Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday justified his government annulling 34 populist decisions taken by his predecessor Jitan Ram Manjhi days before demitting office saying these were basically "non-decisions" as no laid down procedure was followed.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are rivals not only in politics, but also in the `pichkari` market here as water sprinklers -- used to spray water on Holi -- with pictures of the two leaders are doing brisk business.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday termed as "unprincipled and opportunistic" the alliance between BJP and PDP to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir and said the saffron party's move has killed its ideological parent Shyama Prasad Mukherjee for the second time.
RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan on Wednesday lashed out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, accusing the JD(U) leader and his aides of working to "finish off" RJD and said he would quit the party if Lalu Prasad wishes so.
The corporate espionage issue will reverberate in Parliament as the Budget session opens tomorrow with some parties, including JD-U, raising serious concerns over the scandal at an all-party meet called by Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.
Ending days of political drama, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Nitish Kumar on Sunday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister for the fourth time saying that he had once again assumed office with full earnestness and would work for the development of the state with sincerity.
Back in the saddle for the fourth time in the politically important state of Bihar, Nitish Kumar is known as Chanakya in state politics for his carefully crafted behind-the-scene moves and his emphasis on growth and development.
Asserting that he did not "backstab" Nitish Kumar, expelled JD(U) leader Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday said he was prematurely pulled down from the chief minister's post by Kumar when he started bringing "mere slogans" of uplift of the poor to reality.
Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar will take oath as the new chief minister of Bihar on February 22 after the drmatic exit of Jitan Ram Manjhi, less than an hour before a confidence vote in the state assembly yesterday.
NDA on Friday accused JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar of "sacrificing" a Mahadalit while Congress saw BJP's "panic" behind Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's resignation hours before a trust vote in Assembly and said it will pay the price for its "conspiracy" in Bihar elections.