Noting that state capital Patna could not be shortlisted for inclusion in Smart City Mission, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar suggested that all such state capitals should be given another opportunity to compete for selection in the Centre’s ambitious project.
Bihar Cabinet principal secretary Brijesh Mehrotra simply said, “The state cabinet has taken an important decision to drop ‘no toilet at home, no panchayat poll’ norm.”
Nitish had previously announced to take his success in Bihar Assembly polls to UP, and said that his first public meeting will be held in Varanasi with Hardik Patel, who leads Akhil Bharatiya Patel Navnirman Sena.
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This is the first sign of Centre-state confrontation, which in turn, would be taken as another political opportunity by JD (U) to showcase as a Nitish-Modi clash.
The man, identified as P K Rai, was arrested for hurling a show towards the chief minister while a function was on at Bhaktiyarpur, Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said.
Lalu had held the roadshow at Parsa Bajar under Pataliputra Lok Sabha constituency, from which his daughter Misa Bharti had contested unsuccessfully.
Amrinder Singh has roped in Prashant Kishor for 2017 assembly elections in Punjab.
Exactly two months after taking oath, Nitish is finding it difficult to be in control as Lalu asserts his numerical advantage.
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In the latest decision, the government said, the 35 per cent reservation extended to women on posts of police constable would now be extended to cover other state government vacancies, too.
Cabinet on January 13 gave nod to impose VAT on selected luxury items, including clothes selling for over Rs 500 per metre.
“Negative politics never work. I do not appreciate practice of negative politics,” Sinha said.
The RJD and the JD(U), partners in a coalition government, are trying to project their respective leaders for a larger national role ahead of assembly elections in Assam and West Bengal this year and in UP next year.
Paswan attacked Nitish Kumar government over the murder of an assistant sub-inspector of police in Hajipur.