Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

Topic: RJD

Tejashwi to take call on RJD push for caste census as Lalu plans ‘gradual handover’ to son

Resolution at RJD meeting gives Tejashwi greater autonomy within the party, and even allows him to take some decisions on its policies without Lalu's approval.

Nitish keeps Union minister RCP Singh on tenterhooks for RS term amid straining ties with BJP

Former JD(U) chief RCP Singh’s term in Rajya Sabha expires on 7 July. He has to be renominated in order to continue as a minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

From Bochaha bypoll to Parshuram Jayanti, BJP has a big Bhumihar problem in Bihar

The upper caste Bhumihars, part of the BJP’s core vote-base, have been getting increasingly alienated from the party and are pledging their allegiance to traditional ‘enemy’ RJD.

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.

Nitish attends RJD Iftaar party, shows he’s ‘not out of options’, as BJP downplays significance

Bihar CM, whose ties with partner BJP has been strained, was seen at Tejashwi Yadav's party Friday. Kumar last attended Iftaar party hosted by an RJD leader in 2016, when RJD & JD(U) were partners.

BJP celebrates 1857 freedom fighter with plan to beat Pakistani world record, JD(U) miffed again

Plan is for crowd to wave 75,000 national flags on 23 April in honour of Kunwar Singh, to beat Pakistan's world record of 56,618. BJP 'appropriation' of icon sparks political row.

RJD candidate Amar Kumar Paswan leads by 11,620 votes in Bihar’s Bochahan

By-poll to the seat was necessitated by the death of MLA Musafir Paswan, who had won on the ticket of the Vikassheel Insaan Party.

From Lalu’s guide to his man, foe & now ally – how Sharad Yadav’s career is tied to RJD boss

On Sunday, Sharad Yadav's Loktantrik Janata Dal merged with Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal. In 1997, differences with Yadav had led Lalu to break away from Janata Dal & form RJD. 

RJD lost Bihar in 2020 because Congress lost, says Lalu Prasad, as old allies’ ties get shakier

RJD chief Lalu says Congress ‘doesn’t bring votes’ in Bihar any more, but doesn’t give direct response to questions over future of alliance, says ‘we’ll see in future’.

‘Flown to Hyderabad for Third Front talks’ by KCR, why Tejashwi left Telangana CM guessing

Telangana CM K. Chandrashekar Rao is striving to form a non-BJP, non-Congress front at the national level. But Tejashwi Yadav’s ‘courtesy call’ is not believed to have yielded a positive result.

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.