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In The Aftermath Of PM's Announcement Of The Repealing Of Farm Laws, Lalu Accuses Modi Govt For Creating An Environment Of Mistrust, While Nitish Refuses To Comment

Nov 19, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

"The PM in his announcement elaborated that the Acts were for the benefit of the farmers but the Centre could not convince a section of them": Nitish Kumar

Bypoll Results A Big Shot In Nitish Kumar’s Arm; Lalu And Congress Cut A Sorry Figure In Bihar

Nov 03, 2021 Giridhar Jha

In Kusheshwar Ashtan, JD-U candidate Aman Kumar Hazari defeated his nearest RJD rival Ganesh Bharti by a margin of 12,685 votes while Arun Kumar of RJD lost to Rajeev Kumar Singh of the ruling party by 1,722 votes in Tarapur.


'He Can Get Me Shot', Says Nitish Kumar In Response To Lalu's Viisarjan' Remark

By-poll rivalry in Bihar heated up after RJD president Lalu Prasad commented that he will ensure the 'visarjan' (immersion) of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in October 30 by-elections.

With Lalu, TMC Taking Potshots At It, Congress Faces Trouble From Anti-BJP Regional Parties

Oct 25, 2021 Vikas Pathak

The challenge that the Congress faces at present is it has to fight not just internal dissidence and the BJP but deal with anti-BJP regional parties, who are no longer seeing it as a viable ally.


Will Chirag-Tejashwi Succeed Where Ram Vilas Paswan-Lalu Yadav Failed In Bihar?

Lalu and Paswan had forged an alliance against the NDA led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ahead of the 2010 assembly elections but their alliance could not get more than 25 seats in the 243-member assembly at the time.

09 September, 2021

Will Chirag-Tejashwi Succeed Where Ram Vilas Paswan-Lalu Yadav Failed In Bihar?

Giridhar Jha

Lok Janskahti Party’s embattled leader Chirag and RJD scion Tejashwi have declined to attach political significance to their previous meeting but it is being seen as a step closer to a possible alliance.


02 September, 2021

Forget 'Jungle Raj', BJP Likens Lalu-Rabri Reign In Bihar To Afghanistan Now

Giridhar Jha

Veteran BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi has likened the decade-and-a-half period between 1990 and 2005, when Lalu and his wife Rabri Devi took turns to govern the state, to the current situation in Afghanistan.


26 July, 2021

Lalu Packed Railways With Biharis, Took Away Jobs From Tamils: Tamil Nadu Minister K. N. Nehru

G.C. Shekhar

Tamil Nadu Municipal Administration Minister K. N. Nehru also observed that Tamils were also equally to be blamed since they rarely showed any inclination or initiative in applying for jobs in the Central Government or its undertakings.


18 July, 2021

Disruptions Don’t Help Opposition, Says RJD's Manoj Jha Ahead Of Monsoon Session

Puneet Nicholas Yadav

Prof. Manoj Kumar Jha, Rajya Sabha MP from Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), speaks on the follies of disrupting Parliamentary proceedings and why trust deficit among Opposition parties remains the biggest challenge to their coming together against the BJP.


17 July, 2021

Chirag Paswan In No Hurry For An Alliance With Lalu Yadav’s RJD

Giridhar Jha

Chirag Paswan might have been ditched both by the BJP and the five MPs of his party at the moment, but the doors of immense possibilities in the future remain ajar for him in politics.


12 July, 2021

RJD Leader Shyam Rajak Meets Ex-LJP Chief Chirag Paswan, Says Anti-NDA Alliance Needed In Bihar

Outlook Web Bureau

Shyam Rajak said that LJP leader Chirag Paswan has met RJD chief Lalu Prasad


10 July, 2021

Sushil Modi Did Not Become A Minister At Centre, But Why Is Lalu & Co Happy?

Giridhar Jha

It is widely believed that Sushil Modi’s ‘expose’ of corruption charges against Lalu Prasad’s sons led Nitish Kumar to walk out of the Mahagathbandhan and restore his ties with the BJP in 2017.


05 July, 2021

In First Speech After Months, RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Hits Out At Modi-Nitish Duo

Outlook Web Bureau

‘Rising fuel prices and inflation have broken the backbone of the common man,’ RJD supremo Lalu Prasad said as he addressed party workers on Monday


30 June, 2021

I Was Never Told My Character In Maharani Was Based On Lalu Yadav: Sohum Shah

Giridhar Jha

In an interview, Sohum Shah explains why did he not try to copy the mannerisms of Lalu Prasad Yadav while portraying a character purportedly based on the former chief minister of Bihar.


16 June, 2021

Chirag Paswan May Go With Tejashwi Yadav If BJP Does Not Bail Him Out

Giridhar Jha

Even though Ram Vilas Paswan and Lalu Prasad Yadav fought with each other for a brief while for the railway portfolio in the UPA government, they otherwise shared a great rapport over the years.


11 June, 2021

This Birthday, That Birthday ... A Tale Of Lalu Yadav’s Fluctuating Fortunes

Giridhar Jha

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav turned 74 on June 11.


05 June, 2021

Chaara Ghotala As Daana Ghotala, How Bollywood Passes Off Facts As Fodder For Fiction

Giridhar Jha

Subhash Kapoor’s web series is a classic example of Bollywood’s ingenuity in blatantly stealing episodes from real life and proffer them with an unabashed disclaimer that it is purely a work of fiction.


09 May, 2021

Out On Bail, Lalu Holds First 'Virtual' Interaction With Party Workers

Outlook Web Bureau

Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday held a much-awaited "virtual interaction" with workers of his party back home in Bihar.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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