‚Nitish Kumar sees Narendra Modi as a man who imperils inclusive and secular India’
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‚What he did think, and continues to think, is that by breaking away and aligning with other forces, he can attempt to stop Narendra Modi from becoming prime minister of India.’
‚That is the primary goal he canada goose stockists uk has set himself, and to pursue that I think canada goose outlet england it is critical that he remains the main political force in Bihar,’ says Sankarshan Thakur, whose latest book Single Man is based on the life and times of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Canada Goose Parka Half way into his canada goose factory outlet vancouver second term, Nitish Kumar would step out of Bihar and take a high risk gamble to torpedo Narendra Modi’s bid to become prime minister of India. He would call his Gujarat counterpart a divisive fascist, a man who threatened the foundations of pluralist India. Canada Goose Parka
Modi was a man he was not prepared to work with, he would fight him. Nitish knew just what a huge risk he was embarking on, but it was not a risk he would flinch from taking: „Is aadmi ke saath koicompromise nahin hoga, is se hamaare sambhaav ko canada goose premium outlet khatra hai. (There shall be no compromise with this man, he threatens our inclusive way of life).
In the process of unveiling that grandiloquent clash of ideas with Narendra Modi, Nitish would lose an old ally and earn himself a belligerent adversary.
from the Single Man
Sankarshan Thakur’s new book is an extremely engaging account of the challenges, dilemmas and setbacks of one of the most interesting and intriguing politicians in recent India.
canadian goose jacket Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is known to be risk averse and may well suffer for his decision of breaking away from the Bharatiya Janata Party, but his ideological dare is deserving of appreciation, feels Thakur, the Patna born Roving Editor of The Telegraph newspaper, who comes armed with an impressive reputation of long years of reporting from Bihar. canadian goose jacket
Both his books, have been on Bihar’s leading men Laloo Yadav and Nitish Kumar politicians who began their journeys in the same party, but drew apart and dominated the state for almost two and a half cheap canada goose decades.
Single Man tells the story of Bihar under Nitish Kumar, woven with interesting reportage told by one of the best voices from the state.
buy canada goose jacket As someone who has written books on both Nitish Kumar and Laloo Yadav, men you refer to as ‚two of Bihar’s great sons who canada goose outlet location embossed the state with their imprint’ and further say that ‚Laloo is critical to understanding Nitish’, what do you see as their respective imprints on Bihar? buy canada goose jacket
Both men, when they arrived on the scene as chief executives of Bihar, bore great promise and were invested with immense and all round public faith.
Laloo Yadav frittered that faith away, displayed no will to govern or to make Bihar a better place. On the contrary, he became a populist messiah.
canada goose store He did give a canada goose outlet 80 off sense of pride to Bihar’s backward and underprivileged communities, but did not move beyond that. And when the fodder scam allegations broke, he caged himself in the trappings of power, installing his wife Rabri Devi as proxy chief minister. canada goose store
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Nitish, on the other hand, focused on governance and administration from the very start, reviving institutions of State, https://www.goosesea.com inspiring canada goose outlet ontario the bureaucracy to work, setting a clear work oriented agenda.
So while Laloo’s contribution was to bring an underprivileged constituency to fore and give it a stake in political power, Nitish took that a step beyond and began governing with the support of more or less the same power base.
uk canada goose You mention how Nitish Kumar assisted Laloo Yadav to gain leadership of the Bihar Opposition in 1989, and the chief ministership a year later because ‚there was no other choice at that time.’ uk canada goose
How much does that decision hound him looking at the damage that 15 years of Laloo Rabri rule did to Bihar and its institutions?
Oh, hugely. I suspect Nitish never could realise at that time what depths Laloo would plunge Bihar to.
Canada Goose Coats On Sale To this day, Nitish maintains that despite having supported Laloo in his initial days, he never thought him to be a man of any vision. Canada Goose Coats On Sale
Having said that, Nitish must partly take the blame for pushing Laloo to the foreground.
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For men who began their political journeys together, is there any similarity left between them or are they on completely contrary paths?
From your book one gets the impression canada goose outlet price that that they haven’t spoken to each other in years!
The two men are chalk and cheese. That will become clear to anyone who cares to read Single Man. They were thrown up by canada goose outlet store new york the same anti Emergency upsurge of the mid 1970s and they belonged to the same anti Congress, Lohiaite school of politics.
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