Vijay is chief of bureau, Patna. He has spent 21 years in journalism and covers political beats and public affairs.
Articles by Vijay Swaroop
Opposition parties may meet in Patna on June 12 to chart LS polls plan
The grand alliance leaders familiar with development said more than 18 like-minded Opposition parties will attend the Patna meeting
Updated on May 29, 2023 12:34 AM IST
Opposition unity meeting in Patna likely on June 12: CM Nitish Kumar
The meeting, in all likelihood, would take place at Gyan Bhawan.
Updated on May 28, 2023 10:21 PM IST
Key Opposition meet likely on June 12 in Patna: CM Nitish Kumar
The Grand Alliance (GA) leaders familiar with the development said that more than 18 like-minded parties will attend the meeting.
Updated on May 28, 2023 08:28 PM IST
A new Parliament building makes no sense: Nitish
The JD(U) leader, whose party is boycotting the inauguration of the new Parliament building on Sunday, dubbed the function as an attempt to “change history by those who had made no contributions to the freedom struggle”.
Updated on May 27, 2023 08:47 PM IST
‘No sense’: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on new Parliament building
Nitish Kumar said the new Parliament building is an attempt to write a new history by those who had no contribution in the freedom struggle
Updated on May 27, 2023 05:46 PM IST
2 months on, Nitish Kumar’s JD (U) gets KC Tyagi back into its top team
KC Tyagi, a former Rajya Sabha MP, was the principal general secretary-cum-principal spokesperson of the JD(U) before he was omitted from the list of office-bearers announced on March 23
Updated on May 22, 2023 07:31 PM IST
RLJD chief Upendra Kushwaha’s security upgraded to Z category after IB report
Kushwaha had parted ways with Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) and formed his new party, RLJD, in February
Updated on May 17, 2023 03:16 PM IST
Karnataka poll results: Mahagathbandhan upbeat, leaders say ‘beginning of BJP’s end’
State Congress president and Rajya Sabha member Akhilesh Prasad Singh hailed Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra for the Karnataka victory.
Updated on May 13, 2023 09:47 PM IST
Bihar: Nitish Kumar congratulates Congress as GA hails Karnataka poll results
The results have given hope to the GA spearheaded by chief minister Nitish Kumar, to counter the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Updated on May 13, 2023 06:54 PM IST
The role of a jail manual in state politics
Umadevi K, wife of slain bureaucrat, moved the SC against Bihar’s amended prison manual, which let gangster-turned-politician Anand Mohan Singh walk out of jail
Updated on May 11, 2023 04:20 PM IST
Nitish Kumar to meet Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar in Mumbai on May 11
Nitish Kumar was travelling to Odisha on May 9 to meet Naveen Patnaik and to Mumbai on May 11 to meet Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Uddhav Thackeray and NCP chief Sharad Pawar
Updated on May 08, 2023 06:30 PM IST
Nitish Kumar to meet Naveen Patnaik in Odisha on May 9 amid Oppn unity buzz
A senior BJD MP has maintained that the meeting between Naveen Patnaik and Nitish Kumar is a courtesy call and that it should not be politicised
Updated on May 07, 2023 11:11 AM IST
Bihar: 12 retd IPS officers set to join Prashant Kishor’s Jan Suraj Abhiyan
Earlier, six former bureaucrats joined election strategist Prashant Kishore’s Jan Suraj Abhiyan in Bihar on May 2
Updated on May 06, 2023 08:35 PM IST
Oppn unity talks and venue after Karnataka polls: Nitish
Nitish Kumar, who is spearheading the opposition unity move ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, had already met several political leaders of different parties during the last one month.
Updated on Apr 29, 2023 10:49 PM IST
Will mahagathbandhan benefit from Anand Mohan’s release?
While his release is being praised by several communities, many others, including the IAS bodies, have opposed the decision, including the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Updated on Apr 27, 2023 12:23 PM IST
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No challenge to Modi in 2024, says Kushwaha after meeting Shah
Kushwaha also mocked Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s efforts to achieve “opposition unity”, saying only those parties were with the JD(U) supremo with whom he had an alliance in the state.
Updated on Apr 21, 2023 09:33 PM IST
Upendra Kushwaha meets Amit Shah, sparks speculation
The meeting came two months after Kushwaha resigned from Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal (United) or JD(U) and floated RLJD
Updated on Apr 21, 2023 09:13 AM IST
Bihar hooch deaths: NHRC issues notice to state govt, seeks detailed report
As of now, 31 people from East Champaran have reportedly died in the hooch tragedy. The unofficial toll, meanwhile, is said to be 37
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 03:02 PM IST
Nitish Kumar announces ₹4 lakh compensation for hooch victims. There’s a rider
Nitish Kumar’s announcement on Monday is a reversal of his stand for years that the government will not compensate people who lost their lives because they were breaking the law.
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 03:40 PM IST
A history of communal clashes in Bihar
At least 200 people were arrested in the recent Ram Navami clashes in the northern Indian state where communal violence isn't a common occurrence
Updated on Apr 11, 2023 01:37 PM IST
After Azad’s remark, BJP asks Rahul Gandhi to reveal who he met abroad
The BJP cited Ghulam Nabi Azad’s recent interview with a TV channel where he alleged that Rahul Gandhi had met undesirable businessmen during his foreign trips
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 04:29 PM IST
‘Don’t they remember...’: Kumar on Amit Shah’s ‘will hang upside down’ remark
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar also defended the district authorities over the communal clashes reported during Ram Navami processions from two districts, Nalanda and Rohtas, on Friday.
Updated on Apr 05, 2023 03:47 PM IST
Shah arrives, BJP cites Sec 144 for putting off Sasaram event
BJP blamed the Nitish Kumar government for the cancellation of the function at Sasaram, scheduled for Sunday to celebrate the birth anniversary of Emperor Ashoka.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 10:00 PM IST
BJP defers Amit Shah’s visit to Sasaram in view of communal tension
Amit Shah is scheduled to land in Patna on Saturday on a two-day tour of Bihar and later was scheduled for Sasaram on the same day to mark the birth anniversary of Samrat Ashok.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 02:16 PM IST
Amit Shah to land in Bihar tomorrow, his fourth visit in 7 months
Bihar BJP president Samrat Chaudhary said Amit Shah was earlier scheduled to reach Bihar on Sunday but there was a slight change in his itinerary
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 10:39 PM IST
‘I never comment on...’: Nitish Kumar on Rahul Gandhi’s LS disqualification
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said he is waiting for a decision from the Congress on forging an Opposition unity ahead of the 2024 Parliament elections
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 02:48 PM IST
Samrat Chaudhary is new Bihar BJP chief
Samrat Chaudhary replaces Sanjay Jaiswal, whose three-year tenure ended in September last year but was asked to continue.
Published on Mar 23, 2023 09:55 PM IST
BJP leader Samrat Chaudhary appointed as Bihar’s new party president
Samrat Chaudhary said the BJP in state is committed to form the first BJP government in state and win all the 40 Lok Sabha seats from Bihar
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 01:42 PM IST
JD-U announces national, state office bearers
The new national team of JD-U has 32 members, of which 22 are general secretaries, seven secretaries, a vice president and a treasurer.
Published on Mar 21, 2023 10:09 PM IST
Opted out, says KC Tyagi as JD-U chief announces new team for 2024, 2025 polls
JD-U president Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh appointed 22 general secretaries, seven secretaries, a vice president and a treasurer.
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 08:05 PM IST