Jitan Ram Manjhi with Brishan Patel (file photo)

Patna: In what was already a party with barely any presence in Bihar, Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) received a major setback on Wednesday when two of his biggest supporters resigned from the party following intra-party bickering between them.

Nitish Kumar speaking at a police conference in Patna on Wednesday.

Patna: It was classic Nitish Kumar when he, at the newly-built police headquarters in Patna on Wednesday, held a class of his ‘students’, or the top brass of the Bihar police, lecturing them to perform their jobs dutifully and win the support of the people by putting the bad guys behind bar while, at the same time, being sensitive to the needs of the law-abiding citizens.

Nitish Kumar holding meeting with power officials on Tuesday.

Patna: After virtually dropping the debate on Patna as a ‘Smart City’ despite years of hype by the state government, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is now shifting his focus on ‘Smart Pre-paid Meter System’ that purports to stop waste of energy and improve revenue in the state.

Deputy CM at a 'Milan Samaroh' in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, talking to reporters after a ‘Milan Samaroh’ in Patna on Tuesday, said an ‘Emergency-like’ situation prevailed in West Bengal where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was abusing her power to stop political opponents from exercising their constitutional rights while treating the entire state as her personal property.

Bihar Legislative building all lit up for tomorrow's event.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is poised to inaugurate the newly-built Central Hall located within the Bihar Legislative Council building where he would kick off the program on Wednesday with a brief history on the role of legislators in a democracy.

Chhagan Bhujbal meeting with an injured Kushwaha in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Chhagan Bhujbal, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader from Maharashtra, met with Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha at his residence in Patna on Tuesday and expressed his sympathy for his injuries that he received during a police lathi-charge on his rally in the state capital last Saturday.

Nitish Kumar (right) with Sushil Kumar Modi in Patna on Monday.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while talking to reporters following his weekly Lok Samvad program in Patna on Monday, said that Congress president Rahul Gandhi had potential to make a good leader but he spoiled his image by joining hands with corrupt leaders.

Kushwaha supporters block Rajdhani Express on Monday.

Patna: Upendra Kushwaha, the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief who was recently at the receiving end of a lathi charge, a near daily occurrence in Patna, failed to muster enough support for his Bihar bandh call as not a single store, shop, or office downed its shutter despite his supporters taking out a protest rally and blocking busy intersections in the state capital on Monday.

Train derailment near Hajipur kills six people and leaves many injured.

Patna: Police, para-medical workers, voluntary groups, and members of both state and national disaster response teams were sifting through the wreckage for any survivors of the Delhi-bound 12487 Jogbani-Anand Vihar Seemanchal Express that jumped the track on early Sunday morning leaving at least seven dead and scores injured.

Rahul Gandhi making a speech at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Sunday.

Patna: Speaking at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan before a large crowd while being surrounded by a dozen or so anti-NDA leaders, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday tore into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) declaring Prime Minister Narendra Modi had failed to deliver on his electoral promises and had encouraged cronyism in the government at a level never seen before in the history of independent India.

RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav at Congress rally in Patna on Sunday.

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Yadav, speaking at the Rahul Gandhi’s Jan Akanksha rally at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan on Sunday showered praise on the Congress president saying Gandhi checked all the boxes required from a Prime Ministerial candidate and would be a great leader who would work for each and every sector of the society and not just for millionaires and billionaires.

Police lathi-charge on Upendra Kushwaha's rally in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and former partner in the NDA Upendra Kushwaha experienced the wrath of lathi-toting policemen in Patna on Saturday when his party, during an anti-NDA rally, ran into a wall of cops on its way to the Governor’s residence, a no-entry zone.

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