Aug 27, 2021 12:01 PM IST
It is imperative for the BJP to secure a major chunk of the OBC vote so as to maintain its winning streak. To do this, it needs the support of its regional allies who are rooting for the inclusion of caste numbers in the current census
- Aug 02, 2021 05:59 PM IST
He also said that the matter should be discussed in Parliament as Opposition leaders have been “reiterating (for talks) for so many days."
- Jun 18, 2021 10:28 AM IST
The JD(U) is believed to be behind the ‘coup’ in the LJP. By cutting Chirag Paswan to size, Nitish Kumar has also sent a message to the BJP
- Jun 11, 2021 09:51 PM IST
So far, 1.18 crore people in the state, which has a total population of about 13 crores, have received the jabs.
- Mar 18, 2021 01:07 PM IST
Unlike his earlier terms as Chief Minister where he was powerful and in command, this time Nitish Kumar is surrounded by NDA ally BJP which is gaining momentum in Bihar
- Nov 10, 2020 06:58 PM IST
The BJP has reason to cheer — the voters have not gravitated away from where they were a year ago during the general elections. The Congress seems to be failing election after election
- Nov 05, 2020 06:33 PM IST
Kumar, 69 contested his first assembly polls in 1977 as a candidate of the erstwhile Janata Dal from the Harnaut constituency, but lost the election.
- Nov 04, 2020 12:08 PM IST
These 28 seats account for 12 percent of House strength, and could play a crucial role in a tight election where opinion polls predict a JD(U)-BJP National Democratic Alliance (NDA) win while support for RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav seems to be swelling
- Nov 03, 2020 02:37 PM IST
During his election rallies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the Centre’s schemes, achievements of the Nitish Kumar government besides reminding voters of the “jungle raj”, referring to the 15-year-long Lalu-Rabri rule in the state.
- Oct 23, 2020 12:19 PM IST
The Bihar assembly election seemed a done and dusted affair a few weeks back—However, now it is interestingly poised with various indicators changing over the election campaign
- Oct 22, 2020 10:29 AM IST
It’s very likely that the economic disruption resulting from the pandemic, the lockdowns and the return of migrant labour would overshadow any earlier good work done on the economic front
- Oct 09, 2020 01:55 PM IST
It will also be interesting to see how BJP will treat Chirag Paswan after his father’s death, especially when he has walked out of NDA and has been critical of Nitish Kumar, the NDA's chief ministerial face.
- Oct 07, 2020 11:15 AM IST
LJP’s Chirag Paswan, it is believed, has the backing of BJP’s central leadership, and they expect to win nearly twice the number of seats to the JD(U) and install a more hardliner leader in Bihar
- Sep 11, 2020 10:36 AM IST
If there is a possibility of a leadership change in Bihar, there is also hope that the results of the upcoming election could sow the seeds for a more transformative politics
- Sep 07, 2020 05:22 PM IST
Led by Chirag Paswan, who is the son of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, the LJP has been at odds with Nitish Kumar over several issues including Kumar’s recent decision to join hands with former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.
- Jan 13, 2020 12:44 PM IST
The Bihar CM also said any talks on the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019, should be done separately, and not read along with the NRC
- Oct 09, 2019 12:12 PM IST
The prominent BJP leaders who skipped the event are Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Pataliputra MP Ram Kripal Yadav, and state minister Nand Kishore Yadav, among others.
- Mar 27, 2019 09:50 PM IST
Of the six seats given to the LJP as a part of NDA's seat-sharing arrangement, Ram Vilas Paswan has kept three seats, all reserved category, for his family members
- Feb 16, 2019 08:56 PM IST
Special POCSO judge Manoj Kumar passed the order against five officials on February 16, a day after similar judgement was given with respect bureaucrats.
- Dec 25, 2017 10:36 AM IST
Kumar made the announcement at the golden jubilee celebrations of the Akhil Bharatiye Mithila Sangh at Talkatora Stadium
- Jul 22, 2013 08:34 PM IST
In an exclusive interview to CNBC-TV18's Shereen Bhan, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen says he prefer's the 'Nitish Kumar' brand of economics over Modinomics. As a big supporter of equitable growth, Sen says he believes there is a strong political and economic case for Bihar to be given special status in the Food Security Bill.