Articles about Tejashwai Yadav
Tejashwi Yadav is a Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) politician and member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly. He is the younger son of party patriarch and former Bihar Chief Minister, Lalu Prasad Yadav. Since his days in school, Yadav was a cricket enthusiast and went on to play for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) between 2008 and 2012. He was also a part of the Jharkhand cricket team in the Ranji Trophy. After a brief career in cricket, Yadav joined his father’s political party, RJD. In the 2015 Bihar assembly elections, he won from the Raghopur constituency, defeating Satish Kumar Yadav of the BJP. Yadav served as the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar in the JDU-RJD-INC government under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar from 2015 to 2017. After JDU broke off the alliance and joined the NDA, Yadav became the Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly. In the 2020 elections, he was the Chief Ministerial candidate from RJD, but failed to lead his party to victory. Having retained his seat in the state polls, Yadav continues to be the Leader of the Opposition in Bihar.
25 Sep 2021
Tejashwi Yadav reaches out to non-BJP leaders on caste census
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday reached out to non-BJP leaders across the country seeking their support on the issue of caste census for backward classes, which has received a cold shoulder from the Narendra Modi government at the Centre.
07 Sep 2021
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.
08 Apr 2021
Bihar police arrests six in Madhubani "massacre" case
Bihar police has arrested six people from near the Indo-Nepal border in Madhubani in connection with killing of five persons last month, an incident dubbed as a "caste-war" by the media, and a "massacre" by opposition.
23 Jan 2021
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.
22 Jan 2021
Anti-government social media posts will be considered 'cybercrime': Bihar Government
Posting objectionable, anti-government content on social media platforms will now be considered cybercrime in Bihar, the state government announced on Friday.
25 Dec 2020
Why are farmers protesting? A timeline of everything that happened
For nearly a month now, farmers and the Union government have been at loggerheads over three farm laws that were passed in the Parliament in September.
19 Nov 2020
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
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.
11 Nov 2020
NDA keeps Bihar, RJD becomes single-largest party, Congress crashes again
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will form a government in Bihar and Nitish Kumar will get another term at the Chief Minister's office. The results of the closely-fought elections, declared in the early hours of Wednesday, showed BJP handed over Bihar to Kumar, while his own party JD(U) fared poorly.
10 Nov 2020
Bihar election: RJD single-largest party; NDA maintains slight lead
The results of the 2020 Bihar election are yet to be declared.
10 Nov 2020
Bihar elections: NDA crosses half-way mark, BJP emerges single-largest party
A long-time dream of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was fulfilled on Tuesday after it emerged as the single-largest party in Bihar, where counting of votes began at 8 am.
10 Nov 2020
Bihar elections: JD(U) member concedes defeat, blames coronavirus
In a surprising development, KC Tyagi, the spokesperson of JD(U), conceded defeat just a couple of hours after counting of votes began in Bihar.
10 Nov 2020
Who will govern Bihar? Answer soon as counting begins
The counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly started at 8 am today, capping months of uncertainty on who will govern the crucial state for the next five years.
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.
05 Nov 2020
Bihar: Nitish Kumar says 2020 polls are his 'last election'
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday declared that the 2020 state Assembly elections will be his last.
03 Nov 2020
Bihar: Voting for 94 seats begins, Tejashwi Yadav in fray
The second phase of Bihar's Assembly polls began today amid high-security and restrictions, levied considering the coronavirus pandemic.
01 Nov 2020
Bihar election: Narendra Modi to address four rallies today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday address four back-to-back rallies in the last leg of campaigning for the three-phase Bihar Assembly elections.
28 Oct 2020
Voting begins in Bihar; PM says, "Follow coronavirus-related precautions"
The high-stakes Bihar polls began today as voters of 71 out of the total 243 seats chose their pick, amid restrictions levied due to coronavirus pandemic.
27 Oct 2020
Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi responds to Nitish's "eight-nine" children jibe
Turning the big battle for Bihar personal, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday took potshots at RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav for having nine children, in a quest for a son.
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.
22 Oct 2020
BJP's big Bihar promises: Free coronavirus vaccine; 19 lakh jobs
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released manifesto for poll-bound Bihar. Among the big promises were free coronavirus vaccine for all and an assurance of 19 lakh jobs to seekers.
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.
03 Oct 2020
Tejashwi Yadav announced as Opposition's CM candidate for Bihar polls
Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections later this month, the Opposition alliance has announced Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav as its Chief Ministerial candidate.
25 Sep 2020
Bharat Bandh today: Farmers begin agitation against agriculture Bills
Angry with three agriculture reform Bills brought by the Centre, farmers across the country will be participating in Bharat Bandh today, September 25, with Punjab and Haryana becoming the epicenter of protests.
26 Aug 2020
HRD Minister Pokhriyal justifies holding NEET, JEE examinations amid coronavirus
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has finally waded into the controversy surrounding the impending NEET and JEE examinations, saying that the tests are being held due to "constant pressure from parents and students."
17 Aug 2020
Nitish Kumar's JD(U) expels cabinet minister, he quickly joins RJD
Ahead of high-stake Bihar Assembly polls, the ruling JD(U) expelled State Industries Minister Shyam Rajak for "anti-party" activities, allowing him to return to his home party, RJD.
20 Jul 2020
Bihar's coronavirus story: Why should India be worried
Perpetually considered as one of the most under-developed states in the country, Bihar is now burdened by the rise in coronavirus cases with at least eight districts set to become India's next hotspots.
16 Jul 2020
Bihar: Days after inauguration, part of Rs. 264cr bridge collapses
29 days ago, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated a bridge in Gopalganj. On Wednesday, a part of the structure, built after spending Rs. 264 crore, collapsed due to heavy rains, laying bare the terrible state of affairs in the country.
23 Jun 2020
Bihar: Five MLCs from Lalu's party join rival Nitish's JD(U)
In what brings bad news for Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), five MLCs of the party resigned to join JD(U), the party of rival Nitish Kumar, reports said on Tuesday. This development comes just days before the Bihar Legislative Council polls, which are scheduled for July 6.
29 Dec 2019
Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand's CM for second time
Hemant Soren took oath as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand on Sunday, days after the coalition of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress, and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) swept assembly polls.
23 Dec 2019
#JharkhandResults2019 : JMM-Congress-RJD alliance leading on 25, BJP on 29
In Jharkhand, the ruling BJP is locked in a tight battle with the grand alliance of JMM, Congress, and RJD, suggest early trends.
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.
06 Oct 2019
Bihar floods: Nitish Kumar's JD(U) slams "ally" Giriraj Singh
The devastation in Bihar, courtesy heavy rainfall, impacted the political corridors with Union Minister Giriraj Singh constantly slamming ally JD(U), led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
01 Sep 2019
Lalu Prasad Yadav's health deteriorates; condition not stable, say doctors
The health condition of jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is undergoing treatment for multiple ailments at Ranchi's Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), has reportedly deteriorated.
23 Jul 2019
After Krishna avatar, Lalu Yadav's son dons Lord Shiva look
Former Bihar Health Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tej Pratap Yadav, (in)famous for his dress-ups and theatrics, donned the attire of Lord Shiva on Tuesday.
12 Jul 2019
Lalu Prasad Yadav gets bail in fodder scam case
On Friday, the Jharkhand High Court granted bail to RJD patriarch Lalu Prasad Yadav in connection to a fodder scam case related to Deoghar treasury.
29 Jun 2019
Tejashwi Yadav reveals why he'd been 'missing' after election results
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's younger son, Tejashwi Yadav, on Saturday put an end to speculations about him "going missing" after the party's dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections.
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.
27 May 2019
After dismal performance, Lalu's party may break ties with Congress
In Bihar, the RJD-Congress mahagathbandhan was supposed to stall BJP's rise, but it failed miserably.
24 May 2019
Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will govern India for the next five years after India showered BJP with a stunning and historic mandate.