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Nitish Kumar has a long way to go before he can aim for PM’s post.

india Updated: Mar 19, 2013 21:21 IST
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Nitish Kumar has a long way to go before he can aim for PM’s post
With reference to the report Nitish reaches out to Cong at Delhi darbar (March 18), Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s demand for special status to the state needs serious consideration. But it is not proper to compare Bihar with the development of Gujarat. Kumar must create more job opportunities for the youth and ensure education and dignified living to all in Bihar. If Kumar provides jobs, food, shelter, lawful governance and minimise migration from the state, then Bihar will automatically get special status and he will be a strong contender for prime ministership. It is unfortunate that all the parties are talking about the 2014 election when people are reeling under inflation, low growth rate and the Centre is doing almost nothing to check corruption and scams.
AL Agarwal, Delhi


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It seems opportunism always overrides character and commitment. On the one hand, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar criticises Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi for the riots, on the other, he now wants to do business with the murderers of hundreds of innocent Sikhs in Delhi. It is a classic case of one suffering from political amnesia. Kumar has done some incredible work in Bihar, but it is amazing how all of a sudden he is stooping to this low level for political gains.
Ajay Goyal, Gurgaon


Justice delayed is justice denied
Satya Prakash in Sitting on a litigation time bomb (March 18) correctly states that politicians must agree on time-bound justice for citizens. It is also the responsibility of the Supreme Court to fill up of vacant posts of judges. But it seems that the apex court is not taking any interest because of scarcity of funds.
Gulshan Kumar, via email