Nitish Kumar as Opposition’s PM candidate in 2024? Many wary of his ‘U-turns’

New Delhi, Aug 9 (PTI) As he snapped ties with the BJP, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has once again been pitched as a prime ministerial candidate for the 2024 elections by some, but a majority of the Opposition still view the JD(U) leader with suspicion citing his numerous ‘U-turns’. A senior Opposition leader also… Continue reading Nitish Kumar as Opposition’s PM candidate in 2024? Many wary of his ‘U-turns’

Modi’s party set to lose power in crucial Indian state after alliance setback

LUCKNOW, India, Aug 9 (Reuters) – A coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party was set to lose power in Bihar, the third most populous state in India, after its partner pulled out on Tuesday to start alliance talks with the opposition. Bihar sends the fourth most number of elected lawmakers to parliament and… Continue reading Modi’s party set to lose power in crucial Indian state after alliance setback

Nitish Kumar: Master of the art of changing governments

Kolkata, Aug 9 (PTI) Nitish Kumar has again proven that he is a master of the art of changing governments. For some, it was a reversal of happenings in 2017, when he dumped the RJD-led ‘Mahagathbandhan’ to rejoin the NDA, while for others it was a reversal of happenings in Maharshtra where a Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP… Continue reading Nitish Kumar: Master of the art of changing governments

Nitish as Prez? Bihar politicos rack their brains

Patna, Feb 22 (PTI) The political fraternity in Bihar on Tuesday racked its brains on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s worthiness for the post of the President of India, which is to fall vacant in a few months from now. The ball has been set rolling by Maharashtra leader Nawab Malik who said that his party,… Continue reading Nitish as Prez? Bihar politicos rack their brains

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tests positive for COVID-19

Patna, Jan 10 (PTI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has tested positive for COVID 19 and is in home isolation, his office said on Monday. The chief minister’s office shared the information on its Twitter handle, adding that the septuagenarian has urged people of the state to follow all measures which are part of the… Continue reading Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tests positive for COVID-19

Chhath celebrated with gusto in Patna where residents beat the fear of COVID-19

New Delhi, November 10 (PTI): A burst of religious fervour was let loose in the Bihar capital on the occasion of Chhath festival on Wednesday as people turned up at the ghats of the Ganges in large numbers, resolute in their faith to leave behind the long shadow cast by the COVID 19 pandemic. All… Continue reading Chhath celebrated with gusto in Patna where residents beat the fear of COVID-19

No response from PMO on caste census; it’s social issue, not political: Nitish Kumar

Patna (Bihar) [India], August 9 (ANI): Reiterating the demand for the caste-based census in the country, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said he has not received any response from the Prime Minister’s Office regarding the matter and added that the issue is social, not political. Briefing the mediapersons, the chief minister said, “The… Continue reading No response from PMO on caste census; it’s social issue, not political: Nitish Kumar

Giriraj saying errant officials be beaten up with sticks not okay: Bihar CM

Patna/Begusarai, Mar 7 (PTI) Union minister Giriraj Singh’s declamation that officials who did not listen to the people be “beaten up with bamboo sticks” was on Sunday frowned upon by his former boss, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Singh made his latest controversial remark at a function in his Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency on the… Continue reading Giriraj saying errant officials be beaten up with sticks not okay: Bihar CM

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar calls for caste-based census

Patna (Bihar) [India], February 17 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday again voiced the demand for a caste-based census. “I have been demanding a caste-based census for very long. Not just me, I have sent the proposal to the Centre multiple times after getting it approved by the state legislative council and the… Continue reading Bihar CM Nitish Kumar calls for caste-based census

Had no desire to become CM, BJP can have the post, says Nitish Kumar

Patna (Bihar) [India], December 28 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said he had no desire to become the Chief Minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could make its own Chief Minister. During the JD(U)’s national executive meeting, Kumar said that he is not attached to the position. “I had no desire… Continue reading Had no desire to become CM, BJP can have the post, says Nitish Kumar