RJD offers CM Nitish Kumar to join Mahagathbandhan in Bihar, claims NDA government will fall

In a suprising turn of events in Bihar politics, main opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has offered Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal- United chief Nitish Kumar to join the RJD-led ‘Mahagathbandhan’. It is to be noted that the other constituents of ‘Mahagathbandhan’ are the Congress and Left parties. The offer to CM Nitish Kumar … Read more RJD offers CM Nitish Kumar to join Mahagathbandhan in Bihar, claims NDA government will fall

RJD Candidate to Challenge Bihar Assembly Election Result in Patna HC

RJD leader Shakti Singh Yadav will file a case in the Patna High Court on Monday, challenging the Assembly election result in Hilsa constituency in Bihar’s Nalanda district from where he lost the polls. Yadav lost the election by a narrow margin of just 12 votes against JD-U candidate Krishna Murari Sharan. The result was … Read more RJD Candidate to Challenge Bihar Assembly Election Result in Patna HC

Tejashwi Faces Corruption Charges, Must Not Become Leader of Oppn, Demands JD(U)

JD(U) president Nitish Kumar addresses the media as HAM(S) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi and other leaders look on, in Patna on Sunday. (PTI) The JD(U)’s demand came two days after party leader Mewa Lal Chaudhary resigned as the state’s education minister over a corruption taint. PTI Last Updated: November 22, 2020, 7:20 IST FOLLOW US … Read more Tejashwi Faces Corruption Charges, Must Not Become Leader of Oppn, Demands JD(U)

BJP’s Prowess, Governance Focus and Alliances: Dissecting the Bihar Assembly Elections

Elections in India unfolds significant and unprecedented lessons for getting a grasp of the incessantly changing dynamics of democratic politics. Given the multilayered and overlapping nature of social bases, the impactful emotive appeals of identity and development and the all-pervasive influence of personalities, every election in India provides crucial political messages. The recently-concluded Assembly elections … Read more BJP’s Prowess, Governance Focus and Alliances: Dissecting the Bihar Assembly Elections

Bihar Opposition Attacks Nitish Kumar over Corruption Charges Against His Minister, Demands Sacking

Bihar’s main Opposition RJD and its allies Wednesday attacked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for appointing JD(U)s Mewalal Choudhary as the Education Minister even though he faces corruption charges and was suspended from the party over the issue, and demanded he be sacked. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said Choudhary, a former vice chancellor of an agriculture … Read more Bihar Opposition Attacks Nitish Kumar over Corruption Charges Against His Minister, Demands Sacking

Congress Doesn’t Have to Defend Its Bihar Performance, But Will Work On It: Khurshid on Need to Introspect

As voices within the Congress grow louder over a demand for introspection after the recent Bihar poll debacle, senior leader Salman Khurshid said the party does not have to defend its performance but will work on it for the future and also look into the various factors that led to it. In a Facebook post, … Read more Congress Doesn’t Have to Defend Its Bihar Performance, But Will Work On It: Khurshid on Need to Introspect

Sonia may discuss Bihar poll loss with senior leaders today

Exactly a week after the debacle in Bihar, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday is likely to meet a group of senior party leaders who are part of a recently constituted group to help the party president in organisational and operational matters. Also read: CWC will review the reasons for poor show in polls: Chidambaram … Read more Sonia may discuss Bihar poll loss with senior leaders today

31 Seats Behind the BJP, a Diminished Nitish Faces the Biggest Test of His Leadership Yet

Almost 20 years after he first took oath as the chief minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the 23rd CM of the state on Monday. Though his first CM stint, in March 2000, lasted only seven days, Kumar came back to power in 2005 and has been in the driving seat of … Read more 31 Seats Behind the BJP, a Diminished Nitish Faces the Biggest Test of His Leadership Yet

Stung by Obama’s Memoir and RJD Outburst, Congress Can No Longer Afford to Outsource Political Activism

The first word from the RJD has come after its Mahagathbandhan with the Congress failed to notch up the numbers to form the government in Bihar. “The Congress had become a shackle for the Mahagathbandhan. They fielded 70 candidates but didn’t even hold 70 public rallies. Rahul Gandhi came for three days and Priyanka Gandhi … Read more Stung by Obama’s Memoir and RJD Outburst, Congress Can No Longer Afford to Outsource Political Activism

Congress Became A Shackle for Mahagathbandhan: RJD Leader Slams Party after Alliance’s Bihar Loss

Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) leader Shivanand Tiwari on Sunday criticised the Congress after the latter’s poor performance in the just-concluded Bihar Assembly elections, alleging that the manner in which the grand old party is being run is benefitting the BJP and that it is bringing down its allies. The BJP-JDU’s alliance in Bihar just about … Read more Congress Became A Shackle for Mahagathbandhan: RJD Leader Slams Party after Alliance’s Bihar Loss