A day after he denied talk of any differences with senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday appeared to take a dig at his detractors, which prompted the party's spokesperson to advise him to "desist from saying such things" as "he was a nominated chief minister and not an elected one".
BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday hit out at former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar accusing him joining hands with Congress to pursue his personal ambitions to become the Prime Minister and said he was going against the principles of socialist leader Karpoori Thakur.
The 'dinner diplomacy' by pro-Nitish Kumar ministers at the residence of a senior minister Wednesday night fuelled speculation of attempts to replace Jitan Ram Manjhi by another Dalit in the Chief Minister's post.
Blaming the state government for communal riots at Ajizpur village in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, BJP on Wednesday demanded a judicial enquiry into the incident and Rs 10 lakh compensation to the families of the victims.
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 party and the government.
A day after his "secret" meeting with state officials belonging to SC and ST categories stoked controversy, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday said even his predecessor Nitish Kumar used to hold such meetings.
Hitting out at the Narendra Modi government for taking the ordinance route on key measures, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Sunday said that by clearing such actions on coal and minerals, the Centre has allowed "blatant" exploitation of resources which had been so far preserved by the country.
Stressing on the need for land reforms in the state, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday asked land revenue officials to work "ethically, sensitively and according to their conscience" for the welfare of poor.
Patna: Amid heightened speculation about his removal from the post of chief minister, Jitan Ram Manjhi said he has knowledge that he will not return to the chair again but made a strong case that a dalit should be next CM of the state.
Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday said there would be no compromise over the issue of governance after merger of splinter Janata parivar parties even as his party initiated first step towards the process by endorsing assimilation of old Janata Parivar parties.
Lambasting BJP for "mastering politics of 31 per cent votes where the rest do not matter", senior JD(U) leader and former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said every citizen should be an equal stakeholder and that he "aspired to make this happen".
The opposition on Monday reiterated its demands for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make a statement on the conversion issue, forcing the Rajya Sabha to hold repeated adjournments, as the House failed to conduct legislative business for the sixth day.
Both houses of Bihar Legislature on Monday witnessed an uproar, with the opposition BJP attacking the government over law and order situation which they alleged had nosedived after JD(U) joined hands with the RJD.