Bihar will witness the biggest political realignment of the decade ahead of the assembly polls in 2015 with likely merger of Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the ruling Janata Dal-United to counter the surging BJP.
Protests within the ruling JD(U) over Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's controversial remarks that the upper caste people were foreigners intensified on Friday with another legislator seeking removal of Manjhi as CM.
Two court cases have been filed against Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi for his controversial remark that upper castes were foreigners and Dalits and tribals were indigenous people of the country, lawyers said on Friday.
Janata Dal (United) on Thursday demanded strong action against those responsible for the deaths in sterilization camp in Chhattisgarh and said the state government should take moral responsibility of the incident.
Taking potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Janata Dal (United) leader Ali Anwar on Thursday said he was unsure whether the Prime Minister was 'a man of action' as mentioned by US President Barack Obama or a 'man of reaction'.
Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar have resolved through talks the "misunderstanding" triggered by some recent utterances of the CM, a senior JD(U) leader said on Saturday.
JD-U president Sharad Yadav Friday said the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is betraying the people and the country on the issue of bringing black money stashed abroad as he will never bring it back.
Amid reports of growing distance between Jitan Ram Manjhi and Nitish Kumar, the Bihar Chief Minister on Friday dismissed claims that he had any "difference" with his predecessor and blamed media for "triggering a controversy through wrong portrayal".
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.