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Explained: Anatomy of Opposition's rainbow coalition in Bihar

For the first time, the RJD has entered into an alliance with the CPI (ML), which has a not-insignificant chunk of votes - which are also mostly transferable - in several Lok Sabha constituencies, including Siwan, Jahanabad, Aurangabad, Ara, Karakat and Pataliputra.

Alliance is for anarchy, corruption, political instability: Adityanath on SP-BSP tie-up

Along with Adityanath, prime minister Narendra Modi addressing the BJP's two-day national convention in Ramlila Maidan of New Delhi also criticised the alliance between the two regional parties

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Grand Alliance constituents hold meet on seat-sharing

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar took on the Grand Alliance. “There was a time when RJD used to be strong. The fact that they are including several partners means they have become weak...”

Bihar: As Jitan Ram Manjhi walks out of NDA, all eyes on RLSP

Sources said that BJP president Amit Shah made a final effort to stop Manjhi from leaving the NDA by offering a ministerial berth in the Bihar government for his son, but Jitan Ram Manjhi had by then taken his decision.

The Patna powershift: He may have his reasons...this is very bad for the country, says Sitaram Yechury

The first indication we got was during the Presidential election. Earlier, when he supported the demonetisation...that we thought at the time of the Chidambaram book release he sort of corrected it, said Sitaram Yechury.

The Patna powershift: This will effect his credibility, not Congress, says Ghulam Nabi Azad

All those (JDU) legislators got elected against the programmes of the BJP. Who are the voters? The voters are secular voters. They have voted for secularism. They have not voted for the policies of the BJP, said Ghulam Nabi Azad.

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Scripted well: A few hours that changed Bihar

On Wednesday, that script appeared straight out of a Bollywood potboiler, playing out over a few hours beginning in the evening, and ending past midnight. Nitish is learnt to have said, “The past is past. Let us work together with renewed energy and commitment, with zero tolerance for corruption.”

Nitish Kumar back in NDA: BJP upbeat amid some doubts

While one party leader said that Nitish “cannot be a natural ally of the BJP”, another said a section of leaders in Bihar cannot forget how Nitish Kumar had “humiliated BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi”, referring to his parting with BJP in the wake of Modi becoming the party’s Prime Minister candidate in 2013.

Sushil Modi back as Deputy CM, floor test in Bihar Assembly today; angry RJD seeks legal opinion 

Tejashwi Yadav questioned the “haste” with which Kumar was invited to form the next government. RJD national spokesperson Manoj Kumar Jha said party was seeking legal opinion to challenge the Governor’s decision to invite the Kumar-led alliance to form the government.

Grand Alliance rift widens: JD(U) says RJD would not have won Bihar election sans Nitish's face

Grand Alliance rift widens: The latest development comes a day after the RJD stiffened its stance despite growing calls for Tejashwi to resign after the Central Bureau of Investigation named him in an FIR on charges of corruption and cheating.

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