Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: JD(U)

Nitish Kumar leaves for Delhi as speculations grow over JD(U) joining Union cabinet

Kumar's aide, Rajiv Ranjan Singh, dismissed speculations about his tour being linked with the cabinet reshuffle and said the CM was going to Delhi to get medical treatment.

Look beyond Chirag Paswan’s failure. Dynastic politics is what keeps regional parties afloat

What would happen to parties like SP, RJD and DMK if dynasties didn't exist? Insecure Indian politicians don't groom a second rung of leaders unless a family member is waiting in the wings.

Rumblings surface within Bihar NDA as Nitish’s JD(U) upset with BJP’s ‘communal’ politics

The war of words over madrasa blast, & BJP's recent remarks on attack on Dalits and alleged forced conversion are signs that all is not well within the ruling alliance.

Nitish Kumar has changed. It’s as if Bihar has a whole new CM

Those who staunchly believe in democracy in their youth often turn into supporters of totalitarianism as they age. Bihar is seeing it.

In RLSP merger, a Nitish message to BJP as he rebuilds ‘Luv-Kush’ alliance with Kushwaha

RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha, former Union minister in Modi govt, becomes JD(U) parliamentary board chief. He says his future will be decided by Nitish Kumar.

Kanhaiya Kumar meets Nitish aide Ashok Choudhary, triggers speculations in NDA

Some leaders in the ruling alliance say Choudhary’s meeting with Kanhaiya could have been yet another attempt by JD(U) to raise its stock after its performance in the assembly polls.

Sushant Rajput’s cousin to Shahnawaz, what BJP faces in Bihar cabinet say about its politics

Seventeen Bihar ministers were sworn in Tuesday, taking the total strength to 31, of whom 13 are from the JD(U) and 16 from the BJP.

Bihar cabinet expansion tomorrow, Shahnawaz Hussain likely to get ministerial berth

Bihar cabinet expansion has been on hold for over two months now, with CM Nitish Kumar demanding equal representation for his JD(U) and union ministry berths. 

Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) successor an ex-IAS officer who cleared UPSC before graduating

Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, a former IAS officer who took a plunge into active politics about a decade ago, is now JD(U) president. His proximity with BJP leaders will help.

Violation of ‘alliance dharma’, says JD(U) as 6 of 7 MLAs join BJP in Arunachal Pradesh

The MLAs' defection to the BJP has shrunk the JD(U) seat count in the 60-member Arunachal assembly to just one.

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.