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Opposition wants either Sonia or Rahul to chair the core group: Sharad Yadav

  • Sharad Yadav further said that Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee suggested that a core group of opposition parties should be formed, which should meet every three to-four days
Sonia Gandhi, who chaired the meeting, asked opposition leaders to rise above individual compulsions "in the interest of the nation". (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Sonia Gandhi, who chaired the meeting, asked opposition leaders to rise above individual compulsions "in the interest of the nation". (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 20, 2021 10:00 PM IST
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Bihar election 2020: In Yadav heartland Bihariganj, GenNext of politics to test the waters

It is certainly not an easy contest for Subhashini who is trying to protect her father Sharad Yadav’s political legacy.
Subhashini Raj Rao, daughter of Loktantrik Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav, is Congress’ candidate from Bihariganj.(PTI)
Subhashini Raj Rao, daughter of Loktantrik Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav, is Congress’ candidate from Bihariganj.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 05, 2020 08:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni

Generational shift in Bihar’s political arena?

For the record, in Wednesday’s polling, 52% of the candidates were less than 40 years old, according to an analysis done by the Association for Democratic Reforms. The absence of three veteran leaders who have dominated Bihar politics for the last three decades reaffirms this perception.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses the gathering during an election rally in Hajipur, Bihar on Wednesday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses the gathering during an election rally in Hajipur, Bihar on Wednesday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 04:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySunetra Choudhury

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: LJD chief Sharad Yadav’s daughter joins Cong

While Pandey has filed his nomination as a Congress candidate for the upcoming polls from the Kuchaikote constituency, the party is expected to field Rao from the Bihariganj seat, according to people familiar with the matter.
Subhashini Raj Rao (Centre), daughter of Loktantrik Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav, joins Congress in New Delhi on October 14, 2020.(PTI Photo)
Subhashini Raj Rao (Centre), daughter of Loktantrik Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav, joins Congress in New Delhi on October 14, 2020.(PTI Photo)
Published on Oct 15, 2020 07:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Sharad Yadav’s daughter joins Congress

Subhashini Rao is also expected to be fielded by the party in the upcoming assembly election in the state
Sharad Yadav.(PTI File)
Sharad Yadav.(PTI File)
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 04:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAurangzeb Naqshbandi

Ahead of Bihar Assembly polls, Sharad Yadav’s daughter set to join Congress

Ahead of Bihar Assembly polls, Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) chief Sharad Yadav’s daughter Subhashini Raj Rao will join Congress in the national capital on Wednesday.
Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) chief Sharad Yadav. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) chief Sharad Yadav. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 01:45 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi

Nitish Kumar’s call to Sharad Yadav sparks speculation of his return to JD(U)

Several JD (U) leaders had contacted Sharad Yadav and enquired about his health when he was under treatment at AIIMS, New Delhi.
Sharad Yadav was expelled from the JD (U) in 2017 after he publicly disapproved of Nitish Kumar’s decision to re-join the NDA in Bihar.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Sharad Yadav was expelled from the JD (U) in 2017 after he publicly disapproved of Nitish Kumar’s decision to re-join the NDA in Bihar.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Published on Aug 31, 2020 09:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByVijay Swaroop

Inder Kumar Gujral’s life and leadership | Opinion

This was a prime minister who readily – in fact, happily – faced questions about his lapses and failure
IK Gujral showed it was the duty of the PM to face up to criticism of his government and performance(HT)
IK Gujral showed it was the duty of the PM to face up to criticism of his government and performance(HT)
Updated on Dec 07, 2019 08:11 PM IST
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‘RJD will never compromise with BJP’: Tejashwi

The political grapevine has been agog for a while about a possible RJD-BJP pact owing to Tejashwi’s long absence from Bihar after Lok Sabha polls and also not strongly criticizing the central and state government.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav was addressing a mega grand alliance event organized in Patna by RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha to observe the 52nd death anniversary of socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia.(HT PHOTO.)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav was addressing a mega grand alliance event organized in Patna by RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha to observe the 52nd death anniversary of socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 13, 2019 01:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAnirban Guha Roy

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Chandrababu Naidu meets Sonia Gandhi, holds second round of talks with Rahul

Naidu, who arrived in the national capital on Friday, had met Rahul Gandhi, Nationalist Congress Party chief Pawar, Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav and leaders of the Communist Party of India on Saturday as well.
Sunday’s meeting assumes significance as Naidu is meeting Gandhi and Pawar after holding talks with the SP and BSP chiefs, who have not openly come in favour of an opposition alliance so far.(PTI PHOTO)
Sunday’s meeting assumes significance as Naidu is meeting Gandhi and Pawar after holding talks with the SP and BSP chiefs, who have not openly come in favour of an opposition alliance so far.(PTI PHOTO)
Updated on May 15, 2020 01:25 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: A triangular fight for veteran socialist Sharad Yadav

Former JD(U) president Sharad Yadav, has won the Madhepura seat four times between 1991 and 2009. He is fighting, what is seen, as his toughest election this time with the support of his foe-turned-friend Lalu Prasad, the RJD chief.
Sharad Yadav(PTI file)
Sharad Yadav(PTI file)
Published on Apr 24, 2019 08:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Nitish Kumar, Sharad Yadav and Lalu Prasad on the battlefield

Out of the 25 assembly seats in the five districts, the JD (U) had won on 14 in 2015 assembly elections and the RJD, six.
Stakes are high for both Janata Dal (United), currently in power in Bihar, and opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) as five of Bihar’s Lok Sabha constituencies.(PTI)
Stakes are high for both Janata Dal (United), currently in power in Bihar, and opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) as five of Bihar’s Lok Sabha constituencies.(PTI)
Updated on May 02, 2020 08:19 PM IST
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Patna | ByHT Correspondent

Nitish camping, Lalu with Sharad, Pappu on his own, all eyes on Yadavs’ bastion

No wonder, for all the three candidates, Sharad Yadav of RJD, sitting MP Pappu Yadav who is fighting this time as an Independent, and JD-U’s Dinesh Chandra Yadav, Madhepura seems keen to break out of the caste mould and looking at development.
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Updated on Apr 18, 2019 11:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByVijay Swaroop

JD(U) rejects Lalu Prasad’s claim that Nitish Kumar wanted to leave NDA

Nitish Kumar had severed his ties with the Grand Alliance in July, 2017, less than two years after his partnership with arch rival Prasad and the Congress succeeded in delivering a crushing defeat to the BJP-led NDA in the assembly polls.
Reacting to an excerpt of the soon-to-be-released autobiography of Lalu Prasad, Kishor - currently the JD(U) national vice-president said the claims made by Laluji as reported are bogus.(PTI)
Reacting to an excerpt of the soon-to-be-released autobiography of Lalu Prasad, Kishor - currently the JD(U) national vice-president said the claims made by Laluji as reported are bogus.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 28, 2020 12:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByVijay Swaroop

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Pappu Yadav, wife Ranjeet Ranjan face tough political battle

Unlike the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, when Pappu Yadav and his wife Ranjeet Ranjan had a smooth sailing despite a strong Narendra Modi wave, they are locked in a fierce electoral battle this time as the political scenario has completely changed in five years.
Former lawmaker Pappu Yadav and his wife, Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan. While Yadav hasn’t been offered ticket for the Lok Sabha elections by any party, his wife is the GA candidate from Supaul seat in Bihar.(HT Photos)
Former lawmaker Pappu Yadav and his wife, Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan. While Yadav hasn’t been offered ticket for the Lok Sabha elections by any party, his wife is the GA candidate from Supaul seat in Bihar.(HT Photos)
Updated on Apr 01, 2019 03:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Madhepura / Supaul | ByAdityanath Jha, Madhepura / Supaul

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Lok Janshakti Party faces uphill task of reasserting its political stance

The party had come into being in 2000 following a bitter feud with Sharad Yadav, the veteran socialist leader, who at that time headed the JD(U) with which Paswan was aligned.
The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), founded by Ram Vilas Paswan, faces an uphill task of reasserting its political standing in the Lok Sabha elections, after the party chief has virtually passed on the baton to his son Chirag Paswan..(Photo by Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), founded by Ram Vilas Paswan, faces an uphill task of reasserting its political standing in the Lok Sabha elections, after the party chief has virtually passed on the baton to his son Chirag Paswan..(Photo by Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 18, 2019 06:26 AM IST
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Patna | ByPress Trust of India

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Left waits for grand alliance meet today to get it right

The GA, consisting of RJD, Congress, Upendra Kushwaha’s Rashriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular and Sharad Yadav’s Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD), is expected to finalise a seat sharing deal.
Patna: Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel and grand alliance leaders during 'Jan Akanksha Rally', at Gandhi Maidan in Patna, Sunday, Feb. 03, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI2_3_2019_000131B)(PTI)
Patna: Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel and grand alliance leaders during 'Jan Akanksha Rally', at Gandhi Maidan in Patna, Sunday, Feb. 03, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI2_3_2019_000131B)(PTI)
Published on Mar 17, 2019 03:11 AM IST
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Patna | BySubhash Pathak

Sharad Yadav nixes merger rumours with RLSP

For 2 months, speculation was rife he would merge his outfit with RLSP. Sources close to the development privately concede that the sudden U-turn has been prompted by RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s apparent “discomfort” with the idea of having a parallel power centre in the Grand Alliance.
Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha meets with expelled JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav(File)
Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha meets with expelled JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav(File)
Updated on Jan 23, 2019 07:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAnil Kumar, Patna

Two kinds of alliances to remove Modi govt - total unity, possible unity: Sharad Yadav

Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav said that the effort is for total unity but if that is not possible then there will be possible unity to remove the Modi government.
Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav has said that there can be two kinds of alliances to remove the Modi government, either of total unity or possible unity.(PTI)
Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav has said that there can be two kinds of alliances to remove the Modi government, either of total unity or possible unity.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 21, 2019 01:31 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Opposition unity rally today is Mamata Banerjee’s crowning glory

On Saturday, the Trinamool Congress chief is going to have a third feather in her cap. On the dais of the United India Rally that she has convened in Kolkata, as many as two dozen leaders of anti-Bharatiya Janata Party outfits will be present.
Mamata Banerjee is a phenomenon in West Bengal politics. Her party, Trinamool Congress, born only 21 years and 18 days ago, has achieved two landmarks already.(AP)
Mamata Banerjee is a phenomenon in West Bengal politics. Her party, Trinamool Congress, born only 21 years and 18 days ago, has achieved two landmarks already.(AP)
Updated on Jan 19, 2019 10:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByAvijit Ghosal

Grand Alliance’s first meeting on seat sharing at Tejashwi’s house today

The meeting is likely to be attended by all constituents of the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ that comprises the RJD, the Congress, former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha’s RLSP, former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM and veteran socialist leader Sharad Yadav’s LJD.
The first meeting of Bihar’s opposition to discuss the 2019 Lok Sabha polls will be held at RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav’s house in Patna on Monday (File Photo)(PTI)
The first meeting of Bihar’s opposition to discuss the 2019 Lok Sabha polls will be held at RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav’s house in Patna on Monday (File Photo)(PTI)
Updated on Jan 06, 2019 11:58 PM IST
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More the merrier? Not so for Grand Alliance in Bihar

The Grand Alliance in Bihar now comprises Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress, Jitan Ram Majhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular, Sharad Yadav’s Loktantrik Janata Dal, Upendra Kushwaha’s RLSP, CPI and CPI(M). It also has the support of Samajwadi Party and BSP.
Incarcerated RJD chief Lalu Prasad has already announced that his party will contest 25 out of the 40 seats with others sharing the remaining 15.(PTI/File Photo)
Incarcerated RJD chief Lalu Prasad has already announced that his party will contest 25 out of the 40 seats with others sharing the remaining 15.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2018 07:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByB Vijay Murty

Top Opposition leaders to attend Ashok Gehlot, Kamal Nath swearing-in today

The swearing-in ceremonies might see the participation of National Conference chairman Farooq Abdullah, Sharad Yadav, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu, RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, DMK’s MK Stalin and Kanimozhi, among others.
Congress has also sent out invites to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and BSP supremo Mayawati for Kamal Nath’s swearing-in.(PTI/File Photo)
Congress has also sent out invites to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and BSP supremo Mayawati for Kamal Nath’s swearing-in.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Dec 16, 2018 10:32 PM IST
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Will write to her, didn’t mean to hurt: Sharad Yadav on body shaming Vasundhara Raje

The former JD (U) leader had on Thursday stoked a controversy after he called the Rajasthan chief minister “fat”, while appealing to voters in the poll-bound state to not vote for BJP.
Former JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav on Friday expressed regret for body shaming Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje saying that he did not intend to hurt her with his words. He also said he would write a letter to the state chief.(PTI)
Former JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav on Friday expressed regret for body shaming Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje saying that he did not intend to hurt her with his words. He also said he would write a letter to the state chief.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 08, 2018 03:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Rajasthan exit polls predict majority for the Congress

Rajasthan Exit Polls 2018: As voting ended in Telangana and Rajasthan on Friday, the much-awaited exit polls for all the five states that went to polls over the last one month, were released.
BJP supporters wear masks of Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje at an election rally, in Ajmer, Dec. 05, 2018.(PTI Photo)
BJP supporters wear masks of Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje at an election rally, in Ajmer, Dec. 05, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 11:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Insulted all women’: Vasundhara Raje hits out at Sharad Yadav for body-shaming

At a rally in Rajasthan’s Alwar, Sharad Yadav had said, “Give some rest to Vasundhara, she has become very tired, very fat. She used to be thin. ”
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje speaks to reporters after casting her vote on Friday.(ANI photo)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje speaks to reporters after casting her vote on Friday.(ANI photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 01:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAabshar H Quazi

Sharad Yaday body-shames Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, BJP files complaint

A video of the comment was put out on Twitter by news agency ANI, following which Sharad Yadav came under attack on the social media platform.
A video of the comment was put out on Twitter by news agency ANI, following which Sharad Yadav came under attack on the social media platform.(PTI)
A video of the comment was put out on Twitter by news agency ANI, following which Sharad Yadav came under attack on the social media platform.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 06, 2018 10:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent

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

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 06, 2018 06:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

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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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKumar Uttam

Farmers not asking for free gifts, Rahul Gandhi at mega rally in Delhi

The farmers are demanding loan waiver, higher minimum support price and clearance of two bills that have already been introduced in both Houses of Parliament.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressed the tens of thousands of farmers who had marched to Jantar Mantar on Friday.(Twitter/Congress)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressed the tens of thousands of farmers who had marched to Jantar Mantar on Friday.(Twitter/Congress)
Updated on Nov 30, 2018 04:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByGulam Jeelani
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