Rajpur: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a campaign rally in Rajpur on Tuesday, took shots at the Prime Minister on his comment on Awadhesh Kushwaha, the Janata Dal – U minister who was caught on camera accepting bribe, saying at least Kushwaha was immediately forced to resign from his post unlike the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that did nothing after police recovered Rs. two crore from Giriraj Singh's home in 2014.
Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national President Amit Shah accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of trying to change the subject in the wake of the bribery scandal involving Janata Dal – U leader and Bihar Excise Minister Awadhesh Kushwaha saying corruption and 'Jungle Raj' was alive and kicking in the state since the JD-U decided to back in the lap of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav.
Patna: Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) leader and Madhepura MP Ranjan Yadav, talking to reporters outside Patna Airport on Tuesday, mocked his former boss and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav for trying to pretend he was the well-wisher of the people of Bihar.
Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajya Sabha member M J Akbar at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the rise in voters' turnout in the first phase of the staggered elections saying it was the PM's call for getting rid of the failed government in the state that drove people to come out of their homes and vote in large number.
Patna: Patna'ites began the Hindu festival of Navratra on Tuesday by putting up the holy 'kalash' at a number of temples and pandals where Durga Puja will be celebrated with much fanfare this year.
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.