Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicUpendra Kushwaha

Topic: Upendra Kushwaha

‘Nitish PM material’: JD(U)’s Upendra Kushwaha says BJP lying about his ‘V-P ambition’

Kushwaha says Bihar 'hasn't yet had chance to elect a PM'. But he denies that there's a deal with RJD for Nitish Kumar to move to Parliament in 2024 so Tejashwi Yadav can be CM.

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.

Tejashwi can be RJD’s choice, but alliance is yet to agree on CM face in Bihar, says Congress

Congress' Shaktisinh Gohil says every party has a right to put a leader’s face forward, but we will decide if the alliance benefits from one face, and who that will be.

Once highly influential, these 3 Bihar leaders now find no takers ahead of polls

Jitan Ram Manjhi, Upendra Kushwaha & Mukesh Sahani are still part of RJD-Congress grand alliance, 6 months before polls. But things are looking bleak for them.

Don’t participate in TV debates on Pulwama, communal issues: Kushwaha tells opposition

The former union minister, who broke away from the NDA, alleges TV channels are deviating from real issues and promoting RSS, BJP agenda.

It’s a problem of plenty as Bihar opposition alliance creaks under weight of numbers

The RJD wants to wrap up a poll agreement by the end of January but seat-sharing talks have begun exposing cracks in the alliance.   

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.

Days after Bihar leader Upendra Kushwaha quits NDA, BJP announces OBC meet in Patna

Besides the OBC meet in February, morcha meetings will be held with focus on SC/STs too

Upendra Kushwaha’s exit could undo BJP’s carefully planned Bihar caste coalition

Upendra Kushwaha, who belongs to the Koeri community, was an important cog in BJP’s Bihar caste alliance of non-Yadav OBCs.

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Narendra Modi | Wikimedia Commons

Revadi jibe shows Modi govt letting its insecurities do the talking, not economics

Why exactly should the Prime Minister be worried about the welfare model of an opposition party that barely controls two state governments?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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