Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark that there was something wrong with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s DNA has sparked a war of words in political circles. In an interview with Ashok Mishra, Nitish said the PM’s jibe was “indecent”. Excerpts:
Senior BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who he described as "guardian of the state", generating speculation in political circles which he downplayed.
Chief minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday went hammer and tongs against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the latter’s offensive against them of failing to fulfil the promise of overhauling the state’s power scenario by 2015 and the claim of ushering in lawlessness.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday politics should not put brakes on development. Modi's comment came at an event where he shared the stage with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack on Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday as he kick-started the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA's) assembly election campaign in the state.
Students across the country appeared for the re-examination of the All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) amid tight security measures like pat downs before being allowed inside the centres on Saturday.
Applicants were seen queueing up for frisking and admit card verification in the morning hours as All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) re examination commenced amidst tight security in 66 nodal centers across Jaipur on Saturday. A total of 49,195 aspirants will take the pre medical re test in Jaipur.
The BJP is set to deploy members of its Gujarat-based Muslim wing to allay fears associated with the party’s perceived pro-Hindu image in poll-bound Bihar and field several candidates from the community this assembly election.
Some political leaders say if the election is held amid the festivals, the state administration will face a daunting task to monitor law and order during the revelry as security personnel would have to be deployed for the polls.
Former Rajya Sabha MP Sabir Ali, whose induction in the BJP had created tremors in the party last year owing to stiff opposition by several saffron party leaders -- particularly union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, and whose membership had been cancelled in less than 24 hours of his joining, was re-inducted in the BJP here on Thursday.
Chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh is in charge of the security arrangements for the proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Muzaffarpur on July 25.
On July 27, when chief minister Nitish Kumar will be busy releasing the report card of his government to showcase its achievements over the last decade, its main ally, the RJD, will be out on the streets enforcing a bandh in support of its demand for the release of caste census data.
The Bihar assembly election date hasn’t been announced yet, but the political slugfest has begun already. Chief minister Nitish Kumar took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he might repackage existing schemes and offer them as a special package for the state where the BJP and JD(U)-RJD-Congress combination are locked in a do-or-die battle.
Facing a crucial assembly polls, shaping up as a do-or-die political battle for all, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is keen on projecting himself as truly ‘clean’, ‘secular,’ and ‘pro-poor’.
The RJD chief pounces on the caste census as a bogey that may have huge electoral potentials.