Nitish Kumar blamed BJP for shifting focus from government’s failure using “diversionary strategy”.
Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi talks about his entry into politics, his party’s alliance with the RJD.
“They talk outwardly of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ but are working on ground to divide society,” Nitish said.
The new front headed by SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav will raise several issues, including black money and unemployment.
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Kumar was delivering the 35th Bhim Sen Sachar memorial lecture held at the India International Centre.
The state had sought Rs 4,000 crore in the 2014-15 fiscal, but got an assurance of only for Rs 2042 crore.
Sushil Modi said it was a myth that Muslims did not vote for the saffron party.
He cautioned that the NDA alone stood to gain if Manjhi is replaced as major chunk of Mahadalit votes would shift towards it.
Ram Vilas Paswan, whose Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) is an ally of BJP in NDA, said Modi’s popularity has crossed borders.
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The report card seemed to flaunt what the government has done for Mahadalits and minorities.
JD(U) sources said that a large section of the party wants Nitish to replace Manjhi.
Manjhi said he had been able to connect to the Mahadalits and can’t help the “pain it brings to some other leaders”.
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