CPI candidate from Begusarai Kanhaiya Kumar (file photo).

Patna: After being given a heave-ho by the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar, Communist Party of India (CPI) on Sunday announced its decision to field its rising star and former president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union Kanhaiya Kumar from the Begusarai seat where he would go against firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh and a candidate from the RJD-led Grand Alliance.

LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: With accusations of being a party of family members alone, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, at a press conference in Patna on Saturday, tried to put the controversy to rest saying it were the people of Bihar who wanted his brothers and son to be the party candidates for this year’s Lok Sabha elections.

Fire breaks out at a Honda servicing center on Exhibition Road in Patna on Saturday.

Patna: Once again, electrical short circuit was blamed for a massive fire that broke out in the Prema Honda Service Center located on Exhibition Road on Saturday evening destroying properties worth several lakh rupees.

NDA in Bihar.

Patna: The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Saturday announced the names of 40 Lok Sabha candidates in Bihar with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal – U each contesting on 17 seats each while Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) to field its candidates on six seats.

Members of Grand Alliance announce seat-sharing formula in Bihar.

Patna: As promised, the Grand Alliance in Bihar led by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), a day after Holi, announced its formula for seat sharing for the Lok Sabha elections that involves a host of small and large parties including the RJD, Congress, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM), Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP), and CPI-ML.

Shatrughan Sinha and Ravi Shankar Prasad (Photo: PatnaDaily.Com)

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced the first list of 184 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections that is to be held in seven phases between April 11 and May 19 with the results to be announced on May 23.

Pappu Yadav holding a meeting of his party members in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) leader Pappu Yadav is struggling to find a political wingman this election season despite stating that he ‘would do anything’ to be a part of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)-led Mahagathbandhan in Bihar.

Police seize a truck with bootlegged alcohol in Patna on Tuesday.

Patna: Authorities in Patna on Tuesday, acting on a tip-off, stopped a truck in Jaya Prakash Nagar under Jakkanpur police station and seized 250 cartons of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMLF) for a total of 5808 bottles while also arresting three men involved in transporting the illegal consignment.

Broken escalator at Patna Junction cordoned off on Monday.

Patna: Authorities at Patna Junction on Monday shut down the escalator at the western end of the railway station after a woman’s foot got stuck in it forcing the authorities to cut open the steps to free the woman from the sinkhole.

BJP leaders in Patna.

Patna: Speculations on who would be the replacement of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Saheb seat took yet another turn on Monday as a number of party leaders in Bihar, under condition of anonymity, rejected the report of security baron R K Sinha being given party ticket while insisting Rajya Sabha member Ravi Shankar Prasad was the natural heir to the constituency viewed as one of the most sought-after and elite seats in the nation.

CM Nitish Kumar paying respect to a Sufi saint in Patna City on Monday.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday laid a ‘chadar’ on the tomb of Sufi saint Hazrat Sayyed Shah Makhdum Munam Pak Rahmatullah at Mitan Ghat in Patna City where he prayed for peace, prosperity, and development of Bihar.

BJP leaders Sushil Kumar Modi, Shatrughan Sinha, and Narendra Modi - when things were different!

Patna: So, the inevitable has happened! Film star-turned politician-turned-his-own-party's-biggest-critic Shatrughan Sinha is out from the Bharatiya Janata Party’s list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections and has been replaced by Ravindra Kishore Sinha to represent the party from elite Patna Saheb constituency in Bihar.

BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha (file photo).

Patna: After months of teasing both his fans and his political opponents, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha, erased any doubt about his, what appears now to be eminent, departure from his party that he had been a member of for over three decades.

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