Maintaining that marginalization of regional parties in Maharashtra and Haryana must not be seen as a pattern, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday said his party would contest the Bihar Assembly polls next year in alliance with LJP and RLSP.
Former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday charged former chief minister Nitish Kumar with running corruption and crime protection bureau to ensure survival of a "fragile" JD(U) government in Bihar.
Reacting to former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's statement accusing BJP of betraying Bihar by turning back on its promise to accord special category status to the state, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra on Tuesday said that Kumar has resorted to 'drama' to gain some media importance.
Senior JD(U) leader and former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday paid rich tributes to legendary socialist leader Jai Prakash Narayan, popularly called JP, on his 112th birth anniversary and recalled his association with the anti-corruption crusader in the 1970s.
Congress, which is supporting Jitan Ram Manjhi government in Bihar, on Monday said it would not be a "mute spectator" on incidents like stampede that took 33 lives and left 29 injured and sought stringent punishment against officials found guilty in the probe report.
Criticising senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar for his "56-inch chest" barb on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP on Friday said the PM has manifested his assertion through his "bold foreign policies" which the "jealous" former Bihar chief minister cannot see.
Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has claimed that his party JD-U's stand of dumping the BJP last year, in protest against the latter appointing Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate, has made no difference to the growth story in Bihar.
The new combine of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal (United), the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress is throwing a big challenge for the Bharatiya Janata Party, two senior state BJP leaders said here Sunday.
With the BJP accusing JD(U) of a return to "jungle raj" by joining hands with RJD, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday came in defence of Lalu Prasad and said "everybody corrects mistakes with time".
Expressing concern over spate in incidents of dacoity in running trains in recent months in Bihar, BJP on Thursday alleged that the 'Jungle Raj-2' was rapidly gripping the state, referring to the alliance between RJD and JD(U).
Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in the controversial matter of the removal of Sanjiv Chaturvedi from the post of AIIMS Chief Vigilance Officer.
The war of words between two erstwhile allies in the state escalated today with a senior minister on Tuesday slamming former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi for holding JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar responsible for all wrongs afflicting Bihar.
JD(U) president Sharad Yadav on Friday attacked CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, accusing him of running a "gang of corrupt officers", and questioned why Narendra Modi government was "silent" though it had been elected on anti-corruption plank.