Vijay is chief of bureau, Patna. He has spent 21 years in journalism and covers political beats and public affairs.
Articles by Vijay Swaroop
Ninety-two years after they were last enumerated, the Bihar government on Monday announced the results of a caste census carried out by the state government.
The finding that castes in the “reserved” category constitute 84.48% of Bihar’s population, for whom the quota in government jobs is capped at 50%.
The INLD had invited most of the leaders of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc, including Kumar, his deputy Tejashwi Yadav, West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee, Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar, among others
The special judge took cognizance of a fresh chargesheet filed by the CBI and issued summons
The JD-U and RJD questioned the delay in conducting the decadal headcount, saying the 33% quota will kick in only after the census and delimitation is done
Kumar maintained that the Opposition National Development Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) is strong and will contest elections strongly
BJP vice president Santosh Pathak said the party was very strong on seats won by its alliance partners in 2019 and the party was working on winning these seats in 2024
Union home minister Amit Shah is expected to chair the meeting of BJP leaders in the state as the party gears up to battle for the general election next year
The last data on the caste composition is found in the 1931 census, nine decades ago. In 1941, though caste was enumerated, the report wasn’t published
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar made the comments in response to a question on whether he will accept the role of the convenor ahead of the two-day third meeting of the grouping in Mumbai
The Rajya Sabha deputy chairman has been at the receiving end of the party leaders for attending the inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament building and was accused of working for BJP.
The park in Kankarbagh locality, which was earlier named after late PM Vajpayee, has been renamed as Cocunut park by the department of environment and forest and was to be inaugurated by its minister Tej Pratap Yadav.
The Bihar government postponed the inauguration of a park in Patna after BJP leaders claimed it was already named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is hold meetings with senior opposition leaders including Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi of the Congress and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal
Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) president Chirag Paswan on Monday said his party will contest no less than six Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, and that he wants his mother to fight next year’s General Elections from Hajipur seat
Ram Vilas Paswan, who founded the Lok Janshakti Party, represented Hajipur Lok Sabha seat nine times. In 2019, the party fielded Chirag Paswan’s uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras from the seat
The younger Paswan, who could extract a union cabinet berth, is in the middle of a family feud with his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras who is already a minister.
Heated exchange that shows no sign of a let-up despite the intervention of chief minister Nitish Kumar and RJD national president Lalu Prasad.
Bihar minister and senior Janata Dal-United leader Ashok Chowdhary said the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh met the CM in his capacity as a party MP
The JD-U currently has 45 members of legislative assembly (MLAs) in the 243-member House and 23 members in the legislative council whose total strength is 75.
Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday alleged Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had shunned all political principles and accused Opposition parties of being involved in scams worth ₹20 lakh crore.
Taking on Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar who organised the meeting, Shah said the people of the state will give a “befitting reply to corrupt leaders” in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls
The Bihar CM has taken on an ambitious and difficult job: to unite the Opposition in time for 2024. The question of what will happen to him if he doesn't looms
No official reason was given for the cancellation of the visit, which has been given much importance against the backdrop of efforts to forge unity among non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parties
The rallies by two top BJP leaders have been scheduled close on the heels of a crucial meeting of key political figures from across the country due on June 23 in Patna, where they are expected to deliberate on forging a coalition against the BJP for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar expressed the possibility of early Lok Sabha elections, due in March-April 2024, during a function of the rural development department.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said that t is possible that Lok Sabha elections may be held before time, i.e., this year itself
A deep dive into K C Tyagi's storied career is warranted as Nitish Kumar is busy mobilising forces in Bihar to get ready for 2024 polls.
Due to prior engagements of Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, party leader Rahul Gandhi along with Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin were unable to mark their presence for the June 12 meeting
Leaders of 18 political parties, among them three chief ministers, are scheduled to meet in Patna on June 12.