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RJD to contest assembly polls in Assam, Kerala, West Bengal; JD(U) to go solo in two states

IndiaTimes Friday, 26 February 2021
Bihar’s both leading regional parties- Lalu Prasad-led RJD and CM Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) on Friday gird up their loins to contest the forthcoming assembly polls in other states, soon after the Election Commission announced schedule for assembly polls in five states namely Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and West Bengal.
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Kerala Kerala State in southern India

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Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan demanded legal action against Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Viijayan, and used word 'Covidiot' for him. V Muraleedharan said, "'Covidiot' you know what it means. There's no other word that can be used for a CM who continuously violates COVID protocol. As per doctors of Calicut Medical College, Kerala CM tested positive on April 4 and on April 6 voted without following protocols that a primary contact person have to follow even if we consider it was not known to him as COVID positive."

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Assam Assam State in northeast India

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West Bengal West Bengal State in Eastern India

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Rashtriya Janata Dal Rashtriya Janata Dal Political party in India

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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on March 25 slammed JDU government in Bihar over the action against opposition MLAs and sharply criticised Bihar Special Armed Police Bill 2021. "Bihar Police has become JDU's and Nitish Kumar's Police. Officers and CM should realize that we aren't BJP that we'll be scared of batons. Nitish Kumar will have to take back the black law or amend it," Tejashwi said.

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'Nirlaj Kumar Ji' has lost all shame: Tejashwi Yadav

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav expressed his anguish over marshalling out of opposition MLAs from Bihar assembly and didn't hold back to slam Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. RJD leader seek apology from Bihar CM or else announced boycott of assembly for remaining tenure. "Nitish Kumar should know that governments change. MLAs were abused and beaten inside the Assembly yesterday. If Nitish Kumar does not apologise for the incident, we may boycott the Assembly for the remaining tenure. 'Nirlaj Kumar Ji' has lost all shame," said Tejashwi Yadav.

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Janata Dal (United) Janata Dal (United) Political party in India

Fresh churn in Bihar politics: Upendra Kushwaha's RLSP merges with Nitish's JDU [Video]

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In a fresh, albeit expected, twist in Bihar politics, Upendra Kushwaha-led Rashtriya Lok Samata Party announced a merger with ruling Janata Dal (United). Subsequently, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced the appointment of Kushwaha as JD(U)'s national parliamentary board chief. The latter had quit JD(U) in 2013 and formed the RLSP. Kushwaha was part of the NDA during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and was eventually made a Union minister. However, he quit in 2018 due to differences in a seat sharing formula for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. He was also a part of the Opposition 'mahagathbandhan' in Bihar before exiting the alliance ahead of state elections in 2020. Watch the full video for more.

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RLSP merges with JD(U) [Video]

RLSP merges with JD(U)

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Lalu Prasad Yadav Lalu Prasad Yadav Indian politician


Bihar Bihar State in Eastern India

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Increased beds capacity in hospitals: Bihar Health Minister on COVID surge [Video]

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Nitish Kumar Nitish Kumar Indian politician

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Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on April 09 said he is in a favour of the COVID-19 vaccination to journalists of all age groups after the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases in country. "I am in the favour of the vaccination of journalists of all age groups. They go everywhere to cover news and should be included among frontline workers," CM said.

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Amid COVID-19 surge in the country, Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on April 09 informed that people coming by trains from Maharashtra will be tested for COVID-19 at the railway stations in the state. "For those from Bihar who are returning to the State due to the current COVID19 situation, arrangements are being made for them. Those coming by trains from Maharashtra will be tested for COVID-19 at the railway stations," CM said during a press conference in Patna. Bihar has reported around 1900 fresh cases of COVID in last 24 hours.

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