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Behind The Scene: How Nitish’s Call To Sonia Set The Ball Rolling

PATNA: It was on Wednesday that Nitish Kumar took oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the eighth time. But sources told The New Indian that the decision to snap ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in one of the most important states in the Hindi heartland started in June this year.  

Nitish 8.0: Appeasement Begins With Tejashwi In Tow, Urdu Teacher Hiring Ordered; Sanskrit Ruled Out

  PATNA: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday questioned the Bihar government’s decision to seek vacancies for Urdu teachers while ignoring the vacancies for Sanskrit teachers in the state. The day Nitish Kumar took oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the eighth time, the director of the primary education department asked for the

EDITORIAL: BJP Allowed Nitish Kumar To Leave NDA

History often repeats itself and this adage fits the current state of affairs in Bihar. Nitish Kumar, perhaps the longest serving Chief Minister of Bihar has once again parted ways with Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) only to form an alliance with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) of Lalu Prasad Yadav. Nitish Kumar snapped all ties with

We Made You What You Are, BJP Tells Nitish Kumar

NEW DELHI: Hitting back at Nitish Kumar, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said, “Rather than trying to split the Janata Dal (United) and weaken you, the BJP has made you in politics what you are.” Former Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that at every available opportunity, the BJP had helped Kumar in

TOP EXCL: Had Said 1.5 Yrs Ago, ‘Khela Hoga’; It Happened Today, Says Tej Pratap

PATNA: “I had said one and a half years ago that khela hoga (the game will happen) and today it became reality,” Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tej Pratap Yadav told The New Indian hours after Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar resigned and snapped ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Speaking to The New

Nitish Walks Out Of NDA, BJP Calls It Betrayal

NEW DELHI: Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar snapped ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party and submitted his resignation to the governor on Tuesday. “I’ve resigned. Everyone in the party wanted to move out of the NDA. “The Governor has accepted the resignation,” Kumar said in Patna. The BJP called this a betrayal of the 2020

BJP Mum Amid Political Turmoil In Bihar

NEW DELHI: Even as Bihar is in the throes of an utter political embroglio, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has chosen to stay silent. JD (U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has called a meeting of all his party MPs and MLAs at his residence in Patna on Tuesday amid a rift with

Nitish Has Realised BJP damaging JD-U: Tariq Anwar

NEW DELHI: Amid the recent political development in Bihar and reports of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaking to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, the grand old party feels that Janata Dal-United’s move to ditch the BJP will be good for the people of the state and if he decides to come back to the Grand

Changing Sides? Nitish To Meet Sonia On Friday

NEW DELHI: Are the winds of change blowing in Bihar? Amid infighting in the Janata Dal-United (JD-U), sources told The New Indian that Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar spoke to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Sunday evening. A source in the Congress also said that the Bihar CM has sought time from Sonia Gandhi