Tag: Rajya Sabha

Sharad Yadav slams BJP for holding caste conventions in Bihar

Sharad Yadav slams BJP for holding caste conventions in Bihar

| June 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Delhi: Janata Dal (U) President Sharad Yadav today slammed Bhartiya Janta Party for holding various caste conventions in Bihar and accused it of doing dual politics on caste. Talking to UNI here, the veteran JD (U) leader said “first they were against certain castes and suddenly, their affection has grown for them. They have […]

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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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It’ll be ‘Brand Bihar’ vs BJP in assembly polls: Nitish Kumar

It’ll be ‘Brand Bihar’ vs BJP in assembly polls: Nitish Kumar

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: After accusing BJP of trying to cause damage to “Brand Bihar” which the government headed by him assiduously charted out and popularized, former CM Nitish Kumar has said that the 2015 assembly election in state will be “Brand Bihar versus BJP”. “The political activists of Bihar must on one hand ensure that the ideas […]

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In Bihar By-Elections, Nitish Teams With Lalu, BJP Seeks Pyjama

In Bihar By-Elections, Nitish Teams With Lalu, BJP Seeks Pyjama

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: Nitish Kumar today confirmed that he will contest by-elections for 10 seats in Bihar in partnership with one-time enemy Lalu Prasad Yadav. Mr Kumar made the announcement in his first address to the party workers since quitting as chief minister in May, accepting responsibility for the party’s crushing defeat in the national elections, where […]

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Nitish Kumar still wields clout in JD(U)

Nitish Kumar still wields clout in JD(U)

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: After quitting as Bihar CM on May 17 this year in the wake of the crushing defeat suffered by JD(U) in the parliamentary poll, Nitish Kumar may seem to be just another member of the state legislative council. But make no mistake, as he continues to wield maximum clout in the party. His opponents […]

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Nitish Kumar accuses BJP of destroying ‘brand Bihar’

Nitish Kumar accuses BJP of destroying ‘brand Bihar’

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: In a blistering attack on old companion BJP, Nitish Kumar on Saturday slammed the party for destroying “brand Bihar” through its tactics of spreading “rumour” and fomenting fear. “After eight years of hard labour we built brand Bihar symbolising good governance, economic progress, tight law and order situation and development in core infrastructure sectors. The […]

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Request of Bihar for Special Category Status is under consideration

Request of Bihar for Special Category Status is under consideration

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Delhi: The request of Bihar for Special Category Status is under consideration. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Planning, Statistics and Programme Implementation and Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh said that another request has been received from the […]

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Options open for alliance with RJD: Nitish

Options open for alliance with RJD: Nitish

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: Call it the aftereffect of Narendra Modi’s ‘tsunami’ sweeping the Lok Sabha elections that Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar, who had been baying for each other’s blood before the poll results, are now eager to join hands to defeat their common enemy, the BJP. After the Rajya Sabha bypolls, both have hinted it time […]

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DPRs of two interlinking projects completed: govt

DPRs of two interlinking projects completed: govt

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Detailed Project Reports (DPR) of Ken-Betwa and Damanganga-Pinjal Link Projects have been completed by National Water Development Agency (NWDA) and were submitted to the respective states, the Rajya Sabha was told today. In her reply in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of Water Resources Uma Bharati said the Burhi-Gandak-Noon-Baya-Ganga and Kosi-Mechi Links in Bihar, Ponnair-Palar Link of Tamil Nadu, […]

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JD(U) MLA shoots off letter against tie-up with RJD

JD(U) MLA shoots off letter against tie-up with RJD

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patna: Amid indications of a tie-up between JD(U) and RJD for Bihar Assembly elections next year, a JD(U) legislator has shot off a letter to the party opposing it.“I have written a letter to state JD(U) President Basistha Narayan Singh expressing strong reservation against the tie-up with RJD against whose ‘jungle raj’ (lawlessness) we came […]

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