Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicRashtriya Janata Dal

Topic: Rashtriya Janata Dal

Tej Pratap Yadav slaps ex-MLC candidate, has him thrown out during RJD Iftaar party

After the Iftaar party, Tej Pratap Yadav claimed that he held “secret talks” with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to revive the RJD-JD(U) grand alliance.

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.

Khan brothers — the new power that’s risen in Bihar from ashes of Shahabuddin’s criminal empire

Gangster-turned-politician’s widow says she feels threatened by Raees Khan & Ayub Khan, alleged ex-henchmen thought to be trying to claim Shahabuddin’s legacy in Siwan district.

Lalu sons’ rivalry at rock bottom as Tej Pratap backs Congress against Tejashwi’s man in bypoll

Allies RJD & Congress are facing-off in Kusheshwar Asthan & Tarapur bypolls. Tej Pratap has asked his supporters to back Congress in the first and his own party in the second.

‘Like Kim Jong-un’s diktat’ — Bihar opposition slams Nitish govt’s circular on protests

State DGP S.K. Singhal has issued a circular warning that those charge-sheeted for ‘criminal acts’ during protests will not be eligible for government jobs or contracts.

Not just one BJP MLA, ‘Lalu Yadav tried to get Sushil Modi to switch over from NDA’

Modi’s aides say Lalu told ex-deputy CM that since he has been dumped by BJP, he should ‘come over’ to the RJD fold. Lalu’s party says allegations are concocted.

Tejashwi Yadav takes Raghopur, defeats BJP’s Satish Yadav by over 38,000 votes

The India Today-Axis My India exit poll found that Tejashwi Yadav is the ‘first choice for the chief minister’s chair with 44 per cent backing him’.

In poverty-stricken Bihar, every third candidate in first phase of polls is a crorepati

Crorepati candidates make up the majority of major parties’ candidates, reiterating the point that money and muscle power dominate Bihar elections.

A new Tejashwi emerges ahead of Bihar polls — more mature and in control of RJD

Tejashwi Yadav has the full backing of his dad, RJD chief Lalu Prasad. Colleagues & opponents say he’s definitely done better than before in the run-up to Bihar polls.

Wives of ‘criminals’, dynasts — few surprises in RJD, JD(U) first list for Bihar polls

While the RJD has named 20 candidates, the first list of the JD(U) had 15 names. Their allies, the Congress and the BJP, respectively, are yet to release any candidate names.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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