An unpleasant situation arose when two ministers of Nitish Kumar’s cabinet had a heated argument ahead of the meeting last week.
“BJP had a chance to make a leader from its own party, instead it gave it to Nitish,”
Bihar Panchayati Raj minister and senior Congress leader Murari Gautam alleged that ‘Nal-Jal Yojana’ (tap water to each household) had failed in the state.
Earlier, former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said that people consuming liquor up to a quarter bottle of liquor should not be arrested.
Slip of tongue may be music to RJD leaders’ ears, but the party is, of course, waiting for the real coronation to happen.
Though the Congress has welcomed the verdict, its ally in Tamil Nadu, the DMK said it would file a review petition in the Supreme Court.
Similarly, poll strategist Kishor has launched his ‘Jan Suraj Padyatra’ with an objective to identify ‘right’ people who should be elected to Lok Sabha and state assembly.
Anand further said, “Days are not far when Urdu translators will be appointed in every police station.
The annual fair, which sees a large number of birds and animals being traded, could not be held during the last two years due to the pandemic.
Expressing grief, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each for the next of kin of each deceased.
“I will now promote him”, remarked Nitish during his interaction with media while pointing towards Tejashwi even as he launched a blistering attack on another young leader Chirag.
Though senior leaders from both the parties are exercising restraint on the issue, it is believed that they are working behind the scenes to make preparations for the merger.
However, even if the opposition fails to forge one national front, regional alliances could eat into BJP numbers in Bihar and UP, which together send 120 MPs to Lok Sabha.
By-elections to two seats in Bihar where polling is due on November 3, was billed as a test of strength of the ruling grand alliance in the state led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Nitish along with deputy chief minister and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav were scheduled to address an election meeting in Ghowari under the Mokama assembly constituency on Thursday.
However, with this move, Nitish seems to have given a strong signal that he is ready to ‘leave the past behind’ and also his firmness to strengthen the grand alliance ahead of the 2024 LS elections.
This will be Shah’s fourth visit to the state in four months, including the recent one to Saran district to participate in the 120th birth anniversary of socialist icon Jayaprakash Narayan.
Kishor tweeted, “Nitish Kumar Ji, if you have nothing to do with BJP/NDA, then ask your MP to quit the post of Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha."
“We have returned to grand alliance only two months ago. So the question of going back to NDA again seems to be a remote possibility,” Lesi Singh, a senior JD(U) minister, said.
The DGP is in the eye of a storm ever since it was revealed that he absolved an IPS officer of charges of dereliction of duty in a prohibition case.