Slamming the bonhomie between senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said that the two leaders will not succeed in keeping BJP out of power in Bihar after Assembly polls later this year.
Hinting internal squabble within the JD(U), former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday alleged that the Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was being insulted by the ruling party workers at the behest of his predecessor Nitish Kumar.
Mocking at the alleged confusion over the proposed merger of six Janata Parivar parties, a top Bihar BJP leader on Saturday said state Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has already rocked the boats of senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar and RJD President Lalu Prasad.
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 pa
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.
Amid reports of power tussle between Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and Nitish Kumar, JD(U) president Sharad Yadav on Thursday went to ailing Kumar's house and called CM there reportedly to hammer their differences.
Opposition BJP on Thursday said it would play audio tapes of former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's barbs on RJD President Lalu Prasad during campaign for Bihar polls as tit-for-tat to Kumar's use of tapes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 'black money' in his campaigns.
The merger of Janata Parivar offshoots was on track, JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday asserted after a meeting with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav where RJD President Lalu Prasad was also present to discuss issues like flag and symbol of the proposed outfit.
Attempting a merger of the two parties as a prelude to larger Janata Parivar unity, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar today held deliberations here and rejected speculation that their meeting was to take a call on leadership change in Bihar.
Senior JD(U) leader and former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said that the proposed merger of Janata Parivar parties, including Lalu Prasad's RJD and Mulayam Singh Yadav's Samajwadi Party, was on track, though no deadline has been fixed for it.
A day after senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar said the post of Jharkhand Chief Minister belonged to tribals as a matter of their right, the BJP hit back saying leaders from Karpoori Thakur to Lalu Prasad would not have been at the helm in Bihar if the upper castes's stranglehold on the CM's post had continued.
A political see-saw was witnessed in Bihar this year with BJP sweeping Lok Sabha elections which led to resignation of Nitish Kumar as Chief Minister midway but he hit back by realigning with friend-turned-foe Lalu Prasad to counter the saffron juggernaut.
Leaders of Janata Parivar and the Left Friday slammed the Centre's suggestion for a law against conversion, saying any such legislation will be against the Constitution and accused the ruling BJP of fuelling the controversy to detract people's attention from real issues.