BJP's campaign in Bihar Assembly polls on Sunday received a shot in the arm with JD(U) MLA Satish Kumar, who had defeated RJD chief Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi from Raghopur constituency in 2010 elections, joining it today.
It seems the row over mangoes at former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi's bungalow is not going to die down soon. Now, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has claimed that it was he and his wife Rabri Devi who had planted the mango and litchi trees in the garden of the bungalow.
A district court here on Monday accepted a mutual compromise petition of former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi and state minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan in a defamation case Singh had filed against her.
In what may give credence to the buzz about merger of the RJD and the ruling JD(U), former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi and state minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh on Monday filed petitions in a local court seeking closure of a case filed by him against the RJD leader.
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's wife and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi on Sunday sought votes for Congress leader and six-time MLA Capt Ajay Singh Yadav who is contesting the ensuing Haryana assembly polls.
Holding the key to bypoll for two Rajya Sabha seats in Bihar, RJD, which has been approached by JD(U) to ensure victory of its candidates in view of potential challenge from rebels and BJP, on Monday decided to hold its Legislature party meeting here tomorrow to firm up strategy.
BJP is leading in 18 seats, Lalu Prasad`s RJD is ahead in six constituencies while Congress is in front in one seat out of 40 in Bihar with Speaker Meira Kumar trailing in Sasaram, trends suggested on Friday.