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LJP will probe Saat Nishchay scheme for corruption, jail Nitish Kumar if guilty, says Paswan

LJP chief Chirag Paswan also accused CM Nitish Kumar for implementing prohibition laws in the state and alleged that he gained from smuggling liquor into the state.
A file photo of Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah and LJP chief Chirag Paswan. | Photo: ANI

BJP claims LJP-RJD pact in Bihar as it fears talk of ‘deal’ with Chirag Paswan will hurt party

BJP leaders say the move is aimed at clearing the confusion not only among its cadre but the public too.
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.
File image of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi | Photo: ANI

LJP not our ‘B’ team, BJP has nothing to gain from JD(U) losing, Bihar dy CM Sushil Modi says

In interview with ThePrint, Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi insists BJP has nothing to do with LJP contesting solo & says situation wouldn’t have arisen if Ram Vilas Paswan was alive. 
(From left) Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, LJP’s Chirag Paswan and JD(U) leader and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | wikimedia commons, Twitter

BJP’s ‘damage control’ after Bihar opinion poll — 9 rebels contesting on LJP ticket suspended

The rebels getting LJP tickets to contest Bihar polls had caused friction between BJP & ally JD(U). BJP action comes after opinion polls suggest close fights in some seats.
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.
Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan has not committed to staying in the NDA for the Bihar elections | Photo: ANI

Bollywood to Bihar — LJP’s Chirag Paswan has 1 month to emerge from his father’s shadow

Some say Chirag Paswan doesn’t have a connect with his voters like Ram Vilas Paswan did. But he’s making all the right noises in Bihar before the polls.
Late Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan | ANI File photo

‘Sympathy wave’ in Bihar after Paswan death, but parties not sure if it will impact polls

In 2015 Bihar assembly polls, Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP won only two of the 42 seats it contested. Under his son Chirag, LJP has decided to go solo this time and contest 143 seats.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.


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.
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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.