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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar responded to all allegations made by the opposition in the assembly.(PTI)

Nitish Kumar takes on opposition, presents Bihar turnaround story

By Arun Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:30 AM IST
  • Nitish Kumar said his government was working on an agreement with the Tata technical group for skilling the youth in the state in areas such as electric vehicles maintenance, advance welding, 3D printing etc.
Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses a press conference at party office in Patna, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI23-12-2020_000051B)(PTI)
Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses a press conference at party office in Patna, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI23-12-2020_000051B)(PTI)

Protest against Bihar order suggesting protestors could be blacklisted

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 01:38 PM IST
  • All the contractors, especially those engaged in the bidding for construction of bus stands, vegetable markets, would have to obtain a character certificate from the state police.
Satyendra Shah, a high school teacher, said that he would be voting for Rajendra Singh, and not because of the LJP ticket. “(HT Photo)
Satyendra Shah, a high school teacher, said that he would be voting for Rajendra Singh, and not because of the LJP ticket. “(HT Photo)

Upper-caste votes may emerge crucial in Bihar polls

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 05:15 AM IST
Rajendra Singh’s margin of defeat in the Dinara assembly segment was thin, 2,691 votes, in a seat dominated by Yadav, Rajput, Kushwaha and Brahmins.
RJD leaderTejashwi Yadav holds an onion garland during a protest over hike in the prices of the vegetable, in Patna on October 26.(PTI)
RJD leaderTejashwi Yadav holds an onion garland during a protest over hike in the prices of the vegetable, in Patna on October 26.(PTI)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Centre failed to check onion price rise, put another burden on public, says Tejashwi

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 03:31 PM IST
The Centre had failed in addressing farm issues like minimum support price to farmers for foodgrains, checking economic contraction , unemployment and also woes of migrant workers during the lockdown period, said Yadav
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi.(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi.(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Bihar polls: Rahul to join electioneering from Oct 23, may share dais with Tejashwi

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 10:04 PM IST
So far, six rallies have been planned for Gandhi as part of the party’s election campaign in Bihar.
Tejashwi Prasad is again taking on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Satish Kumar in a straight fight in Raghopur, which is largely a Yadav-dominated constituency and situated along the banks of the Ganga across Patna(ANI file photo)
Tejashwi Prasad is again taking on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Satish Kumar in a straight fight in Raghopur, which is largely a Yadav-dominated constituency and situated along the banks of the Ganga across Patna(ANI file photo)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Tejashwi to re-contest from Lalu’s stronghold

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2020 06:58 AM IST
Tejashwi Prasad, who is seeking re-election from Raghopur, also took a swipe at chief minister Nitish Kumar for mocking his poll promises, especially the one about creating a million jobs, and challenged the Janata Dal (United), or JD (U), leader to fight an election against him from any seat in Nalanda, Nitish Kumar’s home district.
Rashtriya Janata Dal ‘sTejashwi Yadav kickstarted his 'Berozgari Hatao Yatra’ in Patna on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Rashtriya Janata Dal ‘sTejashwi Yadav kickstarted his 'Berozgari Hatao Yatra’ in Patna on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Tejashwi kicks off Bihar poll campaign says ‘tired’ Nitish ‘saving’ his job

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 10:04 PM IST
BJP in-charge of Bihar, Bhupendra Yadav, however, took a dig and said he (Tejashwi) was under the reserved category and looking for a job for himself.
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.)

‘RJD will never compromise with BJP’: Tejashwi

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 01:51 AM IST
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.
The Yadav scion also refuted reports that he had gone abroad during his one month long absence from Patna and said this was not possible because his passport isn’t with him.(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The Yadav scion also refuted reports that he had gone abroad during his one month long absence from Patna and said this was not possible because his passport isn’t with him.(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Tejashwi attends assembly, denies resignation talks

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 07:37 AM IST
The 30- year old leader of the Rashtriya Janata Dal refrained from commenting on alliance partner Rahul Gandhi’s decision to step down as president of the Congress taking responsibility for the party’s poor showing.
Tejashwi’s long absence from Patna had sparked much speculation in the RJD. There was talk that he was staying away from Patna, upset that senior party leaders were blaming him for the RJD’s debacle in the general election, in which it failed to win even one Lok Sabha seat.(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Tejashwi’s long absence from Patna had sparked much speculation in the RJD. There was talk that he was staying away from Patna, upset that senior party leaders were blaming him for the RJD’s debacle in the general election, in which it failed to win even one Lok Sabha seat.(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Tejashwi Prasad Yadav resurfaces after a month, cites injury for absence

Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 11:36 AM IST
The heir apparent to his father and RJD’s incarcerated chief Lalu Prasad, in another message, explained the reason for his absence starting on May 29.
RJD leaders Rabari Devi and her son Tejpratap Yadav walk out at the Assembly in protest against the children death due to AES on the first day of Budget Session in Patna.(A P Dube /Hindustan Times)
RJD leaders Rabari Devi and her son Tejpratap Yadav walk out at the Assembly in protest against the children death due to AES on the first day of Budget Session in Patna.(A P Dube /Hindustan Times)

Tejashwi fails to show up, Rabri loses cool

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2019 01:13 AM IST
Both houses of the legislature were adjourned for the day after customary obituary references.
Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, scoffed at reports of a growing rift in the GA, saying the alliance was united and intact. Photo Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, scoffed at reports of a growing rift in the GA, saying the alliance was united and intact. Photo Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Congress skips GA meet, but Tejashwi says alliance intact

Patna | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2019 12:18 AM IST
Party MLA and former minister Abdul Jalil Mastan said that the Congress should “re-strategise” to improve its poll prospects.
“I am with my younger brother as Krishna and will always stand by him,” Tej Pratap Yadav said.(HT File photo)
“I am with my younger brother as Krishna and will always stand by him,” Tej Pratap Yadav said.(HT File photo)

‘Will always stand by Tejashwi’: Tej Pratap on reports of rift in RJD

Patna | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 10:39 AM IST
“Why should he (Tejashwi) resign (as leader of opposition)? If one does not like his leadership, one can leave the RJD or Mahagathbandhan,” Tej Pratap Yadav said.
Mritunjay Tiwary, state spokeperson of RJD, said Rabri was not well and she had not campaigned in other parts of the state. “But she will go to Saran soon,” he said.(HT Photo)
Mritunjay Tiwary, state spokeperson of RJD, said Rabri was not well and she had not campaigned in other parts of the state. “But she will go to Saran soon,” he said.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Lalu’s absence from Saran takes away steam from RJD’S campaigning

Hindustan Times, PATNA | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 02:51 PM IST
Dilip Kumar, a resident of Sheetalpur, maintained the contest would depend on how much RJD is able to keep its Yadav vote bank intact.
The court of the chief judicial magistrate, Patna,summoned Rahul Gandhi for a personal appearance on May 20, in relation to another complaint filed on April 18.(HT File Photo)
The court of the chief judicial magistrate, Patna,summoned Rahul Gandhi for a personal appearance on May 20, in relation to another complaint filed on April 18.(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Bihar lawyer moves court against Rahul Gandhi, Tejashwi Prasad Yadav

Hindustan Times, Patna/Ara | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 11:53 PM IST
The court of the chief judicial magistrate, Patna,summoned Gandhi for a personal appearance on May 20, in relation to another complaint filed on April 18.
Tej Pratap Yadav's younger brother and former deputy CM Tejashwi Prasad Yadav(File)
Tej Pratap Yadav's younger brother and former deputy CM Tejashwi Prasad Yadav(File)

Tej Pratap asks Tejashwi to rethink on Sheohar nominees, goes campaigning for Misa

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar, Patna
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 10:18 AM IST
Tej Pratap, however, did a U-turn on his previous announcement that he would contest against his father-in-law Chandrika Rai as an Independent in Saran Lok Sabha constituency if the party did not replace him with Rabri Devi on the “family’s traditional seat”.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav releases his party’s election manifesto in Patna on Monday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav releases his party’s election manifesto in Patna on Monday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

‘Bread on all plates and pens in all hands’: RJD manifesto stresses on quota

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 12:50 AM IST
Tejashwi said the party’s manifesto was mainly aimed at providing ‘bread on all plates and pens in all hands’.  “RJD, if voted to power with its allies, would strive for implementing the remaining part of the Mandal Commission’s recommendations to ensure justice for the deprived sections.”
Rashtriya Janta Dal leader Tejaswi Yadav , HAM (S) chief Jitan Ram Majhi, VIP party chief Mukesh Shahni and others during the Grand Alliance press conference in Patna, Friday March 29,2019.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)
Rashtriya Janta Dal leader Tejaswi Yadav , HAM (S) chief Jitan Ram Majhi, VIP party chief Mukesh Shahni and others during the Grand Alliance press conference in Patna, Friday March 29,2019.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Red faces in Congress after GA seat allotment in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak, Patna
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 03:57 PM IST
Calling the shots in the GA, like his father Lalu Prasad did during his heyday in Bihar, Tejashwi on Friday announced the seats to be contested by the Congress along with his own party candidates.
The bungalow allotted to RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav at 5, Desh Ratan Marg (above) in Patna, has now been given to deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi.(Santosh Kumar/ HT Photo)
The bungalow allotted to RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav at 5, Desh Ratan Marg (above) in Patna, has now been given to deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi.(Santosh Kumar/ HT Photo)

RJD, BJP trade fire over ‘lavish’ spending on bungalow vacated by Tejashwi

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy, Patna:
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2019 08:32 AM IST
Tejashwi’s attack on Modi comes days after the deputy chief minister, who has been allotted the same bungalow, had taken the media inside the house to show how his predecessor had misused public money by installing expensive furniture, air-conditioners and wall designs inside the sprawling bungalow.
Leaders said the first major hitch on seat adjustment is lack of understanding among allies, especially RJD and Congress on number of seats to be contested by the partners.(HT File)
Leaders said the first major hitch on seat adjustment is lack of understanding among allies, especially RJD and Congress on number of seats to be contested by the partners.(HT File)

Tejashwi meeting with Rahul yet to break deadlock over seats

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 09:13 AM IST
Sources in the GA said the seat adjustment talks having gained pace in last few days between RJD and Congress have so far remained inconclusive on two points. This, despite RJD’s senior leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav having met AICC president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday.
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
Tejashwi Prasad Yadav met Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati in Lucknow on Sunday to congratulate her on stitching an alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the coming Lok Sabha elections.(Twitter/ Tejashwi Yadav)
Tejashwi Prasad Yadav met Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati in Lucknow on Sunday to congratulate her on stitching an alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the coming Lok Sabha elections.(Twitter/ Tejashwi Yadav)

‘BJP will be whitewashed, SP-BSP will win all seats in UP,’ says Tejashwi Yadav after meet with Mayawati

Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Patna | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 10:44 AM IST
Tejashwi, who is Bihar’s leader of opposition, also alleged that his father and RJD chief Lalu Yadav was behind bars because he did not “surrender” before PM Narendra Modi.
Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi and her son and leader of opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav in Patna (File Photo)(HT Photo)
Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi and her son and leader of opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav in Patna (File Photo)(HT Photo)

Rabri attacks Modi govt over CBI chief’s ouster, Tejashwi says BJP’s downfall has begun

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2019 09:50 PM IST
The former Bihar chief minister has been vocal against the Nitish Kumar government on the law and order front and had triggered angry reactions from the ruling Janata Dal (United) a few months back over her comments that ‘mahajungleraj’ was prevailing in the state.
Grand Alliance leaders and workers taking out a march to Raj Bhawan in protest against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's alleged "Sadak Chhap" remark against them, in Patna Bihar India on Thursday Jan 10,2019(A P Dube/Hindustan Times)
Grand Alliance leaders and workers taking out a march to Raj Bhawan in protest against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's alleged "Sadak Chhap" remark against them, in Patna Bihar India on Thursday Jan 10,2019(A P Dube/Hindustan Times)

After court jolt to Lalu, RJD faces testing times

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2019 12:06 PM IST
The party, which was banking on Lalu’s charisma, may have to recalibrate its strategy. It is also a blow to the grand alliance (GA) as it will be devoid of a star face.
Deputy CM Sushil Modi (left) moves out of 1, Polo Road bungalow, on Wednesday. He is now waiting to move to 5, Deshratna Marg bungalow, currently occupied by Tejashwi Yadav(Santosh Kumar/ HT Photo)
Deputy CM Sushil Modi (left) moves out of 1, Polo Road bungalow, on Wednesday. He is now waiting to move to 5, Deshratna Marg bungalow, currently occupied by Tejashwi Yadav(Santosh Kumar/ HT Photo)

Sushil Modi vacates house alloted to Tejashwi, asks him to pack off

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 02:01 PM IST
Sushil Modi vacates his government residence, waiting to shift to bungalow to be vacated by Tejashwi
Patna-Nov.1,2018-Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and others are releasing coffee table book during foundation day of Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited at Bapu Sabhagar in Patna. Photo by – santosh Kumar(HT Photo)
Patna-Nov.1,2018-Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and others are releasing coffee table book during foundation day of Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited at Bapu Sabhagar in Patna. Photo by – santosh Kumar(HT Photo)

‘In possession of govt bungalows for lifetime?’: HC notice to Nitish Kumar govt, ex-CMs over house allotment

Patna | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2019 11:52 AM IST
The court sought responses within four weeks from the state government and former CMs as to why the Amendment Act framed by the state government in 2010 not be quashed in the light of Supreme Court’s judgement in Lok Prahari case.
Tej Pratap Yadav and his younger brother Tejashwi after a meeting at the latter’s bungalow in Patna on Saturday night(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Tej Pratap Yadav and his younger brother Tejashwi after a meeting at the latter’s bungalow in Patna on Saturday night(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Tej Pratap meets Tejashwi after controversy over Patliputra seat

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 09:43 AM IST
Insiders say Lalu Prasad’s elder son was advised to toe party line on organisational matters
The Bihar government’s move to oblige elder son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad comes in wake of his telephonic request to chief minister Nitish Kumar, when his written request for the same to the departmental minister did not evoke response.(HT File)
The Bihar government’s move to oblige elder son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad comes in wake of his telephonic request to chief minister Nitish Kumar, when his written request for the same to the departmental minister did not evoke response.(HT File)

Nitish government allots plush bungalow to Tej Pratap as Tejashwi fights eviction order

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2018 09:11 AM IST
Before embarking on a trip to meet RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Tej Pratap, however, rang, Kumar to apprise him with his problem saying that he wanted to focus on his mission to defeat the BJP but was hamstrung by the absence of a place to live on his own
RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi and family(Santosh Kumar/ HT Photo)
RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Rabri Devi and family(Santosh Kumar/ HT Photo)

Of RJD’s first family, sibling rivalry and its growing political aspirations

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 04:42 PM IST
Despite facing legal hassles and ups and down in political fortunes, the RJD chief has managed to keep his party intact for two decades since the party’s inception in 1997 after a split in the old Janata Dal parivar (family).
When, as a misty-eyed housewife, Rabri Devi drove to Raj Bhavan on July 25, 1997 to take the oath of office as chief minister of Bihar, the move surprised everyone and reaffirmed the political shrewdness of her husband Lalu Prasad, who passed on the mantle o his wife just days before he was arrested in the multi-crore fodder scam case.(PTI)
When, as a misty-eyed housewife, Rabri Devi drove to Raj Bhavan on July 25, 1997 to take the oath of office as chief minister of Bihar, the move surprised everyone and reaffirmed the political shrewdness of her husband Lalu Prasad, who passed on the mantle o his wife just days before he was arrested in the multi-crore fodder scam case.(PTI)

From her diminutive self, Rabri Devi comes of age with aggressive posturing

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 10:52 PM IST
Two decades later, Rabri Devi, 62, whose term as CM lasted 91 months across three non-contiguous terms, is back in the hustle and bustle of politics, not merely as the mascot of the party in the absence of her husband, who is now serving another sentence related to the same fodder scam in a Ranchi jail, but as a unifying force keeping the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) together.
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