Sunday, December 06, 2020

Lok Janshakti Party

LJP thanks RJD, but says won't contest RS poll in Bihar

PATNA: The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) led by Chirag Paswan on Tuesday refused to take the bait thrown by the RJD to contest one Rajya Sabha seat in Bihar, while expressing gratitude to the opposition party for extending support.

RJD may field its candidate for Bihar Rajya Sabha bypolls

PATNA: After having suffered a defeat in the election for Speaker of Bihar Legislative Assembly, the primary opposition party Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) is refusing to bow down to the ruling NDA government in the state and is preparing to give it a tough political fight. The RJD is now devising a different strategy for the Rajya Sabha elections.

Bihar exit poll: From seats to vote share, only IANS-CVoter spot on

NEW DELHI: We got it right. Amid wayward predictions by others, one Bihar exit poll that got its maths right was the IANS-CVoter, which predicted 116 seats for the NDA as against its tally of 125 seats that it got.

Nitish-led NDA retains power in Bihar, RJD single-largest party

NEW DELHI:  In a dramatic close contest in the Bihar Assembly elections, it was the BJP that took Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led ruling NDA coalition to victory, surmounting anti-incumbency of 15 years in the state.

Jailed strongman Anant Singh leads JD(U) rival

PATNA:Local strongman and jailed sitting Rashtriya Janata Dal MLA Anant Kumar Singh is leading in the Mokama Assembly seat in Bihar.
After over three hours of counting of votes, Singh was leading by 1,576 votes.

RJD-BJP neck and neck in Bihar after 2 hours of counting

PATNA:Key rivals for the Bihar Assembly, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are neck and neck after two hours of counting for the 243-seat-Vidhan Sabha.

Day ahead of vote count, kin and supporters wish Tejashwi on b'day

PATNA/RANCHI:A day ahead of the counting of votes polled in the three-phase Bihar Assembly elections, the family and supporters of Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on Monday wished him on his 31st birthday.

Bihar Polls: Cong spent more than Rs 61L on FB ads

PATNA:Ahead of Bihar Assembly election results on Tuesday, it has emerged that the grand old Congress Party invested more than others in reaching out to voters through the popular social media platform Facebook in the last one month.

Chirag terms Nitish 'most corrupt Bihar CM'

PATNA: Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan on Thursday said Nitish Kumar is "greedy", "would befriend anyone to remain in power" and thus the "most corrupt Chief Minister" Bihar has ever seen.

19.26% polling in Bihar, expected to pick up speed: Poll official

PATNA: Around 19.26 per cent polling was recorded before noon on Tuesday in 94 Bihar Assembly segments in 17 districts, though it was expected to pick up speed as the day progressed, an official said.

Politics over Paswan's death, HAM raises questions

PATNA: Amid the ongoing Bihar Assembly polls, questions are being raised over the demise of Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan. Hindustani Awam Morcha, a part of the National Democratic Alliance, has demanded a judicial probe into Paswan's death.

Bihar Phase II polls: 2.85 cr voters to exercise franchise in 94 seats

PATNA:Voting in 94 of the total 243 Assembly seats in Bihar will be held on November 3 during the second phase of state elections in which over 2.85 crore voters will decide the fate of 1,463 candidates in fray.

LJP a headache for NDA in Bihar Assembly elections

PATNA: The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) is turning out to be a headache for the ruling NDA, particularly the Janata Dal (United), in the ongoing Bihar Assembly elections as it has fielded rebellion candidates against the JD-U on majority of the constituencies.

Violence in Munger again, SP office vandalised and police station attacked

MUNGER(Bihar):An angry mob on Thursday vandalised the office of the Superintendent of Police and attacked a police station in Munger district of Bihar.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission has ordered the removal of District Magistrate Rajesh Meena and Superintendent of Police Lipi Singh in view of the situation in Munger. The investigation into the incidents has been given to the Divisional Commissioner of Magadha, who will submit his report in seven days. The new District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police will be posted today (Thursday).

Bihar polls: Triangular contest in Vaishali

VAISHALI: Although the death of Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan has generated a sympathy wave for the party, it would still be an uphill task for his son Chirag Paswan to convert the votes into results in the Bihar Assembly election that kicks off on Wednesday.

Javadekar attacks Chirag Paswan, calls LJP a vote-cutter

NEW DELHI: The BJP has finally come out in the open to lash out at the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), its ally at the Centre, with the Bihar election heating up in which BJP ally JD (U) is pitted against the LJP in a direct contest.

Bihar voters to miss Lalu, Ram Vilas, others in poll arena

PATNA:Although coming Bihar Assembly elections are unique in many ways since the campaigning and balloting will be held amid coronavirus pandemic, the voters will miss RJD leader Lalu Prasad's light-hearted jibes and potshots at his political rivals since he is in jail after conviction in fodder scams.

Nitish deliberately insulted my father: Chirag's letter to Nadda

NEW DELHI:Hours before the death of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday, a letter written by Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan to BJP national J.P. Nadda reached the public domain, in which he alleges that his father was insulted by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over a Rajya Sabha seat election.

Ram Vilas Paswan was efficient administrator, mass leader: Manmohan Singh

NEW DELHI:Former Prime MInister Manmohan Singh on Friday condoled the death of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan saying he was an efficient administrator who worked closely with him and was a mass leader with a wide popularity.

Modi pays floral tribute to Ram Vilas Paswan

NEW DELHI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid his tributes to Ram Vilas Paswan, at the latter's residence.
Paswan, a senior minister in Modi's cabinet and the founder of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) passed away on Thursday night.

Ram Vilas Paswan passes away in Delhi hospital, condolences pour in

NEW DELHI: Veteran leader and Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan, who was admitted to a private hospital here for the last several days, passed away on Thursday evening, his family members said. He was 74.

No back door alliance with LJP, says BJP Bihar unit

PATNA:After the Lok Janshakti Party walked out of an alliance in Bihar but preferred to continue with its ties with the NDA at the Centre, the BJP state unit on Tuesday asserted that there was no back door alliance with the party led by Chirag Paswan.

Past poll victories add spring to the BJP step in Bihar

PATNA: Riding on its performances in the past electoral battles in Bihar as well as its developmental agenda, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems quite sanguine about its prospects in the coming Assembly elections in the state.

Chirag Paswan writes to Modi on Bihar imbroglio

PATNA:The disagreements between the Janata Dal-United and the Lok Janshakti Party over seat-sharing seem to persist despite Bharatiya Janata Party President J.P. Nadda's claims that all is well in the National Democratic Alliance camp in poll-bound Bihar.

I agree with every decision of Chirag: Ram Vilas Paswan

NEW DELHI:Amid the political ups and downs in Bihar ahead of the Assembly elections, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said that he agrees with every decision of his son and Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan.

Ram Vilas Paswan admitted in hospital, condition stable

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan, who is hospitalised due to heart and kidney problems, is said to be stable. Sources said that he may be discharged from the hospital on Tuesday after routine checkup.

Sushant case: JD-U, RJD, LJP welcome SC order for CBI probe

NEW DELHI:The ruling Janata Dal-United, its alliance partner Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and the principal opposition party Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court order for a CBI probe into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Pranab Mukherjee on ventilator support after brain surgery

NEW DELHI:Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday underwent brain surgery to remove a clot at the Army Research & Referral Hospital and is on ventilator support after the procedure, sources said.

Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for Covid-19

NEW DELHI:Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that he has tested positive for coronavirus and asked his contacts to self-isolate and get tested for the virus.

Sushant case: Congress, BJP demand CBI probe

PATNA:Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress demanded a CBI probe into the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide case on Wednesday, a day after late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's father, K. K. Singh, filed an FIR at Rajiv Nagar police station here.

LJP readies for Bihar elections, forms 7-member committee

NEW DELHI:With eight months to go for the Bihar Assembly elections, political parties have started preparations for the same. The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), which has considerable following among Dalits, seems to have taken a lead over others and has formed a seven-member committee to prepare a 'vision document'.

Delhi polls: 42.29% voter turnout recorded till 4 p.m.

NEW DELHI: An estimated 42.29 per cent of the 1.47 crore eligible voters cast their votes in the first eight hours till 4 p.m. on Saturday in the election for the 70-member Delhi Assembly.

Delhi polls: 30.11% voter turnout till 3 pm

NEW DELHI:Delhi recorded an estimated 30.11 per cent peaceful voter turnout in the first seven hours till 3 p.m. on Saturday with 1.47 crore eligible voters expected to cast their votes in the election for the 70-member Delhi Assembly.

Delhi polls: 27.48% voter turnout till 2 p.m.

NEW DELHI:Delhi has recorded an estimated 27.48 per cent peaceful voter turnout till 1 p.m. on Saturday with 1.47 crore eligible voters expected to cast their votes in the election for the 70-member Delhi Assembly.

2 leaders of ruling NDA shot dead in a day in Bihar

PATNA:  Two leaders of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in Bihar were shot dead by unidentified men in two separate incidents, police said on Monday.

Sympathy vs development as Yadavs clash in Patliputra

With RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharati pitted against BJP's sitting MP and Minister Ram Kripal Yadav from here, Bihar's Patliputra Lok Sabha constituency has become a prestige battle.

LS polls phase IV: BJP to defend 45 seats, mostly in Hindi heartland

 After completion of polling in 303 Lok Sabha constituencies, 71 seats spread across nine states, mostly in the Hindi heartland, will be up for grabs in the fourth phase on April 29, of which the ruling BJP will have to defend 45.

Modi files nomination in Varanasi, shows off NDA strength

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday filed his nomination papers in Varanasi for the Lok Sabha elections amid a show of strength by NDA allies.