Tag: Nitish Kumar

Ram Vilas Paswan’s birth anniversary: An occasion for LJP factions to flex their muscles

The battle for Ram Vilas Paswans legacy is being played out as his son Chirag and brother Pashupati Kumar Paras, heading two rival factions of...

View: As regional challenges mount for BJP, it may be turning to good old ‘adjustment politics’

The political landscape is witnessing some interesting shifts. These point towards a rejuvenation of old school ‘adjustment politics’ that had receded to the background with...

Allies, caste equations, poll-bound states likely to impact cabinet reshuffle

Amid speculations of a reshuffle and expansion of the Narendra Modi Council of Ministers, hectic activity is on as the BJP brass is working on...

Bihar lockdown: Rush to postpone weddings, many shed grandeur

There is a rush to cancel or postpone weddings in Bihar, while many are still going ahead sans the ‘band-baajaa-baaraat’ as the state went into...

PK Sarkar: Prashant Kishor’s poli-tricks work magic again | India News

KOLKATA: While Mamata Banerjee has been the indisputable star of the Bengal polls, there’s one man who is in the spotlight for steering the ‘khela’...

Opposition, protesting farmers slam PM Modi’s ‘andolan jeevi’, ‘FDI’ remarks: Key developments | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on Monday about “andolan jeevi” and “foreign destructive ideology (FDI)” came in for sharp criticism from the opposition...

Chirag Paswan dodges queries about prospects at Centre; continues tirade against Nitish Kumar

Patna: Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan on Tuesday dodged queries about the likelihood of his joining the Union council of ministers, in which his...

Chirag dodges queries about prospects at Centre; continues tirade against Nitish | India News

PATNA: Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan on Tuesday dodged queries about the likelihood of his joining the Union council of ministers, in which his...

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar seeks help from diaspora for state’s industrial growth

Patna: Bihari entrepreneurs settled abroad may rest assured of a hassle-free experience if they choose to set up a venture in their home state, Chief...

Didn’t discuss cabinet expansion in Thursday’s meeting with BJP, says Nitish Kumar | India News

PATNA: Contrary to the general belief in the state’s NDA circles, CM Nitish Kumar on Friday revealed that no talk on the issue of cabinet...

‘Not good sign for alliance politics’: JD(U) on losing 6 Arunachal MLAs to BJP | India News

NEW DELHI: The JD(U) on Sunday expressed anguish over its six MLAs switching sides to the BJP in Arunachal Pradesh, in a clear sign that...

Win by even one vote is ultimately a victory: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar

Patna: In a bid to blunt the RJD‘s assertion that the NDA managed to win the Bihar assembly election by getting only 12,270 votes more...

‘He is speaking a lie’: Nitish Kumar erupts in anger in Bihar assembly | India News

PATNA: The Bihar assembly on Friday plunged into turmoil following an uncharacteristically angry outburst by chief minister Nitish Kumar after having stoically listened to barbs...

On the floor of assembly, Tejashwi tries to get even with Nitish | India News

PATNA: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar‘s personal attack on his arch rival Lalu Prasad during the recently held assembly elections evoked a visceral response from...

AICC brass now faces poaching plots in Bihar

NEW DELHI: Congress’ poor show in the Bihar polls has triggered internal warnings that many of its 19 leaders who have been elected may have...

Will work in whatever role party bestows upon me, says Renu Devi

BJP leader and Bettiah MLA Renu Devi who have been elected as party’s deputy legislature party leader on Sunday said she’s unaware of her name...

As its fate hangs in balance, LJP claims it proved its worth in Bihar | India News

NEW DELHI: With questions being raised about the Lok Janshakti Party‘s prospects after it won only one seat in the Bihar assembly polls, party sources...

Fresh young faces likely to get cabinet berth in NDA-led government in Bihar

Patna: Speculation has intensified across the media and political circles over the formation of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)-led government in Bihar as well as...

You got it wrong, Nitish tells scribes when asked about ‘last poll’ remark

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday sought to clarify his recent “aakhiri chunaav” (last poll) remark which had triggered intense speculations, and claimed that...

View: Has Bihar moved on from basics to employment creation in agriculture and industrialisation?

This was, perhaps, the first time that Bihar saw so many assembly seats fight such close contests. This signifies that despite a wider anti-incumbency against...

View: Why Bihar matters – The end of regionalism

A lot will be said and written about the impact of the just-concluded Bihar elections in the next few days. As elections, this one was...

Government formation in Bihar only after Diwali

PATNA: With NDA getting a clear majority in Bihar, BJP and JDU leaders in Patna are now focussing on government formation. However, the modalities are...

BJP tops with 66% strike rate, will get more power play | India News

PATNA/NEW DELHI: A Narendra Modi-fired NDA was on course to claw out a slender win in Bihar, beating back a spirited challenge from Tejashwi Yadav...

Counting begins for Bihar polls; results may be delayed due to additional poll stations | India News

PATNA: Counting of votes got under way Tuesday morning for the three-phase Bihar assembly elections that may herald a new era in state politics, with...

View: To win Bihar, NDA has to erase recent memories of hardships and revive older ones of Jungle Raj

The more things change, the more they stay the same. In the months immediately after the outbreak of Covid-19, much was expected to change —...