1. Bad days ahead for Nitish Kumar? Lalu, Rabri want to see son Tejashwi Yadav as Bihar CM

Bad days ahead for Nitish Kumar? Lalu, Rabri want to see son Tejashwi Yadav as Bihar CM

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is leading Grand Alliance of circumstances. This is becoming more clearer now than ever.

By: | Updated: February 24, 2017 12:03 PM
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is leading Grand Alliance of circumstances. This is becoming more clearer now than ever as prominent voices from the camp of his biggest ally in the state has started singing a different political dream. On Thursday, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former Bihar CM Rabri Devi surprised everyone by claiming that people of the state wanted to see her son Tejashwi Yadav as the CM of the state.

Though Rabri clarified that she was talking in the context of 2020 Assembly elections in the state, her statement reflected what the RJD leaders in the state have been talking for long. Their reason is that RJD commands the most number of seats in the Grand Alliance. It has 80 seats, followed by JD(U) with 71 and 27 of Congress. On February 14, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav had also said that his son Tejashwi would become the CM in future.

When such statement comes once, it need not be taken seriously. But when it keeps on coming at a regular interval, it becomes apparent. In Bihar, therefore, there is no doubt that Lalu would go to any length to instal his son as the CM. He may not do it soon. He will wait for the right time, maybe just before the next elections. He will strike and clip the wings of Kumar.

Nitish Kumar has been probably the best Chief Minister Bihar ever got. Before he snapped ties with BJP ahead of the 2015 Assembly elections, Nitish was popular because of his works across the state. But when the time came to bank on his own popularity, Nitish chose to get into an alliance on the basis of an archaic electoral formula to beat former ally — the BJP. Nitish had the opportunity to trash the archaic electoral formula, which has caste and religion as important factors, and win the elections on his own. But then there are times when even great leaders turn myopic.  Nitish is not an exception.

However, apart from the compromise he made for retaining the CM post, there has not been any major dent in Nitish’s popularity. He should be advised to walk alone the political path, if he is forced to give way to Lalu’s son, or join hands with old friend BJP. Bihar would need him for a long time.

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    Chander Pal
    Feb 24, 2017 at 6:59 am
    Lalu is known to taunt education or skills. He sees fodder and that's it. Things like job creation, infra structure development, industrialization or per capita income are way beyond his vacobolary. The family has graduated from back pack budget to super luxury life style. The land of Nalanda who gave us Rajendra Prasad and JP is now known to supply unskilled labour force of maids and guards to w of India. As far as his son is concerned, Lalu will care two hoots for qualifications of Nitish to send him ng to install his son.
    1. B
      Feb 24, 2017 at 7:28 am
      Politics is Fools paradise come true .
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        Aditya Ghosh
        Feb 24, 2017 at 2:10 pm
        Nitish is a big opportunist. He can do anything to remain in power. He is the one who expanded IMFL in the state and is now preaching prohibition. He criticised corruption and to gain power joined hands with the curropt. He should be doomed..
        1. J
          Feb 24, 2017 at 7:36 am
          Nitish Kumar should think seriously about forging alliance with BJP again. The kind of ministries he has given to Lalu's sons will only ruin Bihar in the near future. There will be scams and scams only like UPA government in the center earlier.
          1. J
            Feb 24, 2017 at 7:34 am
            There was no need for Nitish to join hands with a corrupt family like that of Lalu Yadav. He could have easily continued with BJP as they were delivering the most together. Moreover there would have been no talk of upstaging Nitish like what is happening now.
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              Prem Bansal
              Feb 24, 2017 at 10:36 am
              The Laloo like his son to be CM immediately but as he knows Nitesh will go to BJP and stop shirt. Best for Nitesh to align with BJP now and be happy or else will face insult like this .
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                Ranjan Prasad
                Feb 24, 2017 at 3:05 pm
                Two points..1. For your info, The first CM, Sri Krishna Singh was far better than Nitish. 2. Don't be so blind while praising and reporting for Nitish just because he pays you and your news paper. You all are unable to see the high level of corruption in public administration and deteriorating level of education and discipline in public life.It is shame to you and the media who are doing ga-ga for Nitish.
                1. S
                  Feb 24, 2017 at 7:05 am
                  how laaloo is out side, For 66 crores corruption TNJaya &co got 130 crores penalty and 4 years imprisonment . For 1000 crore scam , how this **ard is roaming out side . Indians are shameless s
                  1. A
                    Feb 24, 2017 at 10:56 am
                    Chhhooorrronnn ka bol bala, Imandar ka munh kaaaallllaaa.
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