Poll: Will the Nitish-tantrik video have an impact on the Bihar polls?

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Oct 25, 2015 15:16 IST
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar at an election rally in Patna on Saturday. (PTI Photo)

A video clip purportedly showing Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with a seer shouting slogans against RJD chief Lalu Prasad has added a new dimension to the bitter electoral battle ahead of the third phase of polling later this month.

The around two-minute video shows the seer, described as a tantric (witch doctor) by Giriraj Singh, expressing unhappiness over Nitish’s decision to join hands with Lalu.

Barebodied with a saffron loincloth, the seer also hugs and kisses Nitish before raising his fist and saying “Lalu murdabad”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally in Chhapra also raised the issue saying, “Democracy cannot be run by black magic but with people..Can anyone do such mischief with democracy?…Can a tantrik bring development for our young people.”

Will this leaked video hurt Nitish Kumar and his party’s fortunes? Have your say.

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