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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
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Fatal collision of four vehicles kills 10 in Gujarat, several injured

Bharuch, May 18 (ANI): Fatal collision of four vehicles – a truck, tanker, bus and a jeep killed 10 people and left several others injured, on the National Highway near Panoli village in Bharuch district of Gujarat. According to police 10 people, which also include the driver of the jeep, were declared dead, while several others in the bus were said to be injured. The injured have been admitted in a nearby hospital. A police probe is underway and further details are awaited. May 18, 2014
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Modi says Varanasi endorsed even his 'silence'

Varanasi, May 18 (ANI): In spiritually charged atmosphere of the temple town of Varanasi, victorious BJP leader Narendra Modi said that he was indebted to people of the town for their love and support even when he was gagged and not allowed to speak to his electorate in the run up to polls. Modi reached the brightly-lit Dashashwamedh Ghat soon after darkness fell. Jostling his way through the enthusiastic crowd of supporters cheering 'NaMo NaMo', the leader reached the banks of Holy Ganges with party chief Rajnath Singh and his aide Amit Shah to participate in the famous Ganga Aarti, the Hindu ceremony of light. After performing all the rituals amidst priests blowing conch shells and ringing holy bells, the firebrand leader addressed the crowd and thanked them for their support. The PM designate also vowed to clean Varanasi and turn into India's cultural capital. May 18, 2014