Bureaucrat turned politician Ramchandra Prasad Singh was appointed as JD(U)'s National President on December 27. The 62-Year-old is a Rajya Sabha MP and has served previously as national secretary of the party. Reportedly, he had been referred by outgoing-president Nitish Kumar and was approved unanimously in the party meeting. The meeting was called by JD(U) after six of its seven MLAs joined BJP in Arunachal Pradesh.
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For a fourth consecutive term in office, Nitish Kumar took charge as the Bihar CM on November 16. Two deputy CMs - BJP's Renu Devi and Tarkishore Prasad - and 12 other cabinet ministers also took charge. Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda attended the ceremony in Patna. PM Narendra Modi wished Nitish Kumar and said, "The NDA family will work together for the progress of Bihar."
In view of the upcoming Bihar polls, the Election Commission has imposed a ban on telecast and conduct of opinion polls through any medium - print or electronic. The ban will remain in effect from October 28 till November 7. The first phase of the elections will begin on October 28 while the second and third phases are slated for November 3 and 7 respectively.
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Lok Janshakti Party's President Chirag Paswan, on October 4, decided to contest elections alone by breaking their alliance with the National Democratic Alliance. The decision was taken after month-long conflicts of seat-sharing in upcoming elections. Although LJP cleared that they don't have any dissents with BJP, they left the coalition due to 'Ideological Differences' with Janata Dal-United. They are contesting against JD(U) since CM Nitish… read-more
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The former Director-General of Police (DGP) Gupteshwar Pandey on September 27, joined Bihar's ruling party Janata Dal (United), in the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Recently, the ex-DGP had taken voluntary retirement from his duty, before which, he was involved in Sushant Singh Rajput's case. Reportedly, Gupteshwar Pandey met Bihar CM on September 26, but had not revealed any intentions of joining politics.
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Bihar's ex-Director General of Police (DGP) Gupteshwar Pandey intensified rumours about him joining politics as he met Cheif Minister Nitish Kumar on September 26. The ex-DGP took voluntary retirement on September 22, fuelling rumours about joining politics. However, after the meeting, he mentioned, “I have yet not taken any decision on contesting polls.” This meeting comes a day after the announcement of Bihar's Election dates.
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The current Chief Minister (CM) of Bihar Nitish Kumar rolled out his 7-point-agenda on September 25 ahead of the upcoming Bihar Assembly Elections. The promises include financial help for girls after completing higher education, irrigation, stormwater drainage system to all agricultural lands, solar electricity for villages along with infrastructure, healthcare and electricity projects. The CM addressed the media right after the announcement… read-more
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BJP Leader Devendra Fadnavis, on 11 September, during a press conference in Patna urged the voters to re-elect the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in the upcoming elections. "Only a government which can work along Modi government can take Bihar forward," the former Maharashtra Chief Minister Fadnavis told media. He later praised Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his role in the development of Bihar.
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Bihar government has announced to give a government job to the next of kin of any SC/ST person killed in the state. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said, "One member from the family of a Dalit or tribal who is murdered will get job." However, the opposition RJD said, if it comes to the regime, it will provide same assistance to the families of all the victims irrespective of their caste.
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