Days after Bihar Assembly election results were revealed, Janata Dal (United) chief Nitish Kumar was selected to retain the Chief Minister's mantle in a meeting of legislators of the National Democratic Alliance.
All MLAs of the alliance partners - JD(U), BJP, HAM(S), and VIP - reportedly attended the meeting.
In the recently concluded election, the NDA managed to retain power by bagging 125 seats in the 243-member Assembly, but the BJP upstaged JD(U) by winning more seats - 74 and 43 respectively.
The opposition Mahagathbandhan alliance - consisting of RJD, Congress, and Left parties among others - won 110 seats.
As Nitish Kumar revealed his plan to take oath on November 16, RJD's Manoj Jha said that a person whose party won just over 40 seats shouldn't dream of becoming the CM and a 'spontaneous alternative' will emerge in the state soon.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Governor Phagu Chauhan visited Patna Sahib Gurudwara on occasion of Guru Gobind Singh's birth anniversary. They offered prayers there on the occasion. Guru Gobind Singh was the 10th Sikh Guru and the day is celebrated to mark his birth anniversary.
Ailing Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav was airlifted to Delhi from Jharkhand's Ranchi. He was brought in the national capital's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on January 23. Lalu Yadav was referred from Ranchi's Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on the advice of state medical board.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was being shifted to AIIMS Delhi from RIMS Ranchi on January 23 on the recommendation of the State Medical Board. RIMS Ranchi issued Yadav's health bulletin and informed "his condition remains the same and he is stable. His COVID test came out negative, blood report shows normal infection, HRCT chest scan reflect pneumonia".
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav will be shifted to AIIMS Delhi as his health has been deteriorated. His son and party leader Tejashwi Yadav arrived at RIMS in Ranchi to meet him. He said, "His health (Lalu Yadav) has deteriorated, he is facing breathing difficulty. I have come to see the reports after which the further decision, that will be taken, will be told to you."
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and his mother Rabri Devi visited Ranchi's RIMS hospital to check on jailed party chief Lalu Yadav's health. Lalu Prasad Yadav, whose health condition deteriorated, has been diagnosed with lung infection. Prasad's elder daughter and Rajya Sabha MP Misa Bharti reached Ranchi and met her father. Senior party leaders from the state were also seen making a beeline at the hospital. "Our family wants better treatment for him. Doctors to analyse what treatments can be provided here after all test reports come. He has already undergone heart surgery earlier and only 25% of his kidney is functional. He has also been diagnosed with pneumonia and he is facing difficulty in breathing. His situation is serious," Tejashwi said. On Thursday, the jailed RJD chief's developed breathing trouble with congestion in his chest. The former Bihar chief minister has been convicted in the fodder scam cases.
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War of words between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav over the former’s comment during the Bihar poll rally. Tejashwi Yadav recalled Nitish’s comment on children. Yadav took a jibe at Bihar CM in the state assembly too. CM Nitish reacted to the statement and said his comments earlier concerned the fertility rate. Kumar also lost his cool on the Bihar Assembly floor on Friday. Kumar called Yadav a ‘liar’ and asked for actions against the RJD leader. Watch the full video for more details.
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While addressing the press conference in Patna on January 10, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav spoke on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's statement over National Democratic Alliance (NDA) alliance for Bihar polls. Yadav said, "It is tit for tat. If you look at Nitish Kumar ji's history, be it George Fernandes, Digvijaya Singh or our party- whom did he not betray?. He came to power through back door, he has thirst for power." "The destruction of Bihar by him is for everyone to see. Nitish Kumar is a bargainer, a blackmailer. He is not a leader. He is not for people, he is for himself," Yadav added.
JDU leader KC Tyagi lashed out at the BJP over the defection of 6 JDU MLAs to the BJP in Arunachal Pradesh. ‘We express anguish over six JD (U) MLAs from Arunachal Pradesh joining BJP. This is not a good sign for alliance politics,’ Tyagi said during a press conference. He also attacked the BJP over the Love Jihad law in several BJP ruled states and said that the JDU does not support such divisive laws. ‘An atmosphere of hatred and division is being created in the country in the name of 'love jihad'. Provisions of the Constitution and CrPC give freedom to two adults to choose life partners of their choice irrespective of one's religion or caste,’ the senior JDU leader said. Earlier Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar downplayed the exit of the MLAs and said that ‘they have gone their own way’. JDU is part of the NDA government in Centre and won Bihar election in a pre-poll alliance with the BJP. Watch the full video for all the details.
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BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on December 28 said that CM Nitish Kumar agreed to become Chief Minister of Bihar on request of Janata Dal (United), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) leaders. He said, "Nitish Kumar didn't want to be the Chief Minister (of Bihar). BJP and JDU leaders told him that we fought the poll on his name and vision and said that people had voted for him. In the end, he accepted to become the Chief Minister on request of JDU, BJP and VIP leaders." On JD (U) MLAs joining BJP in Arunachal Pradesh, Sushil Modi said, "Leaders of JD (U) have said that whatever has happened in Arunachal Pradesh will not affect the alliance in Bihar and Bihar government. BJP-JD(U) alliance in Bihar is unbreakable. The government will work for 5 years under the guidance of Nitish Kumar."
Janata Dal (United) showed anguish after their MLAs joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Arunachal Pradesh. He said, "We express anguish over six JD (U) MLAs from Arunachal Pradesh joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). This is not a good sign for alliance politics."
Rahul Gandhi continued his tirade against the Modi government on the second day of his Tamil Nadu visit. Addressing a roadshow in Karur area, Rahul Gandhi accused the Modi government of attempting to destroy the agriculture sector of the country with the three new farm laws. ‘Imagine that one of the laws clearly states that farmers can't go to court to protect themselves,’ Rahul Gandhi said. The Congress leader further alleged that the PM Narendra Modi-led central government's wrong policies are responsible for ruining the country's economy, which left the youth jobless. He further alleged that the BJP and RSS have no respect for Tamil language, culture or history. Watch the full video for all the details.
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BJP-RSS ideology keeps spreading hatred throughout the country and over last 6 years people see a weakened and divided India, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Tamil Nadu's Karur on January 25. "If we look at the nation and we see what Prime Minister has done over last 6 years, we see a weakened India, a divided India. An India where BJP-RSS ideology keeps spreading hatred throughout the country. Our biggest strength, economy has been demolished," said Rahul Gandhi.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi targeted Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur. Gandhi is leading the Congress party’s campaign ahead of state elections. Gandhi called RSS 'knickerwallahs', a reference to their old uniform. Congress is invoking 'Tamil pride' to defeat AIADMK-BJP combine. Congress will contest elections in alliance with DMK. “We will not allow Narendra Modi to destroy the foundation of India...He doesn't understand that only Tamil people can decide the future of Tamil Nadu. 'Knickerwallahs' from Nagpur can never ever decide the future of the state,” said Gandhi. Watch the full video for more.
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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on January 21 informed that Mahagathbandhan will hold 'Kisan Jagruk Saptaah' (Farmers Awareness Week) to "educate" them about Centre's farm laws. The 'Kisan Jagruk Saptah' will be held for a week from 24th January to 30th January. "People, especially farmers of Bihar, will be made aware during the Saptah," he added. Yadav announced the information after a meeting of constituents of Mahagathbandhan today.
While addressing the press conference in Patna on January 10, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav said, "We have decided that on Martyrs' Day (January 30) all parties of 'Mahagathbandhan' will form a human chain. It will be done till Panchayat level. Government is trying to make those residing in villages and indulging in farming, unemployed, youth is unemployed despite having a degree." "After 2006, farmers have started becoming labourers. In Bihar, migration has not stopped. This is a major issue," he added.
Speaking to ANI in Patna on December 27, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader, Shivanand Tiwari said, "The way Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is behaving is problematic for his party. It was much needed for Nitish Kumar to remain in the position as BJP is hatching a conspiracy. He has wisdom and can calculate next step." "Although, his calculation went wrong when he left Mahagathbandhan," he added.
Ahead of the voting for the post of Speaker post, RJD MLAs created ruckus in Bihar Vidhan Sabha on November 25. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav showed rulebook to pro-tem Speaker Jitan Ram Manjhi. During the..
Massive ruckus was witnessed in the Bihar Assembly during the election for the post of Speaker. RJD MLAs led by Tejashwi Yadav objected to the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and minister Ashok..
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