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Bihar & Jharkhand - Politics - November 15, 2017

The Nitish BJP Hoodwink -Projecting Outsourcing As Reservation In Private Sector

BY ANWARUL HODA

“No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems – of which getting elected and re-elected are number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind.”

  • Thomas Sowell

American conservative author and economist sum it well in three lines of commentary about the nature of politicians and their inherent agenda behind political statements.

Without further ado, time to introduce India’s socialist leader, Nitish Kumar, who finds his natural ally in none other But BJP, the far-right political party. Anyways, let alone leave the debate about ‘ideology’ in political gimmick and better be focused on the inherent agenda of politicians which Dr. Sowell summed up as ‘number one and number two’.

The exceptional chief minister of Bihar has a record of taking oaths 6 times in 12 years of service in Patna CM Secretariat office. However, political development in the past couple of months in the state made Nitish Kumar realized about his continuous shrunken space in national politics.

Nitish Kumar recently started talking about reservations on which he didn’t talk in the entire decade of his governance. Mr. Kumar has already exhibited his expertise in switching over political alliance and making himself relevant despite the controversies and political atmosphere.

However, breaking up from Mahaghtbandhan cost him more than he has ever imagined. The media braced him with the tag of ‘political opportunist’ and the rise of Tejaswi Yadav at the same time made him uncomfortable like never before.

Kumar desperateness for the comeback is natural, at least from the point of view of Dr. Powell’s commentary. And for ‘number two’ Bihar Chief minister picked the most politicised issue of reservation.

On November 6 Nitish Kumar said backward classes should receive 50 percent reservation in the private sector and asked employees from backward classes to not sign any contract unless their employers ensure quota for them, India Today reported.

The Janata Dal (United) leader also called for a national debate on the matter, ANI reported

This is however not the first time when the issue of reservation in the private sector is in media debate. In 2004 UPA too had this issue in its common minimum program, but the debate went nowhere. BSP chief Mayawati time to time has pushed this debate into the public domain.

Nitish Kumar knew well that through this question of reservation he will somehow regain the lost attention and also will go unopposed in the national political sphere.

He, in fact, got the support from the most unexpected place, his political rival Lalu Yadav endorsed his statement. BSP chief Mayawati also supported the statement and asked Bihar CM, “instead of demanding the reservation he must implement it.

Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader, Sushil Modi also welcome chief minister’s comment. But for BJP, its really tough to maintain a balance between the required political plank and upper caste vote bank, hence a protest against Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi was launched by BJP youth wing to maintain its anti-reservation stand at the same time.

 

Bihar politics have been always subject to interest. After the July political drama of breakup Nitish Kumar pushing himself to retain the lost old charm. However, the media are now not kind enough to him as once was. The old memories of seeing himself as only a leader projected against Modi must be haunting him.

The political situation is no dearer to Nitish Kumar, in fact, he is going through the tough survival challenge of his political career. The political deal he is now making will only decide his relevance in politics since he has lost the charm to bat on issues like liquor ban, anti-dowry or child marriage.

Dr. Thomas Sowell so far proved to be true. Let’s see whether ‘number three’ would ever be able to take over one and two.

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