Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: RLSP

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.

BSP, AIMIM, RLSP’s new front in Bihar is eyeing Dalit-Muslim votes, could dent JD(U)

The BSP and AIMIM leaders say the idea behind the alliance is to converge the Dalit and Muslim votes, and present a 'solidarity of the marginalised'.

Even in HRD ministry there were tell-tale signs that Upendra Kushwaha would quit NDA

Upendra Kushwaha's exit from NDA is likely to impact the BJP in Bihar, where his RLSP was an ally.

This rebel Bihar MP is taking on everybody — Modi, Nitish & Kushwaha

Arun Kumar, the Jehanabad MP from Bihar, calls Upendra Kushwaha opportunistic, says he is disappointed in PM Modi.

Allies see Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh defeat as reality check for ‘communal, arrogant’ BJP

BJP allies tell ThePrint that some self-introspection is in order for the NDA captain if it wants to win 2019.

BJP’s Bihar ally Upendra Kushwaha quits NDA, says Modi reduced Cabinet to ‘rubber stamp’

Bihar leader Upendra Kushwaha attacks PM Modi in letter, says ministers and officials have become mere 'figureheads', accuses govt of ‘toeing RSS agenda’.

RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha quits NDA alliance

Kushwaha was upset with the BJP after it said the RLSP would not be given more than two seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

After kheer remark, BJP’s Bihar ally queers pitch further by meeting NCP leaders

Union minister Upendra Kushwaha's recent actions are giving the BJP a headache and fuelling speculation that he may quit the NDA ahead of 2019. 

On Camera


File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.


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.