Prashant Kishor had already worked with us. I have affection for him. BJP national president Amit Shah had called me twice (asking that Kishor be given a position)... (But) It is up to the people of the state to decide my successor," said Nitish Kumar.
In Punjab, the Dera supported the Congress in the 2007 Assembly polls. In 2012, however, it chose to remain neutral, and followers were left to decide on their own. In the 2014 Haryana Assembly elections, however, the Dera came out in full support of the BJP.
The CJI's decision to recuse himself from being part of the Committee is based on the circumstances of the case. The CJI himself authored the judgment on the judicial side and passed specific directions in the matter.