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Final Phase Of Bihar Polls: Voting Underway For 78 Assembly Seats

Patna: Polling is underway in 78 assembly segments of Bihar in the third and final phase of state elections on Saturday in which 2.35 crore voters are eligible to decide the fate of 1,204 candidates. Casting of votes began at 7 am at all 33,782 polling stations where as many EVM sets and VVPAT machines […]

Bihar Polls: PM Modi Compares 15-Yr 'Lawless Rule' With NDA's Development Era
Bihar Polls: PM Modi Compares 15-Yr 'Lawless Rule' With NDA's Development Era

Sasaram (Bihar): Five days ahead of the first phase of Bihar Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the state’s people cannot forget the “lawlessness” seen during the 15-year rule of the opposition (Rashtriya Janata Dal). “People of Bihar know what the situation was at that time. People were killed in broad […]

NDA Announces Seat-Sharing Formula For Assembly Elections, Backs Nitish In Bihar
NDA Announces Seat-Sharing Formula For Assembly Elections, Backs Nitish In Bihar

Patna: The ruling NDA in Bihar on Tuesday announced its seat-sharing formula for the assembly elections under which JD(U) will contest on 122 seats and BJP 121 out of a total of 243 seats. BJP backed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s leadership to the hilt and rebuffed LJP chief Chirag Paswan who has raised a banner […]

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Bihar Polls: BJP, JD-U & LJP To Fight Jointly, Says BJP National Prez JP Nadda

New Delhi: Putting all speculation to rest, BJP President J.P. Nadda announced on Sunday that the BJP will contest the Bihar Assembly election along with the JD-U and LJP – two of its allies who have been publicly making statements against each other. “Whenever BJP, JD-U and Lok Janshakti Party have come together, the NDA […]

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BJD plans to form bloc with JD(U) and YRS Congress for special category state status demand

Bhubaneswar: To push its demand for special category status for Odisha, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is planning to join hands with the YSR Congress and the JD(U) in Parliament and raise their voice unitedly. The chief ministers of Odisha, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh — Naveen Patnaik of BJD, Nitish Kumar of JD(U) and […]

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JD-U to go it alone in Assembly polls outside Bihar

Patna: The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Sunday decided not be a part of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance outside the Bihar. At its national executive meeting held at the official residence of JD-U chief Nitish Kumar here, the party also decided to go it alone in the upcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, […]

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Nitish inducts 8 JD-U members in Cabinet, leaves out BJP

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday inducted eight JD-U MLAs as Cabinet Ministers, leaving out his ally the BJP and fuelling speculation of a rift between the two parties. The Cabinet expansion came two days after the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief decided that his party won’t join Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new government […]

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BJD received highest donations in 2017-18: ADR report

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led by Naveen Patnaik in Odisha received the highest donation of Rs 13.4 cr among the regional parties through electoral bonds during the financial year 2017-18, as per a report of the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). Out of the 48 regional parties analyzed, only 15 parties submitted […]

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PM addressed 142 rallies in all; 40% in UP, WB, Odisha

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed 142 rallies during his marathon election campaign, devoting 40 per cent of these in the politically-crucial Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha which have a combined seat strength of 143 Lok Sabha seats. During the high-pitch campaign that began from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh and concluded in Khargone […]

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Bihar Seat-Sharing: BJP, JD(U) to contest 17 seats each, LJP gets 6

New Delhi: The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) will contest six seats while the BJP and the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) will contest 17 seats each, in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Bihar under a seat-sharing formula, BJP President Amit Shah announced on Sunday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the JD-U also agreed to give […]

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Political strategist Prashant Kishor joins JD-U

Patna: Election strategist Prashant Kishor on Sunday formally joined the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) in the presence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ahead of the party’s state executive meeting here. JD-U spokesperson Sanjay Singh confirmed Kishor’s joining. “Now Prashant Kishor is a JD-U leader,” Singh said. Shortly after the announcement, Kishor tweeted: “Excited to start […]

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RS Deputy Chairman election: PM Modi calls Odisha CM to say thanks

Bhubaneswar: A day after Harivansh Narayan Singh won the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman election; Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over telephone and thanked him for supporting the NDA-backed JD (U) candidate. Singh was elected deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha yesterday after he won the election with 125 votes against […]

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RS deputy chairman election: BJD justifies its support for JD (U) candidate

Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik announced support to NDA-backed JD(U) candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman, the party in a press statement issued today justified its stand citing ideological similarities with JD(U). “BJD has decided to support JD(U) since the JD(U) and […]

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Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Election: BJD to support NDA-backed JDU candidate

Bhubaneswar: Putting all speculations to rest, Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik today announced his party’s support to NDA-backed JD(U) candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh for the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman post, the election for which is scheduled to be held tomorrow. Patnaik announced the decision soon after arriving at Bhubaneswar from Mumbai. “Bihar […]

Nitish Kumar committed to development of Bihar: PM

Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today praised Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his “commitment” to Bihar’s development, as the two leaders shared the stage for the first time after the JD(U) returned to the NDA fold. Modi, who attended the centenary celebrations of the Patna University (PU) here along with Kumar, said the Centre and […]

BJD rules out return to NDA, to fight alone

Bhubaneswar: After high drama in Bihar politics as Nitish Kumar returned to the NDA fold, the BJD on Thursday strongly denied rise of such situation in Odisha and ruled out any possible alliance with its former ally ahead of the 2019 polls. Senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and Panchayati Raj Minister Pradip Maharathy said […]

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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi

New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, a day after he skipped a meeting of opposition parties convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi. “The Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri @NitishKumar met PM Shri @narendramodi in New Delhi today,” PMO said in a tweet. The JD-U president was […]

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President election: Nitish asks BJP to build consensus on Presidential candidate

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said the BJP should try to build a consensus on the Presidential candidate by talking to all the parties and favoured a second term for Pranab Mukherjee. The JD(U) president said that re-election of President Mukherjee with consensus will set a good precedent, but added that it was […]

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Talks on for common candidate by Opposition for Prez poll: NCP

Bhubaneswar: The upcoming presidential election is seemingly dividing the country’s political landscape into distinct quarters with an anti-BJP front beginning to take shape. After JD (U) confirmed of Nitish Kumar’s discussions with BJD chief Naveen Patnaik, senior leader of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) DP Tripathy has also indicated that plans are afoot to develop a […]

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Nitish in touch with Naveen on Presidential election: JD(U)

Bhubaneswar: It is not lost on anyone that the non-BJP parties will be aligning themselves on one side of the fence to put up a fight against the BJP in the upcoming presidential elections. After JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar met Sonia Gandhi yesterday, JD(U) spokesperson KC Tyagi confirmed that  the former also held discussions with […]

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Over 45,000 held for violating Bihar liquor ban

Patna: Over 45,000 people have been arrested in a year in Bihar for violating the liquor prohibition law imposed by the Janata Dal-United government. Bihar has acted tough against those violating the law on total ban on liquor in the state, Excise and Prohibition Minister Abdul Jalil Mastan said on Wednesday. “At least 45,033 people […]

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Why UP Results May Spur Realignment of Forces in Odisha

By Sandeep Sahu All eyes are now fixed on March 11, the day the votes cast in the just concluded Assembly elections will be counted. While the Congress and AAP have a lot at stake in the outcome of polls in Punjab and Goa, it is the results of the polls in Uttar Pradesh that […]

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Deve Gowda fuels ‘Janata Parivar’ union chatter

Bhubaneswar: It was difficult to ignore the meetings of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as a mere courtesy call or a personal one. Adding further fuel to the speculation of a new political equation in the country, Janata Dal (Secular) leader and […]

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Naveen-Nitish meeting leaves lot to imagination

Bhubaneswar: Though the context of visit of leaders like Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JDU’s Sharad Yadav to Odisha is something which should not be read too much into, but it is difficult to keep a lid on the whiff of a new political equation when they along with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik […]

RJD, JD-U announce alliance for Bihar polls

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) will contest the coming Bihar assembly elections together, it was announced today