An interplay of the Modi government’s outreach in Bihar and the sequence of events in Chirag Paswan’s life could make Bihar a game of musical chairs when the results are out, reports Sai Manish. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi addresses an election rally in Darbhanga. Photograph: Screenshot from a video posted by @narendramodi on Twitter via PTI Photo Something peculiar seems to be happening in Bihar. The state’s incumbent chief minister Nitish Kumar has become a common target of his allies and opponents alike. The Bharatiya Janata Party may be trying hard to project itself as standing by Nitish, but unconfirmed reports say that many in the party want to end his twice interrupted decade long stint at the helm. Then there is Chirag Paswan, former ally turned renegade openly baying for Nitish’s ouster. And then the Rashtriya Janata Dal-Congress alliance which is calling the CM a ‘tired man’ and projecting itself for a comeback after years in the wilderness. The Bihari electorate, which like most of India invariably votes for their caste or the ones that would be most benevolent to theirs when in power, may have more than just that to contend with. Both the Modi government… Read full this story
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