Janata Dal (United): News

Ahead of Parliament session, NDA ministers' meeting at Rajnath's home

A group of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ministers are scheduled to meet at Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's residence on Tuesday.

11 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi Cabinet 3.0: No change in Big 4; key takeaways

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assigned portfolios to the Cabinet colleagues of his new National Democratic Alliance government, maintaining continuity in the big four ministries.

09 Jun 2024

Bangladesh

How will BJP accommodate JD(U), TDP in Modi 3.0 Cabinet 

All eyes will be on the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday (June 9) as Narendra Modi prepares to take the oath as prime minister for the third time at a grand ceremony.

08 Jun 2024

Chandrababu Naidu

JD(U) to get 2 cabinet berths, TDP 4: Report

The Janata Dal (United), led by Nitish Kumar, will be getting two portfolios in the new cabinet under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, NDTV reported, citing sources.

06 Jun 2024

Bengaluru

Sexual assault allegations: Prajwal's police custody extended till June 10

Former MP Prajwal Revanna's police custody has been extended until June 10 by a special Bengaluru court in the sexual assault case against him.

06 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi's swearing-in shifted to Sunday evening

The swearing-in ceremony of incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi—initially planned for Saturday—was rescheduled to Sunday evening.

06 Jun 2024

Agnipath Scheme

NDA 3.0: BJP ally flags Agnipath resentment; may seek review

As the National Democratic Alliance gets ready to form the government for the third time with no party with full majority, Janata Dal (United)'s KC Tyagi voiced his party's intent to seek a review of the Centre's Agnipath scheme for armed forces recruitment.

06 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Which world leaders will attend PM Modi's swearing-in?

The members of the National Democratic Alliance on Wednesday extended support to incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi to form the government for a third time.

06 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

'Act fast...': Nitish's advice to PM Modi on government formation

The members of the National Democratic Alliance on Wednesday extended support to incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi to form the government for a third time.

05 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi may stake claim for government formation after NDA meeting

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance will likely meet President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday evening to stake claim to form the new government, reports said.

05 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony likely on June 8

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Cabinet tendered their resignation to President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday.

05 Jun 2024

Chandrababu Naidu

TDP chief Naidu says his party will remain with NDA 

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu said on Wednesday that his party will continue its alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

TDP, JD(U) push for Speaker's post as insurance: Report

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Janata Dal (United)—key constituents of the National Democratic Alliance's third consecutive term—are pushing for the Lok Sabha Speaker's post, the Indian Express reported.

BJP falls short of majority: 2 coalition-era veterans emerge kingmakers

The Election Commission of India (ECI) declared results for all 543 Lok Sabha seats on Tuesday.

05 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

BJP fails to get majority: Cabinet, NDA, INDIA meetings today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to form the government for a third consecutive term after the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) secured a simple majority in the 543-member Lok Sabha.

03 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Bihar CM Nitish meets PM Modi ahead of results day

Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar on Monday held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a day before the Lok Sabha election results are scheduled to be announced.

SC rejects plea seeking repolling in Bihar's Munger 

The Supreme Court has dismissed a writ petition filed by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate Kumari Anita, seeking relection in Bihar's Munger constituency over alleged rigging and booth capturing.

20 Mar 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Ahead of polls, Bihar's Pappu Yadav merges JAP with Congress 

Prominent Bihar politician Pappu Yadav on Wednesday merged his Jan Adhikar Party with the Congress in New Delhi.

19 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

Union minister resigns over BJP's seat-sharing with nephew Chirag's party

Union Minister Pashupati Kumar Paras resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet on Tuesday.

18 Mar 2024

Nitish Kumar

NDA shares Bihar seat allocation for Lok Sabha polls

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Monday announced the distribution of seats among its coalition members in Bihar.

17 Feb 2024

Nitish Kumar

Long over: Nitish on INDIA bloc, says was against name

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday claimed that the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc was already over.

16 Feb 2024

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: Lalu Prasad says 'doors always open' for Nitish Kumar

Days after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ditched Bihar's Mahagathbandhan alliance, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has said that "doors are always open" for his former ally.

12 Feb 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Congress to end Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra earlier than planned

The Congress's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra will likely conclude earlier than planned, with its Uttar Pradesh leg being curtailed by at least a week, The Indian Express reported.

12 Feb 2024

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: Nitish Kumar passes floor test with 130 MLAs' support

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sailed through the much-anticipated floor test on Monday as his government won a vote of confidence in the legislative assembly.

12 Feb 2024

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: RJD's Awadh Bihari Choudhary removed as assembly speaker

Awadh Bihari Chaudhary of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has been removed as the Bihar Assembly's speaker after failing a no-confidence motion moved by the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

28 Jan 2024

Nitish Kumar

Congress president's 'Aaya Ram-Gaya Ram' jibe after Nitish Kumar's exit

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar resigned on Sunday and rejoined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), ending the Mahagathbandhan rule in the state.

28 Jan 2024

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: Nitish to resign today, BJP-JD(U) alliance on cards

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is expected to step down on Sunday and return to an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

25 Jan 2024

Nitish Kumar

Nitish may skip Rahul's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Bihar: Report

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar won't be joining Rahul Gandhi for Congress's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra when it enters his state on Monday (January 29), NDTV said.

08 Jan 2024

Bilkis Bano

Got justice today: Bilkis Bano's family on Supreme Court verdict

A family member of 2002 Gujarat riots gangrape survivor Bilkis Bano has hailed the Supreme Court verdict quashing the Gujarat government's 2022 order that granted remission to her 11 rapists.

08 Jan 2024

Congress Party

Lok Sabha elections: Congress starts seat-sharing talks with INDIA allies

Members of the Congress's National Alliance Committee (NAC) have begun seat-sharing talks with its Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) allies for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

06 Jan 2024

Ayodhya

JD(U) MP's remarks on Ram Mandir inauguration invitation trigger controversy

Janata Dal (United) MP Kaushalendra Kumar on Friday sparked controversy by questioning the invitations extended to various political figures and guests to attend the consecration ceremony of the Ram Temple.

29 Dec 2023

Bihar

Lalan Singh resigns as JD(U) president, Nitish to take over

Rajiv Ranjan Singh, alias Lalan Singh, has resigned as the Janata Dal (United)'s national president at a national executive meeting in New Delhi.

21 Dec 2023

Congress Party

JD(U) MP says opposition meeting lacked substance and samosaa

Janata Dal (United) MP Sunil Kumar Pintu, on Wednesday, said that the recently held opposition meeting lacked any serious discussions and was limited to tea and biscuits.

INDIA holds 'informal meeting' as gathering postponed after allies skip

The Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) held an informal meeting of the bloc's floor leaders at Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge's residence on Wednesday.

05 Dec 2023

Akhilesh Yadav

INDIA meet postponed as 3 leaders say they can't attend

A crucial opposition bloc meeting scheduled for Wednesday in Delhi has been deferred to December 18.

15 Oct 2023

Nitish Kumar

'Second Gandhi': JD(U) posters praise Nitish Kumar; BJP, RJD object

A fresh political row erupted in Bihar after posters hailing Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as "the country's second Gandhi" appeared in Patna on Sunday.

02 Oct 2023

Bihar

Bihar caste survey results: OBCs 63%, SC 20%, general 15%

The Bihar government on Monday unveiled the results of its controversial caste-based survey.

27 Sep 2023

Bihar

Is this British raj: Nitish Kumar fumes over English signboard

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed his displeasure over the English signboard of a new digital library in Bihar's Banka district on Wednesday.

17 Sep 2023

Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar backs journalists after opposition boycotts some news anchors

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reportedly extended his support for journalists' right to express themselves after the opposition's Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) announced it was boycotting 14 television news anchors on Thursday.

INDIA alliance to unveil Tricolor-themed logo on Friday 

The opposition bloc, the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA), is expected to unveil its logo on Friday, the second day of its two-day meeting in Mumbai, ANI reported.

18 Aug 2023

Bihar

1995 double murder: SC reverses RJD leader Prabhunath Singh's acquittal

The Supreme Court on Friday found Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former MP Prabhunath Singh guilty in a 1995 double murder case and overturned his previous acquittal.

09 Jul 2023

Chirag Paswan

Will decide soon: Chirag Paswan on return to NDA 

Chirag Paswan, the national president of Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas), has dropped hints of his return to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

13 Jun 2023

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: HAM chief Santosh Suman resigns, says 'party in danger' 

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's efforts to unite the opposition ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections suffered a setback after Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Santosh Kumar Suman resigned from his cabinet on Tuesday.

21 May 2023

Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar meets Kejriwal to discuss opposition unity, Centre's ordinance 

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday met his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal in the national capital amid efforts to forge opposition unity to fight the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

17 May 2023

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata decided to support Congress after meeting Nitish: JD(U) leader

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced that she would back the Congress in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections following the grand old party's Karnataka victory.

'Brahmins originally from Russia, not India': RJD leader sparks controversy

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) national secretary Yaduvansh Kumar Yadav has sparked controversy after he alleged that people belonging to the Brahmin community are originally from Russia and do not belong to India.

26 Apr 2023

Bihar

Reconsider release of Anand Mohan: IAS body to Bihar government

The Central IAS Association, the apex body of central civil services officers, urged the Bihar government to reconsider its decision to amend the prison manual, which will allow Anand Mohan Singh, convicted of killing an IAS officer, to be released.

29 Mar 2023

Nitish Kumar

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar declines to comment on RaGa's disqualification

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said he will not speak on Rahul Gandhi's disqualification from the Lok Sabha as the matter involves the court's order, reported PTI.

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.

30 Jan 2023

Bihar

No alliance with Nitish Kumar in future: Bihar BJP's resolution

The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Bihar state executive passed a resolution during a two-day party meeting in Darbhanga district to never align with Nitish Kumar, the incumbent chief minister and leader of Janata Dal (United), again.

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.

13 Jan 2023

Loktantrik Janata Dal

Engineering gold medalist, 11-time MP Sharad Yadav mastered socialist politics

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

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.

20 Nov 2022

Prashant Kishor

'Will gherao Nitish': Prashant Kishor over Bihar CM's job promise

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor has launched a stinging assault on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, warning the Janata Dal (United) leader of agitation if he doesn't deliver on his promise of providing "10 lakh government jobs" for the state's youth.

15 Sep 2022

Bihar

Will join Nitish if he provides 10 lakh jobs, says PK

After politically attacking Nitish Kumar for weeks, poll strategist Prashant Kishor said that he will only align with the Bihar Chief Minister if the latter provides 10 lakh jobs in a year.

04 Sep 2022

Bihar

BJP will fall to 50 if…: Nitish Kumar's 2024 pitch

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday hit out at his former aide, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and gave a clarion call for opposition unity.

03 Sep 2022

Manipur

Manipur 'coup': JD(U)'s 5 of 6 MLAs switch to BJP

After reports of Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) planning to pull out from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led ruling coalition in Manipur, five out of six of its MLAs rolled over to the BJP on Friday.

31 Aug 2022

Manipur

Nitish Kumar's JDU to withdraw support from BJP-led Manipur government

Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) will reportedly withdraw its support from the Manipur government where it was in an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

24 Aug 2022

Bihar

Bihar: Nitish Kumar wins trust vote; BJP MLAs storm out

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar won the floor test in the Bihar Assembly on Wednesday, days after he formed a new government with Tejashwi Yadav as his deputy.

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