Nitish Kumar

Nitish government trying to bluff people on Shahabuddin, says BJP

New Delhi[India], Sept. 17 : Targeting the Janata Dal (United)- Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD-JDU) led Nitish Kumar government in Bihar over the Mohammad Shahabuddin case, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said the state government is trying to bluff the people by filing a case before the Supreme Court to rebuild its image in the eyes of the public.

"The chief minister of Bihar is trying to bluff the people. They are doing drama. They are just trying to rebuild their image in front of public. Prashant Bhushan has filed a case against Shahabuddin in court before the Bihar government. They have just walked on his footprint and to save their image, they have filed a case against Shahabuddin," claimedBJP leader Ashwini Kumar Choubey.

BJP holds Nitish responsible for membership termination of four JD (U) MLAs

sushil kuma modiPatna, Nov 1 : Launching a frontal attack on Nitish Kumar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday said the decision to terminate the state assembly membership of four Janata Dal (United) MLAs as undemocratic, and added that this had been done on the orders of the former Bihar chief minister.

"The base on which their membership have been cancelled is very undemocratic. We expect the Speaker to be unbiased, but the person has worked as if he is a member of the party. This is a dictatorship attitude and all has been done on the orders of Nitish Kumar," said Modi.

BJP dismisses Nitish Kumar resignation as a stunt

Sushil-Kumar-ModiPatna, May 17 : BJP termed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation as a "natak" only to put pressure on ruling JD-U legislators who are likely to desert him after the party's rout in the general elections.

Nitish Kumar resigned Saturday, taking moral responsibility for the debacle of his party in the Lok Sabha polls in the state.

Senior BJP leader and former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi described the resignation as a political stunt and a drama.

Nitish Kumar steps down as Bihar Chief Minister

Nitish-KumarPatna, May 17 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar decided to step down from his post on Saturday afternoon after several ministers and Janata Dal (United) members of the legislative assembly squarely blamed him for the defeat of the party in the 2014 general elections.

Reports said that sources at the chief minister's office and residence, and Raj Bhavan sources have confirmed that Kumar had submitted his resignation to Bihar Governor Dr. D. Y. Patil.

NDA crushes opponents in Bihar

narendra-modiPatna, May 16 : Thanks to the wave in favour of Narendra Modi, the BJP-led NDA Friday crushed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD-U and the RJD-Congress combine by winning 31 of the state's 40 seats.

The result surprised leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance.

"It is really the biggest-ever victory for the BJP in Bihar, all thanks to the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi," said senior BJP leader Nand Kishore Yadav.

The Congress-Rashtriya Janata Dal combine in the state won seven seats and the ruling Janata Dal-United won only two.

Nitish's prime ministerial ambitions led to break up: Modi

Narendra-ModiPurnea (Bihar), March 10 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Monday said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's ambition for the prime minister's post led to the break up of the alliance between the JD-U and BJP.

Addressing a rally here, Modi said that at that time the Bharatiya Janata Party was not sure why the Janata Dal-United broke the partnership.

"Now we know why he (Nitish Kumar) broke the alliance... The dream of becoming prime minister was not letting him sleep," Modi said.

He also took a dig at the Third Front saying it has a dozen prime ministerial aspirants.

No question of alliance with Congress: Nitish Kumar

Nitish-KumarPatna, March 4 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday said there is "no question" of an alliance between his party Janata Dal-United and the Congress, ending speculations in this regard.

"There is no question of an alliance between JD-U and the Congress," Nitish Kumar told mediapersons here.

"We (JD-U) have already joined hands with the Left parties, including CPI, to contest polls in the state. How can we have an alliance with the Congress," Nitish Kumar said.

He also denied that JD-U leaders had met Congress leaders on the issue.

Nitish attacks Modi, rules out tie-up with Congress

Nitish attacks Modi, rules out tie-up with CongressPatna, Jan 20 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday directly attacked BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi by saying that neither can the 2002 Gujarat riots be forgotten nor people behind it be forgiven.  He also ruled out his JD-U's alliance with the Congress for the Lok Sabha polls.

"One thing is certain.  Neither 2002 Gujarat riots can be forgotten nor people behind it be forgiven," Nitish Kumar told media persons after his weekly "janata darbar" here.

Probe JD-U leader's role in businessman's abduction: Nitish

Nitish-KumarPatna, Dec 19 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday ordered a probe into the alleged role of a high-profile leader of his Janata Dal-United in the abduction of a Gujarat-based businessman, who was released after paying a hefty ransom of Rs. 9 crore.

"I have asked Bihar's director general of police to probe into any role of a leader in abduction and release of a Gujarat-based businessman," he told media persons here, adding that his government will not spare any one, howsoever powerful and influential they may be, found involved in the case.

BJP is 'nakli' opposition, RJD is real: Nitish

Nitish-KumarPatna, Dec 11 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday termed friend-turned-foe BJP as a "nakli (fake) opposition" and said the real opposition was the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

"In fact the mandate for the Bharatiya Janata Party was not to sit in the opposition. People gave that mandate to the RJD," Nitish Kumar told the state assmbly.

"By going over to the opposition benches and snatching the RJD's seat, the BJP has gone back on the mandate of the people," he said.

Nitish Kumar challenged the BJP to bring a no-confidence motion against his government in the assembly.

BJP will get a shock in 2014 elections: Nitish Kumar

Nitish-KumarPatna, Dec 9 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should be prepared for a shock in the 2014 general elections adding that, the response to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi shows that people want a third alternative.

"It does not matter what the BJP says, what matters is what the results show. They are going to get a shock in the 2014 elections. And now that there is need for fresh elections as none of the parties got a clear majority in Delhi, the results will break the myth of the BJP," Kumar said.

Stop lying, Nitish tells Modi

Nitish-KumarPatna, Nov 11 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday accused BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of lying left and right in his pursuit for power and asked him to stop telling lies.

Nitish Kumar told the media that Modi spoke falsehood when he complained about security lapses at his Patna rally and lied further when he said that Nitish Kumar was "enjoying" at Rajgir when the bombs went off.

Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are lying to grab power at any cost, he said.

We will battle communal forces, says Nitish

Nitish-KumarNew Delhi, Oct 30 : Under attack from the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Wednesday urged secular parties to close ranks to battle "communal forces".

Speaking here at a Left-sponsored convention called with the 2014 Lok Sabha election in mind, Nitish Kumar said there was an attempt across the country to create communal tensions.

"There is a clear attempt to disturb communal amity," he said, adding that he would never let that happen.

Bihar CM Nitish should apologize for Patna blasts: BJP

Prakash JavadekarNew Delhi, Oct 30 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for comparing his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi to German dictator Adolf Hitler, saying the former should apologise to the nation for the Patna blasts.

"You might have seen that Nitish Kumar, Mulayam and Digvijay Singh are constantly attacking Modi. It means Modi's influence is now quite visible to them.

And so, they are now targetting him because they cannot confront him with any issues," said BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar

Modi cannot become PM: Nitish

Nitish-KumarPatna, Oct 29 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will never become the prime minister of India, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asserted Tuesday.

Launching a bitter attack on Modi, two days after he hit out at Nitish Kumar here, the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader also blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the collapse of the BJP-JD-U alliance in June.

In his concluding speech at a two-day JD-U convention that began Monday, Nitish Kumar made fun of his Gujarat counterpart but without taking Modi's name.

Modi supporters trying to muzzle dissent: Nitish

Nitish-KumarNew Delhi, Sep 21 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar says India could only be governed through inclusive politics and accused BJP leader Narendra Modi's supporters of "trying to muzzle dissent" through social media.

In an interview with Rajat Sharma on India TV's "Aap Ki Adalat" show, Kumar made a veiled attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi but did not name him.

Nitish Kumar is PM material: Shatrughan Sinha

Shatrughan-SinhaPatna, July 30 : Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha Tuesday said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is prime minister material and praised him like never before.

"Nitish Kumar is certainly PM material," the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Lok Sabha member from Patna Saheb in Bihar told the media at Patna airport here.

Shatrughan Sinha said Nitish Kumar was a nice human being and a man of principles. "He is a mature politician and a good man."

Nitish slams BJP on Amartya Sen remark

nitish-kumarPatna, July 26 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Friday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the demand by a BJP MP that the Bharat Ratna be taken back from noted economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen.

"This just makes it clear that the decision of parting ways with the BJP was totally correct. What kind of thinking do they have," Nitish Kumar told reporters here.

Sen had Monday said that he did not want to see Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the prime minister of the country as Modi did not have secular credentials.

I am not a Rambo chief minister, says Nitish Kumar

Nitish-KumarPatna, July 1 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday said he was not 'Rambo' but he did everything he could to help people stranded in disaster-hit Uttarakhand.

"I and my government did everything possible to help stranded people from Bihar in Uttarakhand. But I am not a 'Rambo' chief minister to claim big," he told mediapersons here.

Kumar was reacting for the first time after leaders from friend-turned-foe BJP accused him of failing to help people from Bihar who were stranded in Uttarakhand.

Independent legislators eye cabinet berth in Bihar

Nitish-KumarPatna, June 21 : Four independent legislators, who helped the Nitish Kumar government survive a trust vote on the floor of the Bihar assembly, are now eyeing a place in the cabinet.

A day after Nitish Kumar met Governor D. Y. Patil, speculations are rife about a possible cabinet expansion.

"Nitish Kumar met governor and had dinner with him late Thursday night. It was a one-to-one discussion that assumes much significance as it took place four days after JD-U dumped BJP," a Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader said.

According to JD-U leaders close to Nitish Kumar, some reallocation of portfolio is on cards.

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