Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD): News

22 May 2024


Bihar teachers face legal action over photo with RJD candidate

A First Information Report (FIR) has been filed against four government school teachers in Bihar for violating the model code of conduct (MCC) during an election.

16 May 2024

Amit Shah

After Ram Mandir, NDA will construct Sita Mata temple: Shah 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced on Thursday that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is planning to transform the Punaura Dham Mandir in Bihar's Sitamarhi district into an international pilgrimage site.

14 Apr 2024


'Eat fish, pig or elephant...why show?': Rajnath Singh to Tejashwi

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has criticized Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav over a video that shows Yadav consuming fish with Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) chief Mukesh Sahani.

13 Apr 2024


Tejashwi Yadav unveils RJD's manifesto for upcoming Lok Sabha elections 

Former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav unveiled the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)'s manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on Saturday.

11 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

BJP hits out Lalu's daughter over her 'jail PM' jibe

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Misa Bharti has stirred controversy with her recent remarks.

04 Apr 2024

Congress Party

Congress's Pappu Yadav files nomination from Purnea as independent candidate

Former MP and Congress leader Rajesh Ranjan, also known as Pappu Yadav, has submitted his nomination for the Purnea Lok Sabha seat in Bihar as an independent candidate.

01 Apr 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Bihar: Pappu Yadav vows to contest from Purnia, triggers debate 

Pappu Yadav, also known as Rajesh Ranjan, has sparked a tremor within Bihar's opposition Mahagathbandhan alliance after he vowed to fight from the Purnia constituency in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

29 Mar 2024

Congress Party

2024 polls: INDIA bloc finalizes seat-sharing for Bihar's 40 seats

The partners of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance have reached a consensus on the seat-sharing arrangement for the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Bihar.

24 Mar 2024


Bihar: Teacher training, exam during Holi, Good Friday triggers row

Bihar's Education Department has stirred political controversy by scheduling a training program for government teachers on Holi, a major Hindu festival.

24 Mar 2024


Neha Sharma to contest Lok Sabha election from Bihar?

The highly anticipated Lok Sabha election might mark Bollywood actor Neha Sharma's debut in politics, her father and Congress leader Ajay Sharma recently hinted.

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.

18 Mar 2024

Nitish Kumar

Lok Sabha polls: Mahagathbandhan in Bihar faces 'conflict' over seat-sharing

Even as the 2024 Lok Sabha elections near, the Mahagathbandhan alliance in Bihar is still struggling with seat-sharing arrangements.

04 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

BJP launches 'Modi ka Parivar' campaign to counter Lalu's jibe

A day after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav remarked Prime Minister Narendra Modi "does not have a family," top Bharatiya Janata Party leaders have changed their X handles to include "Modi Ka Parivar."

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).

12 Feb 2024

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: Nitish Kumar's government to face trust vote today

A floor test of the new Bihar government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will be held on Monday.

09 Feb 2024

Narendra Modi

Jayant Singh confirms RLD-NDA alliance after Bharat Ratna to grandfather

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Jayant Singh on Friday confirmed that his party will form an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Non Democratic Alliance for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh.

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).

27 Jan 2024

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: Nitish may stake claim to form government by Sunday

Amid political unrest in Bihar, the Janata Dal-United (JDU) is set to hold a legislative meeting on Sunday.

11 Jan 2024


Bihar school uses benches as fuel for cooking, probe ordered

The Bihar Education Department is investigating claims that wooden benches for students were used as fuel for cooking mid-day meals at a government school in Patna district.

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.

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.

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

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

30 Sep 2023


Bihar: RJD leader passes sexist comments on Women's Reservation Bill

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui caused a new uproar on Saturday by claiming that women with bob-cut hairstyles and lipsticks would come forward to enjoy the benefits of the Women's Reservation Bill.

18 Aug 2023


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.

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.

03 Jun 2023


Odisha train accident: Opposition parties target BJP-led Centre over tragedy

Opposition parties launched a full-fledged attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s central government after three trains crashed in Odisha on Friday night in one of India's worst train accidents.

'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.

27 Apr 2023


Anand Mohan Singh walks free after Bihar government amends rule

Anand Mohan Singh, a former Bihar MP and gangster-turned-politician who was convicted of abetting the murder of a Dalit IAS officer in 1994, walked free in the early hours of Thursday.

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.

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.

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.