Tag: Upendra Kushwaha

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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LJP ‘shocked’, but won’t rock NDA boat

LJP ‘shocked’, but won’t rock NDA boat

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) on Tuesday revealed discontent in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) about the seat-sharing formula devised by the senior partner BJP for the upcoming Bihar elections. After late night parleys with the BJP President Amit Shah, LJP MP Chirag Paswan said, “There is no anger but some discontent… There was a […]

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BJP Wins Over Jitan Ram Manjhi, Now Paswan Upset, Say Sources

BJP Wins Over Jitan Ram Manjhi, Now Paswan Upset, Say Sources

| September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Delhi:  Hours after publicly celebrating a seat-sharing deal for Bihar that involved placating one ally with a few more seats, the BJP was reported to be confronting another sulking ally. Jitan Ram Manjhi has persuaded the BJP to part with more seats than the senior partner had brought to the negotiation table. After multiple […]

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Ex-CM Manjhi wants same number of seats as LJP

Ex-CM Manjhi wants same number of seats as LJP

| September 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

NEW DELHI: BJP was working out last-minute demands and seat adjustments ahead of formally declaring a seat-sharing agreement with its allies, forcing the party to delay an announcement expected on Saturday. Though the seat-sharing was expected to be announced on Saturday, the announcement is now likely on Sunday with JD(U) rebel Jitan Manjhi’s demand for […]

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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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Will Bihar be like Delhi for BJP? To avoid ignominy, party needs a leader

Will Bihar be like Delhi for BJP? To avoid ignominy, party needs a leader

| July 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bihar will go to the polls by October, but the BJP does not appear to have gotten its act right as yet. Even if we were to dismiss Upendra Kushwaha’s claims for the Chief Minister’s post as mere posturing, the BJP has only itself to blame for it. The BJP does not seem to have […]

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NDA launches joint campaign for Council poll in Bihar

NDA launches joint campaign for Council poll in Bihar

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hajipur: The BJP along with its two NDA associates on Tuesday began a joint campaign for election to 24 seats of Legislative Council slated for July 7, which is billed as semi-final before Assembly polls later this year. Union Minister and LJP President Ramvilas Paswan, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi and Union Minister and Rashtriya […]

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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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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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