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BS READS: Can Modinomics and Paswan effect derail Nitish in Bihar polls?

An interplay of Modi government's outreach in Bihar and the sequence of events in Chirag Paswan's life could make Bihar a game of musical chairs when the results are out

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election rally ahead of the Bihar Assembly Elections in Sasaram on Friday.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election rally ahead of the Bihar Assembly Elections in Sasaram on Friday. Photo: ANI

Sai Manish New Delhi
Something peculiar seems to be happening in Bihar. The state’s incumbent chief minister (CM) Nitish Kumar has become a common target of his allies and opponents alike. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may be trying hard to project itself as standing by Nitish but unconfirmed reports say that many in the party want to end his twice interrupted decade long stint at the helm. Then there is Chirag Paswan, former ally turned renegade openly baying for Nitish’s ouster. And then the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)-Congress alliance which is calling the CM a ‘tired man’ and projecting itself for a comeback after

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First Published: Oct 23 2020 | 1:28 PM IST

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