Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) state President Ramchandra Purvey, talking to the media shortly after participating in the nationwide bandh by the leftist parties, trade unions, and a number of anti-NDA parties in Patna on Wednesday, accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of using derogatory language to describe his opponents that was beneath the dignity of the office he occupied.
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, talking to reporters following his weekly 'Lok Samvad' at his residence on Monday, said that he was confident Narendra Modi would be re-elected as the Prime Minister of India for a second term though it was up to the voters who had the ultimate power to choose a leader.
Patna: After four years of singing songs of Narendra Modi calling him from the 'most honest and hard-working politician' to a 'man with the vision', Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha wasted no time in adopting the anti-BJP lingo when on Monday he said that the 10% reservation to the economically-challenged forward caste people offered by the NDA government could be yet another 'jumla' (baloney) by the Prime Minister.
Patna: With 2019 Lok Sabha elections almost around the corner, politicians part of the Grand Alliance in Bihar jockeying for more seats for their parties are stepping up on their effort to impress Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who, despite being behind bars, holds the ultimate power in deciding who gets to contest the election and who doesn't.
Patna: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's Tourism Minister and emissary Rita Bahuguna on Friday officially invited Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and other NDA leaders to attend the 2019 Kumbha Mela to be held in Prayagraj, formerly known as Allahabad, that opens on January 19.
Patna: With Patna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manu Maharaj having been promoted to the post of DIG (Munger range) after serving Patna for many years, his successor Garima Malik, a 2006 Bihar cadre IPS officer, took charge as the new Patna SSP in the presence of top Bihar brass at the police headquarters on Friday.
Patna: Former MP and legislator Shakuni Chowdhary who publicly announced his retirement from active politics in 2015 following his loss in the state elections to a JD-U candidate, appears to be slowly creeping back into active politics by hobnobbing with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Friday indicating he was open to the idea of joining the saffron party if the BJP was willing to accept him.
Patna: Despite temperature fluctuating between 3 to 8° Celsius depending on the time of the day, people in Patna came out of their homes to celebrate the New Year's Day on Tuesday and filled all public parks and other open areas including various Ganga ghats to welcome 2019 in the company of their loved ones.