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BJP says ‘jungle raj’ to return to Bihar

In a blistering attack on Bihar’s ruling JD(U), the state’s main Opposition BJP on Friday put the fearsome and politically injurious “jungle raj” tag on the Nitish Kumar-led government, saying most ministers and JD(U) leaders were “imported” from the RJD and the Congress.

‘NaMo-sevak’ BJP to hit JD-U seats

Describing its workers in Bihar as “NaMo-sevaks” (devotees of Narendra Modi), the BJP on Thursday unveiled an aggressive plan to target the state’s ruling JD(U) legislators’ constituencies for a serie

BJP plays role of Opp. to the hilt

The BJP in Bihar on Wednesday played to the hilt its newfound role as the state’s main Opposition party, attacking chief minister and JD(U) strongman Nitish Kumar and walking out of the Assembly witho

Nitish wins easily, lashes out at BJP

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar gestures after the JD-U won the confidence vote in the Assembly in Patna on Wednesday. 	— PTI

Bihar chief minister and JD(U) strongman Nitish Kumar on Wednesday won the trust vote he sought in the state Assembly to enable his party to rule for the next two years and a half without former NDA a

‘Bandh signals start of Nitish fall’

Friends-turned-foes, JD(U) and BJP, on Tuesday got an early glimpse of their workers’ angst as the BJP’s observance of an anti-JD(U) “betrayal day” and shutdown across Bihar saw their workers clashing

Nitish set to win trust vote today

Despite tensions due to the statewide BJP bandh, Bihar’s ruling JD(U) leaders appeared content on Tuesday as they focused attention on the vote of confidence that chief minister Nitish Kumar will seek

Bihar BJP calls for bandh tomorrow over ‘betrayal’

Sidelined for long and dumped at last, the BJP in Bihar on Sunday fiercely blamed chief minister Nitish Kumar and his ruling JD(U) for the end of the two parties’ alliance and their coalition in the s

JD-U reduces NDA to band of 3

Bihar’s ruling JD(U) on Sunday finally dumped its long-time ally BJP and boldly walked out of the NDA in protest against Mr Narendra Modi’s increasing prominence in the BJP.

Countdown to Bihar split in NDA begins

A few minutes of drizzle in Patna on Saturday eased the summer heat a little, but the political temperature soared feverishly as Bihar’s ruling NDA allies JD(U) and BJP breathlessly waited for a forma

BJP-JD(U) ties turn ugly as split nears

Bihar’s ruling allies JD(U) and BJP witnessed an ugly fall in their souring mutual relations and headed for a split on Friday as the BJP openly accused the JD(U) of trying to poach on its legislators

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