BJP taking a cautious approach after SC declines to hear plea on Bihar caste survey
Firebrand BJP leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh said that he respects the court order. "I don't want to comment on the court's decision. I am not against the caste-based census in Bihar." Interacting with media persons at Patna airport, he said that Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad have been in power in Bihar for the last 35 years and "should disclose how many jobs they have given to Dalits, Mahadalits, EBCs at the panchayat and block level".
Nitish, Tejashwi to go to Bengaluru for swearing-in ceremony of Congress govt
The Congress has sent invitations to Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav and they have accepted it. The swearing-in ceremony will start at 12.30 pm on May 20 where Siddaramaiah will take oath as Chief Minister and D.K. Shivakumar will take the oath of Deputy Chief Minister. Some ministers are also like to be sworn in.
'What is the need?': Nitish Kumar reacts sharply to Bageshwar Baba's Hindu nation remark
"Those (Bageshwar Baba) who are talking about such things (Hindu nation) were not born when the country became independent and the Constitution was implemented. Would they change the name of the country? We have 7 communities in the country and everyone has the equal right to believe in their respective religions. We never make any obstructions to any. We respect every religion and they are free to worship their gods," he said after the inauguration of the Transport Department's new building here.
Nitish, Tejashwi meet Pawar, Thackeray to forge grand opposition alliance
"When all opposition unites to fight, there will be a direct contest (against the BJP). We can get good success and the country can head in the right direction," remarked Nitish Kumar, who was accompanied by his Janata Dal-U's national Secretary Kapil Patil and others.
Nitish, Tejashwi in Ranchi to meet Hemant Soren for Oppn unity
Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav, accompanied by JD-U national President Lalan Singh and Bihar Minister Sanjay Kumar Jha, went to Jharkhand by a special aircraft. The basic idea of this initiative to make opposition parties which are stronger in their states should come in a position to defeat the BJP in 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
Uddhav Thackeray to host lunch for Nitish Kumar with Oppn unity on the menu
The JD(U) supremo shall be accompanied by Bihar Legislative Council Chairman Deveshchandra Thakur, and Cooperation Minister Sanjaykumar Jha for the meetings with the Maharashtra leaders, said JD(U) National Secretary, Kapil Patil. Last fortnight, Thakur had met both Pawar and Thackeray ahead of Nitish Kumar's plans to visit Maharashtra on May 11.
Nitish-Naveen Meet: No discussion on formation of alliance, says Odisha CM
Both the Chief Ministers had lunch together. However, no discussion was held about forming an alliance, said Patnaik after the meeting. The Odisha Chief Minister said 1.5 acres of land will be given to the Bihar government at Puri free of cost for the Bihar tourists and pilgrims, who come to visit the temple of Lord Jagannath.
Opposition unity: Nitish Kumar going to Odisha, Maharashtra
He will also go to Mumbai to meet leaders of the Maha Vikas Aghadi, including NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena-UBT chief and former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on May 11. JD-U national President Lalan Singh said that Nitish Kumar has telephonic conversations with these three leaders and he is going there for the meeting. JD-U national President Lalan Singh said that Nitish Kumar has telephonic conversations with these three leaders and he is going there for the meeting.
Bihar BJP chief says caste-based survey not happening due to Nitish's failure
"The Bihar government has failed to make solid arguments in the court. The Nitish Kumar government is failing to do any work in the state. Nitish Kumar has become a victim of memory loss. He is a Chief Minister who only believes in drama," Chaudhary said.
Nitish recalls Atal Bihari Vajpayee's leadership quality
Sharing an instance, Nitish told mediapersons, "When I was the union railway minister, a train accident in West Bengal had claimed more than 100 lives. I was under immense pain and decided to resign from the post. When I tendered my resignation to Atal Ji, he refused to accept it. He accepted it only after repeated requests."