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BJP-JD(U) reach 50:50 seat-sharing deal in Bihar, say reports

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.

Karnataka: Congress-JD(S) seat-sharing finalized; JD(S) gets Lok Sabha 10 seats

06 Mar 2019

Karnataka: Congress-JD(S) seat-sharing finalized; JD(S) gets Lok Sabha 10 seats

Karnataka's ruling alliance partners, Congress and Janata Dal (Secular), today finalized a deal for the sharing of Lok Sabha seats in the southern state for the upcoming General Election.

Sheikh Hasina takes oath as Bangladesh's PM for third-consecutive term

07 Jan 2019

Sheikh Hasina takes oath as Bangladesh's PM for third-consecutive term

Sheikh Hasina was sworn in as Bangladesh's Prime Minister for a third consecutive term today after her Awami League's landslide victory in the December 30 election.

Congress optimistic of 'grand alliance' in UP, says Raj Babbar

23 Sep 2018

Congress optimistic of 'grand alliance' in UP, says Raj Babbar

Undeterred by the BSP's recent alliance in Chhattisgarh and declaration of seats for Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar has said that his party is "optimistic" of a grand alliance in the state for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

BJP hacked FB-account to create family rift: Tej Pratap Yadav

03 Jul 2018

BJP hacked FB-account to create family rift: Tej Pratap Yadav

RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav has alleged that his Facebook account was "hacked" by the BJP-RSS to create a rift in his family and weaken his party.

Maghar: Once again, Modi got his facts wrong

29 Jun 2018

Maghar: Once again, Modi got his facts wrong

In Maghar, yesterday, there was a sense of deja vu. PM Modi had come there to pay his obeisance to Sant Kabir.

Nitish Kumar: No permanent allies of this political opportunist

06 Jun 2018

Nitish Kumar: No permanent allies of this political opportunist

Stairway to power goes through many U-Turns and who knows it better than Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. He had once said, "I shall get power, by hook or crook, but once I have got the power I will do good work."

5 times when CMs and deputy CMs were from rival-parties

23 May 2018

5 times when CMs and deputy CMs were from rival-parties

Following an unprecedented turn of events in Karnataka election results, Chief Minister and deputy Chief Minister of different parties came together to form the government.

Split wide open in Bihar Congress: Infighting escalates

02 Mar 2018

Split wide open in Bihar Congress: Infighting escalates

After former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi joined the Mahagathbandhan, four Congress members of legislative council (MLCs) joined the ruling JD(U).

Jitam Ram Manjhi quits NDA to join RJD-led Mahagathbandhan

01 Mar 2018

Jitam Ram Manjhi quits NDA to join RJD-led Mahagathbandhan

PM Modi might seriously want to consider BJP's position vis-à-vis its smaller allies. Now, in a serious jolt to NDA, former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi has decided to ditch them and join the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan.

Is poll-strategist Prashant Kishor back with Team Modi for 2019?

26 Feb 2018

Is poll-strategist Prashant Kishor back with Team Modi for 2019?

Political strategists, though they play a key role, are often the unknown faces. They are associated with thankless behind-the-scenes jobs. However, this changed with electoral "chanakya" Prashant Kishor's success.

Nitish Kumar: Knew from the beginning that Mahagathbandhan won't last

14 Feb 2018

Nitish Kumar: Knew from the beginning that Mahagathbandhan won't last

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar claimed that he knew from the beginning that the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) with Lalu Yadav's RJD and Congress won't last for more than a year and a half.

JD(U) suspends 21 Sharad Yadav loyalists for anti-party activities

14 Aug 2017

JD(U) suspends 21 Sharad Yadav loyalists for anti-party activities

The consequences of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's decision to rejoin BJP-led NDA have started to trouble the Janata Dal (United) party.

76% of Nitish's cabinet face criminal charges: Better than before?

03 Aug 2017

76% of Nitish's cabinet face criminal charges: Better than before?

Last week, Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Bihar chief minister for the sixth time. With a new JD(U)-BJP government, comes a new cabinet.

Nitish Kumar wins the floor test by 131 votes

28 Jul 2017

Nitish Kumar wins the floor test by 131 votes

Nitish Kumar backed by BJP has claimed the support of 131 out of 243 members to win the floor test in the Bihar Assembly.

Will the JD(U)-BJP alliance leave Nitish Kumar in the lurch?

28 Jul 2017

Will the JD(U)-BJP alliance leave Nitish Kumar in the lurch?

When the Bihar political crisis was ongoing, many JD(U) leaders expressed opposition to partnering with BJP. Some even threatened to leave the party if Nitish Kumar supported BJP.

Bihar political drama: Nitish Kumar takes oath as NDA CM

27 Jul 2017

Bihar political drama: Nitish Kumar takes oath as NDA CM

A day after resigning, JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar is back as Bihar CM, this time with support from its former ally BJP.

Mahagathbandhan ends: Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar Chief Minister

26 Jul 2017

Mahagathbandhan ends: Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar Chief Minister

After a month of rift between CM Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav's camp, Nitish has resigned from his post of CM, which effectively means that the Mahagathbandhan has ended.

Bihar: As Nitish Kumar woos BJP, trouble foments within JD(U)

19 Jul 2017

Bihar: As Nitish Kumar woos BJP, trouble foments within JD(U)

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's growing closeness with BJP seems to have formed splits in not only the Mahagathbandhan, but also in his own party.

Reply against corruption charges or bear consequences: JD(U) to Tejashwi

16 Jul 2017

Reply against corruption charges or bear consequences: JD(U) to Tejashwi

The stand-off between Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad further intensified on Saturday with JD(U) leaders asking Tejashwi to furnish details against corruption charges or bear the consequences.

Tejashwi Yadav won't resign as Bihar's deputy CM: RJD

10 Jul 2017

Tejashwi Yadav won't resign as Bihar's deputy CM: RJD

With the corruption charges against Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family refusing to die down, the Rashtriya Janata Dal came out openly with the fact that Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav would not step down.

CBI raids on Lalu: Is this the end of 'Mahagathbandhan'?

10 Jul 2017

CBI raids on Lalu: Is this the end of 'Mahagathbandhan'?

The future of Bihar's Grand Alliance became more uncertain after CM Nitish Kumar who has so far not commented on the CBI investigation on Lalu Prasad Yadav, postponed a public event.

Sushil Kumar Modi exposes 'sixth shell company' of the Yadavs

28 Jun 2017

Sushil Kumar Modi exposes 'sixth shell company' of the Yadavs

BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who has fired one salvo after another against the RJD's Yadav clan, has now exposed the alleged sixth shell company of the family.

Sonia, Mamata discuss crackdown against opposition

17 May 2017

Sonia, Mamata discuss crackdown against opposition

Sonia Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee held a meeting to discuss who they would field as a common opposition candidate for the presidential polls.

Not in the race to be 2019 PM: Nitish Kumar

16 May 2017

Not in the race to be 2019 PM: Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that he wasn't an aspirant for the post of Prime Minister in 2019 elections.

Congress offers Rs. 5 lakh to find "missing" Prashant Kishor

20 Mar 2017

Congress offers Rs. 5 lakh to find "missing" Prashant Kishor

A poster outside the Congress Party's Lucknow office appeared that offered a Rs. 5 lakh reward to anyone who could find Prashant Kishor, the poll strategist.

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor glory days come to an end

12 Mar 2017

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor glory days come to an end

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor, the mastermind behind Narendra Modi's 2014 General Election win, is upon tough times.