Bihar's healthcare nightmare comes at a time when India is charting out plans to build its own space station, and also land on the Moon.
Born in 1977, Kishor is a public health expert by qualification. He worked for the United Nations for eight years
JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar's decision to remain within the NDA but out of the government will allow him some jostling space regarding issues his party does not agree with
"Kishor's activities in West Bengal are not in his capacity as a JD(U) leader," the JD(U) chief said, adding Kishore has been in touch with various parties as head of an organisation that advises them on their poll strategies.
The party will also be able to use its symbol, arrow, in Arunachal Pradesh, the statement said.
While many would see the current rumblings between the BJP and the JD(U) as an indication of snap elections, the realistic political picture is that the BJP won’t be giving Bihar to the Opposition on a platter.
Kumar's Janata Dal (United) had refused to join the government at the Center after the BJP offered a "symbolic" ministerial berth to its allies.
Kumar told Yadav the feeling in the JD(U) was that there should be "proportional representation" for his party.
JD(U) leaders are of the view that the Bihar party may get two berths, one with Cabinet rank and another with minister of state profile.
For now, there is no challenge to Modi from Bihar except if Nitish Kumar picks up the cudgels to press for the state’s demands.
The meeting follows another meeting of the council of ministers called by Shah to thank them for "their service to the nation."
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Prasad was responding to Kumar's oft repeated remark at election rallies that the days of the lantern are over a metaphor for the improved power situation in Bihar as also the alleged decline in RJDs political fortunes in the state.
Addressing an election rally at Lalji High School ground in Raniganj block in favour of NDA candidate Pradeep Singh, Kumar enumerated the achievements of the BJD-led NDA government.
Addressing rallies at Bhagalpur, Jamui and Aurangabad Lok Sabha constituencies where candidates of his JD(U) and allies LJP and BJP respectively are in the fray Kumar appealed to the people to vote for the NDA and ensure Prime Minister Narendra Modis return to power.
Nitish earned accolades for the work he did in Bihar and by early 2013, it had become clear that Narendra Modi and Nitish were the two strongest possible candidates for the NDA for the 2014 Lok Sabha election
It was our Paltu chacha who used to say that he would never ally with BJP come what may (even if he has to bite the dust). Now it is your turn to make him (Nitish) bite the dust by pressing the hand symbol (Congress symbol) on EVM on April 18, Tejashwi Yadav said.
"Hope the DNA episode were discussed. And explanations offered that the words had been uttered unwittingly," RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav told reporters here when asked what he thought of the rally where Modi, Kumar and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan put up a joint show of strength for the NDA.
The absence of the Left parties from the anti-BJP grand alliance means that votes in their pockets of influence will be divided, which will inevitably help the BJP.
Kumar also expressed strong displeasure with BJP spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Husain blaming his JD(U) for his being denied a ticket from Bhagalpur which he had lost in 2014 but had represented previously.
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The backward class leader, who did not helm the party when it all happened, now faces the challenge of delivering Bihar to Modi at a time when he is the JD(U) president.
The party wants to convey the message to voters that Nitish Kumar is a man who fulfils the promises he makes and does not lie
The Opposition has not been able to present a credible alternative narrative to counter the Narendra Modi led-NDA.
The poll strategist-turned-politician made the observations during an interview with a news portal, which uploaded the over-an-hour video on Thursday.