Merger of Janata Parivar offshoots opportunism: Union Minister Mahesh Sharma

Terming the merger of the offshoots of 'Janata Parivar' as "opportunism", Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said that such arrangements did not sustain earlier.

BJP terms new Janata party an alliance of 'political warlords'

As the six Janata Parivar parties merged on Wednesday to become a single party, the BJP said it was a temporary alliance of "political warlords" which would have no impact on Bihar Assembly polls due later this year.

Amit Shah, Rajnath to launch BJP Bihar poll campaign Tuesday

BJP president Amit Shah and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh would attend a party workers convention on Tuesday to sound the bugle for Assembly elections to be held later this year.

'Janata Parivar' to meet on Sunday; announcement on merger likely
'Janata Parivar' to meet on Sunday; announcement on merger likely

The six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar could announce their decision to merge into one on Sunday following a meeting in which the name of the new political entity and its symbol will be decided.

Nitish Kumar meets Sonia Gandhi

A day after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Congress president Sonia Gandhi here on Friday.

BJP will win Bihar Assembly elections on its own, says Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy exuded confidence on Tuesday that the BJP would win the Bihar assembly elections scheduled to be held this year end on its own.

Bihar all-party meet to write to PM on loss due to Finance Commission recommendations

An all-party meeting convened by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, which was boycotted by the BJP, on Monday decided to "write" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the "estimated Rs 50,000 crore loss" to the state due to the 14th Finance Commission recommendations.

Nitish unveils Women Empowerment Policy on Bihar Diwas

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unveiled Women Empowerment Policy to provide various opportunities to women and ensure their participation in development on 'Bihar Diwas' on Sunday.

BJP questions Nitish Kumar's sincerity to promote entrepreneurship

A day after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar proposed to set up a three-member committee to promote entrepreneurship in Bihar, BJP on Sunday questioned his sincerity after joining forces with RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, saying his name is enough to make investors "fear-stricken".

Advani sent to old age home by BJP leadership: Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday attacked the present BJP leadership for allegedly ignoring party veteran L K Advani, who he said, had been sent to "old age home".

Nitish loyalists challenge court stay on his election

Legislators loyal to JD-U leader Nitish Kumar Thursday filed a petition in the Patna High Court challenging the stay on his election as the new leader of the legislature party.

President to take call on Wednesday on meeting Nitish Kumar

President Pranab Mukherjee will take a call on Tuesday on meeting JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar who is planning to parade 130 supporting MLAs before him.

Lalu dares BJP to 'come clean' on support to Manjhi

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad on Monday dared BJP to "come clean" on support to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in the current political imbroglio in the state.

Twelve hurt as Manjhi, Nitish supporters clash in Patna

At least 12 people were injured here Friday when supporters of Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and former chief minister Nitish Kumar clashed in front of the JD-U office, police said.

Four more disqualified JD-U MLAs move court

Four more Janata Dal-United (JD-U) rebel legislators whose membership was terminated last month for their anti-party activities, Wednesday moved the Patna High Court challenging the decision of Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary.

No proposal to ban manufacture, use of plastic bags: Govt

There is no proposal to ban manufacture and use of plastic bags, but government is open to the idea of having a legislation to end use of such materials, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

JD-U opposes extension of AFSPA in Northeast

JD-U on Wednesday questioned in the Rajya Sabha the decision to extend Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Northeast, wondering as to why it is being done there despite massive protests in the region.

Will continue to speak my mind, says Bihar CM Manjhi

 Ignoring warnings and advice of his party JD-U over his controversial remarks in recent days, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Sunday said that he will not bow before anyone and he would continue to speak as usual.

Trying to unite Janata Parivar: Sharad Yadav

JD-U president Sharad Yadav Wednesday said moves were on to unite all constituents of the "Janata Parivar" to form a major political party to take on the Narendra Modi government.

JD-U legislator Anant Singh says Bihar CM Manjhi is mad

Janata Dal-United legislator Anant Singh Thursday described Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi "mad" for reportedly calling upper castes as foreigners and demanded that Manjhi be sacked.