Free Press Journal
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    Janata Parivar merger: Six parties to meet tomorrow

    New Delhi: Six parties from the erstwhile Janata Parivar are set to merge tomorrow under the leadership of Mulayam Singh Yadav, a development which comes ahead of Bihar Assembly elections slated later this year and the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. A formal announcement of the new entity to be named either Samajwadi Janata Party of Samajwadi Janata Dal with cycle as its symbol is set to be made tomorrow after a meeting at Yadav’s residence. The meeting is expected to be attended by Bihar

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    Sharad Yadav expresses regrets over his remarks against Smriti Irani

    New Delhi: Days after his controversial comments against HRD Minister Smriti Irani, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav today expressed regret and said he respected her and had defended her earlier. “I regret (the controversy). I respect her,” he said in Rajya Sabha, after Leader of the House Arun Jaitley said a “very improper impression” had been created in the media on Yadav’s remarks during a discussion in the House two days ago. Jaitley urged Yadav to clarify

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    Nitish Kumar starts 24-hour satyagraha against Land Bill

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today went on a 24-hour fast in Gandhian style here as part of JD(U)’s state-wide agitation against the Centre’s land acquisition Bill. Kumar came to the party office in the morning and after doing yoga and taking bath there, began the fast. State JD(U) President Basistha Narayan Singh, senior minister Vijay Chaudhary, Shyam Rajak, Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan, JD(U) MPs Ali Anwar, Harbansh, Gulam Rasool Balyawi and senior party leader

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    JDU defends Sharad Yadav, says his ‘intention wasn’t wrong’

    New Delhi : Defending party chief Sharad Yadav, the Janata Dal (United) said the former may have made a wrong selection of words during his address in the Rajya Sabha , but his intentions were not wrong. “He might have made a wrong selection of words, but his intention was not wrong,” said JD (U) spokesperson K C Tyagi. Sharad Yadav, whose comments on South Indian women sparked off criticism from a cross section

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    Nitish Kumar Government to seek trust vote in Bihar assembly

    Patna : The Nitish Kumar-led government will seek a trust vote in the Bihar Assembly. Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi had asked Nitish to prove majority on the floor of the House after he took over as the Chief Minister following Jitan Ram Manjhi’s resignation. The Janata Dal (United) has issued whip to its MLAs to vote in favour of confidence vote presented by the government. Meanwhile, the Budget Session of Bihar Assembly will begin

  • BJP, PDP clash over Masarat’s release result of opportunistic alliance: Ali Anwar

    New Delhi : Janata Dal (United) leader Ali Anwar on Sunday said that the clash between the BJP and PDP over the release of hard-line-faction of Hurriyat, Masarat Alam, was a result of an unholy and opportunistic alliance. “This shows what the result of an unholy and opportunistic alliance is,” he said. Earlier on Saturday, BJP workers staged a protest against the release of Hurriyat leader Mashrat Alam from prison.

  • Sharad Yadav

    VIPs should ensure no inconvenience is caused because of them: JD (U)

    New Delhi : Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav on Tuesday said leaders holding Constitutional posts should ascertain that no inconvenience is caused to the public because of their movement. Yadav was reacting to the incident in which a vehicle belonging to Haryana Chief Minister M L Khattar’s convoy ran over a pedestrian near Karnal yesterday evening. “They will give compensation. A life of a common man is being equated to compensation these days.

  • Nitish Kumar, Jitan Ram Manjhi

    Nitish Kumar should work on my agenda for welfare of poor

    Patna: Asserting that he did not “back-stab” Nitish Kumar, expelled JD(U) leader Jitan Ram Manjhi today said he was prematurely pulled down from the chief minister’s post by Kumar when he started bringing “mere slogans” of uplift of the poor to reality. Talking to media a day after he resigned as Chief minister, Manjhi alleged Kumar was only interested in “giving slogan for the poor and downtrodden”.

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    Manjhi has ruined his future: Lalu Prasad Yadav

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday welcomed the resignation of Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, saying the latter has ruined his future by getting involved with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). “He should have resigned earlier. He has ruined his future by getting involved with the BJP,” Yadav told the media here.

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    Jitan Ram Manjhi says his MLAs & Ministers were given death threats

    Patna: In a press conference announcing his resignation, Jitan Ram Manjhi said, “My ministers and MLAs received death threats ahead of the trust vote.” He made this controversial statement before the trust vote was to be held in the Bihar Assembly.

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    Manjhi gets down from high horse, but has done the damage

    Patna: Wiser sense prevailed over Jitan Ram Manjhi, the defiant Chief Minister of Bihar, and he resigned hours before the trial of strength in the Assembly that he was destined to lose despite the support of the BJP.

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    Jitan Ram Manjhi steps down as Bihar Chief Minister

    Patna: Manjhi resigns as CM ahead of trust vote Patna, Feb 20 (PTI) Facing apparent defeat, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today resigned. Hours ahead of the trust vote, Manjhi submitted his resignation to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi.

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    JD(U) recognised as main opposition party in Bihar

    Patna: Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary declares JD (U) as the principal opposition party in place of BJP ahead of Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s floor test, which slammed the move as “arbitrary”. The speaker declared JD(U) leader Vijay Chaudhary as the leader of opposition in place of BJP’s Nand Kishore Yadav.

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    BJP to announce decision regards to supporting Jitan Ram Manjhi

    New Delhi/Patna : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday stated that the central leadership will study the ongoing political crisis in Bihar and will announce its decision with regards to supporting ousted Janata Dal (United) and Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi at the floor of the state assembly ‘very soon’. “The Bihar legislature party have had their discussions and they are in support of voting in favour of the confidence motion favouring

  • Uday Narayan Chaudhary

    Bihar Assembly Speaker Chaudhary to hold all-party meet today

    New Delhi : Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary on Monday has called a meeting of all political parties in Patna to decide on different issues including the demand for the status of opposition party made by the Nitish Kumar group of JD(U). He is expected to discuss the seating arrangements along with other details for February 20 where Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi will seek trust vote immediately after governor Keshari Nath

  • JD (U), Allies Blame Bihar Guv For Political Logjam

    Patna :  In a display of solidarity ahead of the trust vote lined up for February 20 for the Jitan Ram Manjhi government, JD(U) and its allies on Sunday came out together to slam Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and the BJP for the political instability in the state, reports PTI.

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    Narendra Modi has no role in Bihar political crisis: Venkaiah Naidu

    Hyderabad: Refuting Nitish Kumar’s charge that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was behind the ongoing political crisis in Bihar, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said that the situation arose over JD(U)’s internal squabbles. “Janata Dal(U)—the name is ‘united’ but, as usual, they are divided. There is already a ‘war’ going on in Janata Parivar. They are divided and not united. The Centre has no role in that,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Naidu told reporters here.

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    AAP to spread wings in 4 states in next 5 yrs: Yogendra Yadav

    New Delhi: Buoyed by its spectacular victory in Delhi Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party is now planning to make itself a significant political force in at least four major states in the next five years without entering into any “arrangements of convenience” with any regional party. Senior party strategist and ideologue Yogendra Yadav said in the long term, AAP wants to emerge as a principled force in national politics and the party was

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    All eyes on Governor Tripathi in Bihar

    Patna : With Bihar Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi returning here from Kolkata Monday, the focus has shifted to Raj Bhawan from the prevailing political crisis in the state’s ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U).  After meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has made it clear that he would not give in to the demand for his resignation and rather seek a vote of confidence.  His party’s rival camp led

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    JD(U) crisis triggered by Nitish’s obsession for power: BJP

    New Delhi: BJP today hit back at JD(U) over allegations that it was plotting a split in the party, saying the entire crisis was triggered by former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar himself and his obsession for power. “This crisis has arisen because of Nitish Kumar and his obsession for power. Its an internal row brewing within the JD(U). …They are now putting blame on us as they are unable to handle their own crisis,”