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Will Nitish Kumar do a volte-face again?

Will Nitish Kumar do a volte-face again?

All eyes in Bihar were now on the meetings called by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U) and the opposition RJD, of their respective legislators, which have triggered speculations of seismic political developments in the state.

However, those appearing to be in the know of things in both parties insisted that notwithstanding hectic political activity that continued till late Monday evening, a dramatic realignment was not on the agenda of the meetings that will commence simultaneously, right across the street from each other.

Parliament passes five bills

Parliament passes five bills

The Monsoon session of Parliament ended on Monday four days ahead of schedule. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla adjourned the house sine die, saying it met for 16 days and passed seven legislations.

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, whose tenure will end on August 10, adjourned the house sine die.

Thackeray nominates Ambadas Danve as LoP

Thackeray nominates Ambadas Danve as LoP

A day before the cabinet expansion of Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday nominated party MLC Ambadas Danve for the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council.

In a letter to the chairman of the Legislative Council, Thackeray said party MLCs had authorised him to nominate a candidate for the post of LoP in a meeting on July 9.

BJP will return to power again: Shah

BJP will return to power again: Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday claimed that the BJP under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will come back to power at the Centre with a two-third majority in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Shah, who is considered the party's chief strategist, also expressed confidence that the party will form the government in Odisha in the Assembly polls scheduled to be held in the same year. The BJP stalwart was attending a function where the Odia translation of 'Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery' which chronicles Modi's journey from a Gujarat chief minister to the country's Prime Minister, though the BJP is often described as a political party of the country's Hindi-speaking region, it has formed governments in the North-eastern states, Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra, he said.