Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, despite him saying on Saturday that party national vice president Prashant Kishor would clarify on Sunday why he chose to become the political strategist of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who is a sworn enemy of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), virtually gave permission to Kishor to go ahead and work for Banerjee while keeping his position in the Janata Dal – U as its national vice president.
Patna: Known for his incendiary utterances meant to divide the people on religious lines, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Giriraj Singh received a well-deserved lecture from former party president and Narendra Modi's right-hand man Amit Shah after Singh made light of Iftar parties saying Hindus should be organizing Navaratri with more zeal instead of participating in 'dramas' like Iftar.
Patna: Senior Congress leader Akhilesh Prasad Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday attributed the stupendous loss of the Grand Alliance in Bihar to failure to 'transfer votes' from one party to another resulting in splitting of votes that resulted in helping the NDA in the Lok Sabha elections.
Patna: In what is being seen as a tit for tat against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership for snubbing Janata Dal – U during the formation of the new central government, eight JD-U leaders, at the behest of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, were added in the state cabinet with not one BJP leader in the latest expansion that took place on Sunday.
Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan, for the first time in Patna since being sworn-in in the Narendra Modi 2.0 cabinet, at a press conference on Sunday, insisted that there was no rift in the NDA and despite reports of misunderstandings between Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, the coalition was not under any kind of threat.
Patna: Trying to remain politically relevant in Bihar despite his party's total destruction in the Lok Sabha elections and his own losses from two different constituencies, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha, at a press conference in Patna on Sunday, said he would support Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in his demand for special status for Bihar and would do anything to get what is the right of Bihar.