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`Bihar CM should come out of Nitish`s shadow, attend Narendra Modi`s swearing-in ceremony`

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 13:38

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said on Sunday that the new Bihar CM Jeetan Ram Manjhi should come out of the shadows of Nitish Kumar and attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi tomorrow.

The former Deputy CM of Bihar posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter - Bihar CM Manjhi ji should come out of shadows of Nitish Kumar and take a bold decision to attend Namo`s oath and remove bitterness in Bihar`s interest.

Manjhi was chosen the new CM of Bihar after Nitish resigned on May 17 taking moral responsibility for the drubbing that JD(U) got in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Nitish`s party managed to win only 2 seats whereas the BJP and its allies won 31 seats. One of the factors was said to be the so-called `Modi-wave` sweeping the state. The other reason is said to be the anger of mainly the upper caste with the JD(U) for ending a 17-year-old alliance with the BJP last year over the ascendency of Modi in his party. Modi was anointed BJP`s PM candidate on September 2013.
The BJP won 282 seats on its own and 335 along with its allies in the Lok Sabha polls, the results of which were declared on May 16. Bihar has 40 Parliamentary seats.

Nitish had come to power in Bihar along with the BJP in 2005 on the plank of development. He had taken on former CM Lalu Prasad Yadav and slammed RJD`s 15 year old regime in the state for mis-governance, criminalisation of politics, pathetic law and order situation and virtually taking Bihar to dark ages.

The NDA also won the 2010 Assembly polls with Nitish becoming the CM of Bihar for the second time in a row. After the breakup of BJP-JD(U) partnership Nitish won the trust vote in state Assembly with the help of Congress and some independents.

Modi`s swearing in ceremony is scheduled for tomorrow in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan.

First Published: Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 13:26
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