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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Santosh Singh


JD(U): Centre non-committal on caste census
Sat, Jul 24, 2021

JD(U) national spokesperson K C Tyagi said: “We are incensed by the central government’s response towards caste census. The government remains non-committal on the issue."

Will ensure this session is peaceful, says Bihar Speaker
Sun, Jul 18, 2021

The remarks come a week after Tejashwi said he and his party MLA were afraid of entering the House after what happened during the last session.

As BJP, Nitish differ on population policy, Sushil Modi asks NDA to sit, deliberate
Thu, Jul 15, 2021

While the Rajya Sabha MP did not name any leader, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had on Monday said that education and awareness, and not legislation alone, can help control population.

Day after Nitish remarks, Bihar BJP chief seeks one-child norm
Wed, Jul 14, 2021

Dr Jaiswal said if the Bihar CM could implement two-child norms in 2007 for those willing to contest municipal polls, he should consider encouraging a “positive regulation like one-child norm”.

Explained: What was Bihar’s Senari massacre of 1999, which now comes before the Supreme Court?
Wed, Jul 14, 2021

On March 18, 1999, 34 upper caste men were forced out of their homes in Senari village of Jehanabad district allegedly by cadres of the now defunct Maoist Communist Centre (MCC), and slaughtered near the village temple.

Educating women helps: Nitish on law for population control
Tue, Jul 13, 2021

Nitish was responding to media queries at Janata Durbar which resumed after five-and-a-half years -- the government had been facing the Opposition’s criticism for not interacting with people, especially during the pandemic. The CM said he will now meet people on three Mondays every month.

After Cabinet berth for RCP, Kushwaha launches JD(U) tour to reach out to OBCs, EBCs, Mahadalits
Sun, Jul 11, 2021

Former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha’s tour -- an official party outreach -- is an ostensible bid to nurture a second line of leadership in the JD(U) and is also being touted as a silent battle of succession between Singh and Kushwaha.

Upset at jibes from Tej Pratap, RJD’s Bihar president submits resignation
Fri, Jul 09, 2021

RJD chief Lalu Prasad is yet to accept Singh’s resignation, and both he and Leader of the Opposition Tejashwi Yadav have been trying to persuade the veteran leader to withdraw the same.

RCP Singh joins Union cabinet: Nitish Kumar successful in nurturing second line of JD (U) leadership
Fri, Jul 09, 2021

RCP Singh will always be the frontrunner for succeeding Nitish Kumar along with former Union minister and JD (U) parliamentary board chairman Upendra Kushwaha. While RCP Singh lacks a mass-base, he is considered a deft strategist and Nitish's second-in-command.

RCP Singh inducted, JDU finally in Cabinet
Thu, Jul 08, 2021

R C P Singh's caste status – OBC Kurmi – may have played a vital role in his induction, party leaders said, as the BJP might be sending out a signal to the Kurmi/Patel communities ahead of next year's Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

As Pashupati Kumar Paras takes oath, nephew Chirag’s side moves court
Thu, Jul 08, 2021

Stating that the party had never been in contention for a Cabinet berth, LJP principal general secretary Abdul Khalique told The Indian Express, “We have no issues at Paras being made a (Union) minister. But he cannot be treated as an LJP minister.”

PM’s discretion but Paras can’t get LJP berth in cabinet: Chirag
Wed, Jul 07, 2021

Reacting to speculation about Paras getting a cabinet berth, Chirag said, “As per rules, it is a political party that nominates its minister after the PM communicates his decision to a party president about including any of its leaders in the Union cabinet."

With yatra from Paswan turf, Chirag gets rousing welcome
Tue, Jul 06, 2021

As Chirag arrived in an open SUV, to a rousing welcome and soaked in rain, he immediately found himself in the middle of another shower — of marigold petals.

‘3rd division-pass’ govt: Lalu’s dig at Bihar govt over minister’s offer to quit
Sat, Jul 03, 2021

Bihar Social Welfare Minister Madan Sahni has offered to resign over his displeasure with the “bureaucratic dictatorship” in his department.

First time after bail, Lalu Prasad to address RJD workers virtually on July 5
Fri, Jul 02, 2021

A senior RJD leader said, “Even though Tejashwi Prasad Yadav has been leading from the front, Lalu-ji addressing the rank and file of the party would galvanise the cadre.”

Bihar: Two PHC employees terminated over fudged Covid test data
Wed, Jun 30, 2021

The government had earlier suspended nine health department personnel after The Indian Express reported widespread discrepancies in Covid data through a series of reports in February.

Tejashwi announces RJD plan to mark Ram Vilas Paswan birth anniversary
Tue, Jun 29, 2021

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who has previously made remarks about his wish to see Chirag in the grand alliance, on Sunday said, “My father Lalu Prasad and Ram Vilas Paswan come from the same socialist stream of politics. My father stood by Paswan-ji when he was alone.”

Bihar begins online lessons for students of Classes 1-5 today
Mon, Jun 28, 2021

While children in Classes 6-12 have been getting their lessons online, over 1 crore students studying in Classes 1-5 had not been covered under online teaching through Doordarshan channel.

After govt job quota, women get 33% seats in JD(U) state committee
Fri, Jun 25, 2021

The party’s decision to give 33 per cent of the posts to women in its organisation comes close on the heels of the state government’s announcement to allot 33 per cent seats to women in medical and engineering colleges.

Chirag prepares to launch Bihar yatra, Tejashwi asks him to join hands, points to 2010 RS seat
Thu, Jun 24, 2021

The RJD leader’s offer has come while Chirag is preparing to regain lost political ground by launching his Bihar yatra from Hajipur

After 2019 refusal, JD(U) now keen to join Union ministry
Tue, Jun 22, 2021

This comes amid Bihar Chief Minister and party chief Nitish Kumar's visit to Delhi on Tuesday, and speculation on a Union Cabinet reshuffle.

How Ram Vilas Paswan built his party around two generations of his family
Sun, Jun 20, 2021

With the LJP headed for a split and in the midst of a public family tussle, The Sunday Express tells the story of how Ram Vilas Paswan built his party around two generations of his family. Until, one day, the threads that bound party and family began unraveling.

Bihar Congress sees attempt to split party, JD(U) denies charge, seeks evidence
Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Denying the allegations, JD(U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar dared the Congress to present evidence of any such attempt by JD(U).

With ‘expulsions’ on both sides, LJP is split wide open
Wed, Jun 16, 2021

On Monday, Paras, himself an MP, had claimed support of four of the five remaining MPs of the LJP barring Chirag, and removed Chirag as the parliamentary party leader. Paras claimed he was "not breaking the party", but "saving it".

Explained: How Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP slipped away from his son Chirag Paswan
Mon, Jun 21, 2021

The dramatic developments in the LJP over the past two days have seen Chirag Paswan lose control over the party that his father, the late Ram Vilas Paswan, founded over two decades ago. How did this situation come about?