In the Spotlight
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a hard-core proponent of 'Rath Yatras', a form of state-sponsored publicity machinery, on Sunday flagged off 'Rabi Rath Yatra' to spread awareness about the government's various schemes intended to improve agriculture in the state and consequently, raise profit for the farming community.
Patna: Former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) president and leader of the Communist Party of India Kanhaiya Kumar, during a press conference in Patna on Sunday, said that he had no problem accepting Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Yadav as the face of the Grand Alliance in Bihar in the run up of the state Assembly elections to be held in 2020.
Patna: With state Assembly elections just a few months away, caste-based politics is once again rearing its ugly head as was evident on Sunday when senior Janata Dal – U leader R C P Singh, speaking at the statewide convention of the Lohar caste at Vidyapati Bhawan in Patna, pledged to get Scheduled Caste status for the Lohar community – a promise made countless times by politicians of all shades and colors.
Patna: Putting an end to speculations whether the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would dump Janata Dal – U ahead of the next year's Assembly elections, BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday, in no uncertain terms, declared that the BJP would continue to remain a partner of Nitish Kumar in Bihar and the state elections will be contested under the leadership of the JD-U leader.