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  • Will decide next course of action depending on Nitish Kumar's reply: Pavan Varma Jan 23, 2020 02:45 PM IST

    Will decide next course of action depending on Nitish Kumar's reply: Pavan Varma

    Varma's comments came after Kumar, who is the chief minister of Bihar, snubbed him saying he is free to go wherever he wants and slammed him for raising his concerns over the party's stand on a host of citizenship measures of the Modi government.

  • Delhi Election | 'Free to go': Nitish Kumar hits back at Pavan Varma for questioning JD(U)-BJP tie-up Jan 23, 2020 11:54 AM IST

    Delhi Election | 'Free to go': Nitish Kumar hits back at Pavan Varma for questioning JD(U)-BJP tie-up

    On January 21, Varma had written a letter to Nitish Kumar seeking ideological clarity and questioning the tie-up with BJP

  • JD(U)'s Pawan Varma speaks of Nitish's 'private apprehensions' about BJP, questions Delhi alliance Jan 21, 2020 03:18 PM IST

    JD(U)'s Pawan Varma speaks of Nitish's 'private apprehensions' about BJP, questions Delhi alliance

    In remarks that may embarrass Kumar, Varma claimed in a letter to him that despite his alliance with the BJP in 2017, his "private apprehensions" regarding the party and how it was leading India into a "dangerous space" did not change.

  • Dalai Lama visits Bihar CM's residence, prays for peace Jan 17, 2020 05:55 PM IST

    Dalai Lama visits Bihar CM's residence, prays for peace

    The Dalai Lama thereafter offered prayers before a 'Bodhi tree' at the chief minister's 1, Anney Marg bungalow along with other Buddhist priests, making affirmations for all-round peace and prosperity.

  • Politics | The shifting political sands of Bihar Jan 17, 2020 12:37 PM IST

    Politics | The shifting political sands of Bihar

    Following Nitish Kumar’s remarks against the NRC and the CAA, the BJP has started its efforts to rein in the JDU to avert a Shiv Sena-type disaster in Bihar.

  • Amit Shah seeks peoples support to CAA; reiterates Nitish to lead NDA in upcoming Bihar polls Jan 16, 2020 02:59 PM IST

    Amit Shah seeks peoples support to CAA; reiterates Nitish to lead NDA in upcoming Bihar polls

    Addressing a pro-CAA rally of the saffron party in this north Bihar district, Shah slammed the opposition for misleading minorities about the Act and engineering violence that had erupted in the aftermath.

  • Nitish Kumar says 'no justification' for nationwide NRC, but is open to debate on CAA Jan 13, 2020 08:57 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar says 'no justification' for nationwide NRC, but is open to debate on CAA

    Speaking in the state Legislative Assembly, Kumar said his government agreed in principle to the National Population Register (NPR) like it did 10 years ago when the exercise was last undertaken.

  • Pavan Varma asks Nitish Kumar to reject 'divisive CAA-NPR-NRC' scheme Jan 05, 2020 01:45 PM IST

    Pavan Varma asks Nitish Kumar to reject 'divisive CAA-NPR-NRC' scheme

    In an open letter to Kumar, Varma expressed his surprise at the "unilateral" announcement of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi, who is from the BJP, that the National Population Register exercise will be carried out in the state between May 15-28 despite Kumar's stand against the National Register of Citizens.

  • BJP and allies in 2020 | Will bonds strengthen or tensions rise? Jan 01, 2020 11:33 AM IST

    BJP and allies in 2020 | Will bonds strengthen or tensions rise?

    In 2020, the BJP will have to focus on cobbling up alliances in states, projecting popular regional faces and tackling internal problems well ahead of time.

  • Delhi, Bihar assembly elections and Rajya Sabha polls: Key political developments to watch out for in 2020 Jan 01, 2020 07:54 AM IST

    Delhi, Bihar assembly elections and Rajya Sabha polls: Key political developments to watch out for in 2020

    Developments around the Delhi and Bihar assembly elections are likely to dominate political headlines in 2020

  • Nitish Kumar says 'all is well' even as Prashant Kishor launches frontal attack on Sushil Modi Dec 31, 2019 01:42 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar says 'all is well' even as Prashant Kishor launches frontal attack on Sushil Modi

    "All is well" was Kumar's terse reply as he walked past a posse of journalists here who waited eagerly for him to speak out on the turmoil that has engulfed the alliance between the two parties over the past few days.

  • Year-ender: Uncertainty ahead amid JD(U)-BJP tiff in Bihar, Opposition fishing in troubled waters Dec 25, 2019 03:35 PM IST

    Year-ender: Uncertainty ahead amid JD(U)-BJP tiff in Bihar, Opposition fishing in troubled waters

    The opposition, which had been in disarray since the Lok Sabha drubbing, made a comeback with its recent success in the by-polls.

  • NRC will not be implemented in Bihar, says CM Nitish Kumar Dec 20, 2019 05:00 PM IST

    NRC will not be implemented in Bihar, says CM Nitish Kumar

    The CM was asked to comment on the proposed country-wide implementation of NRC, including Bihar, as stated by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the floor of the Parliament.

  • Nitish Kumar unveils developmental schemes worth Rs 668.97 cr Dec 17, 2019 09:00 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar unveils developmental schemes worth Rs 668.97 cr

    Kumar was addressing a public meeting at Rangmanch Maidan near Mundeshwari temple in Kaimur district.

  • Citizenship Act | Lessons to learn from BJP’s floor management in Parliament Dec 16, 2019 05:04 PM IST

    Citizenship Act | Lessons to learn from BJP’s floor management in Parliament

    The Citizenship Amendment Bill being passed in Parliament, especially in the Rajya Sabha, is a good case study to understand how deftly Amit Shah and the BJP won over the support of not just its allies but also regional parties opposing it.

  • Idea of nationwide NRC equivalent to demonetisation of citizenship: Prashant Kishor Dec 15, 2019 02:21 PM IST

    Idea of nationwide NRC equivalent to demonetisation of citizenship: Prashant Kishor

    Kishor tweeted against NRC -- drawing a parallel with the Narendra Modi government's move to demonetise high-value currency notes in 2016

  • RJD performs 'havan' in front of JD(U) office to mark its protest on citizenship law Dec 15, 2019 10:45 AM IST

    RJD performs 'havan' in front of JD(U) office to mark its protest on citizenship law

    The RJD youth leader alleged Nitish Kumar is "toeing the BJP's line" on the amended Citizenship Act, which has vitiated the atmosphere across the country

  • What will anyone do if no party is able to form govt in Maharashtra: Nitish Kumar Nov 14, 2019 03:19 PM IST

    What will anyone do if no party is able to form govt in Maharashtra: Nitish Kumar

    Kumar made the comment on Maharashtra issue while replying to reporters queries after paying tribute to the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his birthday at a function held near Patna railway station.

  • J P Nadda calls on Nitish Kumar, assures Bihar full support of Centre Nov 06, 2019 08:24 AM IST

    J P Nadda calls on Nitish Kumar, assures Bihar full support of Centre

    Nadda, who was here on his maiden tour of the state after assuming the post, called on Kumar at the latter's official residence, where he was accompanied by BJP national general secretary in-charge for Bihar Bhupendra Yadav, state president Sanjay Jaiswal and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi.

  • Flanked by top Bihar BJP leaders, Nadda calls on Nitish Nov 05, 2019 08:21 PM IST

    Flanked by top Bihar BJP leaders, Nadda calls on Nitish

    The party's national general secretary in-charge for the state Bhupendra Yadav, Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and state president Sanjay Jaiswal accompanied Nadda to 1, Anney Marg, where he was warmly welcomed and presented with a bouquet by Kumar.

  • What does JD(U)'s 'proportionate representation' statement mean for BJP? Nov 01, 2019 12:42 PM IST

    What does JD(U)'s 'proportionate representation' statement mean for BJP?

    In the absence of a convincing victory in Maharashtra and Haryana, and with challenging elections in Jharkhand and Delhi coming up, BJP allies know that this is the right time to press for their demands

  • Nitish Kumar's JD(U) for 'proportionate representation' in Modi Cabinet Oct 30, 2019 05:58 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar's JD(U) for 'proportionate representation' in Modi Cabinet

    Shortly after Nitish Kumar addressed his party's national council following his reelection as party president for a fresh three-year term, the JD(U) reminded the BJP that the Bihar chief minister has given the saffron party a proportionate representation in the state government.

  • Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi and Ram Vilas Paswan campaign together for by-polls in Bihar Oct 18, 2019 11:15 AM IST

    Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi and Ram Vilas Paswan campaign together for by-polls in Bihar

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who heads the JD(U), Union minister and LJP founding president Ram Vilas Paswan and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi a BJP veteran on Thursday shared the stage at rallies in Duraunda and Kishanganj assembly segments and Samastipur Lok Sabha seat.

  • No rift between BJP, JD(U); will contest Bihar polls under Nitish Kumar’s leadership: Amit Shah Oct 17, 2019 09:53 AM IST

    No rift between BJP, JD(U); will contest Bihar polls under Nitish Kumar’s leadership: Amit Shah

    Amit Shah added that at the national level, BJP and JD(U) are working under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and in the state they will do so under the leadership of CM Nitish Kumar

  • Farmers burning stubble in fields will be deprived of government facilities: Nitish Kumar Oct 14, 2019 07:35 PM IST

    Farmers burning stubble in fields will be deprived of government facilities: Nitish Kumar

    Underscoring the adverse impact of stubble burning on the environment, Kumar instructed agriculture department officials to launch a campaign to end the practice.

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