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The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday allotted the ‘farmer driving a tractor’ symbol to the JD(U) after Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), which had a similar symbol, lodged a complaint for the state’s polls.(HT image)

JD(U) gets ‘farmer driving a tractor’ symbol in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 07:32 AM IST
The party headed by chief minister Nitish Kumar will fight the assembly polls in Maharashtra with ‘diesel pump’ as its election symbol.
JD(S) leader and former Chief Minister of Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy, met Congress leader DK Shivakumar's mother at Kanakapura on Friday.(ANI)
JD(S) leader and former Chief Minister of Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy, met Congress leader DK Shivakumar's mother at Kanakapura on Friday.(ANI)

JD(S) pips Congress in Vokkaliga outreach over DK Shivakumar’s arrest

Hindustan Times, Cengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2019 01:02 PM IST
Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy who visited Shivakumar’s mother’s house in Kodihalli village on the outskirts of Bengaluru, said there was o reason to arrest the Congress leader.
The Congress’s apparent decision to part ways with the JD (S) comes after the partners’ dismal performance in the recent parliamentary elections, in which they managed to win only one each of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the state.(HT Photo)
The Congress’s apparent decision to part ways with the JD (S) comes after the partners’ dismal performance in the recent parliamentary elections, in which they managed to win only one each of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the state.(HT Photo)

Congress bypoll preparations hint at end of coalition with JD(S)

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 07:49 AM IST
Of the 17 constituencies, there are many where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which assumed office after the coalition’s ouster, is a marginal force and the Congress and JD(S) are the main contenders.
Local residents protest on highway after the incident.(HT Photo)
Local residents protest on highway after the incident.(HT Photo)

Three cops suspended after JD(U) leader dies in custody

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2019 02:03 AM IST
The deceased, Ganesh Ravidas, was the Nagarnausa block president of JD(U)’s Mahadalit cell and was detained by the police on Wednesday.
A 52-year-old Mahadalit leader, detained in connection with a case of a minor’s elopement, allegedly committed suicide inside a police station in Bihar’s Nalanda district . (Representative Photo)
A 52-year-old Mahadalit leader, detained in connection with a case of a minor’s elopement, allegedly committed suicide inside a police station in Bihar’s Nalanda district . (Representative Photo)

JD(U) Mahadalit leader commits suicide in Bihar’s Nalanda district

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 04:47 PM IST
Ganesh Ravidas, the block level president of the ruling JD(U) Mahadalit cell, hanged himself in the toilet of the Nagarnausha police station, Nalanda’s superintendent of police Nilesh Kumar said.
The strength of the ruling coalition in Karnataka has come down to 105, which is eight short of the half-way mark of 113. (Photo shared by CM’s media secretary)
The strength of the ruling coalition in Karnataka has come down to 105, which is eight short of the half-way mark of 113. (Photo shared by CM’s media secretary)

Karnataka CM back home, crisis meeting underway with coalition partner Congress

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 09:49 PM IST
Out of the 12 legislators who submitted their resignations to Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, nine were from the Congress and three from the JD(S).
On Saturday, Nitish Kumar had stated that Kishor would explain the reason for his firm’s association with the Bengal CM.(HT Photo)
On Saturday, Nitish Kumar had stated that Kishor would explain the reason for his firm’s association with the Bengal CM.(HT Photo)

JD(U) distances itself from Prashant Kishor’s activities in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 12:03 AM IST
While Kishor, a poll-strategist, accompanied Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar at the meeting, he did not offer any explanation.
The Bihar cabinet expansion led to speculation about a possible rift between the JD(U) and the BJP even as both parties appeared to play down the issue. Kumar had said the BJP will induct a minister from its quota later.(HT Photo)
The Bihar cabinet expansion led to speculation about a possible rift between the JD(U) and the BJP even as both parties appeared to play down the issue. Kumar had said the BJP will induct a minister from its quota later.(HT Photo)

JD(U) to go solo in three states, will fight Bihar polls as NDA ally

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 07:50 AM IST
The induction followed JD (U)’s decision against joining Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new government after it was offered just one berth in his council of ministers.
Nitish Kumar-led party had won seven out of the 60 seats in the recently held assembly polls.(HT Photo)
Nitish Kumar-led party had won seven out of the 60 seats in the recently held assembly polls.(HT Photo)

Janata Dal (U) now a state party in Arunachal

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2019 01:39 PM IST
In the Arunachal assembly polls, the JD(U) had won seven out of 60 seats and finished second in the tally after the BJP, which bagged 41 seats.
ikhil, who lost the recent Lok Sabha poll from Mandya to BJP-backed independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh in a fiercely fought contest, said there was no threat to the government and his father will complete the tenure.(PTI FILE)
ikhil, who lost the recent Lok Sabha poll from Mandya to BJP-backed independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh in a fiercely fought contest, said there was no threat to the government and his father will complete the tenure.(PTI FILE)

‘JD(S) leaders should be ready’: Nikhil Kumaraswamy on assembly polls

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 11:16 AM IST
In the video that has gone viral on social media, he is heard telling his partymen that the elections may come anytime, be it next year or after two or three years.
Bihar now has 33 ministers. The state can have a maximum of 36 ministers, including the chief minister, as the strength of a ministry cannot exceed 15% of the strength of the state assembly.(HT Photo)
Bihar now has 33 ministers. The state can have a maximum of 36 ministers, including the chief minister, as the strength of a ministry cannot exceed 15% of the strength of the state assembly.(HT Photo)

Nitish Kumar expands his cabinet, inducts 8 JD(U) ministers

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 12:12 AM IST
Kumar underlined the expansion has nothing to with the JD(U)’s last moment decision last week against having a “symbolic participation” in the Union Cabinet when it was offered one berth in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new government.
Congress leader K C Venugopal (centre) shares a light moment with chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and former CM Siddaramaiah.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Congress leader K C Venugopal (centre) shares a light moment with chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and former CM Siddaramaiah.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Congress rushes senior leaders to Karnataka amid reports of rift with JD(S)

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 05:29 PM IST
The coalition government in the southern state has been fragile since its inception with reports of its collapse surfacing every then and now.
Police have registered five FIRS, three of them against two JD(U) leaders, Shankar Kushwaha (elder brother of sitting MP Santosh Kumar) and senior JD(U) leader Neelu Patel.(HT Photo)
Police have registered five FIRS, three of them against two JD(U) leaders, Shankar Kushwaha (elder brother of sitting MP Santosh Kumar) and senior JD(U) leader Neelu Patel.(HT Photo)

FIR against JD(U) leaders in Purnia

Hindustan Times, PURNIA | By Aditya Nath Jha
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 01:18 PM IST
The victim, Mitthu Singh, 26, who was thrashed allegedly by supporters of the JD(U) leaders on Wednesday, died in a hospital on Friday.
Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019.(Reuters Photo)
Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019.(Reuters Photo)

4 JD(S) workers touring Colombo dead, 3 missing after Sri Lanka blasts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 01:29 PM IST
The Sri Lankan authorities have arrested 24 people from the minority Muslim community in connection with the multiple blasts that rocked the island nation on Sunday.
Polling staff checking Electronic Voting Machines in Bengaluru.(HT file photo)
Polling staff checking Electronic Voting Machines in Bengaluru.(HT file photo)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: BJP has an edge over JD(S) in Karnataka’s Bijapur

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 02:00 PM IST
Voting for the Lok Sabha election in Karnataka will be held in two phases on April 18 and April 23. The results will be declared on May 23.
Prashant Kishor, a poll strategist who became a full-time member of the JD(U) in September last year, took to Twitter admitting that he had met Lalu Prasad “many times” before joining the party.(PTI)
Prashant Kishor, a poll strategist who became a full-time member of the JD(U) in September last year, took to Twitter admitting that he had met Lalu Prasad “many times” before joining the party.(PTI)

‘Prashant Kishor proposed JDU-RJD merger’: Rabri Devi puts Nitish Kumar’s aide in dock

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 07:03 PM IST
Nitish Kumar had last year walked out of the Grand Alliance, which was formed upon his party’s partnership with the RJD and the Congress. He re-joined the BJP-led NDA.
Former chief minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah in Bengaluru.(HT File Photo)
Former chief minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah in Bengaluru.(HT File Photo)

‘Congress, JD(S) have a common goal to defeat communal BJP’: Siddaramaiah

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 08:12 AM IST
Former Karnataka chief minister and Congress leader, Siddaramaiah, spoke to HT about the prospects of the coalition.
Bihar chief minister and JDU leader, Nitish Kumar during a rally at Meetha Pur near Badar Pur in New Delhi.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Bihar chief minister and JDU leader, Nitish Kumar during a rally at Meetha Pur near Badar Pur in New Delhi.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Nitish Kumar to launch JD(U) campaign with NDA rally

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2019 07:07 AM IST
The campaigning will begin days after JD (U) vice president, Prashant Kishor, on Friday said he will not be looking after the party’s campaign.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar(File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar(File Photo)

Done deal for BJP, JD(U) in Seemanchal; jury out on Grand Alliance

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Aditya Nath Jha, Purnia
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2019 09:52 AM IST
While RJD and Congress are still to finalise an alliance, NDA allies BJP and JD (U) have almost agreed to replicate their 50:50 formula in Seemanchal region comprising four parliamentary seats.
The woman, allegedly shot at by former Janata Dal(United) legislator from Bihar during celebratory firing on New Year’s Eve, has succumbed to her injury, news agency ANI reported quoting the police.(HT Photo)
The woman, allegedly shot at by former Janata Dal(United) legislator from Bihar during celebratory firing on New Year’s Eve, has succumbed to her injury, news agency ANI reported quoting the police.(HT Photo)

Woman shot at by ex-JD(U) MLA in Delhi farmhouse dies: Police

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 02:16 PM IST
Forty-two-year-old Archana Gupta, an architect who lived in Gautam Nagar, died during treatment at Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital in Vasant Kunj.
Upendra Kushwaha on Thursday launched a scathing attack against both the BJP government at the Centre as well as the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) government in Bihar.(PTI)
Upendra Kushwaha on Thursday launched a scathing attack against both the BJP government at the Centre as well as the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) government in Bihar.(PTI)

‘Schools, not temples’: Kushwaha’s double-barrelled attack on BJP, JD(U)

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2018 06:46 PM IST
Upendra Kushwaha criticised the ruling BJP at the Centre and said that political parties should not be building temples, instead they should be building schools to help educate the people of the state.
Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said the victory of the Janata Dal(Secular) and Congress in the Karnataka bypolls has proven that the Bharatiya Janata Party’s claim about the alliance between the two parties was wrong.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said the victory of the Janata Dal(Secular) and Congress in the Karnataka bypolls has proven that the Bharatiya Janata Party’s claim about the alliance between the two parties was wrong.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Karnakata bypolls 2018: BJP’s negative politics rejected, it’s time for change, says Congress after big win in Karnataka

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2018 02:59 PM IST
HD Kumaraswamy said the victory of the Janata Dal(Secular) and Congress in the Karnataka bypolls has proven that the Bharatiya Janata Party’s claim about the alliance between the two parties was wrong.
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, who is also the JD(S) state unit chief, during an interview at Karnataka Bhavan, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, who is also the JD(S) state unit chief, during an interview at Karnataka Bhavan, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

JD(S) alliance with Congress for 2019 Lok Sabha polls depends on how it treats us: HD Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 08:15 PM IST
The Congress and JD(S), which formed a coalition government after the May 12 assembly polls threw up a hung verdict, had announced during the power sharing pact that they would fight the Lok Sabha polls together.
Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah (left) arrives for the first co-ordination committee meeting in Bengaluru on Thursday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah (left) arrives for the first co-ordination committee meeting in Bengaluru on Thursday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Congress, JD(S) hold first meet, to have common minimum programme of Karnataka alliance

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2018 09:41 PM IST
Siddaramaiah said the drafting committee for the common minimum programme would have three Congress and two JD(S) members and the names of the members would be announced on Friday.
JD(S) president-HD Deve Gowda during an election campaign, Mysore, 2018(PTI)
JD(S) president-HD Deve Gowda during an election campaign, Mysore, 2018(PTI)

Karnataka election results 2018: The kingmaker is now the king

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2018 08:27 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi carried the day for the BJP, which, while it adds to the man’s own myth, should also worry the party at one level. Even factoring in Mr Modi’s obvious (and phenomenal) stamina on the campaign trail, how much can one man do?
Former Karnataka state chief minister Siddaramaiah (Left) and Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy stake their claim to form the next Karnataka government in Bangalore on Tuesday.(AP)
Former Karnataka state chief minister Siddaramaiah (Left) and Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy stake their claim to form the next Karnataka government in Bangalore on Tuesday.(AP)

When Siddaramaiah opposed the rise of Kumaraswamy and was kicked out of JD(S)

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 07:34 PM IST
Back then, Siddaramaiah was against the rise of H D Kumaraswamy, the son of the party chief H D Deve Gowda. Now, he has offered the coveted post to the man he once opposed.
Congress party president Rahul Gandhi rides a bicycle and waves to his supporters while campaigning in Malur on May 7.(AP Photo)
Congress party president Rahul Gandhi rides a bicycle and waves to his supporters while campaigning in Malur on May 7.(AP Photo)

Congress, JD(S) fight for the Muslim vote in Karnataka

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 11:14 PM IST
The Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) have fielded 15 and 17 Muslim candidates for the upcoming polls.
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