A resident of Buxar district in the state, Kishor shot to fame in 2014 when he managed the poll campaign for Narendra Modi, then the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP, which went on to put up its best-ever electoral performance.
The Congress CM's remarks came in the backdrop of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's sit-in against the CBI's attempt to question the Kolkata police commissioner in connection with chit fund scam cases.
In a series of tweets, the Patna Sahib MP also remarked that while the PMs recent Pariksha pe charcha initiative was laudable, the government would do well to focus on the parikshas (tests) faced by itself which included sensitive issues like the Citizenship Amendment Bill and great agni pariksha of general elections.
The TDP is not expecting much from the Budget, as it is going to be an interim Budget, he said attacking the NDA government for failing to fulfil the party's demand of a special category status to the newly carved-out state.
In an interaction with the party's booth-level workers from five districts in Tamil Nadu through video-conferencing, he recalled the "successful coalition politics" ushered in by former prime minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the 1990s and said the BJP's doors were "always open".
Kadam, whose party is currently an ally of the ruling BJP at the Centre and in Maharashtra, also noted that the Sena had won 63 seats, out of the total 288, in the 2014 state Assembly polls despite the 'Modi wave'.
Uttaresh Venkateshwaran is in conversation with Moneycontrol's Swaraj Baggonkar to discuss why policy initiatives to shore up safety on Indian roads has been tangled up in red tape, much the detriment of commuters.
"Upendra Kushwaha has quit the NDA, the TDP has already left and the Shiv Sena is also not with them. Now the BJP is under pressure and therefore they gave 17 seats in Bihar to the JD(U) which has only two MPs. What can be a fine example of insecurity than this," Pilot said.
He also cautioned the saffron party that a tie-up between the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh would pose a challenge to it in 2019 Lok Sabha election.
"That the so-called Opposition unity against the BJP is a bogus claim is evident from the multiple fronts being forged by non-NDA parties," the BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao said.
The former Union minister's joining the UPA is likely to give a boost to the formation of a grand alliance in Bihar to counter the NDA combine of Bhartiya Janata Party-Janata Dal(U)-Lok Janshakti Party.
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.
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
Chirag Paswan also partially agreed with JD(U) National Vice President Prashant Kishor’s that the BJP’s popularity had slumped since 2014
Kushwaha announced his resignation this morning, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi failed to fulfil aspirations of the people and he was "dejected" and "betrayed" by his leadership.
"They threaten and bully everyone. Whether it is West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, whoever, where their party is not there, they threaten them. If you don't come with me, I will do this," the leader of Congress party in the Lok Sabha said at a press conference here.
He declined to comment on queries of journalists, who approached him at the airport where he boarded a flight to New Delhi, regardimg fate of the seat-sharing after he publically declined the BJP offer of "unrespectable" number of seats to his party Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) in Bihar.
"They (the NDA government) are destroying institutions. They are trying to change the way the RBI and the CBI function. The party that has made 'building statues' its poll agenda will itself become a statue after the coming Lok Sabha election," she told a party meeting here.
The former chief minister's lyrical criticism of the Adityanath regime's name-changing spree came on a day when it faced another "poetic" attack from its own minister, Om Prakash Rajbhar, the chief of ruling NDA constituent Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP).
"The real Diwali for the country is the day when the misrule of the NDA is put an end to," he said in his Diwali message to the people. The Chief Minister lashed out at the Centre, saying it had displayed an 'inhuman attitude' by not extending 'even a paisa' for victims of the devastating cyclone Titli that struck north coastal Andhra Pradesh last month.
"The so-called unity of the opposition is not happening, hence such distractive messages are being circulated," the Minister of State for Social Justice added.
It costs Uddhav nothing to raise the rhetoric on the Ram Mandir. But for the Modi government, the stakes are very high. People are already beginning to question why, after such a huge majority, the government could not lay a single stone for the temple in Ayodhya.
While the government think-tank Niti Aayog has recommended release of the funds to the bifurcated Andhra Pradesh, a file in this regard is pending with the Prime Minister Office (PMO) for last few months, Andhra Pradesh Planning Board vice-chairman C Kutumba Rao told PTI.
"Any mature democracy would have created a reserve for use as buffer during times of crisis. When the question of NDA government acting mature with a strategic vision arises, the answer will always be a 'no'," Mitra said at India Today regional conclave here.
Talking to reporters here on sidelines of a party meeting, he said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had decided to buy 126 Rafale aircraft and entered into an agreement.