Patna: Fifty-seven percent of the voters in Bihar cast their ballots in the first phase of the state Assembly elections held at 49 constituencies on Monday amidst extremely tight security arrangement.
Bhabhua: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, campaigning for the second phase of state Assembly elections in Bhabhua on Monday, accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of trying to stop him from canvassing in the district saying the ruling party did everything to stop him from coming to the Arwal but no one could stop him because he would have walked all the way to the rally site if the situation demanded it.
Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, demanded a CBI probe into the bribery scandal involving a Janata Dal - U minister who was caught on camera in a sting operation taking cash from someone pretending to be a businessman from Mumbai.
Bhabhua: Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, who came mighty close to joining hands with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in an attempt to take on the NDA juggernaut in Bihar elections, ripped the Janata Dal – U leader calling him a liar and a betrayer who used other leaders to advance his political career and discarded them when his ambitions were fulfilled.
Patna: In a last minute major setback for the Lalu-Nitish-led grand alliance in Bihar, the Excise and Industry Minister in the Nitish cabinet Awadhesh Kushwaha resigned on Sunday after he was caught on camera accepting Rs. 4 lakh in bribe from someone posing as a businessman from Mumbai.
Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Patna on Sunday paid homage to Loknayak Jaya Prakash Narayan to mark his 113th birth anniversary at a function held at Charkha Samiti, the humble home of the socialist leader at Kadam Kuan in Patna.
Patna: The son of noted writer Phanishwar Nath Renu and a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Padma Parag Rai 'Venu' on Sunday quit his party and joined the Janata Dal – U after the saffron party dropped him from the list of candidates for the state elections that kicks off on Monday.
Patna: With the campaigning for the first phase of Bihar Assembly elections ending on Saturday, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a press conference in Patna, lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he failed to keep his promises, particularly the one dealing with bringing back black money from foreign bank accounts.
Patna: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) President Upendra Kushwaha, while releasing his party manifesto in Patna on Saturday, made some tall promises to drum up votes saying if the NDA government came into power, it would provide for free technical and higher education for girls going out of state for study along with providing once-a-year free air travel to them to visit home.
Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ananth Kumar, at a press conference at party office in Patna on Saturday, said that the 2015 Assembly elections was the golden opportunity for the people of Bihar to turn the state into a 'role model' by bringing the NDA into power and by throwing out failed leaders like Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav for the sake of the state.