Rashtriya Janata Dal: News

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

Bihar

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

Bihar

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

Bihar

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

Chhattisgarh

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

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.

24 Aug 2022

Bihar

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

Bihar

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

Bihar

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.

18 Aug 2022

Delhi Police

Register FIR against BJP's Shahnawaz in rape case: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Police to register an FIR against BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain in an alleged rape case.

16 Aug 2022

Bihar

'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.

15 Aug 2022

Bihar

Bihar: Nitish Kumar announces 20L jobs in government, other sectors

A week after forming a new government in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced 20 lakh jobs for the state's youth.

12 Aug 2022

Jharkhand

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.

11 Aug 2022

Bihar

Kumar laughs off BJP's V-P claim; Yadav calls party 'vindictive'

A day after coming together to form the 'Mahagathbandhan 2.0' government, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

10 Aug 2022

Bihar

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

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

Bihar

'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.

09 Aug 2022

Bihar

Bihar: CM Nitish Kumar resigns, JD(U) ends alliance with BJP

Amid a brewing political crisis in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday submitted his resignation to Governor Phagu Chauhan.

Agnipath: Supreme Court transfers petitions against scheme to Delhi HC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday transferred three petitions challenging the Agnipath scheme for armed forces recruitment to the Delhi High Court.

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.

23 May 2022

Bihar

Bihar: Nitish Kumar's caste census puts BJP on sticky wicket

The Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, announced on Monday that his government would soon begin work on a caste census after receiving views from all parties.

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

Bihar

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

Bihar

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

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

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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

Bihar

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.

28 Dec 2020

Bihar

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.

19 Dec 2020

Shashi Tharoor

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

On Saturday morning, Congress President Sonia Gandhi met a section of dissenters, whose letter in August had sparked a major leadership crisis within the party.

07 Dec 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Government won't repeal farm laws, ready for long haul: Report

Facing pressure from farmers for days now, the government is also prepared to dig in for long and is not even considering repealing the three laws which formed the basis of the agitation, Indian Express reported on Monday.

19 Nov 2020

Bihar

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

Chhattisgarh

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.

15 Nov 2020

Bihar

Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM tomorrow

Nitish Kumar will become the Chief Minister of Bihar for a fourth straight term, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) announced today after a meeting of its legislators.

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