NDA defers announcement of seat-sharing in Bihar to Sunday; JD(U) leader expresses confidence in alliance
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar deferred the announcement of its seat-sharing arrangement, originally scheduled for Saturday, till Sunday.
The deal was clinched after Ram Vilas Paswan, who is also a Union minister, and his son Chirag Paswan met BJP leader Arun Jaitley.
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LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan's son Chirag has asked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to list the benefits of demonetisation so that he can "explain" them to people
Ram Vilas Paswan stands on brink of another U-turn as Mahagathbandhan adds RLSP, HAM to list of Bihar allies
Ram Vilas Paswan has a famed perceived ability to read in advance which way political winds will blow, whether they will change direction or blow stronger in the same direction
Ram Vilas Paswan, his son Chirag meet Amit Shah to discuss seat-sharing in Bihar ahead of 2019 polls
On Wednesday, Chirag Paswan made public its unease with the BJP, saying it had digressed to "non-issues" like Ram temple and demanded urgent steps to return to the "real issue" of development.
LJP leader Chirag Paswan expresses unease with BJP focus on Ram Mandir, says saffron party didn't address 'real issues' in Assembly polls
Emphasising that the "agenda of our government is and should be development," Chirag Paswan said, "when the agenda gets diverted and other issues like Ram temple start taking over, such failures are bound."
'If we stop BJP in UP, we can stop them in India': Akhilesh Yadav urges Opposition to unite ahead of Lok Sabha polls
Taking a dig at BJP chief Amit Shah over his claim that BJP will rule for the next 50 years, Akhilesh Yadav said, "Forget 50 years, people will give their verdict in 50 weeks."
SC/ST Act: Madhya Pradesh on high alert as upper caste groups plan protest against reviving 'diluted' law
Several upper caste groups in Madhya Pradesh have brought thousands of youths together for a massive rally in Gwalior on Tuesday. The protest is a sign of their ire with the BJP-led Centre for working to bring back stringent clauses of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
LJP's Chirag Paswan asks Rahul Gandhi to clear stand on removal of National Green Tribunal chief AK Goel
LJP leader Chirag Paswan targeted the Congress after its leader and former law minister Ashwani Kumar was reported to have said the demand to remove Goel cannot be justified
Chirag Paswan calls Lok Janshakti Party's alliance with BJP 'issue-based', seeks stringent SC/ST Atrocities Act
Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan-led LJP on Friday turned up the heat on the Modi government, saying its support to the BJP is issue-based as it sought a law to restore the stringent measures of an Act on atrocities against Dalits and removal of NGT Chairman AK Goel by 9 August.
Gujarat Assembly Election: Lok Janshakti Party won't field candidates in upcoming polls, announces support to BJP
The Lok Janshakti Party on Friday said it would not field any candidate for Gujarat polls and announced its support to ally BJP in the election
Union minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday said there was no tussle within the NDA over seat sharing for the next general election in Bihar after JD(U) joined the coalition recently.
The "return of jungle raj in Bihar" is a lie spread by the opposition parties in their attempt to defame the state, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad has said.
Alleging that crime graph in Bihar was surging, LJP leader Chirag Paswan has said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was clearly not in control of the government.
In Bihar, after RJD chief Lalu Prasad and union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, it is now the turn of their sons to indulge in a war of words to generate more political heat
'Bihari' is used as a derogatory term and my fight is to regain Bihar's lost pride, says Chirag Paswan
Suave, articulate and composed – that is the first impression you form of Chirag Paswan from Bihar. He does not look the archetypal cow-belt politician, and it does not have much to with his short brush with filmdom. He could be the face of the generational change gradually taking place in the state's politics.
Located in Bihar only 170 km from Patna, Jamui not only ranks low in several development parameters such as electricity, infrastructure and economic development, it is also infamous for being a hotbed for Maoist activity.
Two days ago it looked like that the BJP leadership in Bihar had amicably settled seat sharing negotiations with three of its allies – Ram Vilas Paswan of LJP, Upendra Kushwaha of RLSP and Jitan Ram Manjhi of HAM – but it is now proving to be a bit of a bumpy ride.
A day after the NDA sealed the seat sharing pact in Bihar, news reports on Tuesday morning said that the LJP was not happy with the arrangement by the NDA ahead of the Bihar polls and Chirag Paswan in a press conference confirmed that the party had spoken to the BJP over the issue.