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  • Bihar Elections | 77 and 52 are magic numbers this election Oct 23, 2020 12:19 PM IST

    Bihar Elections | 77 and 52 are magic numbers this election

    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

  • Amit Shah interview: The key takeaways Oct 17, 2020 09:29 PM IST

    Amit Shah interview: The key takeaways

    In an exclusive interview to Network18's Group Editor-in-chief Rahul Joshi on October 17, Union Home Minister Amit Shah delved into a range of issues from India-China face-off to the BJP’s relations with its former allies - Shiv Sena in Maharashtra and the LJP in Bihar.

  • Bihar Elections | What’s the road ahead for Nitish Kumar and JD(U)? Oct 14, 2020 11:23 AM IST

    Bihar Elections | What’s the road ahead for Nitish Kumar and JD(U)?

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is fighting multiple obstacles this election: anti-incumbency, a multi-party alliance in the Opposition and, importantly, resistance from alliance partners in the NDA

  • Bihar Election 2020 highlights : BJP releases list of 35 candidates ; Nitish Kumar addresses rallies as polls draw near Oct 14, 2020 08:55 AM IST

    Bihar Election 2020 highlights : BJP releases list of 35 candidates ; Nitish Kumar addresses rallies as polls draw near

    Bihar Election 2020 LIVE Updates: Voting for 243 assembly seats in Bihar will be held on October 28, November 3 and November 7. Catch all the latest update here

  • Bihar Elections | LJP’s plans to go alone could cut both ways Oct 07, 2020 11:15 AM IST

    Bihar Elections | LJP’s plans to go alone could cut both ways

    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

  • Bihar Elections | Is BJP behind Chirag Paswan's decision to go it alone? Oct 06, 2020 03:38 PM IST

    Bihar Elections | Is BJP behind Chirag Paswan's decision to go it alone?

    Chirag Paswan has done to Nitish Kumar what his father did to Lalu Prasad in 2005. It remains to be seen if Chirag’s decision to go solo will pay off for the LJP as it undergoes a generational shift.

  • Bihar elections | Will back Chirag’s decision on alliance: says 'unwell' Paswan Sep 11, 2020 02:53 PM IST

    Bihar elections | Will back Chirag’s decision on alliance: says 'unwell' Paswan

    Led by Chirag Paswan, the LJP has been at odds with Bihar Chief Minister and JDU Chief Nitish Kumar over several issues including Kumar’s recent decision to join hands with former chief minister of the state Jitan Ram Manjhi

  • Delhi Assembly Elections: BJP ally LJP to fight on all seats Jan 14, 2020 04:15 PM IST

    Delhi Assembly Elections: BJP ally LJP to fight on all seats

    LJP leader Kali Pandey, who is the party's in-charge for the Delhi polls, said his party's alliance to the BJP was confined to Bihar and added that this was for the saffron party to decide if it wanted a tie-up in the national capital as well.

  • Chirag Paswan elected Lok Janshakti Party president Nov 05, 2019 04:05 PM IST

    Chirag Paswan elected Lok Janshakti Party president

    Chirag Paswan is the second term Lok Sabha member and has been the key decision maker in the party for a while

  • Ram Vilas Paswan’s son Chirag likely to take over as Lok Janshakti Party chief in November Sep 25, 2019 09:58 AM IST

    Ram Vilas Paswan’s son Chirag likely to take over as Lok Janshakti Party chief in November

    Signalling a generational shift in the party, sources said Chirag, 35, is likely to take over as LJP's national president in November during its national executive meeting

  • Politics | What the future holds for BJP's allies in NDA May 30, 2019 02:35 PM IST

    Politics | What the future holds for BJP's allies in NDA

    NDA allies who won big will be hoping to get important portfolios in the Union Cabinet. At the same time, the outcome of the BJP opening lines with non-NDA parties will have to be seen.

  • Ram Vilas Paswan is LJP's choice for ministerial berth in Modi govt May 28, 2019 09:05 PM IST

    Ram Vilas Paswan is LJP's choice for ministerial berth in Modi govt

    The LJP's parliamentary board passed a resolution to this effect at a meeting, which was attended by its six newly-elected Lok Sabha MPs, the board's chairman and Ram Vilas Paswan's son Chirag Paswan told reporters.

  • LJP's choice of candidates shows party stands for secularism, social justice: Ram Vilas Paswan Mar 27, 2019 05:10 PM IST

    LJP's choice of candidates shows party stands for secularism, social justice: Ram Vilas Paswan

    'My party has always stood for secularism, equality, social justice and power for the poor. Out list of candidates shows it,' Paswan said.

  • Moved by Pulwama attack, BJP ally LJP shoots off letter to PM Feb 18, 2019 10:30 AM IST

    Moved by Pulwama attack, BJP ally LJP shoots off letter to PM

    In a letter written to Modi, LJP parliamentary board chairman Chirag Paswan pleaded that the drive against terrorism "must not be halted this time, until a single terrorist was alive".

  • LJP seeks seat-sharing in Bihar NDA by December 31; wants at least 6 Lok Sabha seats, one in Rajya Sabha Dec 19, 2018 05:58 PM IST

    LJP seeks seat-sharing in Bihar NDA by December 31; wants at least 6 Lok Sabha seats, one in Rajya Sabha

    The assertion was made by LJP's state president Pashupati Kumar Paras, younger brother of the party chief and union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, a day after the party's parliamentary board chairman Chirag Paswan expressed dissatisfaction over no headway being made on the seat-sharing issue despite several meetings with the BJP leaders.

  • Week after Kushwaha's NDA exit, Paswan's LJP expresses displeasure over seat-sharing delay Dec 19, 2018 09:23 AM IST

    Week after Kushwaha's NDA exit, Paswan's LJP expresses displeasure over seat-sharing delay

    In such a "critical phase" for the alliance, the BJP should address concerns of other parties left in the NDA in a timely and respectful manner, Chirag Paswan said

  • Ram Vilas Paswan says leaving NDA unthinkable, Modi will remain PM Mar 20, 2018 05:36 PM IST

    Ram Vilas Paswan says leaving NDA unthinkable, Modi will remain PM

    Paswan, in his recent comments in Bihar, was critical of some BJP leaders' alleged communal statements, and had advised the party to take along all sections of society, setting off speculation about his future plans.

  • 11% turnout recorded in first two hours of polling: EC Oct 16, 2015 11:56 AM IST

    11% turnout recorded in first two hours of polling: EC

    Polling is peaceful in the state as we have not received any information of untoward incident so far," Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakshmanan told PTI. Polling is currently underway in six Naxal-hit districts of Kaimur, Rohtas, Arwal, Jehanabad, Aurangabad and Gaya.

  • Polling underway in second phase of Bihar elections Oct 16, 2015 08:01 AM IST

    Polling underway in second phase of Bihar elections

    The second phase polling constitutes a great challenge for the security personnel as the six districts are heavily affected by Naxalism. In view of the security concerns, voting time has been curtailed by one hour and two hours in as many as 23 Constituencies.

  • PM urges people to vote in large numbers in Bihar poll Oct 12, 2015 09:50 AM IST

    PM urges people to vote in large numbers in Bihar poll

    "Urging all those voting today in Bihar to vote in large numbers. I particularly urge my young friends to cast their vote." the Prime Minister tweeted.

  • Bihar elections: Voting begins in 49 seats for first phase Oct 12, 2015 07:37 AM IST

    Bihar elections: Voting begins in 49 seats for first phase

    As many as 49 constituencies from across 10 districts from the eastern and central part of the state will vote on Monday sealing the fate of 583 candidates including 54 women nominees.

  • New survey predicts landslide victory for NDA in Bihar Oct 10, 2015 01:02 PM IST

    New survey predicts landslide victory for NDA in Bihar

    A new pre-poll survey has predicted landslide victory for the BJP-led NDA in Bihar with the alliance projected to win 162 seats and the JD(U)-RJD-Congress combine set to win only 51 seats.

  • Budget 2015: Govt gives fresh signals of changes in Land Bill Feb 25, 2015 10:00 PM IST

    Budget 2015: Govt gives fresh signals of changes in Land Bill

    Government on Wednesday gave fresh signals of making changes in the controversial Land Bill to accommodate farmers' interest as yet another NDA constituent LJP joined others in expressing reservations over the provisions of the legislation.

  • Modi-led BJP wave in Hindi heartland of UP, Bihar: Survey Mar 06, 2014 10:52 AM IST

    Modi-led BJP wave in Hindi heartland of UP, Bihar: Survey

    According to CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS election tracker, the BJP-LJP alliance is expected to win 22-30 seats in Bihar. In Uttar Pradesh, the BJPis projected to win 41-49 seats.

  • Paswan's LJP joins BJP, to contest from 7 seats in Bihar Feb 28, 2014 08:34 AM IST

    Paswan's LJP joins BJP, to contest from 7 seats in Bihar

    BJP leaders Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Shahnawaz Hussain went to Paswan's residence where they were received by his son Chirag Paswan, who had been strongly batting for the tie-up.

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