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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and JD(U) national president RCP Singh at a party meeting in Patna earlier this year. (PTI PHOTO)

In bid to expand base after poll debacle, JD (U) forms upper caste cell

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 05:41 PM IST
  • The focus on the upper caste, according to party leaders, is mainly to draw them closer to the party by letting them know the inclusive development that chief minister Nitish Kumar has been able to usher in over the last one and half decades.
Police did not rule out the involvement of hired assassins.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Police did not rule out the involvement of hired assassins.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

JD(U) leader who was a former village head shot dead

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 04:12 PM IST
Police said Rajesh Kumar Raman earlier survived an attack in November 2019.
VVPAT and EVM machines being dispatched under the watch of security personnel from a distribution centre ahead of the second phase of Bihar assembly election, in Patna on Monday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
VVPAT and EVM machines being dispatched under the watch of security personnel from a distribution centre ahead of the second phase of Bihar assembly election, in Patna on Monday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Bihar election 2020: Who will emerge victorious in Hilsa?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 11:01 PM IST
Barring Hilsa, represented by Rashtriya Janata Dal’s (RJD) Shakti Singh Yadav, and Biharsharif, five of the seven Assembly constituencies of Nalanda district were won by Janata Dal (United) or JD(U) in 2015.
VVPAT and EVM machines being dispatched under the watch of security personnel from a distribution centre ahead of the second phase of Bihar assembly election, in Patna on Monday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
VVPAT and EVM machines being dispatched under the watch of security personnel from a distribution centre ahead of the second phase of Bihar assembly election, in Patna on Monday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Bihar election 2020: JD(U) bastion Harnaut among 94 seats in phase 2

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 10:47 PM IST
The second phase of Bihar Assembly election will decide the fate of prominent figures including chief ministerial candidates and seven serving ministers of the Nitish Kumar government in the state.
Security personnel posted at the bank of Ganga River in Patna on Monday , ahead of the second phase of Bihar Assembly election.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Security personnel posted at the bank of Ganga River in Patna on Monday , ahead of the second phase of Bihar Assembly election.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Bihar election 2020: Biharsharif set for electoral battle

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 10:37 PM IST
In the 2015 elections, there were 13 candidates in the fray in Biharsharif. It was among the 53 seats won by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which fought the 2015 election without Janata Dal (United).
The Assembly election in Bihar is being held in three phases. The results will be announced on November 10.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
The Assembly election in Bihar is being held in three phases. The results will be announced on November 10.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Bihar election 2020: JD(U) fights for its bastion Asthawan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 10:26 PM IST
Asthawan was among the 70 seats won by the ruling Janata Dal (United) or JD(U) in 2015. The party’s Jitendra Kumar defeated Lok Janshakti Party’s (LJP) Chhote Lal Yadav by a margin of 10,444 votes.
JD(U) leader releasing the party’s manifesto for upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
JD(U) leader releasing the party’s manifesto for upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

JD(U) releases manifesto for Bihar polls, focus on empowering youth and women

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 04:47 PM IST
JD(U) state chief Bashistha Narain Singh attacked Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav for saying he will give employment to 10 lakh people of Bihar if his party wins the election.
LJP chief Chirag Paswan (ANI Photo)
LJP chief Chirag Paswan (ANI Photo)

‘Bihar first, Bihari first’: LJP chief Chirag Paswan releases manifesto for Bihar assembly polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 01:29 PM IST
Paswan, who has been targeting CM and Janata Dal(United) leader Nitish Kumar, once again went after him, saying if Kumar is re-elected, Bihar will once again ‘find itself on the verge of ruin.’
Chirag Paswan(ANI file photo)
Chirag Paswan(ANI file photo)

LJP talks tough before polls, NDA ties come under strain

Hindustan Times, Patna/New Delhi | By Arun Kumar & Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 03:17 PM IST
According to people familiar with the happenings at the meeting, the party’s state parliamentary board has authorized its chief Chirag Paswan to take a call on whether LJP will be part of the NDA for the upcoming assembly polls.
The elections in the flood-hit Bihar would be the first since the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted lives and triggered an exodus of migrant workers to their home states including Bihar.(Reuters)
The elections in the flood-hit Bihar would be the first since the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted lives and triggered an exodus of migrant workers to their home states including Bihar.(Reuters)

BJP workers told to scale up Covid relief, efforts on flood in Bihar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 07:31 AM IST
The elections are crucial for the BJP, which is in alliance with the Janata Dal United (JDU) in Bihar, since it lost power in Maharashtra and Jharkhand last year.
Prashant Kishor shows a document of his campaign at a press conference in Patna, on February 18.(Parwaz Khan /HT Photo)
Prashant Kishor shows a document of his campaign at a press conference in Patna, on February 18.(Parwaz Khan /HT Photo)

Youth accuses Prashant Kishor of copying his idea, forgery case filed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 08:29 AM IST
Kishor, who was recently sacked from Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), launched the ‘Baat Bihar Ki’ campaign last week to connect with youths in the state.
Political strategist Prashant Kishor. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Political strategist Prashant Kishor. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

‘Have no objection if Prashant Kishor ji wants to join us’: AAP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 06:50 AM IST
Prashant Kishor was sacked from the Janata Dal United last month after he spoke out against the party’s stand on the citizenship law.
Prashant Kishor, who was expelled by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Tuesday launched a campaign to reach out to young people across the state to build a movement.(PTI Photo)
Prashant Kishor, who was expelled by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Tuesday launched a campaign to reach out to young people across the state to build a movement.(PTI Photo)

I respect Nitish Kumar, says Prashant Kishor. Then, a sharp takedown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Prashant Kishor, who was last month expelled from Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United, prefaced the announcement about his campaign with an explanation about his exit from the Janata Dal United and his abiding respect for the JDU chief.
Janata Dal (United) vice president and electoral strategist Prashant Kishor has been critical of the party for its support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.(PTI)
Janata Dal (United) vice president and electoral strategist Prashant Kishor has been critical of the party for its support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.(PTI)

Prashant Kishor has a falling out with Nitish Kumar. He does it on Twitter

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 09:47 PM IST
Earlier this month, the Janata Dal (United) did not name Prashant Kishor in the list of star campaigners for the Delhi assembly polls whee it is contesting two seats.
JD(U) leader Prashant Kishor addresses a press conference at his party office, in Patna.(PTI File Photo)
JD(U) leader Prashant Kishor addresses a press conference at his party office, in Patna.(PTI File Photo)

After Amit Shah’s firm message on CAA, a challenge from Prashant Kishor

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 09:57 PM IST
Kishor has led the opposition to the amended citizenship law and NRC within his own party, Janata Dal (United).
Bihar Chief Minister and Janta Dal United JD(U) National President Nitish Kumar(PTI Photo)
Bihar Chief Minister and Janta Dal United JD(U) National President Nitish Kumar(PTI Photo)

JD(U) may get three berths in Union cabinet

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 08:11 AM IST
JD(U) supported the BJP on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act.
Prashant Kishor contested the stand taken by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA coalition’s stand on the citizenship law(PTI)
Prashant Kishor contested the stand taken by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA coalition’s stand on the citizenship law(PTI)

Prashant Kishor pushes envelope on citizenship law with new tweet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 01:31 AM IST
The law is to give citizenship to people who have escaped persecution in neighbouring countries, not take it away from those who have it, Shah told the Rajya Sabha during the debate on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal United president, Nitish Kumar during the National Council Meeting of the party in New Dellhi, October 30, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal United president, Nitish Kumar during the National Council Meeting of the party in New Dellhi, October 30, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

JD (U) banking on Jharkhand, Delhi assembly polls for national party status

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 10:15 AM IST
JD(U)’s ambition to expand its national footprints received a boost after it won 8 out of 60 assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh , next only to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party which won 41 seats and secured a majority, in elections in May this year.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will address a rally in New Delhi on October 23, 2019.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will address a rally in New Delhi on October 23, 2019.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)

Nitish Kumar to hold rally in Delhi on Wednesday; JD(U) member joins AAP

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop, Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 09:16 AM IST
Assembly polls in Delhi are slated to be held early next year. Purvanchalis are people from Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh settled in Delhi, and they play an important role in any election in the city.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has filed his nomination for the post of national president of JD(U) for a second term.(Parwaz Khan /HT Photo)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has filed his nomination for the post of national president of JD(U) for a second term.(Parwaz Khan /HT Photo)

Nitish Kumar set for second term as JD(U) chief, files papers

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar, Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 11:05 AM IST
Nitish Kumar’s representative and JD (U) MLC Sanjay Kumar Singh submitted nomination papers to the party’s national election officer Anil Hegde in four sets for the last leg of the ongoing organisational polls.
Ajay Alok wanted the Centre to go a step further and probe assets of Border Security Force officers who have spent 10-15 years at the Bangladesh border. (Photo @Amit Shah/Twitter)
Ajay Alok wanted the Centre to go a step further and probe assets of Border Security Force officers who have spent 10-15 years at the Bangladesh border. (Photo @Amit Shah/Twitter)

JDU spokesperson who tweeted advice to Amit Shah quits. Explains on Twitter

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 08:11 PM IST
In his four-line resignation letter, Ajay Alok told the party that he didn’t think he was doing a good job and asked to be relieved of the responsibility.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar offers sewaiyan (a traditional sweet dish) to children after the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Wednesday.(PTI)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar offers sewaiyan (a traditional sweet dish) to children after the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Wednesday.(PTI)

After Eid prayers, Nitish Kumar stings Giriraj Singh for Iftar taunt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 08:42 PM IST
Speaking after offering prayers at a mosque on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr, Nitish Kumar told reporters that some people were prone to make unnecessary comments to stay in the headlines.
Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey is taking charge at his chamber in Patna(HTPhoto)
Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey is taking charge at his chamber in Patna(HTPhoto)

‘Shibu Soren should have taken retirement from active politics’

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 08:58 AM IST
Mangal Pandey played a key role as the party in-charge in its emphatic victory in Jharkhand, where the BJP won 12 out of the 14 Lok Sabha seats while fighting a united Opposition
Five years ago, the BJP, recently divorced then from Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United, had grabbed 22 of Bihar’s 40 Lok Sabha seats.
Five years ago, the BJP, recently divorced then from Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United, had grabbed 22 of Bihar’s 40 Lok Sabha seats.

Exit polls say BJP-JDU set to win handsomely in Bihar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 10:25 PM IST
The NDA takes on in the state Lalu Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress along with regional allies, together part of the Congress-led national alliance, the UPA.
Santosh Kumar of the Janata Dal United (JD-U) won the seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, defeating Uday Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by more than 1.16 lakh votes.(PTI)
Santosh Kumar of the Janata Dal United (JD-U) won the seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, defeating Uday Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by more than 1.16 lakh votes.(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Bihar’s Purnia, the battle is between allies

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 01:37 PM IST
Santosh Kumar of the Janata Dal United (JD-U) won the seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, defeating Uday Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by more than 1.16 lakh votes.
The LJP has demanded seven seats in Bihar to contest as it had done in the 2014 elections, winning six and losing one by a very small margin.(PTI File Photo)
The LJP has demanded seven seats in Bihar to contest as it had done in the 2014 elections, winning six and losing one by a very small margin.(PTI File Photo)

After flexing muscle, now the negotiations at Paswan meet with BJP

Hindustan Times | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 12:40 AM IST
The Paswans, who head the Lok Janshakti Party, are attempting to ensure that they do not get a raw deal as the BJP and Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United split the Bihar seats in an equal number.
Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha meets with expelled JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav in New Delhi on November 12.(PTI Photo)
Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha meets with expelled JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav in New Delhi on November 12.(PTI Photo)

Now, Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP cautions Upendra Kushwaha to exercise restraint

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 11:34 PM IST
Kushwaha had been banking on the LJP’s support in his tussle with Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United over seat sharing arrangement for the next year’s Lok Sabha polls.
BJP president Amit Shah wears 'Mithala Pag' during a meeting with office-bearers in Patna.(PTI File Photo)
BJP president Amit Shah wears 'Mithala Pag' during a meeting with office-bearers in Patna.(PTI File Photo)

Stop salivating, BJP’s ties with Nitish Kumar are strong, says Amit Shah in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 09:33 PM IST
BJP president Amit Shah, who arrived in Patna on Thursday and met Janata Dal (United) chief Nitish Kumar over breakfast, said the end of Congress will happen in Bihar.
RJD leaders Rabri Devi (C) and other candidates flash victory signs after filing their nomination papers for Bihar legislative council elections, in Patna.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
RJD leaders Rabri Devi (C) and other candidates flash victory signs after filing their nomination papers for Bihar legislative council elections, in Patna.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

9 of 11 newly elected Bihar MLCs are crorepatis; Rabri is richest: Report

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ganesh Upadhyay, Patna
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 03:48 PM IST
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has declared that he has case relating to murder and attempt to murder against him.
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