Announcing the appointment in New Delhi, Tyagi said that Kishor’s “expertise and experience would take the party to new heights”, and help the JD(U) reach out to social segments other than the traditional (OBC) support base.
The 198-page book, which will be released in Patna by Union Minister Ravi Shanker Prasad on Thursday, is said to be a compilation of facts mentioned by the Registrar of Companies about the 10 “sham” companies with which Lalu’s sons and daughters were associated
Pointing out that Bihar is a land-locked state, Nitish Kumar said, “Trade, industry and investment are possible in the state only if it gets the special category status. It is not fair that the state has to spend its funds in Central-sponsored schemes.”
The meeting comes at a time when NDA ally RLSP, led by Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha, has been targeting Nitish. Kushwaha had recently said Nitish should vacate his chair for others and move to national politics.
There is speculation that Anwar could join either the Congress or the RJD. “Congress is my parent party....That option is also open. But I haven’t taken a decision so far. I have not spoken to the leader of any party,” he said.
Another leader interpreted that by announcing reconstitution of boards and commissions, Nitish Kumar may be trying to counter “Prashant Kishor effect” and give due respect to some leaders who are waiting in the wings.
While the prisons department has directed jail superintendents, through an SMS, to undertake a caste survey of those booked under the liquor law, the home department has asked all jail superintendents in an internal WhatsApp group to give monthly details of top castes in each category.
A case has been registered by Gaya Police on charges under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and various IPC sections against the man whose NGO ran the facility — another monk identified as Sanghapriye alias Sujoy Bhante, 49.
Upendra Kushwaha has been making overtures to the RJD and has reportedly been in touch with RJD leaders through the Congress. On Saturday, he had said, “Agar Yaduvanshiyon ka doodh aur Kushwanshiyon ka chawal mil jaaye to kheer ban sakti hai."