Pinellas Park, FL, USA: Amidst pandemic COVID-19, Chhath festival was celebrated by a number of Patna’ites and others from Indian Diaspora locally here in Florida (USA).
Patna: Just days after he was sworn-in as the new Education Minister of Bihar, Janata Dal – U leader Mewalal Choudhary resigned from his post in the wake of mounting pressure from the opposition parties who dredged up criminal accusations leveled against him during his term as the Vice Chancellor of Bhagalpur Agriculture University.
Patna: A crippled and wounded Janata Dal – U leader Nitish Kumar, on the eve of his record seventh stint for the Chief Minister’s chair in Bihar, said in Patna on Sunday that he had no intention of occupying the seat again but accepted the position only because of mounting pressure from the top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and some leaders from his own party.
Patna: In a new twist to the already bizarre election of Bihar Assembly that has seen enough drama already involving Chirag Paswan disavowing the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and former Mahagathbandhan partner Jitan Ram Manjhi going back to the NDA fold, among others, Congress Party on Wednesday announced fielding former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha’s son Luv Sinha from the Bankipur seat where he will go head to head with incumbent BJP MLA Nitin Navin.
Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) founder and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan who died of medical complications shortly after a heart surgery at a hospital in Delhi on Thursday, was cremated with state honors at Patna’s Janardan Ghat in Digha on Saturday with his son and party president Chirag Paswan performing the last rites.
Patna: Putting all speculations to rest about the Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan) Chief Ministerial face in Bihar, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Saturday announced that party’s de facto president Tejaswi Yadav will be its candidate for the Chief Minister post in the hope of replacing the incumbent occupant of the chair Nitish Kumar.
Patna: Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), notorious for switching political alliance right before any national or state election, on Tuesday threatened to walk out of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over its disagreement on seat-sharing arrangement for the upcoming Bihar elections.
Patna: Despite his history of political arm-twisting prior to each state and national election as a bargaining tool, it appears Upendra Kushwaha, the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief, is at the end of his rope as neither the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)-led Mahagathbandhan nor the BJP-led NDA has shown any sign of making a deal with him for the upcoming Bihar elections.