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Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan with other party leaders at his Delhi residence.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File Photo)

175 LJP functionaries join BJP; party disowns turncoats

PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 09:34 AM IST
  • A senior LJP leader, who quit the party, said the LJP was reduced to a drawing room organisation where even old party workers didn’t have access to Chirag Paswan.
A person aware of the developement said the JD(U) took umbrage at the invitation sent to LJP chief Chirag Paswan (in picture) earlier this month to attend the meeting.(HT Photo)
A person aware of the developement said the JD(U) took umbrage at the invitation sent to LJP chief Chirag Paswan (in picture) earlier this month to attend the meeting.(HT Photo)

LJP skips NDA meet on budget session strategy

PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 04:38 AM IST
The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was held to discuss the NDA’s strategy for the Budget Session of Parliament.
Senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi was declared elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi was declared elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Sushil Kumar Modi elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Bihar

Patna | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:00 PM IST
Sushil Modi was declared elected unopposed on the last date for withdrawal of nomination papers.
Filing of nomination papers will come to a close on December 3. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is December 7 and voting is scheduled on December 14.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Filing of nomination papers will come to a close on December 3. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is December 7 and voting is scheduled on December 14.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Grand Alliance likely to contest Rajya Sabha by-election in Bihar: Report

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 12:13 AM IST
The BJP-led NDA, of which the late leader’s Lok Janshakti Party has been a constituent, has fielded former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who will file his nomination papers on December 2.
LJP Chief Chirag Paswan addresses a press conference, at party office in Patna.(PTI)
LJP Chief Chirag Paswan addresses a press conference, at party office in Patna.(PTI)

LJP did well, will fight 2025 elections: Chirag Paswan

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 04:16 AM IST
The LJP could win only one of the 137 seats it had contested, though its presence with 25 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rebel leaders did manage to cut JD (U) size and bring its number much below the BJP figures for the first time since 2005.
Mahagathbandhan candidate Shashi Yadav shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting their vote during the second phase of Bihar Assembly election at Chitkohra in Patna, Bihar.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Mahagathbandhan candidate Shashi Yadav shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting their vote during the second phase of Bihar Assembly election at Chitkohra in Patna, Bihar.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: More women candidates but fewer winners

By Gilles Verniers and Samridhi Hooda
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 10:48 AM IST
Of the 84 women candidates who fought in the Bihar elections, voters only sent 26 of them to the state assembly
LJP president Chirag Paswan.(HT File)
LJP president Chirag Paswan.(HT File)

Bihar Election 2020: Chirag Paswan sets his eyes on 2025

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 04:49 PM IST
The LJP would remain an integral part of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre, Paswan said
Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan.(HT File)
Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan.(HT File)

Bihar Election 2020: Over 80% of LJP contestants to lose deposits

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 03:35 PM IST
The LJP won only one out of 137 seats it contested in the 243-member Bihar assembly. It managed to get a crucial chunk of the NDA votes and impacted 29 out of the 58 constituencies
LJP President Chirag Paswan during a meeting with party candidates via video conferencing, ahead of Bihar Assembly Election, in New Delhi.(PTI)
LJP President Chirag Paswan during a meeting with party candidates via video conferencing, ahead of Bihar Assembly Election, in New Delhi.(PTI)

LJP: Biggest X-factor of the elections

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Jha
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 05:51 AM IST
This talk of being a part of government formation has little meaning now -- the NDA has managed a simple majority of 124 in the assembly, and the LJP has won just one seat.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi addressing the audience during an election rally during Bihar Assembly Elections, at Cheriya Bariyarpur, in Begusarai, Bihar on October 30.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi addressing the audience during an election rally during Bihar Assembly Elections, at Cheriya Bariyarpur, in Begusarai, Bihar on October 30.

AIMIM gains as smaller parties fail to make a mark

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 05:40 AM IST
Owaisi’ s party pulls off a surprise in Seemanchal, winning five seats to make a mark for itself in the state by upstaging several small parties with deeper roots.
The Tejashwi Yadav-led Mahagathbhandan, which most exit polls have given an advantage, appears to be in a tight contest with the NDA. (Photo @NitishKumar)
The Tejashwi Yadav-led Mahagathbhandan, which most exit polls have given an advantage, appears to be in a tight contest with the NDA. (Photo @NitishKumar)

NDA has an edge over RJD+ alliance but there’s bad news for Nitish Kumar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 01:46 PM IST
Nitish Kumar’s party has always played the role of the senior partner in the Bihar alliance. However, if the trend carries on, there will be a reversal of roles.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has built his campaign around his government’s development record in the past 15 years.(HT Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has built his campaign around his government’s development record in the past 15 years.(HT Photo)

Bihar Exit Poll: Republic TV- Jan ki Baat predicts power slipping out of Nitish Kumar’s hands

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 08:39 PM IST
As per Republic TV-Jan Ki Baat exit poll, the JD(U) is likely to receive a huge setback by loosing on more than 70 seats contested in Bihar assembly election 2020.
Security personnel tying the EVMs and polling materials to be distributed to polling officials from one of the distribution centers set up for the third phase of the ongoing Bihar Assembly Election, in Muzaffarpur on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Security personnel tying the EVMs and polling materials to be distributed to polling officials from one of the distribution centers set up for the third phase of the ongoing Bihar Assembly Election, in Muzaffarpur on Friday.(ANI Photo)

Bihar assembly election 2020: Manohar Prasad Singh looks to retain Manihari for third term

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 06:10 AM IST
Bihar assembly elections 2020: A total of 286,683 electorates who will vote across 408 polling stations will decide the fate of the Congress MLA in Manihari.
As per the estimates of 2011 census, the entire population of 4,29,361 in Triveniganj is rural. Out of the total population, the ratio of Scheduled castes (SC) and Scheduled tribes (ST) is 18.53 and 0.69, respectively.(HT photo)
As per the estimates of 2011 census, the entire population of 4,29,361 in Triveniganj is rural. Out of the total population, the ratio of Scheduled castes (SC) and Scheduled tribes (ST) is 18.53 and 0.69, respectively.(HT photo)

Bihar election 2020: JD(U) heavyweight Veena Bharti locked in battle with RJD in Triveniganj

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Veena Bharti of Janata Dal (United) is the present MLA of Triveniganj (SC) Legislative Assembly. She had defeated Anant Kumar Bharti of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) by a huge margin of over 52,000 votes.
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) national president Chirag Paswan addressing a press conference ahead of the second phase of the Bihar Assembly election, at party office in Patna, Bihar on Sunday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) national president Chirag Paswan addressing a press conference ahead of the second phase of the Bihar Assembly election, at party office in Patna, Bihar on Sunday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

HAM demands probe into Ram Vilas Paswan’s death, politics says Chirag Paswan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 01:49 PM IST
Responding to the allegations, Chirag Paswan said everyone was playing politics over a person who is dead now and added that those talking such things about a son should be ashamed of themselves.
Plurals Party President Pushpam Priya Choudhary files her nomination from the Bankipur constituency which goes to polls on November 3 in the second phase of Bihar Assembly Election 2020.(PTI)
Plurals Party President Pushpam Priya Choudhary files her nomination from the Bankipur constituency which goes to polls on November 3 in the second phase of Bihar Assembly Election 2020.(PTI)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Debutants, veterans among women candidates in second phase

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 09:13 AM IST
Here’s a look at the most prominent women candidates in the second phase of Bihar assembly elections.
Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) sealing officers checking EVMs and Voter Verified Paper Audit Train (VVPATs) ahead of the second phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at Bankipur Girls High School, in Patna, Bihar on Friday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) sealing officers checking EVMs and Voter Verified Paper Audit Train (VVPATs) ahead of the second phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at Bankipur Girls High School, in Patna, Bihar on Friday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Bihar assembly election 2020: No woman candidate in over two dozen constituencies

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Reena Sopam
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 08:45 AM IST
Among 146 women candidates, only 27 have been fielded by the leading political parties with eight women from the Grand Alliance, 13 from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and six from the Lok Janshakti Party, while rest of the women are fighting elections as independent candidates or on the tickets of smaller political parties.
In Bihar, the ruling NDA will face a challenge from the RJD-Congress alliance (JDU+BJP) and the Mahagathbandhan (RJD+Congress+Left).(PTI)
In Bihar, the ruling NDA will face a challenge from the RJD-Congress alliance (JDU+BJP) and the Mahagathbandhan (RJD+Congress+Left).(PTI)

Bihar assembly election 2020: Will JD (U) clinch a hat-trick in Bibhutipur assembly seat?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 01:16 PM IST
Bihar assembly election 2020: Bibhutipur will go for voting on November 3 in the second phase of Bihar assembly election. Counting of votes for the Bihar polls will take place on November 10 and the result will also be declared on the same day.
In Bihar, the ruling NDA is facing challenge from the RJD-Congress alliance (JDU+BJP) and the Mahagathbandhan (RJD+Congress+Left).(ANI)
In Bihar, the ruling NDA is facing challenge from the RJD-Congress alliance (JDU+BJP) and the Mahagathbandhan (RJD+Congress+Left).(ANI)

Bihar assembly election 2020: Will RJD be able to grab Madhubani assembly seat?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Bihar assembly election 2020: The third phase of the elections will take place on November 7 and the counting of the polls will take place on November 10.
In the first phase of polling, which saw 54% turnout, 71 constituencies went to vote.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
In the first phase of polling, which saw 54% turnout, 71 constituencies went to vote.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Bihar Assembly Election: JD(U) hopes to retain Kusheshwar Asthan constituency

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 03:10 PM IST
Janata Dal (United)’s Shashi Bhushan Hazari is the sitting MLA of the constituency.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.(ANI)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.(ANI)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: RJD aims to retain Kesaria constituency

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 07:19 PM IST
From the Grand Alliance, the Rashtriya Janata Dal has fielded Santosh Kushwaha as its candidate who had left the JD(U) in 2018 and joined the RJD. Other candidates in the fray are Ram Sharan Prasad Yadav from the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Maheshwar Singh from Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP).
Voting for Govindganj constituency will happen on November 3(File Photo)
Voting for Govindganj constituency will happen on November 3(File Photo)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: All you need to know about Govindganj constituency

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2020 04:49 PM IST
Govindganj was one of the two constituencies which were won by the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in the Bihar Assembly Election 2015.
Ameesha Patel said that she felt unsafe on the Bihar campaign trail.
Ameesha Patel said that she felt unsafe on the Bihar campaign trail.

Ameesha Patel says she feared for her life on Bihar campaign trail: ‘I could have been raped and killed’

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 08:38 AM IST
Ameesha Patel, who was campaigning for LJP candidate Prakash Chandra, has said that she feared for her life in Bihar. Her allegations have been denied by the candidate.
LJP president Chirag Paswan addressing a press conference ahead of Bihar Assembly Elections, at the party office, in Patna, Bihar on October 27, 2020 (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
LJP president Chirag Paswan addressing a press conference ahead of Bihar Assembly Elections, at the party office, in Patna, Bihar on October 27, 2020 (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

Bihar Assembly Elections 2020: Nitish Kumar will ditch BJP to join RJD, ‘warns’ Chirag Paswan

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 09:13 AM IST
LJP chief Chirag Paswan, who has turned into a bitter critic of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, on Wednesday said Kumar and his party, the JD(U), ‘have done preparations’ to ditch the BJP and join hands with the RJD after poll results.
The NDA’s chief ministerial candidate is Nitish Kumar, who is aiming for a fourth straight term, while the RJD-led mahagathbandhan’s choice is Tejashwi Yadav. (Photo by Parwaz Khan/Hindustan Times)
The NDA’s chief ministerial candidate is Nitish Kumar, who is aiming for a fourth straight term, while the RJD-led mahagathbandhan’s choice is Tejashwi Yadav. (Photo by Parwaz Khan/Hindustan Times)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Know all about Sandesh constituency

HindustanTimes, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 03:31 AM IST
The Election Commission has notified strict guidelines for distancing, mask wearing and temperature checks, and procured thousands of personal protective equipment and Covid gear.
The Election Commission has notified strict guidelines for distancing, mask wearing and temperature checks, and procured thousands of personal protective equipment and Covid gear. (Photo by Parwaz Khan/Hindustan Times)
The Election Commission has notified strict guidelines for distancing, mask wearing and temperature checks, and procured thousands of personal protective equipment and Covid gear. (Photo by Parwaz Khan/Hindustan Times)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: All about Bikram constituency

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 02:57 AM IST
BJP’s Anil Kumar, winner in the 2005 and 2010 editions, will take on Congress’s Siddharth.
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan.(ANI)
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan.(ANI)

‘Decency, please?’: JD(U)’s counter-offensive against Chirag Paswan

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 11:20 PM IST
LJP president, ever since he started his campaigning, has been targeting the chief minister, alleging corruption in Nitish Kumar’s flagship ‘Saat Nishchay’ (seven resolves) scheme.
A hawker is seen selling t-shirts with Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal(United) chiefNitish Kumar’s face printed in Patna, Bihar, in this file photo.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
A hawker is seen selling t-shirts with Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal(United) chiefNitish Kumar’s face printed in Patna, Bihar, in this file photo.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Will JD(U) retain Jamalpur assembly constituency for the third time?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 08:35 PM IST
Shailesh Kumar of the Janata Dal(United) had defeated the Lok Janshakti Party’s Himanshu Kunvar by a margin of 15,476 votes in the 2015 assembly elections. Kumar got 67,273 or 45.68% votes and runner up Kunvar bagged 51,797 or 35.17% votes.
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan addresses a rally ahead of Bihar assembly polls in Buxar district.(PTI photo)
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan addresses a rally ahead of Bihar assembly polls in Buxar district.(PTI photo)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Corruption taking place right under Nitish Kumar’s nose, says Chirag Paswan

Patna | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 05:02 PM IST
The LJP chief also raised accusing finger on Kumar in the implementation of prohibition laws in the state and accused the CM of gaining from smuggling of liquor into the state.
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan addresses a rally ahead of Bihar assembly polls, in Buxar district.(PTI)
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan addresses a rally ahead of Bihar assembly polls, in Buxar district.(PTI)

Bihar campaign reaches fever pitch as first phase draws near

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 06:49 AM IST
Another rival of his is Chirag Paswan, son of the late Ram Vilas Paswan, founder of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) , who has pulled the party out of the National Democratic Alliance in Bihar citing ideological differences with the Bihar chief minister.
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