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Janata Dal (United): Political party in India
Janata Dal (United) is a centre-left Indian political party with political presence mainly in eastern and north-eastern India. JD(U) is recognised as a state party in the states of Bihar and Arunachal Pradesh and is a part of government in Bihar and Nagaland. JD(U) heads the government in Bihar and is the second largest party in Arunanchal Pradesh. JD(U) won 16 seats in the 2019 Indian general election, making it the seventh largest party in the Lok Sabha. The party operates on the ideologies of socialism, secularism and integral humanism.


Delhi Assembly elections 2020: All you need to know about Adarsh Nagar constituency

AAP will be contesting from all 70 seats for the assembly polls while BJP will be contesting on 67 seats, with its ally Janata Dal-United and Lok Janashakti Party contesting on the remaining three..
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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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The gladiator of Indian politics does it again

Election strategist' Prashant Kishor and retired diplomat Pavan Varma, who were expelled from JDU, seemed to have failed to understand the fundamentals of their party chief Nitish Kumar.
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Top News of the Day | Jan 29, 2020: Prashant Kishor, Pavan Varma expelled from JD(U), Saina Nehwal joins BJP and more

In top news of the day on Wednesday, January 28, 2020, The Janata Dal (United) on Wednesday expelled Prashant Kishor and Pavan Varma from the party over their 'anti-party activities'. The two had..
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Prashant Kishor, Pavan Varma expelled from JD(U) for 'anti-party activities', say 'thank you' to Nitish Kumar

The two had recently upped their attacks against the party's alliance BJP over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and even questioned JD(U) over its stance on the law.
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Thank you and God bless you for retaining CM post: Prashant Kishor to Nitish after suspension from JD(U)

Soon after his expulsion from JD(U), Prashant Kishor on Wednesday took a dig at party president Nitish Kumar, offering him his best wishes to "retain" the chief ministership of Bihar. In a tweet..
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JD(U) expels Prashant Kishor, Pavan Varma for 'anti-party' activities

The JD(U) on Wednesday expelled Prashant Kishor and Pavan Kumar for their "anti-party" activities. Both the leaders have been attacking the party leadership over its pro-CAA stand. The spat between..
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EVM buttons will be pressed 'with love' in Delhi: Prashant Kishor

"On February 8, the buttons of the EVM will be pressed with love. Big shocks should be given in small doses, so that brotherhood and solidarity are not endangered. Justice, Liberty, Equality and..
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Pavan Varma questions Nitish Kumar over BJP-JD(U) alliance in Delhi amid outrage over CAA

In what appears to be a widening rift in the party, senior Janata Dal (United) leader Pavan K Varma on Tuesday wrote a letter to party chief and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar questioning him on its..
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BJP-JDU ties unbreakable, will contest Bihar polls under Nitish Kumar: Amit Shah

The NDA will contest elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Bihar, Amit Shah said at a pro-CAA rally in Vaishali.
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Patna: JD(U)'s Prashant Kishor takes jibe at Sushil Modi, cites 2015 assembly results

Taking to Twitter, Kishor outlined that in Bihar, chief minister Nitish Kumar's leadership and the role of JD(U) as the biggest party was decided by the people of Bihar and not by the leader of another..
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BJP must revisit seat-sharing deal with JDU for Bihar polls: Prashant Kishor

Prashant Kishor feels that his party should be given the maximum share of seats
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Time for non-BJP CMs to make their stand clear on Citizenship Act, NRC: Prashant Kishor

JDU leader Prashant Kishor has asked non-BJP chief ministers to take a stand on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 and the National Register for Citizens (NRC). Kishor has vociferously opposed the..
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Prashant Kishor fires a fresh salvo at JD(U), seeks to remind it of 2015 victory

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JD(U) denies split in party over support to CAB

Hours after retired diplomat and former general secretary Pawan Varma and poll strategist and former vice-president Prashant Kishor publicly criticised JD(U)’s vote for the CAB, Singh questioned..
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Prashant Kishor expresses disappointment over JD(U) supporting Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

"Disappointed to see JDU supporting #CAB that discriminates right of citizenship on the basis of religion. It's incongruous with the party's constitution that carries the word secular thrice on the..
IndiaTimes - Published

‘Confident’ govt to table CAB in Rajya Sabha next week

The NDA is confident of getting adequate support for the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill, with alliance partners like Janata Dal (United) and some ‘neutral’ regional parties like YSR..
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Nitish Kumar re-elected as JD(U) national president, to hold post till 2022

Kumar had been elected as the national president of the JD(U) for the first time in 2016.
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'He's not even a speck of dust on Nitish Kumar's feet': JD(U) on Giriraj Singh's jibe

Gloves were off between Bihar allies JD(U) and BJP in the wake of Union minister Giriraj Singh's latest attack on the Nitish Kumar govt for its "inept" handling of floods in Bihar. "He is not even..
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Arvind Kejriwal lambasted by BJP, JDU for calling people from Bihar 'outsiders'

"Kejriwal has not worked for the people of Delhi and has not fulfilled his promises, so he is doing politics of regionalism," JDU leader Satya Prakash Mishra said.
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Yediyurappa should be cautious of the snakes and scorpions in politics, says JDU leaders Sa Ra Mahesh

"Yediyurappa is already in trouble due to three groups in the BJP. The first is of the disqualified MLAs, the second is Yediyurappa haters in BJP and third, the dissatisfied MLAs in his party...
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Congress open to Nitish Kumar's entry into alliance, RJD says no way

The JDU has also made it clear that no request has been made by the RJD to enter the alliance
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JMM and Shiv Sena's sweet revenge: EC bars JD(U) from using its symbol in Jharkhand and Maharashtra

The JDU had recently decided to fight the upcoming Jharkhand assembly polls alone without the aid of the BJP, its alliance partner in neighbouring Bihar.
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EC bars JDU from contesting Jharkhand Assembly elections on 'arrow' symbol

​​The concession will not be granted to JD(U) in Maharashtra either, where Shiv Sena has been allotted the same 'bow and arrow' symbol. Both Maharashtra and Jharkhand are due for assembly election..
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JD(U) can't use its 'arrow' poll symbol to contest elections in Jharkhand, Maharashtra:Election Commission

The Election Commission has barred JD(U) from using its poll symbol 'arrow' to contest elections in Jharkhand and Maharashtra owing to its similarity with the 'bow and arrow' symbol used by JMM and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Triple Talaq bill in Rajya Sabha: JD(U) walks out, Centre confident of passing legislation

The Bill that proposes to protect the rights of married Muslim women by prohibiting the practice of divorce by pronouncing talaq by their husbands has already been passed by the Lok Sabha.
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Government eyes non-NDA parties, walkouts to clinch talaq bill

The government and the opposition are gearing up for a fresh test of will and numbers in Rajya Sabha over the bill to make triple talaq or instant divorce among Muslims punishable. NDA partner Janata..
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Flood wreaks havoc in Bihar; Opposition attacks JDU

127 killed so far, more than 6500 victims seek shelter at relief centres
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Will see the results: JD(U)'s Pavan Varma after BJP leader claims party has strength to contest Bihar elections alone

Expressing his discontent, the JDU leader went on to say, "You cannot adopt such a kind of behaviour in an alliance government."
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Ex-RJD leader Ali Ashraf Fatmi to join JD(U) soon

Fatmi says that he will try his best to strengthen JD(U)
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Opposition unimpressed with JD-U's mango saplings, call it gimmick

While many poor children died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, Government is busy distributing mangoes in assembly. This clearly shows the government's insensitive attitude, says Rabri
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10 parties extend support to Om Birla's candidature for Lok Sabha speaker: Prahlad Joshi

"BJD, Shiv Sena, Akali Dal, National People's Party, Mizo National Front, Lok Janshakti Party, YSRCP, JDU, AIADMK and Apna Dal have given the notice to support Birla's candidature for the post of Lok..
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Ajay Alok quits as JD (U) spokesperson, says don't want to embarrass Nitish Kumar

Days after he took a dig at Home Minister Amit Shah, Janata Dal (U) Bihar unit spokesperson Ajay Alok on Thursday announced to step down from his post citing "incompetency for the job".
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BJP ally JD(U) 'will oppose' triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha

"JD(U) has its own stand and would oppose the triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha. We have already made our stand clear on the issue and there is no confusion about it," Bihar industries minister Shyam..
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JD(U) names its leader, deputy leader & chief whip in Lok Sabha

The party has also appointed its MPs Vaidyanath Mahto and Dileshwar Kamait as the deputy leader and the chief whip respectively in the Lok Sabha, a communication received here from the office of Chief..
IndiaTimes - Published

Prashant Kishor's organisation has nothing to do with JD(U): K C Tyagi

JD(U) national chief general secretary K C Tyagi stated in a press conference that Prashant Kishor's organisation I-PAC had nothing to do with the JD(U).
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JD(U) will not be part of NDA outside Bihar: K C Tyagi

Party's chief general secretary K C Tyagi said that the decision to not be a part of the BJP-led NDA outside Bihar has been taken in order to expand the presence of the JD(U) and to attain the status..
IndiaTimes - Published

JD(U) to be part of NDA in Bihar, will fly solo in other states

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led party will go solo in the upcoming Assembly elections in Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand and Delhi, leaders who were part of JD(U)'s National Executive meet..
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He himself will explain, says Nitish Kumar on Prashant Kishor's Mamata Banerjee ties

Caught In Row: 'Election strategist' will attend the national executive meeting of Janata Dal(U) on Sunday
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JD(U) has nothing to do with Prashant Kishor's activities in West Bengal: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Prashant Kishor, JDU Vice President, has courted controversy by offering his services as a poll strategist for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday..
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Election Commission recognized JD(U) as 'State Party' in Arunachal Pradesh

Election Commission (EC) on Friday granted recognition to 'Janata Dal (United)' as a recognized State Party in Arunachal Pradesh also and its symbol 'Arrow' has been allotted as the reserved symbol for..
IndiaTimes - Published

Upset over 1 seat to JD(U) in Modi cabinet, Nitish offers single seat to BJP in Bihar

Nitish, however, ruled out any rift between the allies. “Everything is fine between JD(U) and BJP,” he said, adding that BJP leaders were not keen to name a person for the cabinet post. “There..
IndiaTimes - Published

Will never be a part of NDA-led Union Cabinet, says JD(U)

JD(U) secretary general and chief spokesperson K C Tyagi told ANI that the proposal of one Cabinet berth given by the NDA was unacceptable by the party, hence, they took this decision.
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'JD(U) will never leave NDA', says newly inducted minister in Nitish Kumar government

Speaking on BJP-JDU alliance after the latter party did not get more than 1 birth in NDA cabinet, newly inducted JDU leader Neeraj Kumar said that there is no rift between the two parties.
DNA - Published

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