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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Farm income not improving, loan waiver regressive, says Nitish Kumar

“Woman prisoners or prisoners above 60 years of age may be given the priority. lf suitable changes are required in the law, it may be considered,” Nitish Kumar said, stressing that India has a tradition of amnesty on special occasions.

BJP’s ally in Bihar, JD(U) to launch movement against saffron party in Jharkhand

JD(U) will launch a movement against the BJP government in the mineral-rich state over not getting basic facilities such as power, water, and roads.

Nine held in Bihar shelter home sexual abuse case

The arrests came after the state government’s Social Welfare Department filed a case against the management of Seva Sankalp Evam VikasSamiti, the NGO which ran the shelter home.

NDA would suffer in Bihar if Lok Sabha polls not fought under Nitish’s leadership: JD(U) leader

JD(U) MLC Ashok Choudhary, a former state president of the Congress, who recently joined the Chief Ministers party, pointed towards the 2015 assembly polls when the NDA had fought without Kumar by its side and suffered a humiliating defeat, to drive home the point.

Nitish Kumar dismisses reports of rift with BJP

Nitish Kumar dismisses reports of rift with BJP, says rumours being spread by leaders seeking publicity

Speculation of a rift between the alliance partners was scotched after JD(U) national spokesperson K C Tyagi said last week that Kumar would play the role of an elder brother in the Bihar NDA alliance.

Nitish Kumar dismisses reports of rift with BJP

Prohibition law to stay in Bihar, will be amended to prevent misuse: Nitish Kumar

Opposition leaders, including the former Chief Minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha President Jitan Ram Manjhi, have been critical of the Nitish Kumar administration over the ban, alleging that people punished for violating the law are primarily Dalits from a poor background and that the government fails to catch the big fish.

RJD, JD(U) cross swords over Nitish Kumar's fresh pitch for special status for Bihar

Reviewing Prohibition law, necessary changes will be made: Nitish Kumar

“It is not that an amendment in the offing. He was only saying that any such step of social reform in a democracy is based on constant dialogue and feedback, on the basis of which solutions or changes to any problem that crops up are decided upon,” JDU spokesperson said.

Ahead of NDA meet: Nitish Kumar scraps PM's insurance scheme, launches new plan for Bihar farmers

Ahead of NDA meet: Nitish Kumar scraps PM’s insurance scheme, launches new plan for Bihar farmers

The June 7 meeting between NDA constituents in Bihar is being seen as a show of unity ahead of 2019 polls. Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has denied any tiff between BJP and JDU.

Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar will be elder brother in Bihar NDA, says JDU

“At times, one has to clarify certain misgivings and assert its position. We are not saying that we alone are responsible for NDA’s success in polls from 2005 to 2010, but Nitish Kumar’s development image surely drew votes,” said JD(U) national spokesperson K C Tyagi.

After JD(U) posturing over seats, Sushil Modi says people will vote in Bihar on ‘PM’s naam and Nitish’s kaam’

JD(U) general secretary Pawan Verma, who attended the core committee meeting on Sunday evening, said the party had always been the senior partner and was the largest constituent of the coalition with the BJP.

Tejashwi Yadav takes dig at Nitish Kumar, JD(U) hits back

Jokihat bypoll results: Tejashwi Yadav takes dig at Nitish Kumar, JD(U) hits back

While the ruling JD(U) advised RJD’s Tejashwi to “maintain decorum of language”, the opposition party said, JD(U) was envious of Tejashwi’s growing stature.

RJD trumps JD(U) to win Jokihat, Tejaswi Yadav says win of 'Laluvaad over avsarvaad'

RJD trumps JD(U) to win Jokihat, Tejaswi Yadav says win of ‘Laluvaad over avsarvaad’

Calling it a win of Laluvaad over avsarvaad, the former Deputy CM of Bihar said that even the margin of victory is more than the total number of votes that JD(U) has won.

RJD, JD(U) cross swords over Nitish Kumar's fresh pitch for special status for Bihar

Nitish’s Rajasthan visit part of ‘Bihar Plus’ plan: JD(U) leader

Nitish Kumar Wednesday visited Rajasthan’s Banswara and is likely to make similar visits to Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisharh — the three states that will go to polls later this year.

Prohibition in Bihar: Why Nitish Kumar says no to liquor

Prohibition In Bihar: After quotas in local body polls, bicycles for schoolgirls, prohibition was his idea for carving out a new political constituency of women. Two years on, it has paid off: more women vote than men in Bihar.

RJD, JD(U) cross swords over Nitish Kumar's fresh pitch for special status for Bihar

RJD, JD(U) cross swords over Nitish Kumar’s fresh pitch for special status for Bihar

Reacting to the fresh pitch, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav today said Kumar should have had a direct word with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue, instead of making a plea for the same on social media.