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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Is Building Bridges With Friends And Foes To Recover Lost Ground

Mar 24, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Nitish Kumar, a Kurmi by caste, apparently wants to revive the non-Yadav OBC front in Bihar by building bridges with former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha, a Koeri leader.

Case Against Kangana Ranaut Filed In Bihar By RSLP Leader

Dec 18, 2020 PTI

The complainant has taken exception to a photograph tweeted by the Kangana Ranaut on December 3, with the caption 'new star in tukde tukde gang'.

'Ready To Fight, Don’t Want Bihar Polls To Be Postponed': RLSP Leader Upendra Kushwaha

In an exclusive interview, Upendra Kushwaha, leader of Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP), tells Outlook the Grand Alliance is intact and that the alliance will win upcoming Bihar assembly elections.

'Will Even Take Up Arms To Protect Our Vote Against Rigging:' Upendra Kushwaha's Shocker On EVM Tampering Row

May 21, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Addressing a press conference Tuesday evening, Upendra Kushwaha said a vehicle full of EVMs had been caught and accompanying poll officials couldn't answer where they were moving voting machines to.

We Will Back Rahul Gandhi For PM Post: Upendra Kushwaha

In an exclusive interview to Outlook, RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha says his party will stay with the Grand Alliance and will support Congress president Rahul Gandhi for the PM post.

25 April, 2019

We Will Send Them To Desert And See How They Send Us To Pakistan: Kushwaha On BJP

Outlook Web Bureau

RLSP leader Upendra Kushwaha courted controversy for calling BJP double-faced and comparing the party to the person who plays Sita in Ram Leela but smokes cigarette backstage.

20 March, 2019

Mahagathbandhan On Track In Bihar After Congress Accepts RJD’s 9 Seats Offer, Formal Announcement March 22

Puneet Nicholas Yadav

The Grand Alliance in Bihar comprises Lalu Prasad’s RJD, Congress party, Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha, Sharad Yadav’s Loktantrik Janata Dal, Mukesh Sahni’s Vikasheel Insaan Party, Upendra Kushwaha’s Rashtriya Lok Samta Party and CPI (ML).

22 January, 2019

No Merger Of LJD With RLSP, Says Sharad Yadav

Outlook Web Bureau

The LJD and RLSP are part of the Grand Alliance in Bihar comprising of Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress and Jiten Ram Manjhi-led Hindustani Awam Morcha.

07 January, 2019

Tejashwi Yadav To Host First Grand Alliance Meeting At His Residence Today

Outlook Web Bureau

The meeting will be marked by "broad discussions on the respective number of seats to be fought by each constituent, and identifying constituencies best suited for each alliance partner".

20 December, 2018

Days After Quitting NDA, RLSP Chief Upendra Kushwaha Joins UPA

Outlook Web Bureau

The saffron alliance had swept the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, winning 31 of the state's 40 seats.

15 December, 2018

Setback To Upendra Kushwaha's RLSP, Legislators Announce to Remain With NDA

Outlook Web Bureau

RLSP which fought the 2014 general election as well the 2015 state polls as a NDA constituent has altogether three MPs, including Kushwaha, two MLAs and One MLC in Bihar.

10 December, 2018

RLSP Chief Upendra Kushwaha Resigns As Union Minister

Outlook Web Bureau

Earlier in the day, the Minister told the media that he will not participate in the NDA meeting at Parliament House complex slated to be held at 4 p.m.

06 December, 2018

Upendra Kushwaha To Announce RLSP Decision On Quitting NDA Today

Outlook Web Bureau

A party leader on condition of anonymity said that Upendra Kushwaha is also likely to put in his papers as union minister.

12 November, 2018

Upendra Kushwaha's Meeting With Sharad Yadav In Delhi Fuels Speculation Over His Next Move

Outlook Web Bureau

Kushwaha, also a Union minister, met Yadav at the latter's residence and both the leaders were believed to discussed the current political situation, especially in Bihar.

09 November, 2018

LJP, RLSP Dismiss 50:50 Formula For BJP-JD(U) In 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

Outlook Web Bureau

A speculation had been rife that the BJP and the JD(U) could field candidates on 34 out of the total 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, leaving the rest to Lok Janshakti Party and the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party.

01 November, 2018

Kushawaha Says Nitish Kumar Wants To Step Down As Bihar CM

Outlook Web Bureau

His comment came with a disclaimer that his remark does not mean that he is asking for the CM’s resignation.

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Congress leaders protest at UP Assembly premises before a special session of UP assembly.

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Samajwadi Party leaders protest at UP Assembly premises before a special session of UP assembly.

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Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) members participate in a cycle rally as part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' from West Bengal to Gujarat, in Bhopal.

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A man rides a bicycle during rain in Ranchi.

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.


The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together


Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu