Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at a recent Jal Jeevan Hariyali campaign in Bihar.

Patna: Despite the growing suspicion of Nitish Kumar and his trusted aide Prashant Kishor engaging in the proverbial good cop-bad cop routine with the former going the whole hog over the BJP-championed Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Registration of Citizens (NRC) and the latter holding a diametrically opposing view, Kumar fired back at his own party leaders who have begun questioning his stand on the controversial issue that has split the nation in half.

JD-U leader and strategist Prashant Kishor (file photo).

Patna: Not backing down under pressure from both his boss Nitish Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaderAmit Shah, Janata Dal-U leader Prashant Kishor on Wednesday dared the Home Minister to implement Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Registration of Citizens (NRC) nationwide if he thought it will have no repercussion in its aftermath.

Pharmacies close in Patna due to strike.

Patna: The three-day strike called by Bihar Chemist and Druggist Association (BCDA) came to an end on the very first day of the strike on Wednesday after the Association president held a meeting with Sanjay Kumar, the secretary of the Bihar Health Department, who assured them of giving a fair hearing to their longstanding demands.

Amit Shah in Vaishali on Thursday.

Patna: India's Home Minister Amit Shah, speaking at a public rally in Vaishali on Thursday, tried to assuage a crowd saying no one had anything to fear about the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) as it was all about including people and not about excluding anyone or any particular community.

Air Ambulance service launched from Patna Airport.

Patna: The first ever Air Ambulance of the nation opened at the Patna Airport on Thursday offering 24x7 service to those in urgent medical need requiring treatment at hospitals in Delhi or Kolkata.

Auto rickshaws in Patna.

Patna: In an attempt to curtail pollution in the state capital, Patna aims to convert all 15,000 auto-rickshaws into CNG-fueled vehicles within a year, Bihar Auto Union secretary Navin Mishra said.

JD-U leader and strategist Prashant Kishor (file photo).

Patna: Senior Janata Dal-U leader and political strategist Prashant Kishor on Saturday fired yet another salvo at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) when he, much to the annoyance of the BJP leadership, thanked Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for rejecting the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Registration of Citizens (NRC) saying that was the right thing to do.

RJD state president Jagadanand Singh (file photo).

Patna: Reacting sharply to the drumbeat of a new leadership in the Grand Alliance in Bihar with Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi being the most loud voice of all, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) state president Jagadanand on Saturday shrugged off the demand saying the RJD was a major party in Bihar and only a leader of a major party was eligible for the highest position in the alliance.

BJP leader and Bihary Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi (file photo).

Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, sticking to the party talking points, said that Congress Party had become void of any intelligent voice and instead of thinking about the interest of the nation, had opted to align itself with the dying ideologies of the left.

BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain (file photo).

Patna: With the Sangh Parivar now training its gun on Bollywood stars coming out in support of students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) who were terrorized for hours by men wearing mask and carrying homemade weapons, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Bihar Shahnawaz Hussain chimed in with his own two cents stating, Deepika Padukone, the star of many hit movies, should have thought through before standing in solidarity with leftist organizations.

Congress leader Madan Mohan Jha (file photo).

Patna: Congress state president Madan Mohan Jha, at a press conference at party headquarters in Patna on Wednesday, slammed the NDA government in Bihar saying the administration was systematically engaging in crushing the voice of the opponent while allowing criminals to take control of the state.

Students-police clash in Patna on Wednesday.

Patna: Police in Patna used force to keep the situation under control as a number of students from various colleges in the state capital representing over half a dozen student unions blocked roads in Kankarbagh and squatted on the railroad tracks to protest against the assault on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students last Sunday by over three dozen youths wielding lathis, hockey sticks and other improvised weapons.

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