The BJP leadership decided to focus on its OBC-centric policies as RJD leader and Leader of Leader of Opposition in Assembly Tejashwi Yadav is trying hard to create a “backward-forward” binary in his bid to “consolidate his OBC votebase”.
Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal “expressed profound grief over the loss of innocent lives in this tragic accident” and announced Rs 5 lakh each in compensation to families of the dead, Rs 1 lakh each to those seriously injured and Rs 50,000 each for others with minor injuries.
Top leaders of the Grand Alliance, including RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi, Loktantrik Janta Dal leader Sharad Yadav and Vikasshil Insaan Party head Mukesh Sahni are also expected.
A resident of Fatehpur village in Patna, Kuwar lives alone in her mud-and-thatched house since her husband went missing 20 years ago. She asks why MNREGA wages are not comparable with wages given as per labour laws
Pandey, who earlier served as SP in eight districts, including in Maoist-affected areas in undivided Bihar, has been instrumental in carrying out campaigns to influence youths to make the liquor ban successful.
The Deputy CM said the 2011 social and caste survey report was not published because it had been full of “mistakes and inaccuracies. “There would be a fresh caste census by 2021. There was no point publishing it since it was grossly inadequate.
Ever since RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav met SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati, there has been obvious discomfort in Congress. The party is now waiting to see how Rahul Gandhi's rally in Patna goes. If it is well-received, Congress can conceivably put some pressure on RJD to give it at least 10 seats.
The decision was taken at a meeting of JD (U) office-bearers in Patna, with party president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar present, and comes weeks after the NDA ally took a stand against the triple talaq Bill.
The post-mortem report, prepared by Dr P Shekhar of ANMCH in Gaya, stated that the cause of death could not be determined as there were only minor antemortem (before death) injuries with "hard and blunt forces not sufficient to cause death".
While Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav has not reacted to Singh’s remarks, sources in RJD said the party had to do a “balancing act” since it will field a few upper caste candidates in Lok Sabha polls.