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Is Nitish message missing a political machine?

Bihar

For the Nitish Kumar government,the problem in the coming days will be not just to assess the fallout of the JD(U)'s June split with its partner of 17 years,the BJP,and to see whether Modi's challenge,amplified in BJP bastions like Sitamarhi,Nitish's real challenge is made up of this: the break-up,that slashed his numbers from a comfortable 206 in a House of 243 to 118,and hived off an aggressive opposition of 91 BJP MLAs midway into his second term,coincides with a moment of vaulting aspirations in a state where government is still the dominant if not sole provider of goods and services. A community living without electricity since ages in a village of Siwan district,Bihar. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Ambedkar Chowk

A pedestrian at the Ambedkar Chowk in Dighwara,Chapra district,Bihar. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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Young siblings from the Yadav caste in the Alipur village of Chapra district of Bihar. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)