Tag: Lalu Prasad

JD (U)-RJD spat casts a long shadow on Bihar’s ruling grand alliance

JD (U)-RJD spat casts a long shadow on Bihar’s ruling grand alliance

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The divergent stand on ‘support’ to opposing presidential candidates by two major partners of the Grand Alliance —RJD and JD (U)—has not only threatened the future of the government but also put a question mark on the prospects of a united challenge to the NDA at the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The confrontation between the two […]

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Fodder scam: CBI court orders Lalu Prasad to appear in person on June 9

Fodder scam: CBI court orders Lalu Prasad to appear in person on June 9

| May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

PATNA: After the Supreme Court recently revived criminal conspiracy charges against RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in fodder scam cases, a special CBI court in Jharkhand on Tuesday ordered him and other accused to appear before it during the next hearing on June 9. Judge SS Prasad ordered Yadav, former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra […]

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Marathi auto permit row: Expect PM Modi to remain silent on this, says Lalu

Marathi auto permit row: Expect PM Modi to remain silent on this, says Lalu

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patna: Taking a swing at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Maharashtra government’s decision to issue new auto rickshaw permits only to those who know Marathi, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad said here on Wednesday, that he expected the Prime Minister to remain silent over the issue, implying that the latter will never raise his […]

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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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RJD panel headed by Rabri Devi authorises hubby Lalu Prasad to select party candidates for Bihar polls

RJD panel headed by Rabri Devi authorises hubby Lalu Prasad to select party candidates for Bihar polls

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

PATNA: RJD’s state parliamentary board headed by former CM Rabri Devi on Tuesday unanimously authorised its national president Lalu Prasad to select party candidates for the Bihar assembly elections commencing from October 12. In another resolution, passed at its meeting held at a local hotel here, the parliamentary board also authorised Lalu Prasad for holding […]

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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 polls: Netas hire ‘abhinetas’ to woo voters

Bihar polls: Netas hire ‘abhinetas’ to woo voters

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

PATNA: Theatre artistes hired by parties to mobilize support during the Bihar polls are adding spice and colour to the high-voltage campaign playing out in the state. They’re staging plays titled: ‘Suitboot ki sarkar’, ‘Modi Package for Bihar’, ‘Jungle Raj’, ‘Mahadalit Ka Apmaan’ and ‘Badh chala Bihar’, to name a few. Two weeks ago, Lalu […]

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NDA will field more Muslim, Yadav candidates this time

NDA will field more Muslim, Yadav candidates this time

| September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Delhi: The BJP-led NDA will be putting up more Muslim and Yadav candidates this time in Bihar as it seeks to neutralise the formidable social coalition of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad, and it believes that Jitan Ram Manjhi’s inclusion gives it an edge in the state with deep caste fault lines. Bihar BJP […]

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Smaller parties in Bihar have big plans

Smaller parties in Bihar have big plans

| September 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

The announcement by the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, led by Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, that it will contest the Bihar Assembly elections has put the spotlight on other smaller political forces in the fray hoping to play the spoiler for one or the other big alliance at play. The Samajwadi Party and the Nationalist Congress […]

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Lalu eyes ‘safe’ seats for his sons in Bihar polls

Lalu eyes ‘safe’ seats for his sons in Bihar polls

| September 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Even though the ruling Janata Dal -United (JD-U) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) have agreed to contest 100 seats each in the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls, however, Lalu Prasad has set his sight on two of the ‘safe’ seats for his sons which was won by the JD-U in the 2010 polls. Lalu has […]

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