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Bihar Assembly Election 2020: RJD aims to retain Kesaria constituency

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).
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.(ANI)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 07:19 PM IST
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Bihar assembly election 2020: Will JDU’s Virender Kumar Singh win a hattrick on Nabinagar seat?

Bihar assembly election 2020: Thirteen candidates, including four Independents, are contesting to win the Nabinagar constituency, which falls under the Karakat parliamentary constituency in Bihar.
A female voter gets her finger marked with indelible ink from a polling official before voting in Hajipur.(ANI File Photo)
A female voter gets her finger marked with indelible ink from a polling official before voting in Hajipur.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 08:30 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Vote transfer big challenge before Bihar Oppn alliance

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) founder Jitan Ram Manjhi, Congress leader Ahmed Patel, AICC Bihar in charge Shaktisinh Gohil, Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav and other Mahagathbandhan leaders after joining the grand alliance during a press conference, at All India Congress Committee office (AICC), in New Delhi, on Thursday, December 20, 2018.(HT Photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) founder Jitan Ram Manjhi, Congress leader Ahmed Patel, AICC Bihar in charge Shaktisinh Gohil, Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav and other Mahagathbandhan leaders after joining the grand alliance during a press conference, at All India Congress Committee office (AICC), in New Delhi, on Thursday, December 20, 2018.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2019 01:14 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Bihar grand alliance is ‘fake’, says PM Modi

The Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal led by Lalu Prasad Yadav, the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party, led by former BJP ally Upendra Kushwaha and the Hindustani Awami Morcha of Jitin Ram Manjhi, among others, comprise the opposition, termed as the Grand Alliance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called the Grand Alliance in Bihar an “fake alliance.”(AFP File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called the Grand Alliance in Bihar an “fake alliance.”(AFP File Photo)
Updated on May 01, 2019 07:48 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Back in BJP coalition, stakes are highest for Nitish Kumar’s JD(U)

Another interesting statistic which stands out in Bihar is that the vote share of anti-NDA parties has always been close to the two-thirds mark in all elections since the 2004 Lok Sabha polls.
Bihar is headed towards a bipolar contest in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Bihar is headed towards a bipolar contest in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 06, 2019 08:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRoshan Kishore and Abhishek Jha

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Caste, Kushwaha’s switch deciding factors in Karakat

Represented by Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha, the Karakat LS seat is heading towards witnessing a tightly fought electoral battle.
With the Election Commission announcing the dates of the Lok Sabha polls, the political battle in the Karakat parliamentary constituency is sure to become a central attraction in the state. (Photo by Amal KS / Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
With the Election Commission announcing the dates of the Lok Sabha polls, the political battle in the Karakat parliamentary constituency is sure to become a central attraction in the state. (Photo by Amal KS / Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 18, 2019 01:39 AM IST
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‘BJP forced to bend’: Tejashwi, Kushwaha on NDA seat-sharing formula in Bihar

The BJP and the JD-U will contest on 17 seats each out of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, while the LJP will contest the remaining 6, the NDA leaders announced on Sunday.
RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha today alleged that the BJP had surrendered to Nitish Kumar’s JD-U on the issue of seat-sharing for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls (ANI/Twitter)(ANI/Twitter)
RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha today alleged that the BJP had surrendered to Nitish Kumar’s JD-U on the issue of seat-sharing for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls (ANI/Twitter)(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Dec 29, 2018 12:36 AM IST
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Others will face same arrogance: Upendra Kushwaha’s new dig at BJP is a warning to NDA allies

Kushwaha quit as a minister at the Centre earlier in December and also walked out the BJP-led alliance and said that he has his options open.
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party chief Upendra Kushwaha has said the arrogance of the BJP and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar was one of the reasons he left the National Democratic Alliance.(AP)
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party chief Upendra Kushwaha has said the arrogance of the BJP and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar was one of the reasons he left the National Democratic Alliance.(AP)
Updated on Dec 19, 2018 12:05 PM IST
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Bihar ally Upendra Kushwaha quits as minister in Modi government

RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha had last month set a deadline of November 30 for the BJP to make its stand on seat sharing clear.
Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha.(PTI)
Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 10, 2018 02:01 PM IST
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Upendra Kushwaha, Sharad Yadav may merge parties ahead of 2019 elections

Kushwaha, who set a November 30 deadline for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to finalise its seat-sharing formula between the National Democratic Alliance partners in Bihar, did not receive any response from the party, the first leader added.
Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha with expelled JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav in New Delhi.(PTI)
Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha with expelled JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 06, 2018 08:25 AM IST
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Nitish Kumar reaches out to ‘hurt’ Upendra Kushwaha with denial over ‘neech’ remark

Nitish Kumar clarified before his legislators that his statement that led to bitterness in NDA was ‘misinterpreted’ and he never used the word ‘neech (low)’ during a TV programme against any leader.
After nearly three weeks of mud-slinging and in a first step to bury the hatchet in the NDA, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar tried to clear the controversy over his ‘neech (low)’ remarks allegedly targeted at Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief and union minister of state for HRD, Upendra Kushwaha.(PTI File Photo)
After nearly three weeks of mud-slinging and in a first step to bury the hatchet in the NDA, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar tried to clear the controversy over his ‘neech (low)’ remarks allegedly targeted at Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief and union minister of state for HRD, Upendra Kushwaha.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2018 08:59 PM IST
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BJP, JD(U) may contest 17 seats each in Bihar in Lok Sabha elections

The BJP and JD(U) might contest 17 seats each in Bihar in the Lok Sabha elections, with allies Lok Janshakti Party and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party fighting on four and two seats respectively, sources said on Wednesday.
Last week, Amit Shah had announced that the BJP and Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) will fight on equal number of seats in Bihar.(AP/File Photo)
Last week, Amit Shah had announced that the BJP and Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) will fight on equal number of seats in Bihar.(AP/File Photo)
Published on Oct 31, 2018 08:42 PM IST
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Was talking about social unity, no caste equation angle: Union minister clarifies ‘kheer recipe’ remark

Union minister Upendra Kushwaha, whose party is an ally of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), made the comment during a function meant to mark the 100th birth anniversary of former chief minister BP Mandal on Saturday.
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief and Union minister Upendra Kushwaha said on Monday he was talking about “social unity” after his comment over the weekend about making “delicious kheer” led to speculations that he was hinting toward a possible political realignment in Bihar.(ANI/Twitter)
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief and Union minister Upendra Kushwaha said on Monday he was talking about “social unity” after his comment over the weekend about making “delicious kheer” led to speculations that he was hinting toward a possible political realignment in Bihar.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Aug 27, 2018 01:52 PM IST
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Sena rejects NDA’s decision to forgo salaries for washed out Budget session

Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant says his party was “not on the same page” with the BJP on the issue, while the RSLP said it was unaware of the move.
Opposition members protest in the well of the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.(PTI photo)
Opposition members protest in the well of the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.(PTI photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 11:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Union minister speaks against ‘lack’ of SC, ST, OBC judges in higher judiciary

Junior HRD minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party chief Upendra Kushwaha said the recent Dalit agitation against an apex court order on SCs/STs Act was a pointer to their “apprehensions” about the institution.
Upendra Kushwaha said constituting an Indian judicial services on the lines of IAS and IPS will ensure reservation of people from SCs, STs and OBCs.(PTI/File Photo)
Upendra Kushwaha said constituting an Indian judicial services on the lines of IAS and IPS will ensure reservation of people from SCs, STs and OBCs.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 06:25 PM IST
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