The new combine of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal (United), the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress is throwing a big challenge for the Bharatiya Janata Party, two senior state BJP leaders said here Sunday.
Expressing concern over spate in incidents of dacoity in running trains in recent months in Bihar, BJP on Thursday alleged that the 'Jungle Raj-2' was rapidly gripping the state, referring to the alliance between RJD and JD(U).
RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav has launched a drive against doctors accusing them of charging "exorbitant" fees forcing the Indian Medical Association to condemn his "extra constitutional" action.
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.
RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav again demanded Bharat Ratna for veteran socialists leaders Rammanohar Lohia, Jayprakash Narayan, Karpoori Thakur and Dalit leader Kanshi Ram for their work for uplifting of the downtrodden.
RJD MLA Dinesh Kumar Singh, who is on a hunger strike for the third day on Wednesday threatened self immolation on Independence Day if Bihar government did not declare drought in the state to help farmers tide over the problems due to scarcity in rainfall.
After throwing enough indications of their coming together in past, the three major political parties in Bihar - Janata Dal (United), Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress – on Wednesday sealed an alliance to contest the upcoming Assembly by-elections in the state.
Two days after the Patna High Court acquitted eight people who had been convicted by a trial court for the murder of former RJD minister Brij Bihari Prasad, his wife and BJP MP Rama Devi said on Saturday this would be challenged in the Supreme Court.
Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan`s son, Chirag Paswan, has said the proposed alliance between the Janata Dal-United and the Rashtriya Janata Dal is one between two defeated political parties.
Janata Dal-United state president Vashsisht Narain Singh will meet Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in New Delhi, a day after announcing that JD-U will contest the polls with the RJD to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party.