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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar felicitating RCP Singh at his appointment as JD(U) national president in Patna on 27 December. | Photo: Twitter/@jduonline

Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) successor an ex-IAS officer who cleared UPSC before graduating

Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, a former IAS officer who took a plunge into active politics about a decade ago, is now JD(U) president. His proximity with BJP leaders will help.
File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

Violation of ‘alliance dharma’, says JD(U) as 6 of 7 MLAs join BJP in Arunachal Pradesh

The MLAs' defection to the BJP has shrunk the JD(U) seat count in the 60-member Arunachal assembly to just one.
Mewa Lal Choudhary resigned as minister an hour after taking charge of Bihar's education department | Photo: ANI | Twitter

How BJP got JD(U)’s Mewa Lal to resign as Nitish’s minister within an hour of taking charge

BJP had highlighted corruption charges against Choudhary in 2016, and claims it was caught unawares when now-ally JD(U) decided to make him a minister.

Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM today, Amit Shah, JP Nadda to be present

Having won 31 more seats in the election than its alliance partner JD(U), BJP is expected to appoint two deputy CMs as well, similar to its Uttar Pradesh government.
Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan has not committed to staying in the NDA for the Bihar elections | Photo: ANI

Modi’s ‘Hanuman’, Chirag Paswan, will find no place in his government

Chirag Paswan has called NDA's win in Bihar a victory for PM Modi. BJP, though, is unlikely to warm up to him given that Paswan's LJP put a dent in JD(U)'s seat tally.
File photos of RJD candidate Anant Kumar Singh (left) and sitting BJP MLA Sanjiv Chaurasia. | Photo: ANI/Twitter

Anant Singh to Sanjiv Chaurasia — How musclemen with criminal records are faring in Bihar

Parties have fielded 1,201 candidates with criminal cases in the 2020 Bihar polls, according to an ADR report.
Former social welfare minister of Bihar Manju Verma with supporters after getting a JD(U) ticket for the assembly polls | Photo: ANI

Manju Varma, JD(U) ex-minister who had to resign over Muzaffarpur scandal, loses to RJD

Former social welfare minister Manju Varma lost her post after Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual exploitation case — in which 34 girls were allegedly exploited — came to light in 2018.
A file photo of Pushpam Priya Choudhary. | Photo: Twitter/@pushpampc13

LSE alumnus Pushpam Priya, Congress’ Luv Sinha trail behind BJP’s Nitin Navin in Bankipore

Pushpam Priya Choudhary of Plurals Party comes from a political family from Darbhanga that has had a long association with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.
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Win or lose, BJP to go for broke in Bihar, at Nitish Kumar’s cost

Bihar results would come as a vindication or repudiation of the BJP’s take-no-prisoners strategy. Nitish Kumar won’t be happy either way.

2 days on, not a murmur within JD(U) urging Nitish to reconsider ‘retirement decision’

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has announced these polls will be his last but that has hardly rocked his party, unlike in 2014, when workers protested vociferously against his then decision to quit.  

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