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Nitish Kumar set to make capital debut on Sunday

delhi Updated: Mar 16, 2012 01:21 IST
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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar will address a gathering of people from the state in Delhi on Sunday, making his first political appearance in the Capital since he took charge of the state in 2005.

Nitish's debut in Delhi as chief minister happens at a time when national parties, the Congress and BJP are both facing crisis and amid speculations about a new political formation.

The ongoing centenary celebration of the formation of Bihar is the purported occasion for Nitish's rally in Delhi.

Bihar's CM has been particular in keeping himself restricted to state politics and been avoiding forays outside - the reason why his rally is attracting attention.

Sanjay Jha, a member of Bihar legislative council and the coordinator of Bihar Centenary Celebration Organising Committee said Nitish is only reaching out to state population outside.

"Biharis outside the state have been the worst sufferers of the state's bad times. After Nitish Kumar brought the state back on track, Biharis are proud of their identity and it is a celebration of that."

Nitish Kumar has predicted the downfall of the Congress-led government at the center before its full term.

In the event of a non-Congress, non-BJP political formation at the centre, the Bihar CM is a potential prime minister candidate.

At present, his party JD(U) and BJP are ruling Bihar in alliance, but strains are far too visible.

For the first time in the life of this alliance, JD(U) and BJP fought each other in the recent Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.