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2015 Bihar Assembly Elections: Mega rally in Patna today; Sonia Gandhi to attend
2015 Bihar Assembly Elections: Mega rally in Patna today; Sonia Gandhi to attend

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will on Sunday attend the rally of grand secular alliance in Patna, ahead of Assembly Elections in Bihar.

Two rebel JD(U) leaders, one RJD MLA join BJP

 BJP got a boost ahead of Bihar elections on Saturday with former state minister along with other rebel JD(U) leader and one RJD MLA joining the party.

Samajwadi Party to participate in Patna rally featuring Sonia, Lalu on Sunday without chief Mulayam
Samajwadi Party to participate in Patna rally featuring Sonia, Lalu on Sunday without chief Mulayam

Ending the suspense, Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday decided to participate in the rally of grand secular alliance in Patna tomorrow but its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav would not attend it.

Bihar polls 2015: Lalu pacifies 'upset' Mulayam ahead of Mahagatbandhan rally, offers 5 seats to SP
Bihar polls 2015: Lalu pacifies 'upset' Mulayam ahead of Mahagatbandhan rally, offers 5 seats to SP

In a bid to pacify an important part of the Janata Parivar alliance – Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav - Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad announced on Saturday that SP will contest on five seats in the crucial upcoming Bihar Assembly elections.

Sonia to address rally in Bihar, Rahul to give it a miss

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address a first joint rally of the grand "secular" alliance in Bihar tomorrow though Rahul is likely to give it a miss.

Sonia Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad to attend Mahagatbandhan rally in Patna on Sunday

Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee president Ashok Choudhary confirmed on Saturday that party president Sonia Gandhi and senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad would be attending the Janata Parivar`s Mahagatbandhan rally in the state capital on Sunday.

Sonia Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad to attend Mahagatbandhan rally in Patna

Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee president Ashok Choudhary confirmed on Saturday that party president Sonia Gandhi and senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad would be attending the Janata Parivar`s Mahagatbandhan rally in the state capital on Sunday.

BJP taunts Janata Pariwar ahead of their Swabhiman rally in Patna

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday taunted at Janata Pariwar ahead of its Swabhiman rally in Patna on Sunday, saying when they could not share `lichis and mangoes`, how could they expect to share seats.

'People of Bihar will not accept Nitish-Lalu sitting on Cong lap'

Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday lashed out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar "for sitting in the lap of Congress along with (rpt) along with RJD supremo Lalu Prasad" for the sake of "political convenience" and said that the people of Bihar will not accept this "unnatural and unethical alliance" during the forthcoming assembly polls.

Nitish counters PM Modi's special package with Rs 2.70 lakh cr vision

To counter the Prime Minister's Rs 1.25 lakh crore special package for Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Friday unveiled a Rs 2.70 lakh crore development plan in the next five years that would include free electricity and drinking water connection in every household.

Women to get 35 percent of government jobs, says Nitish

Thirty-five percent of all government jobs in Bihar will be for women if he formed a government again, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Friday, releasing a five-year "Vision Document".

BJP lashes out at Arvind Kejriwal for cosying up to Lalu Prasad

The BJP on Thursday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal about his newfound association with the RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who was notoriously famous for corruption in Bihar.

Bihar polls: NDA seat-sharing deal likely by September first week

With its allies mounting pressure, BJP on Thursday indicated that it will finalise seat-sharing deal with them for the Bihar Assembly polls by the first week of September.

Nitish asks Gadkari to answers questions about his department

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday laughed away the challenge by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari for a televised debate over Rs 1.25 lakh crore special package announced for the state and asked him to first answer questions related to his department which forms a bulk of the package.

'Religion census data release timed to secure gains for NDA in Bihar polls'

CPI(M) today charged that the release of census data on religion by the NDA government was "timed to derive electoral benefits" in the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls.

Kejriwal pulls up PM Modi in Nitish's turf

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday continued his tirade against the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre and alleged that the nation has not benefitted from Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s `Swacch Bharat` initiative.

Bonhomie in Bihar: Nitish demands full statehood for Kejriwal's Delhi
Bonhomie in Bihar: Nitish demands full statehood for Kejriwal's Delhi

The increasing warmth of the ties between Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his counterpart from Bihar Nitish Kumar may heat up the matters in the wake of upcoming assembly polls in the state.

Arvind Kejriwal in Bihar, shown black flags at Patna airport
Arvind Kejriwal in Bihar, shown black flags at Patna airport

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reached Bihar Thursday morning to meet Janata Dal (United) leader and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Sharad Yadav disapproves of stir by Patels for reservation

Taking a view divergent to that of his party colleague and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav on Wednesday disapproved of the agitation by the Patel and Patidar community in Gujarat for reservation under the Other Backward Castes (OBC) category saying that the Patels have been quite well off.

Passenger train mows down five people in Patna
Passenger train mows down five people in Patna

Five people were killed when Patna-Islampur passenger train ran over them at Rajendra Nagar Terminal in Bihar, reports claimed on Wednesday.

Nitish, Kejriwal to share dais on Thursday at Patna

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal will share the dias at a function here tomorrow, an event considered important to boost Kumar's chances in the coming assembly polls in the state.

Bihar court grants bail to state Cong chief Ashok Choudhary

 A district court granted bail to Bihar Congress President Ashok Choudhary on Wednesday in a case of alleged violation of model code of conduct in the 2010 assembly elections.

PM Modi's special package for Bihar, 'mere repackaging': Nitish Kumar

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said at least Rs 1.08 lakh crore or 87 percent of the special package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi "with an intent to win Bihar elections" was a "mere repackaging of old schemes".

PM Narendra Modi's Bihar package is mere repackaging: Nitish Kumar

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said the bulk of the Rs.1.25 lakh crore announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as special package for Bihar was a "mere repackaging of old schemes".

BJP accuses Bihar CM Nitish of ill intentions

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday criticized Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying he has `ill intentions` in not appreciating the special package by Prime Minister Modi.

High-level committee to probe Amit Shah being trapped in lift in Patna

Bihar government on Tuesday set up a high-level committee to probe how BJP national president Amit Shah got trapped inside a lift of the state guest house here four days ago.

Nitish lends support to Patel community's agitation in Gujarat

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday lent support to the agitation by Patel community in Gujarat demanding its inclusion in the OBC category and said the state government "could delay" it, but cannot 'turn a blind eye' over the issue.

Will expose BJP, AIMIM in Bihar: CPI

Stating that Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM contesting the upcoming Bihar polls would lead to communal polarisation benefitting BJP, CPI day said the Left Front will expose the "game" being played by the two parties.

Shatrughan virtually dares party to take action against him

 Virtually daring the party to take action, sulking BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha did not hide his disappointment at being "ignored" by the party leadership and at the goings on in the organization ahead of assembly elections in Bihar.

Bihar to probe Amit Shah getting stuck in lift

The Bihar government on Tuesday set up a high-level committee to probe how BJP president Amit Shah and three other party leaders got trapped in a lift at the state guest house here for around 40 minutes.