Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan Tuesday ruled out any adverse impact due to the proposed merger of erstwhile Janata Parivar parties on the prospective alliance between his Lok Janshakti Party and the BJP in upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar.
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan-led LJP, an NDA ally, has come around to supporting the land bill after initially raising objections even as some other partners in the ruling coalition continue to be wary of some of its provisions.
The chorus against the land acquisition law within NDA grew louder on Wednesday with Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan-led LJP voicing concern over some provisions and demanding more clarity from the government.
Under attack from the opposition, and now its allies, over the Land Acquisition Bill, the government said on Wednesday it was "open minded" to suggestions but added that the measure was "farmer friendly".
Lok Janshakti Party leader Abdul Khaliq on Friday condemned the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid for not inviting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the anointment ceremony of his son, saying it has exposed him as a "mindless and cynical" person who "in no way" represents common Muslims.
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party on Friday demanded Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's resignation following the exodus of hundreds of Mahadalits from their village after being threatened by upper caste men.
Expressing concern over the reported beating-up of non-local students, mostly from Bihar, at National Institute of Technology in Manipur, LJP leader Chirag Paswan has sought Home Minister Rajnath Singh's intervention in the matter.
Lok Janshakti Party on Friday announced to launch a movement to set up a fresh delimitation commission to ensure that Jammu region gets its "due share" in carving out Assembly segments in Jammu and Kashmir.