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Inside track: Prashant Kishor’s culture shock

May 08, 2022 9:17 pm

Coomi Kapoor writes: Despite warnings that the Congress is a quagmire, Kishor was willing to take a leap of faith because Priyanka Gandhi Vadra backed to the hilt his plan for revamping the party. But he discovered that the popular perception that the Gandhi family works as a single unit was incorrect.

Patna ke Prashant Kishor: Why it's a tough match for his second innings in 4 years

May 05, 2022 7:51 am

In January 2020, Kishor was expelled from the JD(U). Nitish Kumar went on to say he had inducted the election strategist in the party at the insistence of senior BJP leader and Union minister Amit Shah.

An invite, and a non-invite: Nitish makes the most of it, stirs up food for thought

April 23, 2022 9:30 pm

While he dismissed any hidden agenda behind the iftar visit, keeping his allies and opponents guessing has been part of Nitish Kumar’s political arsenal for decades.

Amid Bihar buzz, BJP leader: Nitish our CM till next election

April 21, 2022 7:59 am

Sanjay Jaiswal was seeking to end speculation the JD(U) leader is moving to Delhi for a top Constitutional post and the saffron party is installing its first-ever CM in the state.

Making his mark as LoP, Tejashwi takes centre stage in Bihar politics

March 19, 2022 10:09 pm

In recent months, Tejashwi has sought to play a role in larger Opposition politics at the national level. He has reached out to top leaders in the Opposition camp, including Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, among others.

Bihar BJP MLA says take away Muslims' voting rights, gets party notice

February 26, 2022 9:42 am

BJP's alliance partner JD(U), meanwhile, reacted sharply, with its spokesperson Neeraj Kumar calling Haribhushan Thakur's comments “preposterous and inflammatory".

Bihar: Madhepura JD(U) leader shot dead by unidentified assailants

February 18, 2022 7:01 pm

Police said the incident took place at around 9 am on Friday when Pradeep Kumar Singh (55), former state vice-president of JD(U)'s EBC cell, was monitoring the construction of his new home in Hathiomdha village.

Steam over water scheme: Allies BJP, JD(U) face off in Lok Sabha

February 04, 2022 6:12 am

Janata Dal (United) and BJP leaders have in the past, too, publicly expressed their differences over the way Central schemes are implemented in Bihar.

10 Manipur BJP rejects jump ship, to contest poll on JD(U) tickets

February 04, 2022 5:00 pm

Both the BJP and the JD(U) are NDA allies in Bihar as well as at the Centre, but they are separately contesting the elections to the 60-member Manipur Assembly, which will be held in two phases, on February 27 and March 3.

Manipur Assembly polls: JD(U) announces 30 candidates; NPP, Congress release 2nd list

February 01, 2022 11:22 pm

Some of the prominent faces on the list are former MLAs Kh Devendro Singh, Ksh Biren, former DGP Manipur LM Khaute, former Congress vice president Dwijamani and O Nabakishore among others.


With NDA leading in Bihar, BJP supporters start celebrations

November 10, 2020 7:42 pm

With the trends suggesting that the NDA alliance is on course to form the government in Bihar, BJP workers have started celebrating at party head office in Delhi on Tuesday.

Rajya Sabha nominations 2016: Faces to look out for

May 30, 2016 6:19 pm

Parties like BJP, Congress, JD(U), RJD among other have revealed some of the names as their nomination for Rajya Sabha in 2016. Here are a few:


UNBOXING with Prashant Kishor | How to plan, execute and win an election

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Poll strategist and National Vice President of JD(U) Prashant Kishor talks about what it takes to plan, execute and win an election in this month's Unboxing.

Sharad Yadav To Visit Bihar Today

June 22, 2020 6:56 pm

Opposition parties back privilege motion against Union HRD Minister Irani

March 01, 2016 7:18 am

New Delhi/Patna, March 01 (ANI): Opposition leaders on Tuesday backed the step to move a privilege motion against Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani in the Lok Sabha (LS). Congress leaders K C Venugopal and Ranjeet Ranjan today gave the privilege motion against Irani, citing her arrogance and blatant lies as the reason for doing so.The privilege motion against Irani is being moved with regard to the discussion related to the suicide of PhD scholar Rohith Vemula in August last year.

Opposition slams Modi's statements on welfare of farmers

February 28, 2016 4:12 pm

New Delhi/Bhopal, Feb 28 (ANI): Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Kisaan rally’ speech, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari on Sunday said the Prime Minister is contradicting his statements. Tiwari said that Modi needed to decide what exactly he is and what he wants. The Congress leader stoically pointed out that the PM had said to farmers that they will be taken care of but his own party was enemy of the farmers as last year when they were taking all the farmers land from them without their consent. He further said that the Prime Minister had promised that 50% bonus would be given to farmers, but they have not yet received it. Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav also echoed similar sentiments, saying that the Prime Minister was repeating the same statements he made in the year 2014. He added that there was a whole lot of difference between doing and saying.

Politicians react over crisis in Arunachal Pradesh

January 25, 2016 11:50 am

Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) JD(U) leader KC Tyagi on Monday held Bharatiya Janata Party responsible for political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh. He said the move is against the spirit of co-operative federalism. Attacking the BJP, Congress leader PL Punia said recommendation of the President rule in Arunachal pradesh is the "murder of democracy". BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi countered the statements and said the Centre has taken this step as the state is in a "constitutional trouble".

Sarfaraz Alam should be thrown in jail: Tej Pratap Yadav

January 22, 2016 8:24 am

Patna, Jan 22 (ANI): Commenting on the molestation case against Janata Dal-United (JDU) MLA Sarfaraz Alam, Bihar's Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav on Friday said he should be thrown in jail. An FIR was registered against Alam for misbehaving with a woman passenger on the Guwahati-Rajdhani Express on Sunday night.The case was filed at GRP police station in Patna, and Alam has been booked under sections 341, 323, 290, 504 and 354A of the IPC.

Kejriwal politicizing soldiers' sacrifices: BJP

January 15, 2016 7:09 am

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nalin Kohli questioned the integrity of Aam Admi Party (AAP) supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on his statement promising rupees one crore to the Pathankot attack martyr’s family provided they came to power in Punjab. He accused the AAP of reducing the supreme sacrifice of the Army men to ‘votes and politics’. Janata Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi on the other hand extended support towards Kejriwal and said that he did nothing wrong by raising such a statement. He said it was common during the elections for politicians to voice such sentiments.

People naming me should present facts: Gulam Rasool

January 12, 2016 7:35 am

New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) leader Gulam Rasool Balyawi on Tuesday said that he was being falsely accused and his name was being dragged into the Malda incident and such an act was condemnable. He stressed that since elections were coming up in Bengal, the issue is being brought to the forefront. He added that the people accusing him should come up with facts.