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RJD leaders including Tejashwi Yadav opposed the election of Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly.(ANI Photo)

RJD MLAs create ruckus in Bihar assembly, oppose voice vote in Speaker election

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 12:47 PM IST
The RJD-led Grand Alliance (GA) has fielded Awadh Bihari Choudhary as their candidate against the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee Vijay Kumar Sinha for the post of the Speaker in the Bihar assembly.
Grand Alliance candidate and RJD MLA Awadh Bihari Chaudhary and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav address media outside the Bihar assembly, in Patna on November 24.(ANI)
Grand Alliance candidate and RJD MLA Awadh Bihari Chaudhary and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav address media outside the Bihar assembly, in Patna on November 24.(ANI)

Bihar: Grand Alliance fields RJD MLA for Speaker’s post

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 04:30 PM IST
Six-time MLA Awadh Bihar Choudhary is pitted against NDA’s candidate and senior BJP leader Vijay Kumar Sinha
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Bihar Election 2020: RJD+ raced to majority mark, then fell behind. Says it is still confident

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 01:02 PM IST
RJD’s Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, the son of former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad and the GA’s CM face, has been urging party workers to hold off on their celebrations till the outcome is known
People stand in a queue to cast their votes during the first phase of Bihar assembly polls.(PTI)
People stand in a queue to cast their votes during the first phase of Bihar assembly polls.(PTI)

Bihar polls: Amid unresolved issues, Digha to witness a triangular contest

Hindustan Times, Digha | By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 07:19 PM IST
Sitting BJP MLA Sanjeev Chaurasia is pitted against Grant Alliance (GA) nominee and CPI (ML) leader Shashi Yadav in Digha.
Nitish Kumar’s JD-U had won 12 seats in the Mithilanchal region in the 2015 assembly election, the highest by any party.(Parwaz Khan/HT PHOTO)
Nitish Kumar’s JD-U had won 12 seats in the Mithilanchal region in the 2015 assembly election, the highest by any party.(Parwaz Khan/HT PHOTO)

New alignments add a twist to Bihar assembly polls in Mithilanchal

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2020 11:24 AM IST
The JD-U and the RJD won 12 and 11 seats respectively out of the 30 seats in the Mithilanchal region when the two parties were allies in the 2015 assembly election.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav with other leaders of Grand Alliance at a meeting on Monday, August 26, 2019.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav with other leaders of Grand Alliance at a meeting on Monday, August 26, 2019.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)

In first meeting after LS polls, Grand Alliance fails to answer questions on leadership

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 03:17 PM IST
The meeting of the Grand Alliance leaders was convened at Rabri Devi’s residence amid reports of dissent between the alliance partners.
(From L to R): Leaders of the Grand Alliance - Jitan Ram Manjhi, Tejashwi Yadav, Shaktisinh Gohil, Ahmed Patel and Upendra Kushwaha - during a press conference at All India Congress Committee office (AICC), in New Delhi.(Amal KS / HT File Photo)
(From L to R): Leaders of the Grand Alliance - Jitan Ram Manjhi, Tejashwi Yadav, Shaktisinh Gohil, Ahmed Patel and Upendra Kushwaha - during a press conference at All India Congress Committee office (AICC), in New Delhi.(Amal KS / HT File Photo)

Assembly bypolls for five seats to test Grand Alliance in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2019 02:18 PM IST
Bypolls will be held on five assembly seats in Bihar which have fallen vacant after the MLAs representing them were elected as Members of Parliament in Lok Sabha elections earlier this year.
Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan and Chirag Paswan at an Iftar party in Patna on Monday.(ANI)
Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan and Chirag Paswan at an Iftar party in Patna on Monday.(ANI)

Amid reports of differences with BJP, Nitish Kumar gets RJD invite

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 09:09 AM IST
The politics in last decade in Bihar has amply proved that Nitish Kumar has remained the pivot around which other parties have revolved to make their fortune.
Lalu Prasad Yadav(Arvind Yadav / Hindustan Times)
Lalu Prasad Yadav(Arvind Yadav / Hindustan Times)

Internal contradictions, Lalu’s absence pull down Grand Alliance like a stack of cards

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy and Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 08:27 AM IST
The GA suffered a more pronounced loss in comparison to the 2014 parliamentary polls when the RJD-Congress- Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) coalition had won seven seats.
File photo of BJP leader Ram Kripal Yadav after he filed his nomination from the Patliputra constituency on Thursday, April 25, 2019.(AP Dube / HT Photo)
File photo of BJP leader Ram Kripal Yadav after he filed his nomination from the Patliputra constituency on Thursday, April 25, 2019.(AP Dube / HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: If GA has made tie-ups, NDA has JD(U) on its side, says BJP’s Ram Kripal Yadav

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy, Patna
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2019 10:55 AM IST
Ram Kripal Yadav, who was a close aide of RJD chief Lalu Prasad before joining the BJP just ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, is once again pitted against his mentor’s daughter Misa Bharti in the Patliputra parliamentary constituency in these general elections.
Talking to Arun Kumar, Jha exudes optimism about GA’S prospects in Bihar and says that the BJP’S hateful overdrive was a manifestation of admission that it had lost the plot.(HT Photo)
Talking to Arun Kumar, Jha exudes optimism about GA’S prospects in Bihar and says that the BJP’S hateful overdrive was a manifestation of admission that it had lost the plot.(HT Photo)

‘GA coming together due to shared perspectives, not intimidation’

UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 03:13 PM IST
“We are very certain that those who flout people’s mandate with impunity will be resoundingly defeated,” says Manoj Jha.
As many as 26 seats of 40 seats in Bihar are yet to go to the polls, in which the fate of five Congress candidates is to be decided.(HT Photo)
As many as 26 seats of 40 seats in Bihar are yet to go to the polls, in which the fate of five Congress candidates is to be decided.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rahul’s support for VIP nominee signals trouble for Shakeel

Hindustan Times, PATNA | By Subhash Pathak
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 02:15 PM IST
As many as 26 seats of 40 seats in Bihar are yet to go to the polls, in which the fate of five Congress candidates is to be decided.
Former Union Minister and Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad files his nomination as an Independent candidate for the Madhubani Lok Sabha seat on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.(ANI)
Former Union Minister and Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad files his nomination as an Independent candidate for the Madhubani Lok Sabha seat on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.(ANI)

Lok Sabha election 2019: 2 RJD, Congress leaders to contest as independents

Madhubani/ Darbhanga | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 07:36 AM IST
Fatmi also said he would give a “second thought” to his decision to contest Madhubani only if the Congress allowed Ahmad to run for the seat on the party’s symbol.
Top Grand Alliance leaders such as Jitan Ram Manjhi (left) and Tejashwi Yadav have campaigned for Upendra Prasad, the GA candidate in Bihar’s Aurangabad Lok Sabha seat.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)
Top Grand Alliance leaders such as Jitan Ram Manjhi (left) and Tejashwi Yadav have campaigned for Upendra Prasad, the GA candidate in Bihar’s Aurangabad Lok Sabha seat.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: It’s advantage NDA in Aurangabad as GA candidate is unable to muster support

Hindustan Times, Gaya | By Anil Kumar Ojha
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 04:54 PM IST
Altogether nine candidates, including three independent candidates are in the fray in Bihar’s Aurangabad Lok Sabha seat but the main contest is between Sushil Kumar Singh of NDA and GA’s Upendra Prasad.
Putul Kumari , former Banka MP and BJP leader, is firm on filing nomination as an independent candidate.(HT FIle)
Putul Kumari , former Banka MP and BJP leader, is firm on filing nomination as an independent candidate.(HT FIle)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Disgruntled political bigwigs may upset poll calculations for both NDA and GA in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 05:01 PM IST
The disenchantment of a large number of ticket hopefuls in both the NDA and the Grand Alliance in Bihar does have the potential to upset pre-poll calculations for both the coalitions.
CPI-ML comrades are addressing a press conference at CPI-ML office, Chhajjubagh in Patna.Bihar India on Saturday(Santosh Kumar/ HT)
CPI-ML comrades are addressing a press conference at CPI-ML office, Chhajjubagh in Patna.Bihar India on Saturday(Santosh Kumar/ HT)

Lok Sabha polls 2019: CPI (ML) to contest from four seats in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Rakesh Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2019 09:45 AM IST
Addressing a press conference on Saturday, CPI (ML) state secretary Kunal regretted that by keeping the Left parties out of the GA, polarisation of votes against BJP had weakened.
Patna: Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel and grand alliance leaders during 'Jan Akanksha Rally', at Gandhi Maidan in Patna, Sunday, Feb. 03, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI2_3_2019_000131B)(PTI)
Patna: Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel and grand alliance leaders during 'Jan Akanksha Rally', at Gandhi Maidan in Patna, Sunday, Feb. 03, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI2_3_2019_000131B)(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Left waits for grand alliance meet today to get it right

Patna | By Subhash Pathak
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2019 03:11 AM IST
The GA, consisting of RJD, Congress, Upendra Kushwaha’s Rashriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular and Sharad Yadav’s Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD), is expected to finalise a seat sharing deal.
Former-CM of Bihar -Jitan-Ram-Manjhi(Hindustan Times)
Former-CM of Bihar -Jitan-Ram-Manjhi(Hindustan Times)

Jitan Ram Manjhi makes his moves, backs Nitish, flies to Delhi

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy, Patna
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2019 08:35 AM IST
The former CM also talked tough in regard to seat sharing in GA, saying he should get more number of seats  than other allies, barring the RJD and Congress
Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha meets with expelled JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav(File)
Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha meets with expelled JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav(File)

Sharad Yadav nixes merger rumours with RLSP

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 07:38 AM IST
For 2 months, speculation was rife he would merge his outfit with RLSP. Sources close to the development privately concede that the sudden U-turn has been prompted by RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s apparent “discomfort” with the idea of having a parallel power centre in the Grand Alliance.
Union Minister Rambilas Paswan speaking to media in Patna Bihar India on Friday Jan 11,2019.(AP Dube/ HT)
Union Minister Rambilas Paswan speaking to media in Patna Bihar India on Friday Jan 11,2019.(AP Dube/ HT)

Ram Vilas Paswan hails new quota Bill, says GA won’t open account in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2019 03:47 PM IST
Calling it a historic decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Paswan, who claimed his party had been demanding reservation for poor among upper castes since 2000, said that Sawarn Aayog (Commission for upper castes) was made several times, “but nobody showed the will to get it implemented.”
Grand Alliance leaders and workers taking out a march to Raj Bhawan in protest against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's alleged "Sadak Chhap" remark against them, in Patna Bihar India on Thursday Jan 10,2019(A P Dube/Hindustan Times)
Grand Alliance leaders and workers taking out a march to Raj Bhawan in protest against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's alleged "Sadak Chhap" remark against them, in Patna Bihar India on Thursday Jan 10,2019(A P Dube/Hindustan Times)

After court jolt to Lalu, RJD faces testing times

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2019 12:06 PM IST
The party, which was banking on Lalu’s charisma, may have to recalibrate its strategy. It is also a blow to the grand alliance (GA) as it will be devoid of a star face.
Patna: Mukesh Sahni, National President of the Vikasheel Insaan Party (VIP) raises hands with RJD's leader Tejashwi Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha after joining the grand alliance during a press conference in Patna.(HT File)
Patna: Mukesh Sahni, National President of the Vikasheel Insaan Party (VIP) raises hands with RJD's leader Tejashwi Yadav and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha after joining the grand alliance during a press conference in Patna.(HT File)

As Grand Alliance expands, Congress considers ceding some ground

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak, Patna
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2018 01:07 PM IST
Sources in the state Congress confided that the party might contest less number of seats than it had contested in 2014 polls
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha (3rd R), with other Mahagathbandhan leaders, speaks after joining the grand alliance during a press conference at AICC in New Delhi, Thursday, Dec 20, 2018(PTI)
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha (3rd R), with other Mahagathbandhan leaders, speaks after joining the grand alliance during a press conference at AICC in New Delhi, Thursday, Dec 20, 2018(PTI)

Problem of plenty may bug Grand Alliance in seat sharing

Hindustan Times, Patna | By B Vijay Murty
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2018 08:49 AM IST
The GA or Mahagathbandhan is a coalition of political parties in Bihar which was formed before the 2015 legislative assembly elections and comprised the Janata Dal (United), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress.
Congress leaders in Bihar have begun asserting their position in the alliance and looking for a larger number of seats to contest in Lok Sabha elections.(HT Photo)
Congress leaders in Bihar have begun asserting their position in the alliance and looking for a larger number of seats to contest in Lok Sabha elections.(HT Photo)

Congress victory in 3 states sets off ‘big brother’ debate with ally RJD

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2018 09:30 AM IST
Citing the RJD’s strength in the assembly, party MLA and spokesman Bhai Birendra claimed his party was the natural claimant for leading the coalition as ‘big brother’ to ensure emphatic victory of the GA in the state.
Begum Akhtar’s ‘mazaar’ in Lucknow’s Thakurganj in Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Begum Akhtar’s ‘mazaar’ in Lucknow’s Thakurganj in Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)

UP’s Faizabad University to build Begum Akhtar music academy as a tribute to her

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 11:36 PM IST
The Begum Akhtar Sangeet Kala Akademi will teach Begum Akhtar’s music and have wings named after the seven basic notes of Indian classical music — Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha and Nee.
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