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Janata Dal (United) / JD(U)

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.

Bypolls 2021: Congress Wins Big In Himachal Pradesh, BJP Bags Assam and MP While TMC Storms Bengal

Nov 02, 2021 Vikas Pathak

The BJP has maintained its dominance in Assam and done well in Madhya Pradesh, but has drawn a blank in three assembly and one Lok Sabha seat in Himachal Pradesh. It has also performed poorly in both assembly seats in Rajasthan.

Is Nitish Planning Another U-Turn, Or Is He Jittery About Bihar?

After breaking ranks with the BJP on issues such as caste-based census and demand for a probe into the Pegasus snooping, Nitish Kumar is set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a delegation from Bihar.

Nitish Kumar Supports Opposition’s Demand To Investigate Pegasus Snooping

Aug 02, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

This is the first time an NDA ally has supported the Opposition’s demand for probe into the Pegasus spyware scandal.

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

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.

15 July, 2021

Nitish Kumar Has An Aggressive BJP To Contend With In His New Term

Giridhar Jha

Thanks to their numerical strength in the state assembly, BJP leaders no longer seem to accept anything and everything from Nitish Kumar without demur.

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.

14 June, 2021

Bihar: Amid Revolt In LJP, Speculations Rife Of 13 Congress MLAs Switching Over To JDU

Outlook Web Bureau

While JDU leader RCP Singh dodged questions on the possibility of Congress MLAs joining his party he said the Grand Old Party was like a ‘sinking ship’

24 May, 2021

NDA Ally In Bihar Says PM's Photograph Should Be On Death Certificates

Outlook Web Bureau

Former Bihar Chief MinisterJitan Ram Manjhi has raised serious objection on using PM's photograph on vaccination certificates

25 March, 2021

Bihar Police Bill Row: 'Govt Enforcing Police Raj', Opposition Parties On Eviction Of MLAs

Outlook Web Bureau

The opposition leaders alleged that the BJP-JD(U) alliance has pushed through the draconian Bihar Special Armed Police Bill, 2021 that empowers Bihar Police to conduct raids and arrests without warrants.

24 March, 2021

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Is Building Bridges With Friends And Foes To Recover Lost Ground

Giridhar Jha

Nitish Kumar, a Kurmi by caste, apparently wants to revive the non-Yadav OBC front in Bihar by building bridges with former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha, a Koeri leader.


29 January, 2021

Nitish Kumar’s Meeting With AIMIM's MLAs Gives Owaisi Reasons To Fret

Giridhar Jha

On Thursday, AIMIM legislators, led by their state president Akhtar-ul-Iman called on Nitish Kumar purportedly to discuss the underdevelopment of the Muslim-dominated Seemanchal region.

24 January, 2021

Nitish Wishes Speedy Recovery to Lalu, Hints Regret For Not Being Able To Call Him

Outlook Web Bureau

The soft corner Nitish Kumar had displayed for Lalu Prasad during his illness in 2018 had triggered speculations that he was feeling uneasy in the BJP-led coalition.

17 January, 2021

Nitish Should Return To Grand Alliance To Work Freely: Congress

Outlook Web Bureau

The Grand Alliance had come into being ahead of the 2015 assembly elections when Kumar had joined hands with his arch rival, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad.

10 January, 2021

JD(U) Quashes Rumours Of Quitting BJP-Led Allaince, Says 'Party Firmly With NDA'

Outlook Web Bureau

Lalan Singh's statement assumes significance in the backdrop of rumours of political instability in the state in view of alleged lack of compatibility between the two major NDA partners- BJP and JD(U).

30 December, 2020

Is Nitish Kumar In Trouble? RJD Claims 17 JD(U) MLAs Willing To Switch Sides


'They (JDU MLAs) are all feeling stifled in the current dispensation and are willing to switch sides as soon as possible,' RJD leader Shyam Rajak said

27 December, 2020

Nitish Kumar's Close Confidant RCP Singh Chosen New JD(U) President


RCP Singh, a bureaucrat-turned-politician, was so far the general secretary of the regional party.


26 December, 2020

Cong Leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Warns Nitish Kumar Of BJP's 'Poaching Skill'


Chowdhury, also the West Bengal Congress president, advised Kumar to keep in touch with the opposition 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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo

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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