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Janata Dal (United): Political party in India
Janata Dal (United) abbreviated as JD(U) is an Indian socialist political party with political presence mainly in eastern and north-eastern India. JD(U) is recognised as a state party in the states of Bihar and Arunachal Pradesh and is a part of government in Bihar. JD(U) heads the government in Bihar and has remained the second largest party in Arunachal Pradesh. JD(U) won 16 seats in the 2019 Indian general election, making it the seventh largest party in the Lok Sabha. The party operates on the ideologies of socialism, secularism and integral humanism.

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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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Bihar Politics: Why Nitish Kumar ended his alliance with BJP, Know all about it | Oneindia News*News [Video]

Bihar Politics: Why Nitish Kumar ended his alliance with BJP, Know all about it | Oneindia News*News

As the JDU and BJP alliance in Bihar will finally be over with CM Nitish Kumar meeting the Governor and handing over his resignation, it's very important to understand what was the reason that led to..

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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 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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BJP's 'Eknath Shinde plan' in Bihar foiled by Nitish Kumar: JD-U leader makes BIG claim

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RCP Singh, once Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's go-to man, leaves Janata Dal (United)

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Presidential election: Will Nitish Kumar support BJP-led NDA candidate?

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'Enemy No.1 of north Indians': JD(U) opposes MNS chief Raj Thackeray’s Ayodhya visit

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Bihar Rajya Sabha by-election: JD-U fields Anil Hegde

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NDA numbers may dip in Rajya Sabha elections 2022, all eyes on party strategists

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'Someone's opinion not important': Bihar CM Nitish Kumar hits out at Prashant Kishor

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'Shivanand Tiwari working to help weak BJP-JD(U) govt': Congress slams RJD leader who targeted Rahul

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Bihar assembly polls: JD(U), BJP reach 122-121 seat-sharing deal

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Bihar Assembly Election 2020: BJP-JD(U) to make seat-sharing announcement today

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