After emerging victorious in UP, BJP has successfully managed to break the JD (U) Congress-RJD alliance in Bihar. Nitish Kumar abandoned his allies and other parties to support BJP in the Presidential election of India. He said the opposition which has formed an 18-party league was “in a mess” thanks largely to the Congress. He also broke ranks with the opposition to first support PM Modi’s sudden ban of high-value notes and then the launch of the Goods and Services Tax or GST. Nitish played his cards close to his chest and made sure that he is the Chief Minister of Bihar for the 6th time in a calculated move.
Nitish Kumar is an opportunistic politician, He isn’t interested in development one bit but is only concerned about being the CM of Bihar. This oath was his last. He has betrayed the people’s mandate. Look Lalu may or may not be corrupt, but he has to explain it only to the Court of law and no one else. Same is the case with every Indian. We have a PM who aims at making a state politically unstable to secure a minority government. Please see how Nitish Kumar bashed Modi in 2015 go and see the videos you will realize as to who the real snake is and Shah is the king cobra behind all this. Nitish Kumar betrayed the people of Bihar.
The underlying cause behind Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s interminable twists and turns is that his ambition is far bigger than his mass base. To turn his ambition into reality, he must therefore forever be on the lookout for allies who can enhance his political strength and ensure his hope to capture power isn’t crushed. This is precisely why Nitish has had to resort to political maneuvers to build alliances over the past two decades. These were punctuated by his attempts to go solo, but each time he discovered that his support base couldn’t deliver him electoral victories. In 2014, for instance, his party — the Janata Dal (United) — went it alone and won just two parliamentary seats. With the decision to revive the JD (U)’s earlier alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, Nitish has most likely shut the door on new maneuvers in the future.
He will have to play second-fiddle to the BJP and demonstrate a greater readiness to accept its terms and conditions than he did before, including the number of seats his party should contest in 2019, the year in which India’s next Lok Sabha elections will be fought. Over the past 25 years, Nitish has tried several options. He broke away from the Janata Parivar to float his outfit to challenge Lalu Prasad Yadav, whose domination over Bihar also his monopolistic approach to power, left the former with a little political scope. Unable to dislodge Lalu on his own, Nitish then combined with the BJP to become chief minister for ten years. Nitish is trying to be a veteran politician with his calculated moves.
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