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.
Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's visit to the house of Sadhu Yadav, controversial brother-in-law of RJD president Lalu Prasad, during Makar Sankranti festivities has raked up a controversy with the ruling JD(U) saying that Manjhi should shun such activities which gives a bad name to the pa
Bihar Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shrawan Kumar on Thursday made light of Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's statement welcoming Patna High Court order restoring membership of four rebel JD(U) MLAs and said Majhi often took back his own words.
In yet another controversial remark, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday sought to justify Maoists extorting levy from contractors who, he suggested, were indulging in corruption and looting the state.
Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday said he has no lust for power and the future person to take up office would be decided by the leadership of JD(U) and its alliance partners if the combine wins the 2015 Assembly polls in the state.
Under attack from BJP for his comment that seven union ministers from Bihar would not be allowed entry into state, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday retracted and termed the comment as 'sweet joke'.
With his remarks about upper caste people being foreigners causing flutter within JD(U), Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday stuck to his comment that SCs and STs are original inhabitants of the country.
Patna: In what is likely to further embarrass Bihar's ruling Janata Dal (U), its leader and state's Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has now courted another controversy by questioning the morality of those women whose husbands have been working outside the state for several years.
Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's controversial remarks that the upper caste people were foreigners on Thursday evoked sharp criticism from his own party with a JD(U) MLA Anant Singh demanding his resignation.
Stirring yet another controversy, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has termed upper caste people as "foreigners and descendants of Aryan race", a remark for which the BJP has slammed him for "stoking caste tension" in the state.
Slamming Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi for appointing his close kin as personal staff as a 'highly immoral, unethical and unconstitutional step', the BJP on Thursday sought his resignation on moral ground and proposed recovery of salaries paid to his kin from his own salary.
In the eye of the storm over the controversial appointment of his son-in-law as his Personal Assistant (PA), Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday said he was not aware of the rules and blamed the Cabinet department for not telling him about it before issuing the notification.