LJP leader Pashupati Kumar Paras (file photo).

Patna: After the not-so-unexpected departure of Upendra Kushwaha's Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), now it's the turn of Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) to play hardball over the seat-sharing arrangement for the Lok Sabha elections in Bihar that could potentially weaken the anti-RJD, anti-Congress alliance in the state.

Five criminals arrested from Danapur on Wednesday.

Patna: Police in Patna on Wednesday arrested five criminals from Shahpur area in Danapur after someone tipped off the police of a gathering of the criminals taking place near Shivala locality.

Former NGO treasurer Manisha Dayal talking to reporters after her release from Beur Jail in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: After spending nearly four months in Beur Jail, Manisha Dayal, the treasurer of 'Aasra', a shelter home for young girls and women in Patna run by Anumaya Human Resource Foundation, an NGO, stepped out of the prison gate where she was received by her husband and two children.

UP Deputy CM Keshav Maurya meeting with Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon in Patna on Monday.

Patna: Just days after his boss and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid a visit to Patna to rejuvenate interest in the saffron party, Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Keshav Prasad Maurya, while in Patna on Monday, said that the Congress Party had lied to the people of India on the Rafale issue in order to confuse the voters.

Pappu Yadav holding a press conference in Patna on Monday.

Patna: Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) leader and Siwan MP Pappu Yadav, at a press conference in Patna on Monday, admitted that he was in touch with both the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Janata Dal – U to decide which side he would take before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha (file photo).

Patna: After failing to get the attention of Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo despite months of efforts and being equally jilted by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar that forced him into a corner leaving him with no choice but the walk out of the NDA to save his face, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday continued to trash-talk the NDA saying it would never again win in a state like Bihar.

Former RJD legislator Raj Ballabh Yadav (file photo).

Patna: Former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) legislator Raj Ballabh Yadav who was accused of raping a minor girl in Nalanda district in the early parts of 2016, was pronounced guilty by a special court in Patna on Saturday.

JD-U leader Sanjay Singh presenting a flower bouquet to party national VP Prashant Kishore in Patna on Friday.

Patna: Janata Dal – U national vice president and party oracle Prashant Kishore, fresh from the embarrassment of the loss of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in five state elections, at a press conference in Patna on Friday declared that the BJP's poor showing was in no way indicative of the countdown of the demise of the Modi government at the center.

Students protesting outside Magadh University office in Patna (file photo).

Patna: Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon on Friday issued a directive to remove Magadh University Vice Chancellor Dr. Qamar Hasan and asked him to submit his resignation with immediate effect.

LJP MP Chirag Paswan (file photo).

Patna: While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders were fiercely fending off criticism and ridicule coming from all sides in the aftermath of its defeat in the Hindi belt states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, friendly shots were fired by both Janata Dal – U and its another ally in Bihar Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) with the former separating itself from the hard-core BJP agendas while the latter offering some advice to its senior partner.

BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha (file photo).

Patna: With Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s poor showing in state elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana, party MP and rebel leader Shatrughan Sinha, in a series of tweets, gloated his own party's defeat saying truth always had a tendency to win and this time also it was the victory of truth over lies and inuendoes.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath at Patna's Mahavir Temple on Wednesday.

Patna: While his party was taking a huge beating at the ballot boxes in four states including three that are traditionally considered the Hindi belt and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strongholds, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and party's Hindutva face Yogi Adityanath, unfazed by the latest political developments, was paying a visit to the Hanuman Temple in Patna on Wednesday after attending the 'wedding' of Lord Ram and Sita in Janakpur in Nepal on Tuesday.

Upendra Kushwaha resigns from the NDA.

Patna: After keeping everyone guessing for weeks whether he will or he won't, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha on Monday walked out of the NDA government after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) refused to acquiesce to his demand for more seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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