Tag: Lok Sabha

Open for deal with JDU-RJD grouping if given more seats: Pawar

Open for deal with JDU-RJD grouping if given more seats: Pawar

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

NCP is open for a tie-up with the secular alliance in Bihar if his party is offered a better deal, its chief Sharad Pawar said today. “If parties with two Lok Sabha MPs have been given 40 seats, then we could also be offered more number of seats”, Pawar told PTI when asked whether his party […]

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Shahnawaz Hussain takes on Lalu, Nitish ahead of key Bihar polls

Shahnawaz Hussain takes on Lalu, Nitish ahead of key Bihar polls

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

If Lalu Prasad Yadav keeps the political theatre in Bihar alive with his characteristic rustic humour, sarcasm and pun against political rivals, the latter is gearing up to give him a taste of his own medicine as the state readies for polls in September–October. Adding spice to the political debate is senior BJP leader Syed […]

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Manjhi to be a bonus in BJP’s plan for Mahadalit votes

Manjhi to be a bonus in BJP’s plan for Mahadalit votes

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

PATNA: The state BJP would not bank just on former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi to garner the support of Mahadalits to which he belongs to in the run-up to the assembly elections. Instead, BJP has built its own well-indoctrinated organizational structure and network to woo them. Manjhi, who leads Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular (HAM-S), was replaced […]

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Sadhu Yadav floats party for clean governance

Sadhu Yadav floats party for clean governance

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

With the election bells ringing in Bihar, there seems no dearth of new parties joining the political race. The latest to jump on the poll bandwagon is former Lok Sabha MP Sadhu Yadav, better known as the estranged brother-in-law of Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad. Sadhu formally announced his party Garib Janata Dal-Secular in […]

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Alliance in Bihar formidable, not easy for BJP, says H D Deve Gowda

Alliance in Bihar formidable, not easy for BJP, says H D Deve Gowda

| June 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

BENGALURU: Former Prime Minister and JDS chief H D Deve Gowda today said “secular” parties had formed a “formidable” alliance in Bihar and it would not be an easy task for the BJP to win the Assembly polls there. “The secular parties which have come together in Bihar are a formidable alliance. It is a […]

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BJP must have a face to take on Nitish Kumar in Bihar polls: Shatrughan Sinha

BJP must have a face to take on Nitish Kumar in Bihar polls: Shatrughan Sinha

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Friday said it would be better if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) goes to Bihar elections with a Chief Ministerial candidate to take on Nitish Kumar who is named by BJP-JDU-Congress alliance as its nominee. “It will be better if BJP Parliamentary board names a general who would lead the troop […]

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Out in the cold, Pappu Yadav to chart a new course

Out in the cold, Pappu Yadav to chart a new course

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pappu had spent five years in jail for allegedly murdering CPM legislator Ajit Sarkar in 1998 and was acquitted in 2013. He may be without a party but Pappu Yadav alias Rajesh Ranjan believes he isn’t without “vichardhara (ideology)”. It’s this vichardhara, says the MP from Madhepura in Bihar, that led him to protest when […]

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BJP forms ‘core team’ for preparing ground-level strategy in Bihar polls

BJP forms ‘core team’ for preparing ground-level strategy in Bihar polls

| June 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Senior BJP leaders, keenly watching the developments, admit that a merger of Janata Parivar would make the battle “very tough” for the party. Bracing for a prestige battle in Bihar, the BJP has formed a core team for preparing its ground-level strategy even as leaders say the fine tuning can be done only after getting […]

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Top BJP Leader In Bihar Springs Surprise: Praise For Sharad Yadav

Top BJP Leader In Bihar Springs Surprise: Praise For Sharad Yadav

| July 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: In a rare moment of political congeniality, one of the BJP’s most senior leaders in Bihar paid tribute today to Sharad Yadav, whose party untethered a long-standing alliance with the BJP last year.“In my political career, I owe a lot to one man – Sharad Yadav,” said Sushil Kumar Modi, who is likely to lead the […]

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Bihar poll is ‘do or die’ for BJP as party faces anti-Saffron front

Bihar poll is ‘do or die’ for BJP as party faces anti-Saffron front

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The BJP will face its first litmus test in the Bihar Assembly by-elections, following its landslide victory in the recent Lok Sabha polls. Ten Assembly seats are slated to go to the polls in the state in August. The party is likely to battle a united front of anti-BJP parties – Janata Dal-United (JD-U), Rashtriya […]

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