Nitish govt working against common people's interest, alleges Manjhi
"Due to illogical sand and liquor policies, the financial structure of Bihar has almost collapsed hitting the poor the most. I raise this point in every public meeting and in Assembly. Our party members questioned me on my association with the 'anti-people' government. Finally, I gave in to the people's demand and decided to quit the government," Manjhi said.
HAM leader's exit from cabinet triggers speculations in Bihar
The Nitish-led state cabinet suffered the latest jolt on Tuesday when Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) leader Santosh Kumar Suman, son of former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, tendered resignation from the cabinet. Suman was SC/ST minister in the Nitish's government. "I am resigning from the cabinet but not withdrawing support from the Mahagathbandhan government. We (HAM) are still part of the Mahagathbandhan government.
Nitish Kumar has become blacklisted now, says BJP leader
"After the bridge collapsed last year, what action had been taken against the company or officials? The Nitish Kumar government became blacklisted in front of the people of Bihar. Nitish Kumar is clarifying things but people of Bihar had seen how the bridge flew in the air last year and collapsed again on Sunday. This is the actual Nitish model of governance in Bihar," Chaudhary said.
Cong, JD-U offer different versions on now-deferred Oppn meeting
The remarks came on the day when Nitish Kumar faced questions over the under-construction bridge collapse on river Ganga on Sunday in Bihar, while he was trying to bridge the gap between the opposition parties ahead of the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
Oppn parties' meeting deferred due to Congress, says Nitish Kumar
He added that the presence of Congress was needed for the meeting. "Except for the Congress, the majority of the opposition political parties had agreed to meet in Patna on June 12. The Congress leadership was not comfortable with the venue.
JD(U) wants Nitish to contest LS polls from UP's Phulpur
An indication to this effect was given by senior JD(U) leader Dhananjay Singh who said that party workers in Uttar Pradesh wanted Nitish Kumar to contest from the seat. JD(U) leaders feel that Phulpur constituency -- earlier represented by former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and V.P. Singh
CM Mamata might reach Patna a day before Nitish Kumar's opposition parties meeting
Trinamool insiders said that as per the present schedule, the Chief Minister is likely to reach Patna on the evening of June 11, which is a day ahead of the crucial opposition meeting. However, it was tight-lipped about the reasons for the Chief Minister's early arrival and whether there is any possibility of any separate meeting of her with any leader of any non-BJP party or her counterpart of any non-BJP ruled state.
Mission 2024': Nitish meets Kharge, Rahul; Oppn meet's date, place to be decided soon
The Monday meeting of Nitish Kumar is being seen as the major push to bring non-BJP, like-minded parties together ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. After the meeting, Congress General Secretary, Organisation, K.C. Venugopal told the media: "We will decide the date and place for the meeting for the opposition party meeting.
Oppn unity a myth: Ravi Shankar Prasad
"Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav are in Bangalore for the swearing-in ceremony and no one is objecting to it but where is the opposition unity? Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik gave it a miss. Instead of attending it herself, Mamata Ji has sent her party representative.
Nitish Kumar declines to reveal next steps on caste survey
"The matter is in court, hence I don't want to comment on it. Let's see what is happening. We have taken the suggestions of all parties before starting the survey. Whatever decision was taken on caste based cum economic survey, it was not the decision of the state government but it is a decision of all parties.