Acrimony between RJD, JD(U) casts questions over merger

Days after announcement of merger of Janata Parivar, friction was visible among two of its important constituents JD(U) and RJD in the Assembly on Monday with latter pillorying Nitish Kumar government on various issues.

Lalu Prasad Yadav implores poor to stall BJP's juggernaut in Bihar
Lalu Prasad Yadav implores poor to stall BJP's juggernaut in Bihar

Virtually kick-starting the Janata Parivar's campaign for the Bihar assembly polls later this year, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Sunday asked people to vote for the party comprising him and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as it was the "real home" of poor.

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.

Janata Parivar merger to help in forming 'strong opposition': Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said the Janata Parivar merger will help in the possibilities of a strong opposition.

Mulayam Singh Yadav to head new Janata Parivar

Leaders of six political parties – JDU, SP, RJD, SJP, JDS and INLD – on Wednesday announced the formation of a new party to defeat the BJP and combat communal forces in the country.

Janata Parivar to be named as 'Samajwadi Janata Party'

In an attempt to tackle the Narendra Modi-powered BJP, the six parties from the erstwhile 'Janata Parivar' have finally decided to come together and name the new political front as 'Samajwadi Janata Party', reports said on Wednesday.

'Janata Parivar' formalised, Mulayam Singh named chief of new party
'Janata Parivar' formalised, Mulayam Singh named chief of new party

Leaders of six political parties on Wednesday announced the formation of a new party to defeat the BJP and combat communal forces in the country.

 

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.

Nitish, Lalu criticise Sena leader's anti-Muslim call

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his ally, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Monday criticised Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut for demanding in an article that voting rights of Muslims should be revoked to stop vote-bank politics.

Ex-Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi mulls floating party before Assembly polls

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, who was forced to quit two months ago after falling out with the JD(U) leadership, on Monday said he was likely to float a political party and ruled out any pre-poll alliance for the state Assembly elections, due this year.

Shiv Sena faces flak over 'Muslims' rights' remark, complaint filed with minorities panel
Shiv Sena faces flak over 'Muslims' rights' remark, complaint filed with minorities panel

A day after Shiv Sena MP and editor of party mouthpiece Saamna, Sanjay Raut, stirred controversy for his remarks that voting rights of Muslims should be revoked as the community has often been used to play vote bank politics, the party is now facing flak on Monday.

Janata Parivar meeting to be held on April 15

The leaders of the merged Janata Parivar are likely to come together for a meeting which may be held on April 15 in Delhi, as per reports.

Janata Parivar merger: Parties to meet on April 15?
Janata Parivar merger: Parties to meet on April 15?

The leaders of the merged Janata Parivar are likely to come together for a meeting which may be held on April 15 in Delhi, as per news reports on Monday.

BJP slams Nitish govt over Lohia statue cleaning incident

Opposition BJP on Tuesday slammed Nitish Kumar government for not initiating stern action in respect to the washing of socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia's statue after former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi had garlanded it.

Janata Parivar merger: Lalu says deal done, Mulayam to make formal announcement
Janata Parivar merger: Lalu says deal done, Mulayam to make formal announcement

In an effort to counter the political might of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav announced on Sunday that the merger of six parties of Janata Parivar has already "happened".

BJP, JD(U) use Lalu's 'jungle raj' tag to attack each other

 Ahead of their crucial battle for power in Bihar, erstwhile allies BJP and state's ruling JD(U) on Friday used the "jungle raj" epithet, frequently employed to describe the Lalu-Rabri rule, to attack each other.

Lalu criticises Giriraj Singh for remark against Sonia

RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday described as "dirty politics" union minister Giriraj Singh's remark that the Congress accepted Sonia Gandhi as its leader as she has white skin.

Why to climb like lizards for cheating, I'd have allowed books in exams: Lalu
Why to climb like lizards for cheating, I'd have allowed books in exams: Lalu

Even as the pictures of kins of examinees climbing up the walls to help their wards cheat in exams remain fresh in people's minds, showing the state of Bihar in a bad light, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief and former CM Lalu Prasad Yada on Monday blurted out another controversial remark.

RJD continues to occupy office at Rs 333 per month

Notwithstanding its grand headquarters at prime ITO area in the national capital, Lalu Prasad Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal continues to occupy an office in VP House here at a meagre rent of Rs 333 per month.

Lalu leads RJD march to Raj Bhavan to protest Centre policies

Charging Prime Minister Narendra Modi of reneging on his election promises and trying to bring a "black law" for land acquisition, RJD President Lalu Prasad on Snday led a protest march to Raj Bhavan.