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Rashtriya Janata Dal: Political party in India
The Rashtriya Janata Dal is an Indian political party, based in the northern state of Bihar. The party was founded in 1997 by Lalu Prasad Yadav.

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Do they want to turn India into Pakistan, Giriraj Singh asks Congress, RJD

Citing instances of alleged "hate speeches" by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen's Asaduddin Owaisi, his brother Akbaruddin Owaisi and party leader Waris Pathan, Union Minister Giriraj Singh on..
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Congress stakes claim to one Bihar RS seat, NCP to 2 from Maha Share

While Bihar Congress’ strength of 26 MLAs is short of the minimum 35 votes required to win a Rajya Sabha seat, the party wants RJD (with 82 MLAs and in a position to win two RS seats) to transfer its..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sharad Yadav rules himself out as CM nominee of opposition alliance in Bihar, bats for Tejashwi

Former JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Wednesday ruled himself out as a possible chief ministerial candidate for the opposition Grand Alliance in Bihar, asserting that Tejashwi Yadav, who has already been..
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Row over BPL status of owner of RJD's Yuva Kranti Rath', JD(U) seeks answers from Tejashwi over 'fraud'

JD(U) leader Neeraj Kumar alleged that the bus belonged to Mangal Pal who is registered under BPL category.
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CPI, RJD workers 'purify' Ambedkar statue 'defiled' by Giriraj Singh in Bihar's Begusarai

CPI and RJD workers claimed that Ambedkar statue was "defiled" by Giriraj Singh, the Begusarai MP known for his hardline Hindutva.
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CBI wants Lalu’s bail junked, SC seeks his reply

The Supreme Court on Friday sought RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s response to a CBI petition challenging the Jharkhand High Court decision granting him bail in a fodder scam case. The CBI argued that the HC..
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4 Bihar oppn leaders hold ‘secret’ meet without Cong, RJD


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Congress registers lowest vote percentage in Delhi

As per the latest Election Commission figures available, the AAP has garnered 53.65 per cent of the votes polled in the February 8 elections, the BJP 38.47 per cent and the Congress 4.31%. The Congress..
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Delhi Assembly Elections 2020: Full list of Congress-RJD candidates

The Congress has entered into an alliance with the RJD for Delhi assembly elections 2020.
DNA - Published

Delhi assembly elections: How it is Kejriwal versus all

BJP is using its firepower - human resources and logistics - to best use. On the other hand, Arvind Kejriwal is fighting a lonely battle with most of his colleagues, who were with him during the 2015..
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RJD MLA attends JD(U)'s feast, lauds Nitish Kumar, creates ripples in political circles of poll-bound Bihar


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Lalu Prasad's RJD set to gain two seats in Rajya Sabha from Bihar, hectic lobbying for five RS seats falling vacant in April


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In its first cabinet meet, Hemant Soren govt withdraws sedition cases in 'Pathalgadi' movement

While Hemant Soren took oath as state's chief minister, Congress' Rameshwar Oraon and RJD's Satyananda Bhogta took oath as cabinet ministers.
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Confident that new Jharkhand govt would work for all: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday expressed confidence that the new coalition government in Jharkhand would work for all and usher in an era of peace and prosperity. Gandhi attended the..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP, AJSU could have won 40 seats as allies

The BJP-AJSU combined vote share of 41.5% was six percentage points higher than the JMM-Congress-RJD tally of 35.4%. With a gap of that magnitude, you would generally expect a clear majority, but that..
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Hemant Soren meets Jharkhand governor, stakes claim to form government

JMM working president Hemant Soren accompanied by leaders of his party, the Congress and the RJD -- which comprised the opposition alliance in the assembly polls -- called on Jharkhand governor at Raj..
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Hemant Soren stakes claim to form govt in Jharkhand, to take oath as CM on Dec 29

The ruling BJP faced a massive defeat as the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance stormed to power in Jharkhand on Monday.
DNA - Published

Hemant Soren elected JMMLP leader

JMM working president Hemant Soren was on Tuesday formally elected the JMM legislature party leader, a party source said here. Soren, who was projected as the chief ministerial candidate of the..
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Jharkhand assembly election: What worked and what didn't

Another state slipped out of BJP’s hands as Jharkhand results on Monday delivered a morale-boosting victory to the opposition with the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance winning a comfortable majority of 47..
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Arvind Kejriwal hopes to cash in, RJD eyes lift in Bihar


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Jharkhand election results: Another state slips out of BJP's control

Hemant Soren of JMM is set to take over as chief minister of Jharkhand, returning to the job he held for a year before BJP won in 2015. The oath ceremony will take place on Thursday. BJP slipped to 25..
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Jharkhand poll outcome sends ripples through political waters of Bihar

Lalu Prasad's RJD, once formidable but down in the dumps for some time, erupted in joy over the triumph of the JMM-led alliance, in which it is a minor partner, as it kindled hopes of replicating the..
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Hemant Soren set to return as Jharkhand CM

JMM leader Hemant Soren, the son of Jharkhand architect Shibu Soren, is set to take up the reins of the state for a second term. His first stint as chief minister of the tribal state had lasted for..
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Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019: PM Modi congratulates Hemant Soren on victory

JMM-Congress-RJD alliance is set to win 47 seats in 81-member assembly in Jharkhand.
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People of Jharkhand have given clear majority to JMM-Congress-RJD: Hemant Soren

Hemant Soren, the chief ministerial candidate of the opposition alliance, which is on way to a decisive victory over the ruling BJP, Monday said the people of Jharkhand have given a clear majority to..
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Jailed Lalu Prasad beats BJP in Jharkhand from hospital bed

His political career has been written off by many but RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, currently jailed in a fodder scam case in the Birsa Munda jail here, again proved his prowess by accomplishing the BJP's..
IndiaTimes - Published

JMM-Congress-RJD alliance set to form government in Jharkhand

The opposition alliance of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Congress and the RJD is set to form the next government in Jharkhand displacing the BJP which ruled the state for the last 5 years. For the BJP, which..
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'New chapter begins for Jharkhand': Five years after loss, Hemant Soren looks set for return as CM

JMM-Congress-RJD alliance looks set for crossing the majority mark of 41.
DNA - Published

People will give befitting reply if promises aren't fulfilled: Mallikarjun Kharge targets BJP

As per official EC trends, the Congress-JMM-RJD alliance is leading on 39 seats while BJP is ahead on 31 seats. While the JMM is leading on 23 seats, Congress and RJD are ahead on 12 and four seats..
IndiaTimes - Published

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das trails by 771 votes in Jamshedpur (East) seat

Das, the BJP candidate, has secured 13,708 votes while Roy got 14,479 votes so far. Roy, a former Jharkhand minister, had quit the Raghubar Das cabinet and the BJP after he was denied a ticket from..
IndiaTimes - Published

'JMM's Hemant Soren next Jharkhand CM': Congress, RJD reiterate 'Mahagathbandhan' commitment

The Congress and the RJD reiterated that JMM's Hemant Soren will be the next chief minister of Jharkhand.
DNA - Published

Congress workers burst crackers, distribute sweets as Jharkhand trends come in

The Congress was ahead in 13 seats and the JMM in 23, according to the Election Commission. The BJP was trailing with leads in 27 seats, indicating that it may cede power to the opposition. The RJD was..
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Jharkhand: Counting of votes underway, results to determine fate of Raghubar Das, BJP in state

BJP, JMM, Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), All Jharkhand Students' Union (AJSU) and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha - Prajatantrik (JVM-P) are the main political parties in the fray. The primary fight is..
IndiaTimes - Published

Jharkhand Assembly election results 2019: Key players and constituencies

Most exit polls for Jharkhand elections have indicated a hung assembly with most of them giving an edge to the opposition alliance of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), the Congress and the Rashtriya..
DNA - Published

RJD-led bandh against CAA cripples Bihar, 1,500 held


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Anti-CAA bandh called by RJD rocks Bihar; rail, road traffic disrupted


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Anti-CAA protests live: Metro services resume in Delhi, RJD workers agitate in Bihar

Today, the party workers of Rashtriya Janata Dal called a bandh in Bihar today to register their protest against the CAA.
DNA - Published

Anti-CAA protests live: 15 arrested for violence in Delhi

Today, the party workers of Rashtriya Janata Dal called a bandh in Bihar today to register their protest against the CAA.
DNA - Published

Anti-CAA protests live: Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad arrested; peaceful protest outside Jamia Millia

Today, the party workers of Rashtriya Janata Dal called a bandh in Bihar today to register their protest against the CAA.
DNA - Published

Anti-CAA protests live: Peaceful protest outside Jamia Millia; 10 arrested for Daryaganj violence

Today, the party workers of Rashtriya Janata Dal called a bandh in Bihar today to register their protest against the CAA.
DNA - Published

Anti-CAA Protests Live: RJD expels Bhagalpur district chief Tirupati Nath Yadav, 2 others for vandalising auto-rickshaws

Protests continue across the country.
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Exit polls predict JMM-Cong-RJD govt in Jharkhand

Various exit polls have predicted the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-Congress-Rashtriya Janata Dal alliance to form the government in Jharkhand where the fifth and final phase of polling concluded on Friday...
IndiaTimes - Published

Fate of Hemant Soren will be decided in final phase of polling on Friday

The fate of former chief minister and JMM leader Hemant Soren and two state ministers will be decided in the fifth and final phase of polling in Jharkhand for 16 assembly seats on Friday. Soren, the..
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Opposition parties meet President, seek recall of ‘diabolical’ CAA

Opposition parties knocked on the doors of President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday and sought his intervention on violence in central universities over protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act..
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RJD calls for shutdown in Bihar on Dec 21 to protest against citizenship law

Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal has given call for a Bihar bandh on December 21 in protest against the amended Citizenship Act, alleging that it has blown the Constitution to smithereens.
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Heated debate likely as Lok Sabha to vote today on citizenship Bill

The bill has sharply divided political and intellectual opinion, with Congress, TMC, Left, other ‘secular’ parties like DMK, SP, BSP and RJD as well as liberal commentators opposing religion being..
IndiaTimes - Published

Jharkhand HC rejects Lalu Prasad's bail plea

In a setback to RJD supremo, the Jharkhand high court on Friday rejected bail application of jailed Lalu Prasad in a fodder scam case. Lalu Prasad has been convicted in four multi-million fodder scam..
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After Tejashwi-Tej Pratap spat, infighting among RJD old guard


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Lalu Prasad Yadav re-elected as RJD president for 11th consecutive term

Yadav was sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment in the fodder scam case.
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Mayawati accuses BJP of discriminating against dalits, tribals, backward classes, Muslims

Mayawati, who was campaigning for her party for the coming Jharkhand assembly polls, also attacked the Congress and the RJD accusing them of looting Jharkhand during their regimes. The five-phase polls..
IndiaTimes - Published

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