Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday appeared to suggest that he was more qualified to be the Prime Minister than those 'roaming around' for the post.
Lalu Prasad is past master at drawing attention to himself and wrenching victory out of a difficult situation. And what the RJD chief is trying now by holding a rally on the same day and in same location as the BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi is a fresh trick.
After the JD(U) and the BJP ended their 17-year-long alliance as NDA partners in June this year, both had hedged on breaking the RJD. Lalu’s imminent release from jail is bad news for Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s Lok Sabha dreams. SC grants bail to Lalu Prasad in fodder scam case
The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi delivered an adroitly crafted message to Bihar and India on Sunday before a huge crowd even as eight bomb blasts left five dead and 40 injured.
BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi tore into Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and signalled a new social alignment for his Hindu nationalist party in an adroitly crafted address to a mammoth rally in Patna. Mammen Matthew reports.
Sweeping UP will prove tough, but a four-cornered contest in Bihar will help BJP, aiding Narendra Modi’s prime ministerial bid. The real battlefield will, in many ways, be Bihar and not Uttar Pradesh. Mammen Matthew reports.
A man of quick wit, native intelligence and keen sense of politics, Prasad is a man who is loved or hated with equal passion. And that makes him a formidable foe – even if he is inside a jail. The mother of a scam | Lalu's journey
Exploratory excavations in Biharsharif district of Bihar have laid bare exquisite statuettes that show, for the first time, how appointments were made to the Kulapati or vice chancellor’s post at the ancient Nalanda University.
Hardly had the state recovered from the political drama of a split in the NDA, the international tourist and pilgrim site of Bodh Gaya was hit with serial bombs on July 7. Mammen Matthew reports.
Even as the central agencies gun for the IM, police officials are not ruling out possible Maoist involvement in the Bodh Gaya temple complex serial blasts carried out Sunday. Mammen Matthew
Even as the central agencies gun for the Indian Mujahideen (IM), police officials are not ruling out possible Maoist involvement in the Bodh Gaya temple complex serial blasts today. Mammen Matthew reports.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today thanked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh “from the core of his heart” for calling him a secular leader and appreciating him for quitting the BJP and the NDA. Mammen Matthew reports.
The Congress, on the downhill in Bihar since 1989, got an opportunity to secure tangible gain at the recent Maharajganj bypoll, for which it fielded Jitendra Swami, the son of RJD MP Umashankar Singh, whose death caused the election. Mammen Matthew reports.
The debate after the split between the JD(U) and BJP has swung to the possible next move of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar regarding the formation of the third front or the federal front. Mammen Matthew reports.
The JD(U)’s defeat in the Maharajganj Lok Sabha bypoll, the BJP’s sweep in the Gujarat byelections and Gujarat CM Narendra Modi’s elevation in the saffron party hierarchy were the ostensible reasons for the split between the two partners in Bihar. Mammen Matthew reports.
The debate post split, Sunday, rapidly veered away to the possibilities of Nitish Kumar's next move, and whether the Third Front or the Federal Front hypotheosis was workable at all. Mammen Matthew reports.
The JD(U) ended ties with the BJP and walked out of the National Democratic Alliance today, exactly a week after the saffron party chose Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi to spearhead its campaign for the Lok Sabha elections. Mammen Matthew
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Bihar chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday met governor DY Patil and told him that his party was no longer partnering with the BJP, according to TV reports. Reportedly, Kumar also sought a fresh vote of confidence in the House.