NDA stitches together formidable alliance in Bihar as BJP signals willingness to assuage allies' concerns
By sealing the seat-sharing deal with Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP, the BJP leadership has sent a message to Shiv Sena, TDP and others — existing and former allies — that the party will not hesitate in taking a step forward if needed to maintain the coalition dharma
Nitish Kumar real winner of Bihar seat-sharing formula for 2019 polls, not NDA; JD(U) chief played politics well to retain importance
Looking at the NDA's seat-sharing formula for Bihar, it remains to be seen whether the BJP has promised Nitish Kumar enough to keep the JD(U) leader's prime ministerial ambitions under wraps.
The BJP on Thursday mocked RLSP chief and former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha for joining the UPA.
Ex-NDA minister and RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha joins mahagathbandhan; BJP losing its allies, says Tejashwi Yadav
Former Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha on Thursday joined the Mahagathbandhan.
Upendra Kushwaha likely to announce decision to join UPA today; Congress-led alliance says move will build strength in Bihar
Former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha's RLSP, which had recently broken ties with the BJP, may join the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) on Thursday, sources said Wednesday.
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Upendra Kushwaha also launched a scathing attack on Bihar government and asserted that it has completely failed to fulfill the expectations of people.
Upendra Kushwaha resigns as Union minister: RLSP chief flays Narendra Modi for Bihar special package 'jumla'
RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha has been unhappy with the seat-sharing formula for Bihar that Amit Shah came up with for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Upendra Kushwaha-led RLSP likely to announce break-up from NDA today citing objections to Centre's recent decisions including raking Ayodhya issue
Upendra Kushwaha-led Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) is likely to sever ties with the NDA government and a formal announcement would be made on Thursday, a senior party leader said on Wednesday.
RLSP president Upendra Kushwaha meets Opposition leader Sharad Yadav, fuels speculation that he may switch camps
RLSP president and BJP ally Upendra Kushwaha met Opposition leader Sharad Yadav on Monday, fuelling speculation that he may switch camps over his differences with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the proposed seat-sharing arrangement among the saffron party's Bihar allies for the Lok Sabha polls.
Kushwaha admitted that he had raised the demand for more number of seats with BJP general secretary and Bihar in-charge Bhupendra Yadav. If need be, he added, he would also speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the matter.
Rift in NDA in Bihar? Upendra Kushwaha meets Tejashwi Yadav after BJP agrees to 50-50 seat-sharing formula with JD(U)
Union minister and RLSP president Upendra Kushwaha met RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav Friday, triggering speculation of discontent within NDA grouping in Bihar, hours after BJP chief Amit Shah announced a seat-sharing formula in the state for Lok Sabha elections.
BJP, JD(U) announce seat-sharing agreement for Lok Sabha polls; both parties to contest equal number of seats in Bihar
The announcement by the BJP and JD(U) comes a day after a show of Opposition unity in Bihar ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
Blow to BJP in Bihar: Upendra Kushwaha's RLSP rejects Amit Shah's 20:20 seat-sharing formula for Lok Sabha polls
Only days earlier, the RLSP had blamed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U) for creating "confusion" over seat-sharing with the BJP within the ruling coalition.
Amit Shah-Nitish Kumar meeting: Bihar CM hopes BJP will come up with seat-sharing proposal 'within weeks'
Nitish Kumar on Monday declined to divulge the "many things" he discussed with BJP chief Amit Shah during the two meetings they had in Patna.
Nitish Kumar denies reports of discontent within Bihar NDA, says talks on seat-sharing will begin during election season
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said seat-sharing will be discussed and decided within the NDA when elections come and "there is no discontent" in the ruling alliance.
Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi, LJP leaders skip RLSP's iftar party; Tejashwi Yadav invites Upendra Kushwaha to join RJD-led alliance
Talks of discontent within the NDA in Bihar were fuelled when Nitish Kumar, his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi of the BJP skipped RLSP's iftaar party.
Union minister Upendra Kushwaha — also president of NDA ally Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) — has decided to skip an NDA dinner in Bihar.
After thumping victory in by election 2018, Opposition says democracy has won, BJP downplays outcome
Several Opposition parties emerged victorious in the Lok Sabha and Assembly bypolls, limiting BJP party and its allies to just three seats, and snatching the high-profile Kairana seat in Uttar Pradesh.
Union minister of state for Human Resource Development and RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha on Friday said that there is no "if and but" about the BJP winning