Nitish Kumar

Patna Diary: ‘War of supremacy’ ahead of Bihar cabinet meet

An unpleasant situation arose when two ministers of Nitish Kumar’s cabinet had a heated argument ahead of the meeting last week.

published on : 23rd November 2022

Modi made 'reluctant' Nitish CM for 2024 win: Prashant Kishor

“BJP had a chance to make a leader from its own party, instead it gave it to Nitish,”

published on : 22nd November 2022

Nitish Kumar gets another critic as minister slams officers

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.

published on : 16th November 2022

Nitish in soup; allies, Opposition demand stricter prohibiton law execution

Earlier, former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said that people consuming liquor up to a quarter bottle of liquor should not be arrested.

published on : 13th November 2022

Patna Diary

Slip of tongue may be music to RJD leaders’ ears, but the party is, of course, waiting for the real coronation to happen. 

published on : 11th November 2022

EWS quota: DMK, CPI seek review of verdict, JD-U for caste census

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.

published on : 9th November 2022

Friends turn foes: Prashant Kishor, RCP Singh slam CM over governance

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.

published on : 8th November 2022

BJP slams Nitish over Urdu row, says don’t create ‘Pakistan in Bihar’

Anand further said, “Days are not far when Urdu translators will be appointed in every police station.

published on : 5th November 2022

Bihar’s Sonepur gets back in the saddle for Asia’s largest cattle fair 

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. 

published on : 3rd November 2022

53 people drown in Bihar during four-day Chhath festivities

Expressing grief, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each for the next of kin of each deceased.

published on : 1st November 2022

Nitish-Tejashwi bonhomie reaches next level as Chirag makes entry

“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.

published on : 1st November 2022

Talks of JDU-RJD merger gain currency

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.

published on : 1st November 2022

Headwinds for BJP in Heartland

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.

published on : 1st November 2022

Nitish Kumar wary of helping RJD win bypolls

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.

published on : 31st October 2022

Bihar bypolls: Nitish to skip poll campaign of RJD candidates citing health reasons

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.

published on : 27th October 2022

Patch-up: Nitish to campaign for Chhote Sarkar’s wife in Mokama

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.

published on : 27th October 2022

In battle for Bihar, Amit Shah plans to visit Nitish’s home turf

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. 

published on : 23rd October 2022

Prashant Kishor targets Nitish again, asks why CM not asking Rajya Sabha deputy chair to quit

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."

published on : 23rd October 2022

'If Nitish returns to NDA, I will welcome it', says HAM chief

“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.

published on : 22nd October 2022

CM Nitish Kumar gives clean chit to Bihar DGP in fake phone call case

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.

published on : 22nd October 2022
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