Patna: Three times former Bihar chief
minister Dr Jagannath Mishra Thursday returned to Lalit Narayan
Mishra Institute of Economic Development and Social change
as its working president with cabinet minister privileges.
The institute set up by him as Bihar Institute of Economic
Development in 1973 to carry out research work aimed at
facilitating socio-economic development was later rechristened
as LNMI to preserve the memory of former Railway minister and
his elder brother Lalit Narayan Mishra.
An elated Mishra after entering the institute premises
after a gap of 20 years, when he was superseded by chief
minister Lalu Prasad as its chairman, told reporters that he
would work hard to bring back the lost glory of the institute.
Mishra was the chairman cum-director general of the
institute till November 30, 1990.
"My first priority will be to have full faculty members
having best talent in the country", he said expressing hope
that chief minister Nitish Kumar "who believes in development
would provide necessary funds to the institute".
The relationship between Mishra and Nitish Kumar had
soured during the past two years and the former had quit the
post of JD (U) Kisan cell in September 2008. Even his son
Nitish Mishra, an MLA from Jhanjarpur, who was a minister of
state for disaster management in Nitish cabinet, had
resigned from the post in protest against what he termed as
inadequate share to Brahmins in ticket distribution during
2009 Lok Sabha elections.