RJD leader meets Chirag Paswan, says anti-BJP alliance needed

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Shyam Rajak has met Lok Janshakti Party‘s Chirag Paswan and called for a united alliance against the BJP-led NDA in Bihar as the Dalit leader looks for his political options after being snubbed by the saffron party. Paswan has also spoken to RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, Rajak told. Rajak, once a … Read more

LJP’s Pashupati Kumar Paras is now a minister in PM Modi’s cabinet

Pashupati Kumar Paras of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) took oath as Union Minister in the expansion and reshuffle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s Cabinet on Wednesday. Earlier this month, Paras, the younger brother of LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan, was recognized as the leader of LJP in Lok Sabha in place of Chirag Paswan after … Read more

LJP implodes, five MPs oust Chirag Paswan as leader, elect Pashupati Kumar Paras

Five of the six Lok Janshakti Party MPs in Lok Sabha have joined hands against their leader Chirag Paswan and elected Pashupati Kumar Paras, the youngest brother of Paswan’s late father and party founder Ram Vilas Paswan, in his place, causing a big churn in Bihar politics. The Lok Sabha Secretariat on Monday evening recognised … Read more

Chirag Paswan has reaped what he had sown: JD(U)

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar‘s JD(U), which bore the brunt of Chirag Paswan‘s brinkmanship in the assembly polls last year, on Monday said the LJP president was reaping what he had sown. JD(U) national president RCP Singh reacted with a sense of vindication to the developments in the party founded by late Ram Vilas Paswan, … Read more

Bihar elections: How Chirag Paswan messed up Nitish Kumar’s poll math

Patna: In line with its planning, Chirag Paswan-led Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) hurts Nitish Kumar-headed Janata Dal (United) in a number of seats, bringing down its tally even below 50 seats by the time of going to print. Chirag Paswan continued to attack the JD(U) and thus, it seems to have damaged the prospects of … Read more

Manjhi demands judicial probe into Paswan’s death, Chirag smells “plot” by Nitish

Patna: NDA ally HAM created a flutter on Monday with its leader Jitan Ram Manjhi demanding a judicial inquiry into the death of union minister Ram Vilas Paswan while pointing an accusing finger at Chirag Paswan, prompting the LJP chief to claim it was a “plot” by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to discredit him when … Read more

Anti-incumbency not a factor in Bihar polls: Sanjay Jha

Anti-incumbency is not a factor in Bihar polls, senior JD(U) leader Sanjay Jha told ET’s Kumar Anshuman in an interview. He said the “double N factor” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Nitish Kumar is working for the ruling alliance on the ground. Edited excerpts: Do you believe the JD(U) is facing anti-incumbency … Read more

BJP leaders in Bihar hitting out at LJP under pressure from Nitish Kumar: Chirag Paswan

A day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserted that the NDA in Bihar constitutes just four parties and the LJP was its contender, the regional outfit’s president Chirag Paswan said on Sunday that the saffron camp leaders were hitting out at him under pressure from JD(U) boss and chief minister Nitish Kumar. Paswan also … Read more

Was anything done for women apart from putting wife on CM chair: Nitish Kumar continues to attack Lalu Yadav

NABINAGAR/DINARA (BIHAR): Taking a swipe at his bete noire Lalu Prasad, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said during 15 years of RJD rule in Bihar except for anointing wife on the chief miniterial chair did the government do anything for the upliftment of women. He took an apparent dig at the young opposition leadership … Read more

Chirag claims he is Modi’s ‘Hanuman’, BJP calls LJP leader ‘vote katua’

Patna/New Delhi: LJP chief Chirag Paswan asserted on Friday he is Narendra Modi‘s “Hanuman” and that the prime minister lives in his heart. Paswan’s statement came on a day when he was excoriated by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, who called the LJP leader a “vote Katua” (splitter of votes) and accused him of trying to … Read more