite Opposition parties to take on the BJP in the 2024 general..
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'Amit Shah has gone crazy': RJD chief Lalu Yadav slams Home Minister for attacking Bihar govt

The RJD and JD(U) had recently joined hands to form the Bihar government after CM Kumar broke away from the BJP-led NDA.
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'BJP will be wiped out': Lalu before leaving for Delhi

RJD president Lalu Prasad on Saturday predicted a wipe-out for the formidable BJP, displaying his characteristic swagger that remains diminished in the face of old age, failing health and legal..
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Tejashwi Yadav dubs Amit Shah's speech 'comedy show'

Hours after Union home minister Amit Shah accused Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar of "backstabbing" the BJP to join the RJD and cautioned people about the return of 'jungle raj', deputy CM Tejashwi..
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'Nitish Kumar must hand over CM post to Tejashwi Yadav, open political ashram': RJD vs JDU in Bihar

Tiwari made the remark at a party meeting.
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Jagdanand Singh re-elected RJD's Bihar president

Singh, considered close to party chief Lalu Prasad, was the only one to file his nomination for the post, said Tanveer Hasan, the returning officer of the election. "Tuesday was the last date for the..
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Tejashwi Yadav had threatened CBI, Nityanand Rai: Bihar BJP chief

Talking to reporters a day after a Delhi court issued a notice to Yadav on the CBI's plea, Jaiswal alleged that the RJD leader had "threatened" sleuths of the agency and Union minister of state for..
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CBI moves Delhi Court over Tejashwi Yadav's bail in IRCTC scam case

The RJD leader and his mother Rabri Devi were granted bail in the case in 2018.
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Special status for 'all backward states' if united opposition comes to power at Centre: Bihar CM Nitish

"All the backward states" would be granted a special-category status if the united opposition comes to power at the Centre, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said on Thursday. His party JD(U), which..
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Day after calling himself 'choron ka sardar', Bihar minister stands by his remark; BJP asks 'what does that make CM?'

Former Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi said that the remarks were proof that the government was running at the behest of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav.
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Congress still the largest opposition party, Nitish and Lalu will meet Sonia Gandhi: Tejashwi Yadav

Yadav also said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav would meet Sonia Gandhi after she returns from abroad.
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RJD's ex-MLC's son allegedly grabs Patna DSP's collar, tears his uniform

Incidentally, the incident took place hours after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar claimed that he is not running "Jungle Raj but Janata Ka Raj".
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Bihar: RJD leader Vijendra Yadav shot dead in Rohtas, no arrest yet

Bihar: There is a suspicion of murder over old enmity. None of the criminals has been arrested yet.
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Manipur has become 'JD(U)-free'; BJP will 'very soon' break JD(U)-RJD alliance in Bihar: Sushil Modi

A day after five Janata Dal (United) MLAs from Manipur merged with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), party leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday said that the state has become JD(U)-free. He..
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Demoted, 'tainted' Bihar minister Kartik Kumar quits

In a fast-paced political development in Bihar, 'tainted' RJD minister Kartik Kumar resigned on Wednesday, hours after being shifted from law department to the rather low-profile sugarcane department..
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Bihar minister Kartik Kumar, accused in kidnapping case, resigns amid protests

Kartik Kumar, an RJD MLC, became the state's law minister in the new Nitish Kumar government. He is an accused in a 2014 kidnapping case.
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Telangana CM KCR meets Nitish Kumar & Tejashwi Yadav in Patna

Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday met his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar, deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav and other senior leaders of the grand alliance in..
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Resort politics takes over Jharkhand: CM Hemant Soren, ruling party MLAs seen leaving on buses, facts here

Hemant Soren and JMM-Congress-RJD MLAs were shifted to a new location on Saturday.
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CBI raids RJD netas on day of Bihar floor-test

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'Aisa koi saga nahi', 'dil ke armaan': Know cheeky jibes that marked BJP vs JD(U)-RJD showdown in Bihar Assembly

The war of words between the BJP and the grand alliance was replete with one-liners and couplets. Here is a look at some interesting repartees:
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Inside Bihar assembly, Tejashwi Yadav fumes at BJP over CBI raids

Stung by raids on a number of RJD leaders, Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Wednesday called the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the..
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DNA Explained: What is 'land for jobs' scam in which Lalu-Tejashwi aides are facing CBI heat?

The RJD termed the CBI action as a "witch hunt" with Tejashwi's mother Rabri Devi saying that the Centre was afraid of the Mahagathbandhan government.
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Ahead of Nitish Kumar's litmus test, CBI raids residence of RJD MLC Sunil Singh in Patna

Commenting on the raids, RJD MLC and Chairman of Biscomaun Patna, Sunil Singh said the raids are intentional.
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'No new cars, greet people with namaste, adab': Tejashwi Yadav comes out with code of conduct for RJD ministers

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Will give befitting reply at appropriate time: CM Nitish Kumar on ‘jungle raj’ claims

Nitish, whose first response to the row over RJD's Kartik skipping a court appearance to take oath as minister on Tuesday was that he didn't know about the case, said the government was now "looking..
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Nitish Kumar is like 'woman abroad who change their boyfriends very often': Kailash Vijayvargiya on Bihar CM's flip-flop

Nitish Kumar ended a nearly three-decade alliance with the BJP and rejoined hands with the RJD-led grand alliance to form a new government in Bihar.
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'Aree Choddiyee...': Nitish Kumar reacts after RCP Singh says JD(U) will merge with RJD

RCP Singh said he was keeping 'all options open', including a formal entry into the BJP.
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All options open, including joining BJP: RCP Singh

Former JD(U) national president RCP Singh, who was in the eye of a political storm in Bihar, on Thursday said he was keeping "all options open", including a formal entry into the BJP. The former Union..
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New Bihar law minister skips court hearing to take oath; CM Nitish Kumar draws BJP flak

The re-engineered coalition between JD(U), RJD, Congress and others claimed the CM was unaware of the legal tangle involving Kartik, but it did little to keep BJP at bay. "If it was a mistake, then..
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72% of Bihar mantris face criminal cases: ADR

​​Overall, RJD has 17 ministers, followed by 11 from JD(U), two from Congress, one from HAM(S) and one minister who is an Independent MLA. While the ADR report is based on the affidavits submitted..
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"Modi ko hatana hai": RJD chief Lalu Yadav vows to oust 'dictatorial' govt in 2024 LS polls

Lalu was speaking to reporters about the 2024 general elections, in which the Modi-led BJP government at the center hopes to complete a hat-trick.
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'Modi ko hatana hai': Lalu Prasad's first comments after development in Bihar

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Wednesday slammed the BJP government at the Centre as "dictatorial" and vowed to oust PM Narendra Modi from power in the 2024 general elections. The comments are his first..
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Social engineering mastered in Bihar Cabinet? RJD moves beyond Muslim-Yadav strategy, Nitish banks on old formula

Tejashwi attempted to implement its "MY (Muslim-Yadav)-plus" strategy, Nitish chose to stick to his reliable OBC-EBC-Dalit-Upper caste combination.
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Bihar cabinet expansion: Tejashwi's brother Tej Pratap Yadav to be a minister? Know list of probable names

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Bihar cabinet expansion today: Tejashwi Yadav likely to get Finance, Health; Nitish to retain Home, Education

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Bihar: Nitish cabinet expansion today; nearly 30 ministers to be inducted

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PM Modi’s corruption fight call may push agencies into top gear

Just before that CBI had arrested Bhola Yadav, Bihar MLC and a close aide to Lalu Prasad, in connection with the sensational “land-for job” scam pertaining to the RJD strongman’s tenure as..
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Bihar Cabinet expansion tomorrow: RJD to get lion's share; Nitish likely to retain Home, Tejashwi may keep Finance

The ceremony will be held around 11.30 am at the Raj Bhavan. Kumar and his deputy -- RJD's Tejashwi Yadav -- took oath on August 10.
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Tejashwi Yadav vs Giriraj Singh: Know how RJD's '10 lakh jobs' promise sparked war of words on Twitter

Tejashwi Yadav and Giriraj Singh have entered into a Twitter spat over an old video of the RJD leader promising 10 lakh jobs in Bihar if voted for.
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Raksha Bandhan 2022: Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav celebrates rakhi with sister Misa Bharti, pics go viral

Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav celebrated Raksha Bandhan with his sister and fellow RJD leader Misa Bharti on Friday, August 11.
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Bihar war of words: Giriraj Singh vs Tejashwi Yadav

Union minister Giriraj Singh taunted Tejashwi Yadav for being unable to fulfil the promise of providing one million jobs, that the Rashtriya Janata Dal leader had made as a chief ministerial candidate..
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Eye on caste & regional balance as RJD may get up to 18 berths, JD(U) 13-14

RJD patriarch Lalu Prasad’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav is tipped to join his sibling Tejashwi Yadav in the new Bihar ministry that will have 16 to 18 faces from the party, sources said on Thursday..
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Mahagathbandhan in power, but Nitish-Tejashwi want floor test on August 24: Why a gap of two weeks?

The JD(U)-RJD-Congress alliance wants to change the Speaker first, unwilling to risk anything even though it looks comfortable on paper.
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BJP says it fears return of ‘goondaraj’ under Nitish-Tejashwi government

Staging a protest outside their party headquarters here on Wednesday, senior functionaries of Bihar BJP expressed fear that general misrule and ‘goondaraj’ will return to the state under grand..
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