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The nomination process for the first phase, under which 71 of the total 243 seats will go to polls, began from October 1 and will end on October 8.(Live Hindustan)

Bihar assembly polls: Former RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad’s son Satya Prakash joins JD(U)

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2020 08:44 PM IST
The Bihar Assembly polls will be held in three phases on October 28, November 3 and November 7, and the counting of votes will take place on November 10.
File photo: Late Raghuvansh Prasad Singh.(PTI)
File photo: Late Raghuvansh Prasad Singh.(PTI)

‘He was compelled’: Raghuvansh Singh’s letter sparks row after his demise

Hindustan Tims, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 09:36 PM IST
The RJD and Congress cast doubts over letters written by Singh and alleged that “he was compelled to write such letters.”
File photo: Former Union minister and Bihar leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh.(PTI)
File photo: Former Union minister and Bihar leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh.(PTI)

Nation condoles Raghuvansh Prasad Singh’s demise, PM asks Nitish to fulfil veteran’s last wishes

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 06:13 PM IST
The demise of the mathematics professor-turned-politician, fondly known as ‘Brahma Baba’, was more dramatic coming just three days after he stirred the political poll plot in Bihar quitting the RJD.
RJD Vice President Raghuvansh Prasad Singh with supporters raises slogans during a demonstration against NRC and Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) during Bihar Bandh, in Patna. Singh died at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Sunday.(PTI)
RJD Vice President Raghuvansh Prasad Singh with supporters raises slogans during a demonstration against NRC and Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) during Bihar Bandh, in Patna. Singh died at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Sunday.(PTI)

‘A good parliamentarian and a grassroot level leader’: Political leaders condole Raghuvansh Prasad Singh’s death

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 03:54 PM IST
Singh, the former Union minister for rural development in the first term of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, died at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Sunday. He was 74.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)

Has left a void: PM Modi condoles ex-Union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh’s death

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 01:15 PM IST
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, who had resigned from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Thursday, was undergoing treatment at AIIMS for more than a week after developing post-Covid-10 complications.
Singh’s health condition deteriorated on Saturday and he was put on a ventilator at the ICU unit of AIIMS, New Delhi.(PTI)
Singh’s health condition deteriorated on Saturday and he was put on a ventilator at the ICU unit of AIIMS, New Delhi.(PTI)

Raghuvansh babu, the architect of MGNREGA and India’s most influential rural development minister

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Singh was the unsung architect of MGNREGA, the programme that survived change of political colour at the Centre, attracted a record fund allocation of Rs 1 lakh crore this year and emerged as a lifeline for millions of migrant workers in the Covid-hit economy
Former Union minister and Bihar leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh dies(PTI)
Former Union minister and Bihar leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh dies(PTI)

Former Union minister and Bihar leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh dies

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 01:28 PM IST
The condition of Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, the former Union minister for rural development, had deteriorated late on Friday.
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has been in the hospital for over one week.(HT Photo/File)
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has been in the hospital for over one week.(HT Photo/File)

Bihar’s ace politician Raghuvansh Prasad Singh on ventilator in AIIMS

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 08:09 AM IST
Singh’s recent resignation from the RJD has created a stir in Bihar politics.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav wrote to senior party leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh who has quit the party.(HT file)
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav wrote to senior party leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh who has quit the party.(HT file)

JD(U) takes exception to Lalu’s letter to Raghuvansh Prasad, terms it violation of jail manual

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2020 10:54 AM IST
Neeraj Kumar, state minister for information and public relations department and a spokesperson for the JD (U), tweeted on Friday morning, citing section 999 of the jail manual that states no prisoner is allowed to exchange letters for political purposes
Lalu Prasad’s association with Raghuvansh Prasad Singh dates back to the time of Emergency rule in India.(PTI Photo)
Lalu Prasad’s association with Raghuvansh Prasad Singh dates back to the time of Emergency rule in India.(PTI Photo)

The importance of Raghuvansh Prasad Singh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji | Posted by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 10:54 AM IST
The buzz around RJD veteran Raghuvansh Prasad Singh’s possible departure from the RJD has brought into focus his decades long association with Lalu Prasad.
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh.(HT photo)
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh.(HT photo)

‘You are not going anywhere’: Lalu Yadav to leader who quit after 32 years

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 08:09 PM IST
Speculations are rife that Singh could join the ruling JD (U) ahead of the assembly polls in Bihar due next month
Last week, five RJD MLCs had left the party and joined the JD-U the same day Raghuvansh Praasad Singh resigned.(ANI)
Last week, five RJD MLCs had left the party and joined the JD-U the same day Raghuvansh Praasad Singh resigned.(ANI)

Raghuvansh sulking, RJD puts Rama Singh’s entry on hold

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 11:30 PM IST
Earlier this month, Rama Singh, who had quit LJP in 2019 after being denied a ticket for the Lok Sabha election, had met RJD leader Tejaswhi Prasad Yadav and before that Lalu Prasad in Ranchi.
File photo of senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh(HT File Photo)
File photo of senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh(HT File Photo)

‘Miffed’ senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh decides to step down from party post

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 07:29 PM IST
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh’s move is being seen as a ‘backlash’ as the 75-year-old leader, considered a Rajput face, is reportedly unhappy at the likely induction of former MP Rama Kishore Singh in the party in next few days.
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said he had also sent a letter to RJD Lalu Prasad, former chief minister Rabri Devi, state president Jagdanand Singh and leader of the opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav.(Santosh Kumar /HT File Photo)
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said he had also sent a letter to RJD Lalu Prasad, former chief minister Rabri Devi, state president Jagdanand Singh and leader of the opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav.(Santosh Kumar /HT File Photo)

Ahead of Bihar assembly polls, voices of discontent emerge in RJD

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 01:54 AM IST
Former Union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh slammed the state RJD president, Jagdanand Singh, for taking a hardline approach towards allies on the issue of GA coordinatorship and making Tejashwi the CM’s face of GA.
RJD pushing for acceptance of Tejaswi Yadav as the grand alliance’s CM face in Bihar has also led to disquiet(PTI Photo/File)
RJD pushing for acceptance of Tejaswi Yadav as the grand alliance’s CM face in Bihar has also led to disquiet(PTI Photo/File)

‘Not a cheerleader’:Rift emerges in RJD with senior leader’s dissent

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 07:40 PM IST
The senior RJD leader, known for his straight forward approach, also made an oblique attack on RJD state president Jagdanand Singh saying “one cannot run a party by imposing one’s will”. He also asked if it was right for the party to alienate ordinary workers.
Senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh asserted that both RJD-JD(U) were in talks for a new alliance.(FILE PHOTO.)
Senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh asserted that both RJD-JD(U) were in talks for a new alliance.(FILE PHOTO.)

‘Maharashtra’s side effect could be visible in Bihar soon’: Raghuvansh Prasad Singh

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 07:48 PM IST
Singh’s statement of RJD-JD(U) realignment, an experiment that both parties did in 2015, did not find traction within his own party with leader of the opposition Tejaswi Prasad Yadav, summarily, rejecting Singh’s assertion.
RJD vice president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh created a political storm on Saturday by suggesting Nitish Kumar will return to the grand alliance fold(HT Photo)
RJD vice president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh created a political storm on Saturday by suggesting Nitish Kumar will return to the grand alliance fold(HT Photo)

RJD to now ‘expose’ Nitish & Modi government, a day after forecasting reunion with Kumar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 09:10 PM IST
The former union minister tried to dispel the notion that the RJD had gone soft on Nitish Kumar and that the grand alliance was in dire need of an acceptable chief ministerial face for taking on the BJP
After the 2019 LS polls results, a few senior RJD leaders, including Raghuvansh Prasad Singh and party MLA Maheshwar Yadav, have blamed lack of coordination in the grand alliance for party’s poor show.(Santosh/HT Photo)
After the 2019 LS polls results, a few senior RJD leaders, including Raghuvansh Prasad Singh and party MLA Maheshwar Yadav, have blamed lack of coordination in the grand alliance for party’s poor show.(Santosh/HT Photo)

RJD blames its Lok Sabha poll rout to BJP’S money power

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 01:47 PM IST
RJD’S top leadership has blamed BJP’S “money power and propaganda”, following a preliminary assessment of its defeat undertaken by a team led by senior leader Jagdanand Singh.
Nitish Kumar inducted eight JD-U MLAs on Sunday as Cabinet Ministers, leaving out the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), leading to speculation of a rift between the two allies.(PTI File Photo)
Nitish Kumar inducted eight JD-U MLAs on Sunday as Cabinet Ministers, leaving out the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), leading to speculation of a rift between the two allies.(PTI File Photo)

‘No objection if Nitish Kumar joins Grand Alliance again’: Rabri Devi

Patna | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 04:36 PM IST
Rabri Devi’s statement came a day after Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, a former Union Minister, said Nitish Kumar should join hands with non-BJP parties.
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.
The RJD could not win any seat in Bihar, where Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance swept the national polls and won 39 out of the 40 seats(HTPhotos)
The RJD could not win any seat in Bihar, where Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance swept the national polls and won 39 out of the 40 seats(HTPhotos)

Former minister questions Lalu’s sons, unease in RJD

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 07:36 AM IST
There have been murmurs of dissent within the RJD over Tejashwi Yadav’s “autocratic style of functioning”, said people familiar with the matter.
Tej Pratap Yadav has written an emotional letter to his younger brother offering to work jointly to win the 2020 assembly polls in Bihar.(HT PHOTO)
Tej Pratap Yadav has written an emotional letter to his younger brother offering to work jointly to win the 2020 assembly polls in Bihar.(HT PHOTO)

Raghuvansh Prasad blames Lalu’s sons for RJD’s poll debacle

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 09:59 PM IST
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh categorically blamed party chief Lalu Prasad’s two sons, Tej Pratap and Tejashwi Yadav for the party’s rout in the state and suggested that they should introspect and act accordingly.
Senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh is the party candidate from Vaishali seat where voting was held in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 12, 2019.(File Photo)
Senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh is the party candidate from Vaishali seat where voting was held in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 12, 2019.(File Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: After 2014 reverse, RJD looks to regain hold on stronghold Vaishali

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 09:18 AM IST
In Vaishali, former union minister and five-term MP Raghuvansh Prasad Singh of the Rashtriya Janata Dal contested against Lok Janshakti Party’s Veena Devi, wife of Janata Dal (United) corporator Dinesh Singh.
File photo of RJD chief Lalu Prasad with party leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh. Singh is the party candidate from Vaishali LS seat in 2019 general elections.(PTI File)
File photo of RJD chief Lalu Prasad with party leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh. Singh is the party candidate from Vaishali LS seat in 2019 general elections.(PTI File)

Even Modi supporters will vote for me, says RJD’s Vaishali candidate Raghuvansh Prasad Singh

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 02:29 PM IST
RJD’s Vaishali candidate, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, says that voters in his constituency, having learnt a bitter lesson in 2014, are in a mood to make amends in these parliamentary elections.
Former union minister and five-term MP Raghuvansh Prasad Singh of the RJD is in the fray in Vaishali to regain the Lok Sabha seat he lost to LJP’s strongman Rama Singh in 2014.(HT Photo)
Former union minister and five-term MP Raghuvansh Prasad Singh of the RJD is in the fray in Vaishali to regain the Lok Sabha seat he lost to LJP’s strongman Rama Singh in 2014.(HT Photo)

Vaishali Election Results 2019: RJD veteran Raghuvansh Prasad Singh faces challenge from old aide

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar, Patna
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 10:51 AM IST
RJD’s Vaishali candidate Raghuvansh Prasad Singh faces challenge from LJP, which has changed its candidate and fielded Veena Devi, wife of JD(U) MLC and local strongman Dinesh Singh, who worked as the RJD leader’s close political aide for a long time.
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha(PTI)
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha(PTI)

Amid flux in RLSP, Nagmani challenges Kushwaha for a poll battleallenger in Nagmani

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar (HT Editorial- Patna)
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2019 04:20 PM IST
In a tweet, Nagmani said that the RLSP was headed for a large-scale exodus and also set the tone for engaging his former party chief on his political turf, saying “if you (Kushwaha) have the courage, stick to your Lok Sabha seat (Karakat). I will inflict a crushing defeat on you.”
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav during his Twiter Chaupal programe in Patna Bihar India on Thursday(HT)
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav during his Twiter Chaupal programe in Patna Bihar India on Thursday(HT)

Wrongly painted as opposed to quota bill for upper castes: Tejashwi

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2019 11:09 AM IST
Though Tejashwi did not comment on Raghuvansh’s statement, he underlined that the new quota Bill was just a ‘jhoonjhunna handed to upper castes just to appease them before the Lok Sabha polls
RJD vice president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh(Hindustan Times)
RJD vice president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh(Hindustan Times)

Ex-minister gives RJD reality check on quota bill, gets invite to join BJP

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2019 12:37 PM IST
While making this offer, deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi said that “Leader of his stature enjoys no respect in the RJD. Only the NDA will give him his due respect
RJD leader Raguvansh Prasad Singh(HT File Photo)
RJD leader Raguvansh Prasad Singh(HT File Photo)

Raghuvansh meets Lalu, calls for secular unity to defeat BJP

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy, Patna
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 08:58 AM IST
On Saturday, Raghuvnash avoided queries on seat adjustments, but said the fight in 2019 general elections was against the BJP and all like-minded parties should unite to defeat the saffron party led coalition
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