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  • Blog: Nitish Kumar Cracks Down On BJP In Bihar To Prove He's Boss
    Manish Kumar
    Nitish Kumar's supporters argue that his immediate clamping down on BJP leaders linked to last month's riots evidences his determination to put the BJP in its place if it crosses lines he has drawn an is unwilling to redraw.
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  • Blog: Tejashwi Yadav Proves He's No <i>"Pappu"</i> - And Wins Big
    Manish Kumar
    The big learning in Bihar is this - Tejashwi Yadav can lead his party to victory even without his father at the centre of the RJD. His other message to Bihar is tongue-in-cheek - Chacha, he says, isn't old enough to lead you much longer; me, I can serve you for another 50 years; choose wisely.
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  • Opinion: PM Modi's Snub To Nitish Kumar, Witnessed By 5,000 People
    Manish Kumar
    Nitish Kumar offered Prime Minister Narendra Modi the opportunity to turn the once-prestigious Patna University into a campus entitled to funding from the centre. The Prime Minister passed. An audience of nearly 5,000 witnessed the exchange. And unsubtly, the Bihar Chief Minister was put in his place -again - by his new boss.
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  • Opinion: In Amit Shah's Best Interest To Not Offend Nitish For Now
    Manish Kumar
    It was the Olympic Gold of political somersaults and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar seemed to manage a perfect landing right next to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for years his main rival.
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  • Blog: 10 Reasons Why Nitish Kumar Must Regret His Choice
    Manish Kumar
    When Nitish Kumar resigned as Chief Minister of Bihar this year, he said he was accepting responsibility for his party's humiliating result in the national election. The 63-year-old's Janata Dal United or JDU won just two of the state's 40 parliamentary seats. Mr Kumar picked as his successor Jitan Ram Manjhi, 72, a decision he must kick himself fo...
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