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Blow to Nitish Kumar as 5 JD-U MLAs merge with BJP in Manipur

Imphal | Five of the six Janata Dal-United (JD-U) MLAs in Manipur merged with the ruling BJP on Friday night, officials said. Manipur assembly Secretary K. Meghajit Singh said Speaker Thokchom Satyabrata Singh has accepted the merger of the five JD-U MLAs to the legislature party of BJP in the Manipur Assembly under the 10th Schedule […]

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (File Image | IANS)

Nitish Kumar foiled BJP’s ‘Eknath Shinde plan’ in Bihar: JD-U leader

Patna | While Janata Dal-United reached the stage where it planned to break away from the NDA in Bihar, the BJP leadership activated the “Eknath Shinde plan” to sabotage the Nitish Kumar government but the Chief Minister spotted it within time and changed the entire game, a JD-U leader claimed. The claim by a party leader, […]

Former JD-U lawmakerShyam Bahadur Singh (File Image | IANS)

Former JD-U MLA to organise “Piyakkar Sammelan” in Bihar’s Siwan

Patna | Janata Dal-United (JD-U) lawmakers and workers are backing Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s liquor ban decision, but a former party MLA on Tuesday announced “Piyakkar Sammelan” (Drunkards convention) in the state’s Siwan soon. Liquor is currently banned in Bihar and Nitish Kumar is facing the huge criticism on this issue due to its implementation […]

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JD-U expels Prashant Kishor, Pawan Varma from party

New Delhi: Days after election strategist Prashant Kishor and senior party leader Pawan Kumar Varma spoke against the party leadership over its stand on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Nitish Kumar-led party on Wednesday expelled both the leaders from the party’s primary membership. In a statement, […]

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Bihar BJP chief alleges corruption in road construction, writes to Nitish Kumar

Patna: Bihar BJP President Sanjay Jaiswal has written to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, demanding a high level inquiry into alleged financial irregularities in various projects in the state. Jaiswal highlighted irregularities in the construction of about 14,000 rural roads, alleging collusion among engineers, contractors and politicians, in the letter. “I have a proof of irregularities in […]

JD-U opposes axing of Article 370

New Delhi: The Janata Dal (United), a key ally of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), on Monday opposed Home Minister Amit Shah’s proposal seeking to axe Article 370 which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The party leader in the Rajya Sabha, Ram Nath Thakur, said the JD-U had always favoured resolving the Kashmir […]