Coalition politics to continue: Nitish
Rejecting the theory of bipolar polity, JD-U leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said "it is nowhere near reality" in an era of coalition politics.delhi Updated: Aug 31, 2009 19:17 IST
Rejecting the theory of bipolar polity, JD-U leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said "it is nowhere near reality" in an era of coalition politics.
"Congress and even our alliance partner BJP think that the country is moving towards bipolar polity. However, this is not true," he said, adding the era of coalition politics "is here to stay and will never end".
Addressing the day-long national council meeting of JD(U) here, he said, "In our country where so many parties participate in governments both at the Centre and in the states, and where people are of diverse ideologies, the concept of bipolar polity is nowhere near reality."
Without naming any party, he slammed the trend of dynastic politics and said the practice should be discouraged.
"Political inheritors cannot be found in families. We should also think of political workers. Dynastic politics is dangerous for democracy."
Kumar said JD(U) should strengthen its base in states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Karnataka and especially in assembly poll-bound Jharkhand, and strive for getting recognition as a national party.
Recounting the developmental work undertaken by his government, he said despite limited resources, the state has witnessed a lot of changes.
Referring to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent call to anti-corruption agencies to catch the 'big fish', he said Bihar has already passed a Special Courts Act to check corruption by government officials and public servants.