The BSP has said the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BSP leaders at the pre-wedding ceremony of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's grandnephew and RJD chief Lalu Yadav's daughter that both parties are in collusion and trying to "befool the common man".
After the high-voltage political drama that ended with JD(U) rebel Jitan Ram Manjhi tendering his resignation to the governor, former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar will be sworn-in as the new CM of the state on Sunday.
On his way to attend the pre-wedding ceremony for a marriage involving the houses of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and RJD chief Lalu Yadav, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday made a brief stopover here to bless the niece of Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria ahead of her wedding day.
NDA on Friday accused JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar of "sacrificing" a Mahadalit while Congress saw BJP's "panic" behind Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's resignation hours before a trust vote in Assembly and said it will pay the price for its "conspiracy" in Bihar elections.
A day ahead of Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's floor test in the assembly Friday, Speaker Uday Narain Choudhary Thursday notified JD-U leader Vijay Kumar Chaudhary as leader of opposition, replacing Nand Kishore Yadav of the BJP which will support Manjhi during the confidence vote.
In a fresh twist to the political logjam in Bihar, RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Wednesday came out in support of Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and asked his party chief Lalu Prasad to reconsider the decision to remove him.
A section of RJD MLAs in Bihar are in disagreement with party chief Lalu Prasad's decision to back Nitish Kumar to re-assume chief ministership and are rooting for the beleagured Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.
JD(U) leaders met Governor Kesrinath Tripathi on Sunday and proposed to form a government in the state under the leadership of former chief minister Nitsh Kumar. Leaders of Congress, RJD and other independent candidates were also present.
With questions being raised on the fate of the merger of Janata Parivar splinter parties, RJD president Lalu Prasad on Friday nullified speculation that the process had hit a dead end and asserted that it was on.