"The Nitish Kumar government is killing democracy. It is breaking parties in Bihar. He gave bribes of crores of rupees," Lalu had alleged. He also said "Nitish Kumar is eyeing RJD legislators and offering them lucrative posts to split the party."
HT had asked for readers' opinion on Lalu's allegations on Nitish Kumar. In a poll put out on Tuesday, HT had queried, "Do you think Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is behind the split in RJD, as claimed by its chief Lalu Prasad?"
74% of the voters agreed with Lalu's allegations and answered in the positive. While 20% answered "No, he isn't", 6% didn't have an opinion on the issue.
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