Well, how do I buy opinion polls in the Bihar assembly elections? The one by CSDS Lokniti has almost given an advantage to NDA but not an edge to the incumbent Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Nitish Kumar has lost his popularity and charisma with which he established a connect with the voters. I think that 30% of the population still backs him, 40% of the electorate are up against him. In any case, the BJP voters are seeking a change and would not want to see Nitish as CM again.
So, I believe it’s not going to be easier than done for the BJP if they were to form the government with their allies. The utility of Chirag Paswan ought to be seen apart from the likes of Kushwaha, Manjhi and Mukesh Sahani. Plus, how the caste arithmetics and chemistry plays out in this crucial state will be everybody’s game.
BJP would, in any case, like to attract the attention of the EBCs and OBCs into believing the cash doles and transfers which took place during the Covid-19 induced lockdown. Urging for a tectonic shift in the state politics, which for the last few years has been out of bounds for the BJP, PM Modi is slated to hold around twelve rallies slated from October 23.
Hoping to make their prospects better.