Nitish Kumar, an expert in the art of changing governments, will take the oath of Chief Minister for the record 8th time tomorrow
With the current political developments in Bihar, Nitish Kumar has once again proved that he is an expert in the art of changing governments. The current political developments in Bihar are, for some, a reversal of what happened in 2017. He left the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)-led Grand Alliance in 2017 and rejoined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led alliance.
For many, it is a repeat of what happened in Maharashtra where the BJP formed the government with rebel MLAs from the Shiv Sena, ousting the Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP government. Ranbir Samaddar, a former professor at the Maulana Azad Institute of Asian Studies and a well-known expert in political science, said, "Bihar has become the other side of the coin of Maharashtra." Steps, like leaving the secular socialist platform and joining the right-wing party, and later leaving it too, may have affected Nitish Kumar's image as a man of good governance but his political ability to make the impossible possible certainly Has not decreased.
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CPIML(L) general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya said, "If he maintains that momentum with his new move...then the 2024 general election will prove to be a real battleground for the BJP in Bihar, which has 40 crucial seats.". Participated in the movement of Jayaprakash Narayan.
From March 2000 till now 7 times Chief Minister has been made
After several splits and mergers of the Samajwadi Party (SP), Nitish Kumar formed the Janata Dal (United) (JDU). The JD(U)-BJP alliance tried to end the long rule of socialist Lalu Prasad's RJD in Bihar and in March 2000, Nitish Kumar became the chief minister of the state for the first time. But his government was short-lived as the NDA did not have enough numbers. Kumar later joined the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government and proved to be a good administrator as a railway minister. He introduced computerized railway reservations among other initiatives.
Nitish Kumar is popularly known as Sushasan Babu
Kumar, who hails from the backward Kurmi community, was re-elected chief minister in 2005 and this time had enough numbers to remain in the government. Known as 'Sushasan Babu', Kumar improved the law and order situation in the backward state. He also improved the state's infrastructure and educational institutions. After three terms as NDA's chief minister, Kumar quit the BJP and joined hands with his arch-rival Lalu Prasad's RJD and the Congress in 2015. However, this alliance lasted till 2017 when he left the Grand Alliance and joined the NDA again. It is obvious that now the old story is being repeated again.