Accepting the guard of honour on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday asserted that the state was moving fast on the avowed path of "growth with justice."
A day after he denied talk of any differences with senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday appeared to take a dig at his detractors, which prompted the party's spokesperson to advise him to "desist from saying such things" as "he was a nominated chief minister and not an elected one".
With JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav holding a closed door meeting with Bihar chief minister and state party chief to stem the deepening crisis in the party, Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday denied speculations about 'differences' with senior party leader Nitish Kumar.
With crisis deepening in JD(U) in the wake of war of words between supporters of Nitish Kumar and Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, party president Sharad Yadav on Saturday held a closed door meeting to douse the fire.
Describing the efforts of merger of Janata Parivar parties as "unethical", BJP chief Amit Shah today said his party was not bothered about it as people would reject them in the coming Bihar Assembly poll.
The 'dinner diplomacy' by pro-Nitish Kumar ministers at the residence of a senior minister Wednesday night fuelled speculation of attempts to replace Jitan Ram Manjhi by another Dalit in the Chief Minister's post.
Amid reports of power tussle between Nitish Kumar and Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, over a dozen pro-Nitish ministers met at the residence of a senior minister here on Wednesday night signalling all was not well in the party government.
The Centre on Tuesday asked the Bihar government to expedite the tardy progress in implementation of the drinking water schemes in the state particularly in villages dominated by SC, ST and minorities population.