Tag: Nitish Kumar

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  • Bihar govt in very bad shape: Rudy

    Bihar govt in very bad shape: Rudy

    Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi showered praises on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Monday claimed that the coalition government in the state was in a "very bad shape".

    The people of Bihar were now realising that they made a mistake by voting the Nitish Kumar-led Grand Alliance government to power, claimed the Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

    "Bihar is in a very bad shape. No one knows who is governing the state," Rudy told a press conference here.

    Sons of a coalition party leader were in the state cabinet while the leader himself was "ruling from behind", the BJP leader alleged in an indirect reference to RJD supremo Lalu Prasad.

    To a query on whether the recent bonhomie between the prime minister and Nitish was any indication of improving relationship between the BJP and the JD(U) in Bihar, Rudy said the Prakash Parv was a religio-cultural function and one should not view it from a political perspective.

    Modi and Nitish shared the dais during the 350th Prakash Parv (to commemorate the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru) celebrations on January 5 in Patna where both the leaders praised each other.

    Rudy alleged that Nitish had failed to deliver on "all the fronts" and claimed that the people were now realising that they made a mistake by voting the government headed by him to power as their aspirations remained unfulfilled.

    Industries were being closed down and the people of the state were migrating to other states in search of livelihood, the BJP MP from Chapra in Bihar alleged and claimed that the law-and-order situation in the state had deteriorated and criminal activities were on the rise.

    If things continued in this manner, the people of Bihar would soon teach the state government a lesson, Rudy claimed.

     

    January 9, 2017
  • Modi praises Nitish Kumar over mega ‘Prakash Utsav’, liquor ban

    Modi praises Nitish Kumar over mega ‘Prakash Utsav’, liquor ban

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for organising a mega "Prakash Utsav" here, marking the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. He also hailed Nitish Kumar's decision of imposing prohibition in the state and urged all political parties and people to back his move. "Nitish Kumar, his government …

    January 5, 2017
  • Amarinder invites Nitish Kumar to campaign for Congress in Punjab

    Amarinder invites Nitish Kumar to campaign for Congress in Punjab

    The Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday had an informal luncheon meeting with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and congratulated him on the excellent arrangements made by his government for the historic 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh. Capt was in Patna to participate in the historic 350th birth anniversary celebrations …

    January 3, 2017
  • What, pray, is Nitish up to?

    What, pray, is Nitish up to?

    What is Nitish Kumar up to? JD(U) leaders in Delhi are surprised and embarrassed by the warmth with which the Bihar chief minister has welcomed Narendra Modi’s demonetisation announcement. 

    November 29, 2016
  • Demonetisation: Nitish supports Modi’s decision

    Demonetisation: Nitish supports Modi’s decision

    Unlike other top non-BJP leaders, JD-U President and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar once again on Wednesday supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes to fight the black money menace in the country. Nitish Kumar also demanded action against people having 'benami' ( by proxy) properties. “I …

    November 16, 2016
  • After Lalu, Bihar CM demands probe into SIMI activists’ killing

    After Lalu, Bihar CM demands probe into SIMI activists’ killing

    "A probe is a must into the killing of the SIMI activists as several questions have been raised," Nitish Kumar told the media here.

    November 2, 2016
  • ‘NDA govt betrayed farmers after coming to power’

    ‘NDA govt betrayed farmers after coming to power’

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar attacked the BJP government saying it sought votes from people by promising better days, but ‘betrayed’ them and the farmers after coming to power. Nitish Kumar also cautioned the people to be wary of GM crops, saying his party was vehemently opposed to it as these will not benefit the …

    September 25, 2016
  • Bihar to go for branding of khadi

    Bihar to go for branding of khadi

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said the Bihar government would go for branding of finer quality of khadi clothes made in the state to attract the "newer generation" through designer garments made of it. He said this at a function to mark the ‘Rashtriya Charkha Diwas’ here in a bid to promote the khadi …

    September 24, 2016
  • Nitish Kumar is CM thanks to Lalu Prasad: Amar Singh

    Nitish Kumar is CM thanks to Lalu Prasad: Amar Singh

    Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh on Saturday said JD-U leader Nitish Kumar is Chief Minister of Bihar, thanks to RJD Chief Lalu Prasad. "It is a greatness of Lalu Prasad that he has made Nitish Kumar, who had sent him to jail, Chief Minister of Bihar," Singh told the media soon after he arrived …

    September 24, 2016
  • Nitish Kumar is CM thanks to Lalu Prasad: Amar Singh

    Nitish Kumar is CM thanks to Lalu Prasad: Amar Singh

    Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh on Saturday said JD-U leader Nitish Kumar is Chief Minister of Bihar, thanks to RJD Chief Lalu Prasad. "It is a greatness of Lalu Prasad that he has made Nitish Kumar, who had sent him to jail, Chief Minister of Bihar," Singh told the media soon after he arrived …

    September 24, 2016
  • Nitish, Pawar, Deve Gowda on Upadhyay centenary panel

    Nitish, Pawar, Deve Gowda on Upadhyay centenary panel

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and former Union Minister Sharad Pawar have been included in the 149-member committee being formed to commemorate the birth centenary of Jan Sangh ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday approved the constitution of two committees for the commemoration of the birth …

    September 23, 2016
  • Lalu prefers Nitish over Rahul as next PM candidate

    Lalu prefers Nitish over Rahul as next PM candidate

    A section of Bihar’s ruling Grand Alliance, comprising Janata Dal-United (JD-U), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Congress, has disapproved of the projection of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi as the likely prime ministerial candidate in the next parliamentary election. Barely a month after the state presidents of the three constituents of the Grand Alliance publicly …

    September 17, 2016
  • Nitish calls for water management with Nepal

    Nitish calls for water management with Nepal

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday raised the issue of floods which hit the state annually with Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kumar Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and advocated water management to tackle floods and boost hydropower. Calling Prachanda a "capable" leader, Kumar hoped that he will be able to ensure that there are no fresh flare …

    September 15, 2016
  • Law never fails due to incidents of crime: Nitish

    Law never fails due to incidents of crime: Nitish

    With Bihar’s law and order situation being hotly debated in the wake of gangster-turned-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin being released on bail, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said law "never fails" due to incidents of crime and appropriate action is taken against criminals. "Does law fails due to incidents of crime? Law never fails. Actions are …

    September 15, 2016
  • Law never fails due to incidents of crime: Nitish

    Law never fails due to incidents of crime: Nitish

    With Bihar’s law and order situation being hotly debated in the wake of gangster-turned-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin being released on bail, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said law "never fails" due to incidents of crime and appropriate action is taken against criminals. "Does law fails due to incidents of crime? Law never fails. Actions are …

    September 15, 2016
  • Bihar govt transfers 9 IAS officers

    Bihar govt transfers 9 IAS officers

    Bihar government on Sunday transferred nine IAS officers, including Excise and Prohibition Department’s Principal Secretary K K Pathak, who has gone on long leave reportedly in protest against the arrest of an official of his department who acted against a block-level JD-U leader. Home Department’s Principal Secretary Amir Subhani has been given additional charge of …

    September 11, 2016
  • People of Bihar gave me their mandate, Nitish Kumar hits back at Shahabuddin

    People of Bihar gave me their mandate, Nitish Kumar hits back at Shahabuddin

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday countered former RJD MP and criminal-turned-politician Shahabuddin’s swipe at him, saying that people of Bihar have given the mandate to him and asked media "not to waste time and space by giving mileage to such people". "People of Bihar know whom they have given their support and mandate," Nitish …

    September 11, 2016