Rashtriya Janata Dal: News

25 Mar 2023

Tejashwi Yadav

Land-for-jobs scam: Tejashwi Yadav appears before CBI for questioning

After skipping three previous summonses, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday for questioning over his purported connection with the alleged land-for-jobs scam.

16 Mar 2023

Delhi High Court

Land-for-jobs scam: Tejashwi Yadav gets new date for CBI questioning

The Delhi High Court asked Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader, Tejashwi Yadav, to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on March 25 for questioning in the alleged land-for-jobs case.

15 Mar 2023

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Land-for-jobs scam: Lalu Yadav, Rabri Devi, daughter get bail

A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Delhi on Wednesday granted bail to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former Bihar chief minister, Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi, and their daughter Misa Bharti, in connection with the alleged land-for-jobs scam case.

11 Mar 2023


RJD MP Manoj Jha attacks BJP after CBI summons Tejashwi

Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summons to Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Manoj Jha on Saturday said the party would receive the same treatment once it becomes the opposition.

11 Mar 2023

Tejashwi Yadav

Tejashwi Yadav cites pregnant wife's health to skip CBI summons

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav is unlikely to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the land-for-jobs-scam case on Saturday as he cited his pregnant wife's health condition to skip the summons.

Land-for-jobs scam: Now, CBI questions Lalu Yadav; daughter alleges harassment

The Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday questioned Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) founder and former Union railways minister Lalu Prasad Yadav at his daughter's Delhi residence in connection with the alleged land-for-jobs scam.

25 Feb 2023

Amit Shah

BJP's doors for 'turncoat' Nitish Kumar closed forever: Amit Shah

Union Home Affairs Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah asserted on Saturday at a rally in Lauriya, West Champaran district, Bihar, that the saffron party's doors for Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram (turncoat) Nitish Kumar have been permanently closed.

23 Jan 2023

Uttar Pradesh

After Bihar minister, SP leader Swami Prasad Maurya denounces Ramcharitmanas

Echoing the statements of Bihar Education Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Chandra Shekhar against Ramcharitmanas, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Swami Prasad Maurya added fuel to the fire, saying the epic poem uses abusive language for oppressed communities.

14 Jan 2023

Narendra Modi

RJD poster uses Ravana analogy for PM Modi; BJP reacts 

A fresh controversy erupted between Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar after a poster—which compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to two mythological characters Ravana and Kansa—appeared outside the house of RJD leader Rabri Devi.

12 Jan 2023


Former Union Minister Sharad Yadav dies aged 75

Former Union Minister and ex-Janata Dal (United) chief, Sharad Yadav, passed away this evening at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram. He was 75.

23 Dec 2022


Go to Pakistan: BJP leader's video message for ex-Bihar minister

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former Bihar minister Abdul Bari Siddiqui has been facing a lot of backlash from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) due to his recent comments on "advising his children to settle abroad" because of the country's situation (desh ka mahaul).

04 Dec 2022

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Bihar ministers perform puja before Lalu's kidney transplant on Monday

Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav flew out to Singapore on Saturday night to be present with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and his father, Lalu Prasad Yadav, during his kidney transplant operation on Monday.

10 Nov 2022

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu Yadav's daughter Rohini to donate kidney to her father

Former Union minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) patriarch Lalu Prasad Yadav (74), who has been suffering from multiple illnesses for quite some time, is set to receive a kidney from his daughter Rohini Acharya.

23 Sep 2022


Lalu, Nitish to meet Sonia Gandhi to bolster Opposition unity

In an attempt to strengthen Opposition unity ahead of the 2024 General Elections, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, and Janata Dal (United) (JDU) president and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar are likely to meet Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Sunday evening.

27 Aug 2022


Jharkhand ruling alliance shift MLAs to prevent horse trading

Amid clouds of disqualification looming over Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, the allies in power — Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress, and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) have shifted MLAs to Khunti district to prevent horse trading on Saturday.

24 Aug 2022


Bihar: CBI raids 2 RJD leaders ahead of floor test

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the houses of two key leaders of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Wednesday morning in relation to the "land-for-jobs" case, which alleges violations during Lalu Yadav's term as Railway Minister in the UPA-I government.

22 Aug 2022


SC stays registering FIR against Shahnawaz Hussain in rape case

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the Delhi High Court order directing the police to register an FIR against BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on allegations of rape.

21 Aug 2022


If opposition backs, Nitish could be 'strong' PM candidate: Tejashwi

Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav in an interview with news agency PTI said that if Opposition considers, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar could be a strong candidate for prime minister's post in 2024 general elections.

16 Aug 2022


'Mahagathbandhan 2.0' cabinet: RJD gets 16 posts, JD(U) takes 11

A week after churning up a political storm in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expanded his cabinet to induct 31 new ministers on Tuesday.

16 Aug 2022

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: 31 ministers to take oath today in cabinet expansion

Bihar Chief Minister (CM) Nitish Kumar will reportedly expand his current two-member cabinet on Tuesday, with alliance partner Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) receiving most seats.

12 Aug 2022


Why did Jharkhand BJP leader courier pen to Tejashwi Yadav?

Newly sworn Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav may soon get a pen in his post.

10 Aug 2022


Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi Yadav take oath as CM, deputy CM

A day after high-voltage political drama in Bihar, Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav took oath as the new chief minister and deputy chief minister of Bihar, respectively, on Wednesday.

10 Aug 2022


Bihar: Possible names in Nitish Kumar-led 'Mahagathbandhan 2.0' cabinet

As Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar prepares to take oath as the Bihar chief minister for the eighth time, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav is all set to become his deputy.

10 Aug 2022

Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar's oath as Bihar CM today after switching allies

Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar is set to take oath as Bihar's chief minister for the eighth time on Wednesday.

09 Aug 2022


'Ready for Mahagathbandhan 2.0': Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav

An hour after resigning as Bihar's chief minister, Nitish Kumar on Tuesday returned to Patna's Raj Bhavan with Tejashwi Yadav to stake claim to form a new government—led by Mahagathbandhan 2.0.

06 Jun 2022

Lalu Prasad Yadav

India heading toward civil war: Lalu hits out at BJP

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and former Chief Minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav slammed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre and said that it was working in such a way that the country was heading toward a civil war.

CBI registers fresh case against Lalu Yadav, raids 17 locations

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family appear to be in deep peril, yet again.

15 Feb 2022


RJD chief Lalu Yadav convicted in 5th fodder scam case

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been convicted of illegal withdrawal of Rs. 139.35 crore from Doranda treasury in the fodder scam case by a CBI special court in Jharkhand's Ranchi.

13 Feb 2022

Himanta Biswa Sarma

'Wash mouth with datun': RLD's Jayant Chaudhary slams Assam CM

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary on Sunday lashed out at Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma probably in response to his controversial remark about Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

07 Sep 2021


Lalu's sidelined son Tej Pratap Yadav floats parallel organization

Sidelined in the Rashtriya Janata Dal, founded by his father Lalu Prasad Yadav, elder son Tej Pratap Yadav has floated a new students body with the ostensible aim of strengthening the parent organization.

03 Sep 2021


Bihar MLA on train in undergarments scandalizes co-passengers

The opposition in Bihar on Friday found fresh ammunition against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U) after a video of a party MLA traveling by a New Delhi-bound train in undergarments went viral.

28 Jun 2021

Amitabh Bachchan

RJD slams Amitabh for not tweeting about petrol price hike

The official Twitter handle of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) lashed out at Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan recently over his silence regarding soaring petrol/diesel prices in the country.

12 Feb 2021


RJD demands high-level probe into irregularities in Bihar's COVID-19 testing

Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) demanded a high-level inquiry on Friday into the irregularities in COVID-19 testing in Bihar, after reports suggested glaring gaps between what is on paper and on the ground.

Lalu Prasad to be shifted to AIIMS as health deteriorates

Jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief, and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav will be shifted to AIIMS after his health condition deteriorated while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Ranchi, officials said on Saturday.

19 Nov 2020


Bihar: Minister, accused of corruption, resigns hours after taking charge

Three days after taking the oath along with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Bihar's Education Minister Mewalal Choudhary tendered his resignation today.

18 Nov 2020


No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future

After Kapil Sibal, another senior leader has expressed concern over Congress' substandard performance in Bihar elections and by-polls, saying that the party lacks organizational presence.

11 Nov 2020


NDA keeps Bihar, RJD becomes single-largest party, Congress crashes again

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will form a government in Bihar and Nitish Kumar will get another term at the Chief Minister's office. The results of the closely-fought elections, declared in the early hours of Wednesday, showed BJP handed over Bihar to Kumar, while his own party JD(U) fared poorly.

10 Nov 2020


Bihar election: RJD single-largest party; NDA maintains slight lead

The results of the 2020 Bihar election are yet to be declared.

10 Nov 2020


Bihar elections: NDA crosses half-way mark, BJP emerges single-largest party

A long-time dream of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was fulfilled on Tuesday after it emerged as the single-largest party in Bihar, where counting of votes began at 8 am.

10 Nov 2020


Bihar elections: JD(U) member concedes defeat, blames coronavirus

In a surprising development, KC Tyagi, the spokesperson of JD(U), conceded defeat just a couple of hours after counting of votes began in Bihar.

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