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Nitish Kumar’s move on seeking financial package is start of 2019 action

Nitish Kumar’s move on seeking financial package is start of 2019 action

| May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

NEW DELHI: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s move to revive his demand for special category status and special assistance to the state is being seen as part of his positioning in the run-up to the 2019 general election. Kumar wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week to press for his demand, which comes amid […]

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Nitish govt has failed to utilise central funds: BJP

Nitish govt has failed to utilise central funds: BJP

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Patna(PTI) Bihar BJP President Nityanand Rai today criticised the Nitish Kumar government for its failure to spend funds, especially the central funds. “Development is hampered in Bihar due to the negligence of the state government which has been unable to spend funds properly especially the Central funds,” Rai told reporters here. “On the one hand […]

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Bihar polls: Upper castes get lion’s share in BJP’s first list

Bihar polls: Upper castes get lion’s share in BJP’s first list

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s first list of 43 candidates released on Tuesday night for the five phased Bihar election has seen upper castes getting at least 19 seats, a number that is disproportionate to their numerical strength in Bihar. The upper caste is believed to be about 15-odd percent of Bihar’s population, but they have […]

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Romance over? Aspirational allies of BJP spar over seats ahead of Bihar polls

Romance over? Aspirational allies of BJP spar over seats ahead of Bihar polls

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two days ago it looked like that the BJP leadership in Bihar had amicably settled seat sharing negotiations with three of its allies – Ram Vilas Paswan of LJP, Upendra Kushwaha of RLSP and Jitan Ram Manjhi of HAM – but it is now proving to be a bit of a bumpy ride. The alliance partners are now fighting over who […]

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Bihar Assembly Elections 2015: Top 7 BJP chief minister aspirants for the top job

Bihar Assembly Elections 2015: Top 7 BJP chief minister aspirants for the top job

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Delhi/Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has sealed the seat sharing deal but didn’t announce who will be their chief ministerial candidate in the high-voltage Bihar Assembly Elections 2015. There are many aspirants for the chief ministerial post in the NDA and BJP. The BJP has long list of leaders who want […]

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Suspense over Manjhi contesting assembly election

Suspense over Manjhi contesting assembly election

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patna / Gaya : Suspense appears to have become a key word in the pre election scenario in Bihar. After giving BJP a run for its money during the seat sharing negotiations and almost schizophrenic vacillations, former CM and HAM(S) leader Jitan Ram Manjhi is now keeping everybody guessing about his own electoral plans. Sources […]

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Lalu and Raghuvansh differ on taking Owaisi in grand secular alliance

Lalu and Raghuvansh differ on taking Owaisi in grand secular alliance

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad and its national vice-president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh are at loggerheads on the issue of inviting Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) to join the grand secular alliance for Bihar assembly polls to counter the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Trouble in Lalu’s party began on Tuesday after Singh told […]

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BJP releases list of 43 candidates for Bihar Assembly polls 2015

BJP releases list of 43 candidates for Bihar Assembly polls 2015

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday released a list of 43 candidates who will be contesting the upcoming Bihar Assembly Elections. Addressing a press conference here, Union Health minister JP Nadda said, “Had discussions regarding candidature in the Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting. List finalised for 43 seats.” The announcement was made shortly after […]

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If BJP wins, Bihar will be biggest loser: CM Nitish Kumar

If BJP wins, Bihar will be biggest loser: CM Nitish Kumar

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chief minister Nitish Kumar caused a flutter on Tuesday by saying that Bihar would be the “biggest loser” if he did not emerge victorious in the state’s upcoming polls. “Win or lose, who cares? If I lose, Bihar will be the bigger loser. What do I have to lose?” the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader said […]

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Bihar CM challenges BJP for open debate on jungle raj and development

Bihar CM challenges BJP for open debate on jungle raj and development

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

PATNA: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday challenged the BJP, which has been claiming that crime has increased and jungle raj is prevailing in the state for an open debate from any platform. “It has become a fashion for people to say that there is jungle raj in Bihar and since the time I […]

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