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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Will Ego end Nitish Kumar's Political Career.

It was not too long ago when Lallu Prasad had lost 2 successive state elections and his party was almost decimated from the face of the earth. People were happy with the developments that started taking place from 2005 onwards: lesser crimes, reduction in kidnappings, roads getting built, teachers getting appointed, etc;  all the right steps started being taken... People were happy that the jungle raj of Lallu was over and most people thought it was the end of the road for Lallu.

And then something happened that should not have happened. Nitish Kumar started thinking that the improvements in Bihar were a one-man show and that all credit went to him: EGO became big, so big that Nitish thought he could win Bihar elections on his own; he forgot that it was a team effort in building Bihar and turning it around from being a BIMARU state to a developing state. Nitish started focusing on building his base and thus he started taking in criminals and anti-social elements into the JD(U) before the elections. Not only that but also based on caste calculations he started wooing the Muslim voters;  so much so that he broke away from the NDA citing Modi as a reason. During this time he had also escalated the demand for special status for Bihar... but there was no development happening.. the road making had propped up Bihar's economy as much as it could, but further growth needed further development efforts which was not coming.

All this continued happening and like many people I continued to support Nitish, giving him the benefit of doubt. But with the political drama unfolding, I like most other people have become disenchanted by Nitish... Just because of his lust for power, control and autocracy, he forgot the real reason he was the CM: that he was an alternative to Lallu Yadav that people saw , he was hope for a Bihar turnaround and thus people voted for him.So much so that I felt that if Nitish won a second term and continued to focus on Bihar, no one would be able to turn back the development juggernaut of Bihar. But it appears that I was wrong.

Nitish himself has brought the growth story in Bihar to a halt. All that has been happening in Bihar in the last 3 years plus, is pure politics and no development. By partnering with Lallu, Nitish has shown that he is hungry for power and can go to any extreme to do that. Had it been just for Bihar's development, I would have been okay with it. But it's visibly not so.

Nitish appears to have deviated from the path he should have been on. By tying up with Lallu, he is only digging his grave. All is not lost though. There is still a possible chance for Bihar to continue developing and that is for Nitish to get back together with BJP. I agree the possibility is very low... But for Bihar , I am willing to bet on this small possibility. Bihar needs Nitish to be together with BJP... Can he see it.. can he see his political uncertainty and more than that can he see the demise of development in Bihar. Can he leave behind his ego and see things in the right perspective. Can he focus on the development of Bihar... Can he do what is in the best interest of Bihar... before it is too late... Time will only tell.

But in all this, may Bihar win and get a CM who will focus on developing Bihar and bringing it on par with India.

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