Tag: Ram Vilas Paswan

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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NDA a divided and sulking house in Bihar, says Congress

NDA a divided and sulking house in Bihar, says Congress

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Congress Party on Wednesday described the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) as a divided and sulking house in Bihar. “The NDA is totally divided in Bihar. Earlier, it boasted that that they have reached a settlement with their allies over seat sharing, but now, no one seems to be happy,” Congress leader P L Punia told […]

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Portion Control Hits BJP. Ally Paswan ‘Shocked’ Over Bihar Seats.

Portion Control Hits BJP. Ally Paswan ‘Shocked’ Over Bihar Seats.

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

PATNA:  An attempt by the BJP to present a cohesive front with its allies in Bihar came unglued this morning, with a key partner going public with its protest. Chirag Paswan announced that his party, the LJP, is “shocked” with how the BJP has divided up seats for the election that begins next month in […]

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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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BJP to Meet Bihar Allies on Seat-Sharing

BJP to Meet Bihar Allies on Seat-Sharing

| September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Delhi:  With Bihar election dates announced, BJP today held separate meetings with its allies to give final shape to their seat-sharing arrangements amid feud between its two partners, Mahadalit leader Jitan Ram Manjhi and Ram Vilas Paswan-led LJP. Mr Paswan said seat distribution will be announced in two-three days as he met Bharatiya Janata […]

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Bihar polls: Manjhi accuses Ram Vilas Paswan of promoting family in party

Bihar polls: Manjhi accuses Ram Vilas Paswan of promoting family in party

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Delhi: Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi has accused Union Minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan of indulging in dynastic politics. Speaking at a press conference in Jehanabad, Manjhi said “Mr Paswan is promoting his son Chirag within the LJP ranks at the cost of everyone else.” Manjhi reiterated that he is the […]

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As Jitan Ram Manjhi Rediscovers His Voice, Headache for NDA in Bihar

As Jitan Ram Manjhi Rediscovers His Voice, Headache for NDA in Bihar

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jehanabad: From the time Jitan Ram Manjhi was Chief Minister of Bihar in 2014, he gave a series of statements that were at times deeply embarrassing for his party, the Janata Dal (United) back then. Since his ouster from the chair in February, all he has said has been in praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

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BJP to contest 160 seats in Bihar Assembly polls

BJP to contest 160 seats in Bihar Assembly polls

| June 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the battle for Bihar, the BJP is likely to contest 160 out of total 243 seats leaving the rest for alliance partners like Jitan Ram Manjhi, Ram Vilas Paswan and Upendra Kushwaha. The party might also give an edge to expelled RJD MP Pappu Yadav in Kosi and Seemanchal areas to take on the […]

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Lalu-Nitish tie-up would come a cropper in Bihar polls: Ram Vilas Paswan

Lalu-Nitish tie-up would come a cropper in Bihar polls: Ram Vilas Paswan

| June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

FAIZABAD (UP): Ridiculing Lalu-Nitish alliance for the Bihar Assembly polls scheduled for later this year, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said the combine alliance will fail and NDA along with LJP will garner three- fourth majority. Asked to comment on the new tie-up between RJD and the JD(U), the Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, […]

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Bihar: NDA to put up collective front; unlikely to have potential CM face ahead of polls

Bihar: NDA to put up collective front; unlikely to have potential CM face ahead of polls

| June 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

A senior party leader said that as of now, the BJP was not considering putting up a chief ministerial candidate as it aimed at reaching out to all communities in the state, where caste affiilations had a heady sway in the assembly elections. The BJP-led NDA seems to be preparing for a faceless battle in […]

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