Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar resigned from his post of Chief Minister of Bihar on July 26, 2017. Kumar cited irreconcilable differences with ally RJD on the issue of corruption charges against his deputy Tejashwi Yadav. This is the second time that Nitish Kumar has resigned from his post as the Chief Minister of the state. His first resignation came in 2014 after his party JD(U) suffered a drubbing in the general elections. In the run up to the Bihar assembly elections, Nitish Kumar had forged an alliance with Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), in a bid to outweigh BJP in the state elections. The alliance had registered a massive win and Kumar became the Chief Minister for the third consecutive time. Meanwhile, during his tenure, Nitish Kumar fulfilled his poll promise of banning liquor. The decision has earned him criticism from Opposition leaders, economists, experts and political commentators alike.
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

RLSP blames JD(U) for confusion over seat-sharing in NDA in Bihar

Meanwhile, JD(U) leader and state minister Jai Kumar Singh said the RLSP would do well not to belittle Nitish Kumar whose popularity is acknowledged even outside Bihar and it might not be good for the RLSP’s own political future.

Muzaffarpur shelter home abuse case: Supreme Court stays Patna HC order for new CBI team

After perusing status reports of the probe on August 29, the Patna High Court monitoring the investigation had ordered the process to be expedited, and asked the CBI Special Director CBI to monitor and supervise it.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar admitted to AIIMS for 'routine health check up'

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar admitted to AIIMS for ‘routine health check up’

Asked about whether Kumar intends to meet PM Modi, Amit Shah or any other senior BJP leader during his visit to the national capital, sources stated that his visit “has no links with politics”. 

Nitish Kumar announces plan to keep JD(U) leaders interested

Another leader interpreted that by announcing reconstitution of boards and commissions, Nitish Kumar may be trying to counter “Prashant Kishor effect” and give due respect to some leaders who are waiting in the wings.

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2019 Lok Sabha polls: Seat-sharing talks with BJP on, get to work, Nitish Kumar tells JD(U) workers

Nitish Kumar asked JD(U) leaders to focus on the party’s good governance plank, and remind voters about the work done for each section of society in health, education and social sectors.

Prashant Kishor joins JD (U) in Nitish Kumar’s presence

Prashant Kishor, who worked closely with Narendra Modi before he became Prime Minister, parted ways with the BJP and helmed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s campaign during the 2015 Bihar Assembly elections.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar admitted to AIIMS for 'routine health check up'

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar holds high-level meeting to review prohibition in Bihar

Kumar directed authorities that stocks of alcohol, which were at present lying in police stations and other places, must be disposed off by September 30.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Nitish to police: Assess recent incidents in pockets with no communal history

After holding a law and order meeting on Wednesday, the CM sounded an alert ahead of Muharram and Dussehra.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar admitted to AIIMS for 'routine health check up'

Nitish Kumar announces Rs 10 lakh aid to SC, ST youths to set up industry

Rs 60,000 to Rs 1 lakh assistance to people who lost jobs due to liquor ban

Those guilty in recent glaring incidents will not be spared: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Those guilty in recent glaring incidents will not be spared: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Speaking about corruption, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar asserted his government will never compromise on it.

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Bihar official held after women at shelter allege sexual harassment

This is the fifth shelter in the state, after Muzaffarpur, Munger, Bhagalpur and Chhapra, which is facing charges of sexual abuse or harassment. There are 110 shelters in Bihar.

Supreme Court allows sale of Saridon, 3 other drugs

Make report on shelters public, Supreme Court tells Bihar government

The report, which was submitted to the state government in April, highlighted the alleged sexual exploitation of girls at the shelter in Muzaffarpur among other cases.

'One nation, one poll' a good idea but not implementable at present: Nitish Kumar

‘One nation, one poll’ a good idea but not implementable at present: Nitish Kumar

The JD(U) national president has spoken in favour of simultaneous polls a number of times in recent times.

Muzaffarpur shelter abuse case: Under attack, Bihar Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma quits

The minister had come under attack from the Opposition following allegations by the wife of an accused that Verma’s husband was a frequent visitor at the Muzaffarpur shelter.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Nitish Kumar reaches out to Telangana CM KCR as RS Deputy Chairman poll heats up

Nitish Kumar’s call comes as the NDA and the Opposition appeared to be heading for a showdown in the election. The Opposition has given a clear indication that it will contest the August 9 election.