JD (U) national spokesperson K C Tyagi told The Indian Express, “We will oppose the triple talaq Bill in the form in which it was tabled in the last session. If there are suitable amendments in the Bill, we will see if we should support it in Parliament.”
Though the statement did not address the triple talaq bill directly, JD(U) sources said the proposed legislation is at the centre of their stand on Uniform Civil Code as the BJP has often projected its strong push for criminalising instant divorce among Muslims as a step toward uniform civil laws among people of different faiths.
According to reports, tension seems to be brewing between the alliance partners ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah offered a single berth to the JD(U) in the newly-formed NDA government.
Though two positions from the BJP quota are also vacant, the party has reportedly not decided to fill the positions. JD(U) sources said that five of its leaders — Narendra Narayan Yadav, Neeraj Kumar, Shyam Rajak, Bima Bharati and a Kushwaha leader — are likely to be ministers.
Heading for a showdown with party chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with his three-day “Jan Samvad”, or mass contact programme in 10 districts of Bihar, JD(U) Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav on Wednesday said that he will interact with the people to “seek a way out”. “In a way,” he said, “the trust of people […]
Calling Nitish Kumar an “opportunist”, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav lashed out at the Bihar Chief Minister for ‘deceiving’ him and joining hands with BJP. “I considered him as my younger brother and told him he could be the CM. People asked me what I would do if I got more number of seats. If I was […]
JD(U)’s Gopalpur MLA Narendra Kumar Neeraj alias Gopal Mandal has warned his political rivals against insulting him, saying he will “slash their tongues”. “If any one threatens my party workers, it will not take me a minute to slash their tongues. Mera ek pair jail me rahta hai, aur ek bahar… Main jail me jaane […]
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.