Nitish Kumar: News

Nitish Kumar is a political leader and president of the Janata Dal-United (JDU) and six-time Chief Minister of Bihar. Kumar did his BTech in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Patna. He won in the 1985 Bihar elections from Harnaut, thus gaining entry into the state legislature, and became a Lok Sabha MP from Barh in 1996. In 1999, he founded JDU and aligned with the BJP, putting up an impressive performance in the Lok Sabha elections that year. He also served as a union minister in the Vajpayee Government. Kumar briefly became the Chief Minister of Bihar in 2000. He came to power again in 2005 and served a full term as CM till 2010. He was re-elected in 2010 and served till 2014. In 2015, he became CM for the fourth time in alliance with RJD and INC. However, due to differences with RJD, he broke the alliance and joined the BJP-led NDA, thus being sworn in as CM for the fifth time in 2017. In the 2020 state elections, the BJP-JDU alliance won the majority, with Kumar starting his sixth innings as the Bihar CM.

27 May 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi chairs NITI Aayog meeting; Kejriwal, Mamata, Nitish boycott

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday presided over the NITI Aayog's (National Institution for Transforming India) eighth Governing Council Meeting at the new Convention Centre in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

22 May 2023

Tejashwi Yadav

Mission 2024: Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi to meet Kharge, Rahul today

After meeting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav are set to meet Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi on Monday.

21 May 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

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).

SC seeks original records of murder-convict politician Anand Mohan's release

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Bihar government to produce original documents related to the early release of gangster-turned-politician Anand Mohan, reported PTI.

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.

06 May 2023


1,000+ flee violence-hit Manipur to Assam; situation improving, say police

The violence in Manipur led to the forced inter-state migration of hundreds of people to Assam's Cachar district.

05 May 2023

Mamata Banerjee

Mission 2024: Kejriwal, Thackeray, Banerjee, Pawar to attend opposition meeting

A pivotal meeting between opposition leaders is set to take place in Patna in the third week of May after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee proposed it to her Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar, according to reports.

04 May 2023


Patna High Court pauses Bihar's caste survey

The Patna High Court on Thursday passed an interim order staying the caste-based survey being conducted by the Bihar government.

SC agrees to hear petition against gangster-politician Anand Mohan's release

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a petition challenging the premature release of ex-Bihar MP and gangster-turned-politician Anand Mohan Singh from prison.

2024 polls: Joint opposition to fight BJP on 500 seats

Following Janata Dal (United) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's proposed "one-on-one" strategy for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, a joint opposition front is on the cards to defeat the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

27 Apr 2023


Release of Anand Mohan as per law: Bihar chief secretary

Amid the uproar following the release of Anand Mohan Singh, who was convicted of abetting the murder of a Dalit IAS officer in 1994, Bihar Chief Secretary Amir Subhani said that the release was made in accordance with the law and shouldn't be politicized.

26 Apr 2023


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.

25 Apr 2023

Shahnawaz Hussain

No vacancy for PM post: BJP's jibe at Nitish Kumar

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain took a dig at Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, saying there was no vacancy for the prime ministerial berth in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, reported ANI.

18 Apr 2023


Bihar: Woman inspector thrashed during raid on mining mafia

Three mining officers, including a woman inspector, were allegedly attacked and assaulted by goons in the Bihta block of Patna, Bihar, on Monday, reported ANI.

17 Apr 2023


Bihar hooch tragedy: Death toll reaches 26, 16 officers suspended

The suspected hooch tragedy in Motihari, Bihar's East Champaran district, has claimed 26 lives so far, while around 20 people remain hospitalized across the district, the police said on Monday.

12 Apr 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Delhi: Nitish Kumar meets Rahul Gandhi, Kharge to unite opposition 

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav met with Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge in Delhi on Wednesday in the presence of Rahul Gandhi.

07 Apr 2023


Bihar: Third gender denoted as 'caste' in caste-based headcount survey

The government of Bihar's widely publicized ongoing exercise of headcounting social groups in the state has sparked yet another controversy following the enumeration of members of the "third gender" as a separate caste.

02 Apr 2023

Amit Shah

'Jungle raj': Amit Shah blames Mahagathbandhan government for Bihar violence

Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah on Sunday blamed Bihar's Mahagathbandhan coalition government led by CM Nitish Kumar for the communal violence in the state that first erupted on Ram Navami.

02 Apr 2023


Bihar violence: Over 100 arrested; schools, colleges shut

Communal tensions prevailed in Bihar on Sunday, a day after fresh violence was reported in the state's Nalanda and Rohtas districts.

02 Apr 2023


Bihar violence: 6 injured in Sasaram bomb blast; 2 arrested

As many as six individuals sustained injuries in a bomb blast in Bihar's Sasaram after fresh violence erupted in the state on Saturday, confirmed the police.

29 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

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.

18 Mar 2023


Tamil Nadu migrant workers' row: Bihar YouTuber Manish Kashyap arrested

Manish Kashyap, a popular YouTuber from Bihar accused in the Tamil Nadu migrant workers row, was arrested on Saturday after he surrendered at the Jagdishpur Police Station in Bihar's Bettiah.

05 Mar 2023

Tamil Nadu

TN: Case against BJP's Annamalai amid alleged Bihar migrant attacks

The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Tamil Nadu unit chief, K Annamalai, was booked on Sunday by the state police on charges of promoting enmity between groups and inciting violence.

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


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.

14 Jan 2023

Rashtriya Janata Dal

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.

08 Jan 2023


Bihar: CM Nitish Kumar stirs row over 'insensitive' population remarks 

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday stirred a row and invited a sharp reaction from the Opposition with his remarks that the state's population in the state would not get under control as women are not educated and men are careless.

'What has new father of nation done?' Nitish questions Modi

Janta Dal (United) (JDU) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday and questioned what the "new father" of the "new India" had done so far for the country.

15 Dec 2022


Those who drink alcohol will die: Nitish on hooch tragedy

As the number of deaths related to the Saran hooch tragedy rose to 39, Bihar's Chief Minister Nitish Kumar underlined the need for strict implementation of the state's liquor ban and urged people to refrain from drinking.

14 Dec 2022


Nitish-Opposition exchange barbs after hooch kills 20 in 'dry' Bihar

At least 20 people reportedly died after consuming spurious liquor in a hooch tragedy in Bihar's Saran district.

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.

21 Oct 2022


Nitish Kumar in touch with BJP, alleges Prashant Kishor

Prashant Kishor has accused Bihar Chief Minister and Janta Dal (United) (JDU) leader Nitish Kumar of being in contact with the former coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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.

15 Sep 2022


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.

10 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

BJP makes key leaders in-charge of states before 2024 polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced new party duties for prominent leaders on Friday.

06 Sep 2022


Don't desire PM post: Nitish on leading opposition's 2024 race

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday cleared all speculations of him being the opposition's candidate for the prime minister post in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

04 Sep 2022


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 '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


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).

30 Aug 2022


Race for 2024: Amit Shah to visit Bihar, Rajasthan

As the 2024 Lok Sabha elections inch closer, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to pull out its big guns in the opposition-ruled states.

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