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Nitish Kumar holds Janta Durbar despite losing mother
MADHU AGRAWAL | 04 Jan 2011

The role of Nitish Kumar as Chief Minister which has made him won prestigious 'Indian of the year' award by a prominent news-channel, should be an ideal to be followed by other Chief Ministers.

IT REFERS to an inspiring news that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returned back to his public-duty soon after last rites of his mother and held a Janta Durbar despite himself being in mourning. It reminds of India’s first President Dr Rajendra Prasad (also from Bihar), who went on attending a public-function without informing anyone else present there about news of his child's death coming in midst of the function he was presiding.
 
Otherwise also, the role of Nitish Kumar as Chief Minister which has made him won prestigious ‘Indian of the year’ award by a prominent news-channel, should be an ideal to be followed by other Chief Ministers.
 
It is time Nitish Kumar should abolish several evils like pensions and other post-retirement benefits to former Chief Ministers and legislators, banning self-publicity through photo-advertisements, abolishing white-elephant in form of Legislative Council etc. He has already abolished corruption-generating Local-Area-Development-Scheme for MLAs. His such steps will make other chief ministers to follow under public-pressure.
 
The rise of Nitish Kumar saw abolishment of caste based politics because of which Bihar had to face tough times. His governance marked a new dawn for the people of Bihar as people's faith in the judiciary was slowly and gradually returned thus giving him a second term.