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Bihar voters in dilemma

N K Rai of Bettiah, the headquarters of West Champaran district in Bihar, is in a dilemma. A Bhumihar with over 100 acres of land, Rai feels Nitish Kumar is out there to ruin them. “If he (Nitish Kumar) returns to power, he will again try to bring the Bataidari Scheme (giving excess land of the rich landlords to the poor). He has given reservation to extremely backward castes in panchayats, further sidelining us politically,” he argues. However, he agrees Nitish Kumar has helped them to live in peace during the past five years by improving the law and order situation. Standing at ...