Assembly elections are due in Bihar this year. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) and Lalu Prasad’s RJD are now part of the ‘reunited’ Janata Parivar.
Though there is a good possibility of the RJD, the JD(U) and the Congress entering into an alliance, we are clear on choosing the development face, Nitish: Congress
Phulwaria has over 400 households with a mixed population of Yadavs, Guptas, Bhumihars and Muslims. The village, about 200 km from Patna, has a hospital, railway station, a middle school and a registry office.
Nitish could not attend the meeting as he was on a bed rest after undergoing an eye operation, said sources.
Kishor said on Wednesday he has taken a one-year “break” but did not specifically confirm that he would be working for the Bihar Chief Minister.
Nitish Kumar told reporters he would suggest Mulayam Singh Yadav to convene a meeting of the merger committee soon to “clear the air and end the public debate over the matter.”
A tussle over seat-sharing between JD(U) and RJD in Bihar assembly poll started today with a senior RJD leader staking claim to 145 seats out of total 243 for his party.
As TV news channels reported a series of aftershocks, most residents stayed put at ground floors of buildings.
Bihar will be the litmus test for the Janata merger.
Nitish Kumar thanks PM Modi for fast response.
CM Nitish Kumar along with Home minister Rajnath Singh will undertake an aerial survey of Purnea and Madhepura.
CM announces relief for farmers, Rajnath to conduct aerial survey.
Jitan Ram Manjhi lashed out at Nitish Kumar saying he has reversed all his pro-poor and pro-farmers decisions.
Lalu said Nitish could not attend the function because he was at another event.
Manjhi also came out in defence of Modi vis-à-vis delivery of promises and secularism.