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Nitish Kumar Has Surrendered, Will Have Another Face For 2019: Lalu Yadav

Rashtriya Janata Party chief Lalu Yadav pilloried Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for saying that there was no opposition leader strong enough to take on PM Narendra Modi in the 2019 general elections. PATNA: Lalu Yadav today accused former partner and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of being “greedy for power,” calling him a palturam (turncoat) who lacks political character. Mr Yadav has continuously attacked Mr Kumar since last week when the latter dissolved their partnership and chose the…

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The move comes after the Ministry of Civil Aviation wrote a letter to the BCAS informing that it had decided to revoke permission granted in 2009 allowing Lalu Yadav and his wife’s vehicle to drive up to the tarmac. PATNA:  RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi will no more be able to drive straight to their aircraft at Patna airport as the central government has withdrawn tarmac access for their vehicle, according to officials. “Previous order…

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Nitish Kumar Tops Up Vote For President-Elect Ram Nath Kovind With ‘Yes’ To Invite

Nitish Kumar’s decision to back the BJP’s presidential nominee has seriously dented the Bihar “Mahagatbandhan” or alliance that he formed with Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Yadav in 2015. PATNA: When Ram Nath Kovind takes his oath as the 14th President of India, the VVIP attendees will include Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Sources said that when the Chief Minister called the President-elect today to congratulate him, he was invited to the ceremony on July 25 and confirmed he…

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Tejashwi Yadav Presents Defense Vetted By Lawyers To Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar has indicated a preference for the resignation of Tejashwi Yadav, who has publicly declared it will not be forthcoming, a stand endorsed heartily by his father, Lalu Yadav.   PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met this evening with his 28-year-old deputy, Tejashwi Yadav, who has been charged with corruption by the CBI. This is the first time that the two leaders have met alone since the corruption scandal erupted two weeks ago. They attended a cabinet…

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Tejashwi Yadav Skips Event Attended By Nitish Kumar: Bihar Crisis In 10 Points

Tejashwi Yadav, 28, has been named in a corruption case along with father Lalu Prasad Yadav. Nitish Kumar has asked him to come clean on charges. PATNA:  In signs of a widening rift in Bihar’s ruling coalition, Lalu Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav today skipped an official event in Patna where he was to share the stage with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Mr Yadav’s nameplate on the dias was first covered with a cloth, apparently by Mr Kumar’s party JD-U, and…

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Nitish Kumar Hints What Ally Lalu Yadav Must Do To Save Their Government

While opposition leaders backed Lalu Yadav in denouncing the case against him as political vendetta by the centre, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was silent PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today signalled that the surest way of ally Lalu Yadav saving their government is to deliver the resignation of his son, Tejashwi Yadav, who, at 27, is the Deputy Chief Minister. “I shall not compromise with my principles. I am firm on my resolve of zero tolerance against…

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Have Nitish Kumar’s Back If He Loses Allies: Bihar BJP Says It Outright

Nitish Kumar’s support of the centre on issues like demonetisation have fanned speculation of his growing proximity to former ally BJP. PATNA: As Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar, the two main partners in Bihar, try to bridge a widening gap, rival BJP has made it clear that it’s willing to do its bit. “If Nitish Kumar pulls out of the alliance, we will not be a part of the government, but we can offer outside support,” said local BJP…

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Opposition Leaders Phone Lalu Yadav With Support. Nitish Kumar Does Not

The concerted silence of the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is being seen as tacit disapproval of a partnership increasingly punctured by differences. PATNA:  Lalu Yadav will meet tomorrow morning with his legislators in Patna to discuss the raids last week on his home and other properties after both he and son Tejashwi Yadav were accused of corruption by the CBI. Lawmakers from his party are most keen to seek an explanation for why not a single comment of support has been offered…

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NDTV Journalist Forced to Say ‘Jai Sri Ram’, Nitish Kumar Condemns Attack

PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said incidents like an NDTV journalist being forced to chant “Jai Sri Ram” by a group of men who threatened to set fire to his car on a national highway in his state, “will not be tolerated.” Two days after Eid last week, Munne Bharti, Senior Guest Coordinator at NDTV, was travelling to a village in Bihar’s Samastipur when he came upon a truck blocking the road. He was told, he said,…

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Nitish Kumar Follows Up Attack On Congress By Saying ‘Offer An Agenda’

Nitish Kumar, yesterday, had said that the Congress has heavily dented the impact of a large league of opposition parties with lethargy and inaction on key issues. PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today refused to retract his criticism of the Congress as the weakest link in the opposition and urged it to take the lead, as “a big party in setting an alternative narrative” for the next general election. “Just talking of unity among opposition parties is not…

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