The choice for allocating Uma Bharati the portfolio of drinking water has perhaps much to do with the acute shortage of drinking water in Bundelkhand region.
Lok Sabha polls 2019: How BJP is trying to take on reservation champions to ensure greater social justice
Although caste is a political reality across the country, the move will have the biggest impact in two states – UP and Bihar, which together send 120 members to the Lok Sabha.
As per state Congress insiders, most leaders are unhappy with the central leadership for its decision to back RJD chief Lalu Prasad wholeheartedly.
Sources said if party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav accepts his position as patron, the rift in the Yadav family would automatically end.
Nitish Kumar is one leader who has direct access to the BJP’s top leaders and thus, he can easily handle all the union ministers who are from Bihar.
He already has several credentials to show. The same Nitish, with the BJP as his ally then, had paved the way for the setting up a branch of Aligarh Muslim University in Bihar.
The Bihar chief minister has already started making efforts to reap maximum benefits of his improved relation with the Centre.
Calling Kumar an "opportunist" and "Paltu Ram" (turncoat), Lalu said, even if Tejaswi had tendered his resignation the JD(U) leader would have gone ahead with his plan to split the alliance.
While RJD chief Lalu Prasad is preparing for the August 27 rally in which many Opposition leaders are likely to participate, Tejashwi’s main task is to target the state govt.
"There were corruption charges and cases were filed by the CBI (against Lalu Prasad and family). I had only told them to come out with proper answers," Nitish said.
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