He is a six-time member of Lok Sabha.Ahead of the third and last phase of the campaign, Kumar announced it will be his last election.While Tejashwi accused him of being weak and "of being unable to handle the state", Chirag Paswan also attacked him throughout the campaign seeking to portray him as an opportunist.Both of them alleged corruption under his rule.

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The RJD refused to do so, and therefore Kumar resigned on 26 July 2017, thus ending the Grand Alliance. [23][24] His JD(U), along with RJD and Congress, formed the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) to counter the BJP in Bihar.[25]. [10], Nitish Kumar belongs to a socialist class of politicians. At present, he is also in charge of the Agriculture and Animal and Fisheries Resources portfolios in the NDA government in the state. [29] I-PAC designed the campaign strategy which included reaching out to a larger set of voters through innovative campaigns, including sending hundreds of branded cycles for outreach,[30] Har Ghar Dastak (door-to-door outreach)[31] and the DNA campaign. Nitish Kumar appears to have particularly retained his support among women voters with the stable governance he has provided as Chief Minister.The welfare programmes of the NDA government and appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi also made a decisive impact to help NDA come to power. EBC Publishing Pvt. * The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by, Copyright © 2020 The Indian Express [P] Ltd. All Rights Reserved, Explained: Baby walker to capsicum, how EC decides on party symbols. Disclaimer 125 CrPC perhaps one of the most secular enactment ever made in this country”: HC while upholding maintenance awarded to divorced Muslim wife, 50 years of Surendra Malik’s legacy of creating SCC and beyond -The doyen of legal reporting in India, Search & Seizure action carried out by Income tax Department in a case of a leading Advocate, Rosalyn Malik on her journey from Remfry & Sagar to Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Bar Council of India releases new schedule for All India Bar Examination–XV [Check New Dates], [SC ALERT] NCLAT’s decoder on appointment of a person as Resolution Professional: Will an ex-employee of Financial Creditor be eligible for appointment? Similarly, the symbol of “pestle and mortar” has been allotted to another unrecognised Hindu Samaj Party, while Aam Adhikar Morcha and Rashtriya Jan Vikas Party will fight on “chapati roller” and “baby walker” symbols, respectively. Kumar campaigned aggressively during the elections for the Grand Alliance, countering the allegations raised by Narendra Modi and the BJP. [16], In March 2000, Nitish was elected Chief Minister of Bihar for the first time at the behest of the Vajpayee Government in the center. The views expressed are not the personal views of EBC Publishing Pvt.

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ANI | [Chhotubhai Amarsang Vasava v. Nitish Kumar, Dispute Case No. Symbols have become a crucial part of the electoral process ever since India held its first national polls in 1951-52.