Nitish casts a long shadow

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Having delivered on the promise of a caste-based survey in his state and proportional quota, the Bihar chief minister proceeds to make some electoral capital out of it

THE NITISH WAVE: The Bihar CM leaving after the conclusion of the winter session of the assembly in Patna, Nov. 10 (Photo: ANI)

Amitabh Srivastava

ISSUE DATE: Dec 4, 2023 | UPDATED: Nov 24, 2023 16:12 IST

Nitish Kumar ko gussa kyon aata hai? The Bihar chief minister and patriarch of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) has been venting his frustration quite openly of late. If, on November 3, he appeared to censure the Congress for being too preoccupied with the assembly elections to pay attention to the newly-formed Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA), a week later, he took on erstwhile protege, Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) founder and NDA ally Jitan Ram Manjhi for daring to question his government’s caste survey, saying it was a foolish move on his part to have made Manjhi the chief minister in 2014.


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