Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who on January 4 announced that the NPR exercise in the state would be conducted between May 15 and May 28, was present in the House Tuesday when the resolution was adopted unanimously.
About 10 districts, including Katihar and Begusarai, reported a dip of 17 feet to 25 feet in its water table and Patna too reported a 17-feet dip. The report also says the water table in the state has gone down from 10 to 200 feet in the last 10 years.
The leader said though the initial idea was to forge a front having all non-NDA parties, there could be new formulations if RJD continued its recalcitrant position, particularly its aversion to taking help from Kishor and also insistence on projecting Tejashwi as the CM face of the Grand Alliance.
While he has categorically ruled out collaborating with Tejashwi Yadav-led opposition alliance, Congress sources have confirmed that Kishor may play a key role for the party during the 2020 Assembly elections.
The RJD said Sharad Yadav was in their national executive and has been playing his role in national politics. The party also put to rest speculation that it was planning to engage poll strategist Prashant Kishor for the state polls.
Thakur knew people in position in Muzaffarpur district administration and was a member of the Bihar government’s accreditation committee — the government gave his newspaper advertisement without ever checking the number of copies it printed and sold.
The letter asks principals if they were “opposing NRC under the influence of a particular political party”. The BDO, Satish Kumar, later withdrew it, citing a “typing mistake”, and also served a showcause notice to the assistant who had drafted the letter.