Articles about Janata Dal (United)
28 Dec 2020
Miffed with BJP, Nitish Kumar says 'didn't want CM post'
Less than two months after he was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Bihar for a fourth straight term, Nitish Kumar on Sunday said he was never greedy for the chair and that ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is free to make its own CM.
16 Nov 2020
Nitish Kumar sworn-in as Bihar CM for 4th straight term
Janata Dal (United) supremo Nitish Kumar has been sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the fourth straight term on Monday.
15 Nov 2020
Nitish Kumar named Bihar CM at key NDA meeting
Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar is set to return for a fourth term as the Chief Minister of Bihar.
07 Nov 2020
Bihar exit polls predict victory for Tejashwi Yadav-led Grand Alliance
The voting for the third and final phase of Bihar Assembly Election 2020 has ended. The exit polls for the election have predicted a win for the Opposition-led Grand Alliance over the ruling National Democratic Alliance.
03 Nov 2020
Bihar election: Onions thrown at Nitish Kumar at Madhubani rally
Onions were thrown at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at a rally in Madhubani on Tuesday.
24 Oct 2020
Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav releases manifesto; hits at BJP's employment promise
Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday released the party's poll manifesto, days before voting for the Bihar Assembly election is scheduled to commence.
06 Oct 2020
Bihar elections: JD(U)-BJP reach 50:50 seat-sharing deal; NDA snubs Paswan
The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar on Tuesday announced the seat-sharing formula of its constituent parties for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections.
04 Oct 2020
BJP-JD(U) reach 50:50 seat-sharing deal in Bihar, say reports
Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections later this month, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal (United) have come up with a 50:50 seat-sharing deal, reports said on Sunday.
26 Sep 2020
Female education, storm drains: Nitish Kumar unveils 7-point election plan
With the Bihar elections about a month away, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has unveiled his seven-point plan in his hopes to return to power.
21 Dec 2019
#CAAProtests: Bandh called by RJD brings Bihar to halt
As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are raging across India, Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD called for a bandh in Bihar on Saturday. This shutdown adversely affected rail and road traffic.
29 Aug 2019
#DidiKeBolo: Youth "participate" in Mamata's outreach campaign, seek jobs (ironically)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched an outreach program, titled Didi Ke Bolo, with much pomp and show.
23 Jun 2019
Tejashwi Yadav installed 44 ACs in house, claims Sushil Modi
Senior BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi launched a fresh attack on RJD's Tejashwi Yadav over extravagant expenditure.
07 Jun 2019
JD(U)'s Prashant Kishor may work for BJP's rival Trinamool
There are no permanent friends or foes in politics, as we saw in recently concluded general elections.
09 Nov 2018
LJP, RLSP demand same number of seats as in 2014-polls
Two NDA constituents, LJP and RLSP, have made it clear that the number of seats they wanted to contest for the next Lok Sabha election was the same as that of 2014.
15 Oct 2018
Nitish Kumar calls slipper throwing incident a 'publicity stunt'
Breaking his silence over a youth hurling a slipper at him recently, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar yesterday termed the incident "absurd" and "meant for publicity," ruing that there was "no value for good work".
16 Sep 2018
Amid denials, Prashant Kishor joins Nitish Kumar's JD(U) today
Amid a string of denials, political strategist, Prashant Kishor, has finally joined Janata Dal (United) in the presence of Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar.
04 Aug 2018
Three women JD(U)-spokespersons' open-letter to Rabri ahead of Tejashwi's sit-in
Three women spokespersons of ruling JD(U) in Bihar today wrote an open letter to former Bihar CM Rabri Devi asking her to expel from the party those involved in immoral acts.
12 Jul 2018
After criticism, Bihar dilutes anti-liquor laws
More than two years after implementing stringent prohibition, the Bihar government is taking a step back, clearing at least five dilutions in the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act.
15 Jun 2018
Bihar University girls can now report sexual-harassment to Raj Bhavan
Bihar Governor Satya Pal Mallik asking girls studying in Bihar universities to report directly to the Raj Bhavan any complaints of molestation or sexual harassment on campuses has triggered a political spat between opposition RJD and ruling JD(U).
06 Jun 2018
Nitish Kumar: No permanent allies of this political opportunist
Stairway to power goes through many U-Turns and who knows it better than Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. He had once said, "I shall get power, by hook or crook, but once I have got the power I will do good work."
28 Mar 2018
How many elections did Cambridge Analytica manipulate in India?
Cambridge Analytica (CA)'s net in India extends far wider than previously thought. Christopher Wylie, whistleblower, said it carried out "all kinds of projects" in different parts of India.
10 Mar 2018
After TDP, ally JD(U) revives special status demand for Bihar
TDP's "special category status" for Andhra ended in CM Chandrababu Naidu calling back his party's ministers, making a public show of protest. However, Naidu stopped short of leading his party out of the NDA.
01 Mar 2018
Jitam Ram Manjhi quits NDA to join RJD-led Mahagathbandhan
PM Modi might seriously want to consider BJP's position vis-à-vis its smaller allies. Now, in a serious jolt to NDA, former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi has decided to ditch them and join the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan.
26 Feb 2018
Is poll-strategist Prashant Kishor back with Team Modi for 2019?
Political strategists, though they play a key role, are often the unknown faces. They are associated with thankless behind-the-scenes jobs. However, this changed with electoral "chanakya" Prashant Kishor's success.
22 Feb 2018
Tej Pratap vacates official bungalow after Nitish releases "ghosts"
RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav has finally vacated his official residence, six months after he ceased to be a minister.
14 Feb 2018
Nitish Kumar: Knew from the beginning that Mahagathbandhan won't last
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar claimed that he knew from the beginning that the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) with Lalu Yadav's RJD and Congress won't last for more than a year and a half.
12 Dec 2017
Improved social media presence marks JD(U)'s 2019 LS elections' strategy
Taking cue from its ally BJP, Nitish Kumar's JD(U) will improve its social-media presence to reach a wider audience. Though JD(U) has social media accounts, they are not updated on a daily basis. Further, most of its leaders are not active users.
05 Dec 2017
Rebel JD(U) leaders Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar disqualified from RS
RS Chairman Venkaiah Naidu disqualified rebel JD(U) leaders Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar from the house "with immediate effect."
17 Nov 2017
JD(U) Election symbol: Nitish wins the "arrow"
In a jolt to rebel leader Sharad Yadav, the EC has granted the election symbol "arrow" to the JD(U) faction led by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. Further, it stated that the Nitish-faction is the "real" JD(U).
28 Oct 2017
RS disqualification: Sharad Yadav gets 10 days to provide defense
Vice-president and RS Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has reportedly given JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav 10 more days to offer his defense regarding the disqualification application filed by JD(U) floor leader Ram Singh, due to Yadav's defection.
06 Sep 2017
Aditya Sachdeva murder: JD(U) leader's son Rocky sentenced to life
Rocky Yadav, son of former JD(U) Legislative Council member Manorama Devi, has been sentenced to life for killing teenager Aditya Sachdeva.
31 Aug 2017
JD(U) leader's son Rocky Yadav convicted in Aditya Sachdeva murder
A Bihar court has convicted Rocky Yadav, son of former JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi, and three others in the murder of a student.
29 Aug 2017
Sharad Yadav's rebellion in JD(U): His reinvention or doom?
JD(U)'s Sharad Yadav has announced he still stands with the "Mahagathbandhan" despite Nitish Kumar's decision to break away. This came after JD(U) joined hands with the NDA .
19 Aug 2017
Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) passes resolution to join BJP's NDA coalition
The Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) passed a resolution during its National Executive Meeting accepting the BJP's invitation to join the NDA coalition.
14 Aug 2017
JD(U) suspends 21 Sharad Yadav loyalists for anti-party activities
The consequences of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's decision to rejoin BJP-led NDA have started to trouble the Janata Dal (United) party.
12 Aug 2017
Amit Shah formally invites Nitish Kumar to join NDA
It comes as no surprise that after supporting JD(U) to form a new government, now the Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has been invited by BJP president Amit Shah to join the ruling NDA.
10 Aug 2017
Unhappy JD(U) leaders mull expelling Nitish. Party to split?
Trouble seems to have befallen JD(U) Chief Nitish Kumar. Despite warnings from party members and even senior leaders, the Bihar CM decided to join hands with the BJP.
28 Jul 2017
Will the JD(U)-BJP alliance leave Nitish Kumar in the lurch?
When the Bihar political crisis was ongoing, many JD(U) leaders expressed opposition to partnering with BJP. Some even threatened to leave the party if Nitish Kumar supported BJP.
19 Jul 2017
Bihar: As Nitish Kumar woos BJP, trouble foments within JD(U)
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's growing closeness with BJP seems to have formed splits in not only the Mahagathbandhan, but also in his own party.
02 Jul 2017
JD(U) says no to anti-BJP rally, tiff escalates
The tiff between both JD(U) and RJD escalated further after the former refused to join Lalu's anti-BJP rally.