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LJP chief Chirag Paswan outside his residence in Patna | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

No understanding with Tejashwi Yadav, my MLAs will support BJP CM, says Chirag Paswan

LJP chief Chirag Paswan says he is unwavering in his support for the BJP despite leaders of the party referring to him as a ‘vote-cutter’. Excerpts from an interview.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar addresses an election meeting at Raghunathpur, in Siwan district, 20 Oct, 2020 | PTI

‘Nitish hatao’ chorus grows louder in Bihar 

An increasingly large number of voters in Bihar are talking the language of change, ‘badlav’ and ‘parivartan’. 
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar during an election rally in Khagaria on 24 October | PTI Photo

Nitish Kumar makes no mention of Chirag Paswan in Ram Vilas Paswan’s native assembly seat

Chirag Pawan has been hitting out at Nitish Kumar on a daily basis, but the Bihar CM has chosen not to react to him and maintained the same approach during his Saturday rally in Alauli.
File image of the late Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan and his son, Lok Janshakti Party MP Chirag Paswan | ANI

Who are the Paswans? ‘Upwardly mobile, powerful’ Dalit group at centre of Bihar polls buzz 

Ram Vilas Paswan, who represented the community for five decades, died earlier this month, and there’s much guesswork on who the community will choose in his stead.
File photo of BSP chief Mayawat

Why Chandrashekhar Azad’s entry in Bihar polls should worry Mayawati

BJP's image among Dalits has suffered a dent due to Adityanath's Thakurwaadi image while Congress has failed to go beyond tokenism. This could help Mayawati, but for Azad's rise.
(From left) Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, LJP’s Chirag Paswan and JD(U) leader and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | wikimedia commons, Twitter

3 reasons why BJP disowning Chirag Paswan may not cut ice with Nitish Kumar

BJP is not ruling out Chirag Paswan’s return to NDA after Bihar election result. When was BJP so forgiving towards a leader hell-bent on damaging its electoral prospects?
Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan has not committed to staying in the NDA for the Bihar elections | Photo: ANI

BJP following ‘coalition dharma’ by attacking me to satisfy Nitish, says Chirag Paswan

Chirag Paswan says the thrush of Nitish Kumar's poll campaign in Bihar has been showing a distance between PM Modi and the LJP chief.
File photo of Chirag Paswan

BJP lashes out at ‘vote-cutter’ Chirag Paswan, says party has no ‘B or C team’ for Bihar polls

The LJP’s recent criticism of Nitish Kumar, while praising PM Modi, has created speculation about a tacit alliance between the two parties to undermine the Bihar CM.
LJP president and Lok Sabha MP Chirag Paswan | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Chirag Paswan alleges Nitish Kumar insulted his father, worked against LJP in 2019 polls

Paswan said his party was never 'a fan of Nitish Kumar's style of politics' and stated that his parting of ways with the JD(U) had nothing to do with seat sharing for Bihar polls.
LJP president and Lok Sabha MP Chirag Paswan | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

LJP affiliates want Chirag Paswan in Modi cabinet after dad’s death, BJP says it’s PM’s call

Dalit Sena, created by Ram Vilas Paswan to carry out programmes for SCs, also wants a Rajya Sabha seat for his widow, Reena Paswan.

On Camera

Representational image. | A five gram gold coin sits on a counter inside a Titan Co. Tanishq jewellery store in Mumbai. | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Tatas got panned for Tanishq ad. But this state govt is the largest shareholder in Titan

Titan was set up in 1984 as a joint venture between the Tata group and a state govt. While the Tatas own 25.02% stake, the state govt owns 27.88% stake in the company.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.