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Santosh Singh


BJP distributes ration in Bihar, Opp says can’t use govt scheme to promote party
Sat, Aug 21, 2021

Under the PM-GKAY scheme, every ration card holder will be given 5 kg rice/wheat for free per month till November due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Nitish, Tejashwi to meet PM together to seek caste census
Fri, Aug 20, 2021

All parties in Bihar except the BJP have demanded a count of caste numbers in the 2021 census. While the central government has so far refused to accede to the demand, some BJP leaders including Bihar Deputy CM Renu Devi have backed the caste census.

Nitish announces Rs 20,000 crore solar light scheme ahead of Bihar panchayat polls
Wed, Aug 18, 2021

The opposition RJD has questioned the government's decision as the previous solar light scheme was marred with corruption charges being levelled against mukhiyas and other panchayat-level representatives.

Bihar: OBC Muslim forum upset over Opp leaving out Muslim backwards in caste census call
Sat, Aug 14, 2021

The leaders had asked Nitish to meet PM Narendra Modi to set up an all-party committee for a caste census.

Bihar teachers say not our job to sell midday meal sacks; to hold protest
Thu, Aug 12, 2021

On July 22, Bihar midday meal director Satish Chandra Jha had issued an order asking each district programme officer to have empty gunny bags sold at a rate of Rs 10 per piece, and to deposit the amount with the government.

Bihar CM asks Education dept to resume SC/ST scholarship in a month
Wed, Aug 11, 2021

The CM's direction comes a day after The Indian Express's report “Bihar denies SC/ST scholarship for three years, says 'technical issues' with portal".

Bihar denies SC/ST scholarship for 3 years, says ‘technical issues’ with portal
Tue, Aug 10, 2021

Officials blame it on “technical issues with the National Scholarship Portal” but are unable to explain why this has not been sorted out in three years, and why other states, including neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, have done exceedingly well in providing benefits of this scheme to SC/ST students.

Chirag says Lalu praise means a lot, keeps option for tie-up open
Sat, Aug 07, 2021

Facing his toughest political battle less than a year after the death of his father, former Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Chirag said Lalu's recent remarks were important for him.

Bihar, Karnataka expand diagnosis of Covid death: lung, clinical evidence
Thu, Aug 05, 2021

An ex gratia policy probably puts some public pressure on the political executive to take note of grievances, and also incentivises people to get themselves tested or admitted, if at all, only to get a Covid-19 positive report.

Need census of poor, not castes, says BJP MLC
Wed, Aug 04, 2021

The remarks come a day after JD(U) MPs met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi to discuss the demand for a caste census and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said in Patna that he is ready to lead an all-party delegation to meet the Prime Minister over the issue.

Nitish Kumar breaks ranks, calls for Pegasus probe, House debate
Tue, Aug 03, 2021

The demand for an investigation and discussion on Pegasus in Parliament by Nitish, leader of the BJP's biggest ally in the NDA, will embarrass the saffron party and the central government.

Nitish meets Chautala, calls it courtesy visit
Mon, Aug 02, 2021

Chautala had earlier spoken about his idea of exploring a third front option on the birth anniversary of his father and former deputy PM Choudhary Devi Lal on September 25.

Lalan is JD(U) top post pick as Nitish tries to strike balance between loyalists
Sun, Aug 01, 2021

From being Karpoori Thakur’s aide to emerging as Nitish Kumar’s man Friday, Lalan Singh is a natural choice in Nitish’s attempt to strike a balance between loyalists of Singh and RCP Singh.

JD(U) emergency meet today, new chief likely
Sat, Jul 31, 2021

Party sources told The Indian Express that the names of Munger MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh, JD(U)’s parliamentary board chairman Upendra Kushwaha and of spokesperson K C Tyagi are in contention for the post of national president.

Bihar ducks backward classes panel’s demand for quota data
Fri, Jul 30, 2021

NCBC chairman Sahni will be traveling to Bihar this week to conduct a state-wide review of its state government's functions regarding compliance of reservation in its various departments.

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.