With JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav holding a closed door meeting with Bihar chief minister and state party chief to stem the deepening crisis in the party, Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday denied speculations about 'differences' with senior party leader Nitish Kumar.
With crisis deepening in JD(U) in the wake of war of words between supporters of Nitish Kumar and Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, party president Sharad Yadav on Saturday held a closed door meeting to douse the fire.
Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday got support for his contentious remark, asking voters to vote for AAP after taking "bribes" from BJP and Congress, from an unexpected quarter as JD(U) president Sharad Yadav defended the comment and sought review of EC's notice to him.
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.
JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Tuesday hinted that his party and RJD may merge before the grand merger of five splinter groups of the old Janata Parivar in view of Bihar Assembly polls to be held later this year.
Hitting out at the Narendra Modi government for taking the ordinance route on key measures, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Sunday said that by clearing such actions on coal and minerals, the Centre has allowed "blatant" exploitation of resources which had been so far preserved by the country.
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.
In a bid to rally anti-BJP forces, JD(U), which is pushing for unity among splinter groups of Janata Parivar, said all parties with similar principles and ideology should come together to counter the saffron party's "divisive" ideology which was dangerous for the country.
The impasse over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir persisted for the fifth day on Saturday as Peoples Democratic Party sought assurance from its prospective partners over contentious issues like safeguarding Article 370 and revocation of AFSPA.
A convention on merger of Socialist Janata (Democratic), headed by former Union Minister MP Veerendra Kumar and a constituent of ruling Congress-led UDF in Kerala, and Janata Dal (United) will be held here on December 28, SJD leader MV Shreyams Kumar said on Friday.
Highlighting the shortage of police personnel in the country and problems faced by them, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Thursday sought necessary action from the government on priority basis without which men in khakhi will find it hard to give their optimum.
The opposition on Monday reiterated its demands for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make a statement on the conversion issue, forcing the Rajya Sabha to hold repeated adjournments, as the House failed to conduct legislative business for the sixth day.
In a precursor to their grand merger plan, six political constituents of the erstwhile Janata Parivar will share a common platform on Monday to corner the Narendra Modi government over various issues including its "failure" to fulfil election promises.
JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Saturday said the proposed December-22 'Mahadharna' in New Delhi would be the "first solid step" towards merger of old Janata Parivar parties, but no timeline could be fixed for it.
Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention in getting justice for candidates demonstrating over alleged corruption in Staff Selection Commission in conducting exams.
Leaders of various political parties on Monday joined Delhi University teachers and students in a protest against the non-implementation of a 200-point reservation roster for the recruitment of teachers.