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JD (U) leaders demand Nitish Kumar to retract his resignation as Bihar CM

Patna, May 18 (ANI): A day after Nitish Kumar resigned as the chief minister of Bihar taking responsibility for the bad performance of JD (U) in the state, his party leaders on Sunday staged a protest outside his house in Patna asking him to continue as their leader and retract his resignation. Earlier, JD (U) President Sharad Yadav said that his party MLAs will elect a new leader to end the political uncertainty in the state after a party meeting at 4:00 pm on Sunday. The statement from Yadav came amid reports that the party may consider taking support from Lalu Prasad Yadav-led RJD to form the government. Meanwhile, Nitish Kumar had said that he has made up his mind to vacate official residence and will shift to a nearby house and will not withdraw his resignation. May 18, 2014
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Museum in Punjab dedicates wax statue to Narendra Modi

Ludhiana, May 18 (ANI): A wax museum in Ludhiana city of Punjab has crafted a wax statue of the incoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi to celebrate his historic win in the general election. The statue is a dedication by the owner of Prabhakar wax museum, Chandrashekhar, who excels in the profession of crafting wax figurines. Chandrashekhar Prabhakar who has been carving wax statues for the past ten years said that he makes the statues so that people can take inspiration from them. Modi's landslide was welcomed with a thundering rally on stock markets and raucous celebrations at offices across the country of his BJP, where supporters danced, exploded fireworks and handed out sweets. May 18, 2014
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Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar CM, politicos react

New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): Nitish Kumar resigned as Bihar chief minister a day after his party the Janata Dal (United) was routed in the general election. The BJP which is riding high on the parliamentary election results is keeping a close eye on the developments in Bihar. Reacting over Nitish’s resignation, BJP leader Kirti Azad said that Nitish is unable to manage his leaders and landslide victory of BJP has brought in light the loopholes of JD (U) government. Meanwhile, former JD (U) leader Shabir Ali too slammed Nitish. May 18, 2014
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Akhilesh Yadav should think about SP's bad performance in UP and resign: BJP

New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): BJP leader Kalraj Mishra on Sunday said that UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav should think about Samajwadi Party's bad performance himself and resign taking moral responsibility. He said that stable rule and development were the issues of this election and people voted keeping the same in mind. May 18, 2014
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Congress assures support to JD (U) in Bihar

New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmed, who is a senior leader from Bihar, said on Sunday that the Congress has been supporting JD (U) government from outside and there was no reason to discontinue it. In the 243-member Bihar Assembly, JD (U) has 115 members and Congress with four members had been supporting the Nitish Kumar government. May 18, 2014
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UP different from Bihar, no question of Akhilesh's resignation: Azam Khan

Rampur, May 18 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Sunday defended UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav over the party's poor performance in the general election. Khan said there is no question of Akhilesh resigning from his post like Bihar's Nitish Kumar as the two governments are very different from each other. May 18, 2014
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PA Sangma congratulates Rajnath on BJP's victory New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): NPP President PA Sangma o

New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): NPP President PA Sangma on Sunday met and congratulated BJP President Rajnath Singh over the tremendous victory of BJP and NDA. Sangma said that the change which people want will be made under the leadership of Rajnath Singh and party's PM candidate Narendra Modi. On being asked about the provision of prominent office in the new government's ministerial council, Sangma said that the decision will be taken by the party and the new PM. May 18, 2014
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Giriraj Singh on Nitish Kumars resignation

Patna, May 18 (ANI): BJP leader Giriraj Singh on Sunday lashed out at Nitish Kumar, who on Saturday resigned from the post of Bihar chief minister, in wake of JD (U)’s dismal performance in the general election. Singh said that Kumar is fooling people emotionally and he can join hands with anyone for power. May 18, 2014
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Fourteen killed, 20 injured as bus overturns in Jharkhand

Godda, May 18 (ANI): At least 14 people were killed while 20 others injured in a fatal road accident as bus overturned in Godda district of Jharkhand. According to police the bus was returning from a marriage party when the driver, who was drunk, lost control and the vehicle overturned. The injured have been admitted to a hospital in the district, where seven of them were reported to be critical. Twelve were found dead on the spot and later, two succumbed to their injuries in the hospital. Police said investigations were under way and elaborated on the details. The driver is still absconding. Road accidents are common in India, where roads are often of poor quality. May 18, 2014