Modi rocket, Modi chakri, Modi bomb, Modi phuljhari (sparklers) - firecrackers named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi are selling like hot cakes in Bihar ahead of Diwali as their demand is more than the ones named after former chief ministers Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar.
After a gap of 20 years, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, friends-turned-foes who have become friends again, will campaign together for the Assembly by-polls in Bihar from Saturday.
With the BJP accusing JD(U) of a return to "jungle raj" by joining hands with RJD, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday came in defence of Lalu Prasad and said "everybody corrects mistakes with time".
Amid intense speculation about cabinet expansion in Bihar with new allies RJD and Congress joining the ministry, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday denied any immediate move and said the matter would be decided by top leaders of the three parties.
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley visited Lalu Prasad Yadav in a Mumbai hospital, a day after the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief underwent a marathon six-hour-15-minute-long surgery to treat his heart condition.
Buoyed after the Bihar by-poll results, Janata Dal (United) leader Ali Anwar on Tuesday said that they would like to include the Left parties in the current RJD- JD (U)-Congress alliance to strengthen it further.
Stung by Lalu Prasad`s snide remarks describing him as a `weather man`, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday hit back at the RJD supremo asking him to explain his alliance with his bitter foe-turned-friend Nitish Kumar.
CBI on Saturday registered a case against former union minister Prem Chand Gupta, a close aide of RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad, and his son for allegedly falsifying records in getting a coal block in Maharashtra.