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PM Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during the last phase of the Lok Sabha polls, at Paliganj in Patna

Nitish Kumar condemns Pragya Thakur’s Godse remark, says BJP must consider expelling her

Speaking to reporters after casting his vote in the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha constituency, Kumar said there was "no question of tolerating such things."
Supporters of PM Narendra Modi wear his masks, Mumbai | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

This election season, Narendra Modi is going beyond Kautilya to make allies toe the line

All the allies have caved in, which is why we saw them sitting beside Narendra Modi as he filed his nomination in Varanasi.
RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav | PTI

Janata Dal asks poll body to cancel RJD nominations signed by Lalu Prasad Yadav

The JD(U) has written to the EC asking if Lalu Prasad had signed his party candidates' nominations after seeking a court's permission.

RJD & Congress yearn for Lalu Prasad as son Tejashwi ‘disappears’ from campaign trail

Tejashwi Yadav has so far skipped 4 days of campaigning, angering allies and his own partymen. The RJD leader is also under fire for failing to stamp out dissent.
Narendra Modi with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

Nitish and Modi are allies but you wouldn’t make that out from their speeches

Observers say Modi & Nitish have similar approaches to governance & their party colleagues, but couldn’t be more different in the contents of their campaigns.
Prashant Kishor

Prashant Kishor is a victim of failed efforts for a Nitish Kumar-Lalu Yadav pact last year

Lalu Yadav, wife Rabri said Prashant Kishor came to them with a merger proposal. Kishore denied it and dared Lalu to reveal what transpired in those meetings.
Lalu Prasad Yadav

RSS infested with people of Godse’s mindset but Nitish let it prosper: Lalu Prasad

In his autobiography Gopalganj to Raisina, RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav writes about Nitish Kumar’s many political flip-flops.
Nitish Kumar in a catch-22 situation after pulling out of Congress-RJD-JD(U) allliance | PTI

Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi face ire of ‘upset’ Bihar BJP MPs

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Nitish Kumar

How ally JD(U) cut BJP to size in Bihar by blocking its Dalit outreach

Of the Bihar's six seats reserved for Scheduled Castes or Dalits, the LJP will contest three and the JD(U) two, leaving just one for the BJP.
Nitish Kumar

8 ex-DGPs write to Nitish Kumar after Bihar police custody deaths, ask for ‘prompt action’

Two Muslim men, picked up for interrogation in a murder case, were tortured to death. Post-mortem report is still awaited.

On Camera

Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.