This will also be the first time that JD(U) chief and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar shares stage with Modi after his return to the NDA fold. The last time Nitish shared stage with Modi as a part of NDA was at a 2009 rally in Haryana.
Responding to Piyush Goyal’s remarks Thursday, Nitish Kumar told The Indian Express he had always maintained that “full electrification of railway engines” was “not practical and possible” at this stage.
The decision was taken at a recent law and order meeting in Patna, where it was decided that district administrations will take a final call on immersion of Durga idols in the particular district by midnight of Saturday-Sunday.
This was proposed as the second large meeting of the community after the Kurmi Chetna rally in 1994. It was this meeting in Gandhi Maidan after which Nitish, who is from Kurmi community, emerged as a pan-Bihar leader.
“We will discuss the matter with the Union Railway Minister. I believe high-capacity diesel engines will still be in high demand, and total electrification of railway engines will take some time. If efficient diesel engines are produced, they will have demand worldwide," Nitish Kumar said
“Simultaneous Lok Sabha and Vidha Sabha polls, as also civic polls, would save not only recurrent election expenses but would give ample time to the elected governments to focus on governance," Nitish said
"When I met CM Nitish Kumar a week before the split, I asked him if he wants me to resign. He said no but insisted that I offer my version on the allegations against me. In retrospect, I think even my resignation would not have resolved the issue," said Tejashwi Yadav.
Holding Lalu in an embrace onstage was Sharad Yadav, the JD(U) rebel who declared, without naming Nitish, that the man who was once his “shadow” would now be punished for breaking the mahagathbandhan in Bihar by a new grand alliance at the Centre.
Wary of a less-than-satisfactory turnout due to the flood situation in the state, the party has got all its MPs, former MPs, legislators and key leaders from every region to gather as many people as is possible to make the rally successful.
Leader of Opposition in Assembly Tejashwi Prasad Yadav and former health minister Tej Pratap Yadav have been doing good complimentary job for their father, who always takes a rally as a reviving force every time he is forced to wall.
The Bhagalpur Central Cooperative Bank suffered on two counts — first, by the illegal transfer of its own funds to Srijan’s accounts and also by most self-help groups of Sabour and adjoining blocks which would have otherwise opened their account in the cooperative bank.
Verma’s sister-in-law Rajrani Verma, who is also on the executive committee, has been booked. Four other members of the executive committee — Jasima Khatoon, Rani Devi, Sunita Devi and Suna Devi, are villagers. They have also been booked.
"We have so far arrested 18 people --- these include the district cooperative officer and the district welfare officer, besides the district magistrate's stenographer and two bank officers," said Manoj Kumar, Bhagalpur's Senior Superintendent of Police
Over the past two days, the SIT has raided the premises of former state vice president of BJP Kisan Morcha Bipin Sharma and RLSP district president Deepak Verma and seized documents. Both Sharma and Verma are at large
It was also DM Ramaiah who directed the Sabour BDO to allot the block’s 24,275 sqft land on lease for 30 years on rent of Rs 2,400 per year on consideration of the NGO “doing social work in rural areas”. Rabri Devi was the Bihar CM between 2000 and 2005
An investigation by The Indian Express shows that Rs 275 crore was siphoned off from the Land Acquisition Department, while the Mukhyamantri Nagar Vikas Yojana and Health Department deposited Rs 10.26 crore and Rs 10.75 crore with Srijan respectively.
An investigation by The Indian Express shows that at the heart of the scam is Srijan founder Manorama Devi, who allegedly operated right under the government’s nose, sharing the stage with ministers and flaunting her links with senior bureaucrats, businessmen and politicians.
Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Limited, providing vocational training to women and selling pickles, allegedly pilfered funds from Bhagalpur district administration’s various accounts for at least half a dozen welfare schemes.
No train has plied between Guwahati and New Delhi via Bihar with tracks under 2-3 ft water. Most trains to the Northeast are being terminated at Katihar. Now with the road link snapped, trucks are stranded on either side of the highway for up to 20 km.