The Yadav faction had approached the Election Commission on August 25, staking its claim over the party’s election symbol and insisting that a majority of its national council members were with it.
The opposition needs to offer a comprehensive socio-economic agenda that is different from the BJP’s and which can form the basis for a successful electoral challenge to Modi and the NDA in 2019.
The platform for unity was called the ‘Sanjhi Virasat Bachao’ (save our composite culture) meeting and was hosted by JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, who appeared to emerge as a rallying point for the Opposition.
Former minister Ramai Ram, ex-MP from Sheohar Arjun Rai, former MLA Raj Kishore Sinha and ex-MLC Vijay Varma were among those suspended from primary membership.
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The Bihar chief minister also said that the opposition had no real agenda and that he had no option but to break his alliance with Lalu because of the corruption charges.
The senior socialist leader’s refusal to back Nitish Kumar’s embrace of the BJP is the first sign of a crack within the Janata Dal (United)
Speaking at a rally in Patna, the politician said that a dishonest vote is bad for the entire nation whereas a woman’s honour only impacts a village.
A senior minister confessed that the government had no assessment of the impact demonetisation has had in rural and semi-urban areas, and whether new currency notes have reached these areas.
India buys six times the merchandise it sells to China, which is its largest trade partner.
The Bill was introduced by the Deve Gowda government in 1996 and was passed by the upper house in 2010 after being tossed around for various reasons.
The independent MP and liquor baron quit one day before the Ethics Committee of the Upper House was set to recommend his expulsion.