Nitish Kumar hides his own strength and weakness!
By not campaigning in the by-elections in Mokama and Gopalganj assembly seats, Nitish Kumar has realized the thing of ‘Jungle mein peacock dance, who saw it’. It appears that Nitish Kumar had already foreseen the result of the by-election. Maybe that’s why they decided not to preach. The biggest advantage of this was that it was not possible to get an idea of how much power is left in Nitish Kumar. As soon as BJP speaks of declining popularity of Nitish Kumar, JDU can defend its leader by saying that Nitish Kumar had not campaigned at all. Had he gone for campaigning, the election results could have been different.
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Nitish saved himself from becoming aware of his own strength before going into a big role!
With Lalu Prasad going into alliance with Yadav, Nitish Kumar has said that he has started preparations for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. He wants to unite all the opposition parties in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. In this sequence, Nitish Kumar has come to Delhi and has also met leaders of all parties. Although how far the talk of bringing them on one platform has gone is another matter, but Nitish Kumar has managed to hide his strength and weakness before the big battle of 2024. If Nitish Kumar had lost the RJD candidate even after putting his life in the by-election, then the BJP would have got a chance to say that the leader who could not win the by-election while in his government, where would he stand in front of PM Modi in 2024.
Nitish saved his image by not campaigning in Mokama
Bahubali Anant Singh’s wife was the candidate for Mokama assembly seat. Apart from this, when Nitish Kumar has contested elections from Barh Lok Sabha seat many times. There are voters of Nitish Kumar’s caste in a significant area of Mokama assembly seat. In such a situation, if Nitish Kumar had gone to campaign on this seat, then there could be allegations that he is in favor of muscle power politics. Apart from this, even after campaigning for him, the margin of victory of RJD candidate Neelam Devi would have been almost the same, even then there would be allegations that his popularity has not survived even in his old Lok Sabha constituency Barh. In this way Nitish Kumar was successful in saving his image.
Why does Nitish Kumar shy away from contesting elections?
Nitish Kumar first became a candidate from Harnaut assembly seat in 1977, but lost the election. However, in 1985, he reached the Legislative Assembly for the first time from this seat. Won the Lok Sabha elections for the first time in 1989 and for the second time in 1991. Nitish Kumar has been the Chief Minister of Bihar continuously since 2005 (2014-2015 leaving Jitan Manjhi’s tenure for almost a year). But the interesting thing is that he did not contest the assembly elections even once. He has always been holding the chair of the Chief Minister as a member of the Legislative Council.
BJP says do not enter elections, have gone to face PM Modi
On the question of not contesting elections, BJP says that Nitish Kumar is a coward. Nitish Kumar takes care of his image. They are always afraid of the fact that if the result will come high or low in the election, then they will be tarnished. He contested the Lok Sabha elections from Nalanda, another seat when the situation in the Barh Lok Sabha seat was weak. It happened just as they expected. He lost the election from Barh Lok Sabha seat to RJD’s candidate Vijay Krishna. He was deeply hurt by this defeat and the opponents started talking about his loss of popularity. Perhaps taking a lesson from the same incident, Nitish Kumar has always avoided contesting elections. So that their strengths and weaknesses are not known.