The common campaign is expected to get underway in a few days even as the allies get set to address the more difficult task of working out a seat-sharing arrangement.
In caste-ridden Bihar, women have been a loyal constituency for the CM Nitish Kumar.
It deserves special category status, especially after the 14th Finance Commission allocation.
The HC has given four weeks to the government to give complete details on expenses incurred on the campaign.
Recommendations of 14th Finance Commission, death of Plan panel have reduced Nitish Kumar’s clamour largely to poll-time political posturing.
The chief minister announced a regular pay scale for 3.5 lakh contract teachers from this month itself.
Kumar said that the most satisfying achievement for him was to lift the literacy level among girls attributing this to the innovative idea of distributing bicycles and uniforms to students.
Day after Narendra Modi’s visit to Bihar, CM Nitish Kumar speaks to Santosh Singh.
Going by his long history of betrayal to colleagues and allies, one would never know when he would junk Lalu Prasad, said Sushil Kumar Modi in a statement.
Defending his praise for Kumar, he said “After all he is a talented and qualified Chief Minister of Bihar and I am Bihari Babu.”
Meanwhile, RJD chief Lalu Prasad termed BJP as “Bharat Jalao Party”. “Modi is trying to create differences between me and Nitish,” he said.
Narendra Modi targeted Nitish Kumar for allying with RJD, saying he was trying to drag the state back to the ‘jungle raj’, and asked the voters to reject such people as they “cannot be trusted” again.
Modi inaugurated several projects at a function attended by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and several Union Ministers.
With PM visit to Bihar coming ahead of crucial Assembly elections, Kumar, whose hostility towards him is well known, has set the stage for political fireworks by posing the questions.
The tweet created a flutter in political circles with Lalu Prasad expressing his displeasure. “It is Nitish Kumar who should explain the meaning of his tweet,” he said.