Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicBihar BJP

Topic: Bihar BJP

Now BJP, JD(U) spar over Friday holiday in govt schools in Bihar’s Muslim-dominated Seemanchal

Education minister has asked for 'status report' on schools which remain closed on Fridays to facilitate prayers, but hasn't said anything about changing holiday to Sunday, which is what BJP wants.

BJP plans big Bihar outreach as ties with JD(U) get rocky, ‘Mission Telangana’ is road map

As part of the outreach, BJP will hold a joint meeting of its different wings on 30-31 July, which will be chaired by party president J.P. Nadda and national general secretary B.L. Santhosh.

Nitish attends RJD Iftaar party, shows he’s ‘not out of options’, as BJP downplays significance

Bihar CM, whose ties with partner BJP has been strained, was seen at Tejashwi Yadav's party Friday. Kumar last attended Iftaar party hosted by an RJD leader in 2016, when RJD & JD(U) were partners.

Trounced by RJD in Bihar bypoll, BJP’s move against ex-ally VIP backfires as it cuts into vote

RJD beat BJP by margin of 36,000 votes in Bochahan, while VIP came third with 29,000. BJP leaders also cite core voters, including sizable Bhumihar community, turning against party.

All 3 MLAs of Bihar NDA ally Vikassheel Insaan Party join BJP, make it single-largest party

VIP chief Mukesh Sahani has had a conflicted relationship with the BJP since the UP polls and is expected to lose ministerial berth, says BJP was ‘threatened’ by his ‘popularity’.

Latest sign of NDA cracks? Nitish & BJP’s Speaker clash in Bihar assembly over weeks-old row

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar accuses Speaker and BJP MLA Vijay Kumar Sinha of 'unconstitutional' conduct Monday. Speaker not amused at being told how to 'run the House'.

After Yogi’s UP win, Bihar BJP MLAs call for ‘bulldozer’ govt there too. Ally JD(U) not amused

BJP MLAs chant 'we should have a bulldozer govt too', later say they don’t want CM Nitish Kumar out. JD (U) says equation unchanged, as Nitish & PM Modi have an understanding.

Why Nitish’s JD(U) and BJP are compelled to stay in ‘unhappy marriage’, despite public sniping

Nitish seems to be facing more opposition from the BJP than he is from rival parties, on a multitude of issues, and not much of it is being kept under wraps by either side.

No one is on board with Nitish-JD(U)’s ‘samaj sudhar yatra’ — BJP, other allies, social experts

Bihar CM on 22 December launched yatra against alcohol consumption, child marriage and dowry, but it has been slammed as 'timepass', and a way to 'distract from governance issues'.

From special status to namaaz ban, ally BJP is playing opposition to Nitish’s Bihar govt

The Nitish Kumar-BJP alliance in Bihar has seen fraught moments before, but now BJP leaders are publicly denouncing the actions of a government of which they are part.

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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