Published On: Thu, Oct 15th, 2015

Bihar Election Is Modi’s Big Test

More than one year has gone when Narendra Modi helped Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to win parliamentary election with complete majority. No doubt the craze of Modi is still seen existing among the countrymen. However, the Assembly Elections in Bihar will measure the truth, and not to forget the great debacle in Delhi election.

Experts say the Bihar election is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s big test. As he is battling for victory, the BJP comes with a promise to accelerate economic development.

Bihar Election Is Modi's Big Test

A defeat in Bihar means limit to the ability of Modi in center that he pledges with investors and citizens to drive growth in India, which has lagged behind the East Asian neighbors.

The election five year ago and the election this year is completely different. Then BJP was a junior partner of Janata Dal (United), but now the game has been changed and both are now embroiled in a face-to-face contest.

In this election the staunch rival of JD(U), the Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) is fighting polls together.

More to all these, the political tensions have also gripped the state. The tensions in fact were ignited much before the election dates announced.

Jitan Ram Manjhi was asked to leave the chair of chief minister for former CM Nitish Kumar after JD(U) fared poorly in the 2014 general elections. Manjhi was reluctant to quit and this resulted with his expulsion from the party. BJP stepped in and announced to back the decision of Manjhi in a vote of confidence. However, there were not much vote and he failed to retain his power.

Though failed to retain, this brought closeness of him to BJP, which indicated for a tough time for Kumar.

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