Why Narendra Modi wants Nitish Kumar to remain his main opponent
Wed, Sep 02, 2015

The takeaway from Bhagalpur rally was clear that Modi was not going to digress from development agenda. He was not provoked with Lalu Prasad's posers at Patna rally on fervent caste appeal.

Nitish cheating Bihar, says Modi; CM replies PM disturbed with falling Sensex, GDP
Wed, Sep 02, 2015

Modi also accused Kumar and his new ally RJD chief Lalu Prasad, both products of the JP movement, of sacrificing the legacy of socialist icons Ram Manohar Lohia and Jayaprakash Narayan by aligning with Congress.

Bhagalpur rally: Some questions for PM Modi
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

The most obvious question for Modi is from Nitish Kumar who claimed that the PM’s Rs 1.25 lakh crore package announced at his last election rally, was nothing more than repackaging.

Bihar elections 2015: Grand Alliance show good but not so grand
Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Thanks to the cadres of the JD(U), RJD and Congress, the Grand Alliance did get a good crowd at its first joint show featuring all three star speakers - Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad and Sonia Gandhi.

Swabhiman rally: PM Modi target in joint Sonia-Nitish-Lalu attack
Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Top Opposition leaders including Sonia Gandhi today lashed out at the Narendra Modi government for "doing nothing other than 'show-baazi'" by slashing allocations to all major social security schemes like MGNREGA.

Grand alliance’s show of strength in Patna: Sonia Gandhi to attend alliance rally today
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Sources said Sonia Gandhi confirmed her participation a day after Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav opted out of the rally — the first joint show of strength of the alliance.

Nitish Kumar’s 7-point agenda targets Bihar youth
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

Nitish Kumar's announcement comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to set up a mega-skill university in Bihar.

Nitish Kumar’s Arvind Kejriwal symbolism looks good but unease in allies RJD, Congress
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Nitish will have to make a choice and do the balancing act he has been doing for sometime. He perhaps wants the best of both worlds

Bihar polls: From Nitish turf, Kejriwal targets PM Modi
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Calling the Central government “confrontationist”, Arvind Kejriwal accused it of deliberately giving a thumbs down to Delhi government’s every move.

Patidar Protests: In Bihar, Nitish and Lalu for, Sharad against Patel reservation
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Reminded about Nitish’s support to lead agitator Hardik Patel, Sharad Yadav said: “That is Nitish Kumar’s stand. I hold reservation is for the poor and deserving”.

86% of PM Modi’s Rs 1.25 lakh cr package old projects: Nitish Kumar
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

He termed the PM’s package an “outrageous act of auctioning the trust of the people of Bihar”.

In Modi versus Nitish battle, ‘Shotgun’ Shatrughan Sinha shoots himself in the foot
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

On his part, Shatrughan Sinha has been peeved at not being given any key role in the 2015 Bihar assembly poll campaign.

Bihar polls- Disquiet in NDA: allies bargain hard
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

While the LJP has demanded 75 seats, the RLSP wants 66 seats for itself. Former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi has reportedly put forth a demand of 40 seats.

Bihar polls: In changing equations for Yadav belt, growing BJP and unknown Pappu
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Murho, centre-stage of the Yadav-dominated politics around the Kosi belt is now at a crossroads with the BJP emerging a possible alternative after the NDA split.

Bhagalpur riots: Face of victims waits for a job and a pension
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

“Hindu rioters killed my parents and cut my leg, a Muslim soldier married me and deserted me,” she adds.

Who can return our homes now, ask Bhagalpur riot survivors
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Bhagalpur survivors unimpressed by recommendation that govt return land sold by Muslims in distress

Paswan best choice for NDA CM candidate: Shatrughan
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Paswan, however, rushed to clarify that he had never been in contention and Sinha had only expressed his individual opinion.

To counter Narenda Modi, Nitish Kumar kicks off projects worth Rs 19,500 cr
Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Sunday's programme came five days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced sanctioning of a whopping Rs 1.25 lakh crore package for the poll-bound state.

Amit Shah stuck in Patna lift for 35 mins, BJP cries conspiracy
Sat, Aug 22, 2015

Senior BJP leader and former Union minister C P Thakur called it a “conspiracy”. “The kind of politics we see in Bihar, we cannot rule out conspiracy,” said Thakur.

In Bihar, it’s your development versus my development
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

The Nitish model has looked impressive in comparison with Lalu raj, going head to head with Modi is a different ball game

With economic package, a jungle raj warning, Narendra Modi seeks the Bihar vote
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Addressing rallies in Ara and Saharsa, Narendra Modi mounted a direct attack on Nitish Kumar, saying he “compromised self-respect and pride of Bihar” by going to the UPA govt for just Rs 12,000 crore after walking out of the NDA.

Nitish Kumar says Bihar no longer BIMARU…why go to a doctor then: PM Modi
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Lashing out at Kumar, Modi said he has "sat in the lap" of Congress which had jailed Jayaprakash Narayan and called it a "betrayal" with the socialist leader.

Nitish Kumar-led alliance’s new worry: MIM could be the spoiler in Bihar
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Another spoiler in the region could be the NCP which left the Grand Alliance after being allotted only three seats against its demand for 12.

Asaduddin Owaisi’s Kishanganj rally makes JD(U), RJD and Congress nervous
Mon, Aug 17, 2015

JD (U) Rajya Sabha MP and national spokesperson KC Tyagi said, "So long as Owaisi does not officially declare his candidates, we will not react".

Bihar polls: BJP plotting to split Yadav votes, says Lalu Prasad
Mon, Aug 17, 2015

‘BJP to field 5 Yadavs as Independents in each constituency’

Veiled attack against PM: Casteism is everywhere, but Bihar is singled out, says Nitish Kumar
Mon, Aug 17, 2015

The “Breakfast with the CM”, held at the state guesthouse from 9am, had a one-of-its-kind format.

Money won’t do, need policies: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

“People talk of giving money to Bihar. Giving some help here and there will not do. Bihar does not need support of money but of policies," said Nitish.

BJP using insurance to woo voters
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

A team hired by the BJP in Delhi arrived in Bhagalpur 10 days ago, armed with forms of the PMSBY

Bihar Polls: JD(U), RJD announce seat-sharing, to contest 100 seats each
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Seat-sharing finalised, both parties to contest 100 seats each, Congress gets 40

Nitish targets PM Modi with #ShabdWapsi campaign
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, who earlier announced a joint campaign with Lalu Prasad Yadav, seems to have done a rethink on his poll strategy of going alone with his development pitch.

PM Narendra Modi steers clear of caste, talks jungle raj, zehar at Bihar rally
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

PM Modi said that the assembly elections present an opportunity to bring about a change in the 25-year rule of Nitish-Lalu and end their "arrogance and deceit".

Assembly elections: BJP raths to take fight to Nitish camp in Bihar battleground
Sun, Aug 09, 2015

4 BJP parivartan yatras to start Aug 12, Prime Minister to address poll rallies

Bihar govt asks DMs to attend Independence day events at Mahadalit villages
Sun, Aug 09, 2015

The Bihar government has identified about 400 Mahadalit villages across the state and instructed officials to make preparations for the function in the villages in their areas.

Jharkhand: 5 tribal women lynched for being ‘witches’
Sun, Aug 09, 2015

"In the age of knowledge, this incident is sorrowful. The society should ponder over it," said CM Raghubar Das.

Bihar: 1989 Bhagalpur riots probe report tabled in House
Sun, Aug 09, 2015

The commission has identified 85 cases of sale of houses or land under “distress or duress” and has asked the government to restore the properties to their original owners.

Bihar polls: Jitan Ram Manjhi MLAs may join BJP
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

Top BJP leaders also confirmed that at least over a dozen MLAs were in contact with the party. Some of them could join soon and be given tickets from their respective seats.