RJD leaders and legislators conducted 'hawan' and special prayers at party headquarters here for the well-being of their chief Lalu Prasad, who underwent two major heart surgeries at a hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday.
JD(U) has decided to give its seat in the Bihar Legislative Council to its alliance partner RJD, which is set to nominate Bhola Yadav, a close aide of Lalu Prasad, for the lone vacancy in the Upper House.
With explanations like the missing Modi factor or local conditions unable to fully explain BJP`s by-election losses in light of its recent overwhelming win nationally, the phenomenon of inflation, especially of food prices hurting people everywhere, has emerged as a possible answer to this poll puzzle.
Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday took on Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar, saying that both of them were trying to "mislead the country in the name of Mandal politics."
Voting is underway in Bihar on Thursday for bypolls to 10 Assembly seats. As per reports, there has been low turnout so far with Election Commission officials recording only 27.89 percent polling till 1:00 pm.
Bypolls to 10 Assembly seats in Bihar on Thursday will establish whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s magic is still working in the state or that of Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar, who have claimed a winning formula in allying.
Reacting angrily to `weathercock` jibe at him, the LJP supremo and Union minister Ramvilas Paswan on Tuesday reminded RJD chief Lalu Prasad that he was out on bail in the fodder scam in which he was convicted by a designed CBI court to five years imprisonment last year.
A senior JD(U) leader on Tuesday launched a scathing attack at former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asking him to quit politics over RJD president Lalu Prasad`s remarks that Kumar had fallen on his feet for forging alliance.
With the BJP accusing JD(U) of a return to "jungle raj" by joining hands with RJD, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Tuesday came in defence of Lalu Prasad and said "everybody corrects mistakes with time."
JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Monday justified his party`s alliance with Lalu Prasad`s RJD for the assembly by-poll in Bihar after two decades saying it has nothing to do with individuals but has been forged for the sake of people to safeguard them from divisive forces.
In a very strong rebuttal to Samjawadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav`s offer for an alliance with her party in Uttar Pradesh to defeat communal forces, BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday ruled out any possibility of an alliance with the former and accused him of colluding with th communal forces.