Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar resigned from his post of Chief Minister of Bihar on July 26, 2017. Kumar cited irreconcilable differences with ally RJD on the issue of corruption charges against his deputy Tejashwi Yadav. This is the second time that Nitish Kumar has resigned from his post as the Chief Minister of the state. His first resignation came in 2014 after his party JD(U) suffered a drubbing in the general elections. In the run up to the Bihar assembly elections, Nitish Kumar had forged an alliance with Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), in a bid to outweigh BJP in the state elections. The alliance had registered a massive win and Kumar became the Chief Minister for the third consecutive time. Meanwhile, during his tenure, Nitish Kumar fulfilled his poll promise of banning liquor. The decision has earned him criticism from Opposition leaders, economists, experts and political commentators alike.
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BJP MP's son arrested for consuming liquor

Bihar: Son held for drinking, BJP MP Hari Manjhi claims police ‘targeting’

Gaya police said they arrested three youths based on a breath analyser test and found alcohol in their blood samples beyond permissible limit.

Plagiarism row: Ex-scholar of JNU moves Delhi High Court, wants Nitish Kumar to be summoned

Atul Kumar Singh alleged that a book published by Patna-based Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) through its Member Secretary Shaibal Gupta and endorsed by the Bihar Chief Minister, was a plagiarised version of his research project.

If anything happens to me or my family, home ministry will be responsible: Rabri Devi after security cut

If anything happens to me or my family, home ministry will be responsible: Rabri Devi after security cut

Rabri Devi said, “The security was revoked at 9 in the night. See what the govt is doing? It is a conspiracy to get me and my family killed.”

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In Champaran, PM Modi praises Nitish govt’s sanitation scheme, flags off first high-speed locomotive

PM Narendra Modi said the sanitation and cleanliness drive was a people’s movement and it was the largest such campaign in any country.

narendra modi in bihar

Narendra Modi in Champaran highlights: Our govt has stopped the culture of suppressing files, says PM

Narendra Modi in Champaran LIVE Updates: The PM’s visit comes at a time when relations between JD(U) and BJP have frayed following the violence during Ram Navami celebrations and the Nitish Kumar-led party has also demanded special category status for Bihar.

Between The Faultlines: In Nitish backyard, a town sees its first Ram Navami rally, and a street battle

District officials took the stand that the clash couldn’t be called “communal” because it was primarily a clash between police and those in the procession. But Anandi Prasad, senior VHP and Bajrang Dal functionary, claimed that the first stones were thrown by Muslims.

Opposition to liquor ban is an anti-poor stance: Nitish Kumar

Opposition to liquor ban is an anti-poor stance: Nitish Kumar

In an apparent reference to a spate of communal flare-ups witnessed recently in the state, Kumar also made it clear that the rule of law will be upheld under his watch.

Justice Rajinder Sachar seamlessly blended a life in law with public action

Slipping away

For the BJP, the pre-eminent party in the country and part of the ruling alliance in Bihar, it is important that it reprimand and take strong action against party members who attempt political mobilisation on grounds that are against the letter and spirit of the Constitution.

How communal pot has simmered Bihar since Nitish Kumar’s NDA return

Since July 2017, when the JD(U) led by Nitish Kumar broke its alliance with the RJD-Congress and went back to the NDA, there have been 200 incidents of communal tension, as many as 64 this year alone.

Aurangabad clashes: BJP worker behind Ram Navami rally flees custody

Also named in three FIRs: BJP district spokesperson, an ABVP leader, an RJD youth leader, four Muslim councillors; most of those booked are aged 30 or below.

Bihar govt committed to preserving communal harmony, says Nitish Kumar

The chief minister came down heavily on the opposition accusing it of trying to fish in troubled waters. “If you stall the proceedings of the House over such developments, you end up accentuating social tensions,” he said.

Opposition to liquor ban is an anti-poor stance: Nitish Kumar

Not given up demand for special status, says Nitish Kumar

The chief minister also said his government had ensured communal harmony and betterment of all communities and that he strongly believed in “taking all sections of the society along”.

PIL against Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Supreme Court dismisses PIL against Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

The lawyer has sought cancellation of Nitish Kumar’s membership of the state Legislative Council in accordance with the Election Commission’s 2002 order that it was mandatory for candidates to disclose criminal cases against them in their affidavits.

PIL against Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Buoyed by Bihar bypoll results, RJD seeks Nitish Kumar’s resignation

“The voters have rejected ‘double engine’ governments of NDA at the Centre as well in Bihar. Hence, Nitish Kumar should tender resignation,” leader of Opposition Tejaswi Yadav said.

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I stand vindicated: Sharad Yadav on NDA’s losses in bypolls

“People are feeling suffocated and waiting for a change of government at the Centre as they believe that they made a blunder in 2014,” Sharad Yadav said.