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Meira Kumar being considered for Bihar CM

R Prema in New Delhi | April 30, 2005 22:31 IST

Meira Kumar's name is under consideration as a compromise candidate for Bihar chief ministership.

Kumar, the daughter of late Jagjivan Ram and currently Union minister for social justice, is seen as an unambitious leader within Bihar, who can be no threat to either Lok Janshakti Party's Ramvilas Paswan or Rashtriya Janata Dal's Lalu Prasad Yadav.

Paswan's brother, member of Parliament Ramachandra Paswan, on Saturday hinted that the Bihar situation could change dramatically. He repeated his brother's stand that the LJP would have no problem joining hands with Lalu so long as the chief minister is not from the RJD.

President's rule was imposed in Bihar on March 7 after no political party or a combination of parties could muster the required numbers in the state assembly.

With Paswan's MLAs at risk of being poached by other parties, a popular government in Bihar is suddenly become a more attractive proposition for him.

Meira Kumar has little or no popular base in Bihar and with Congress' strength what it is, Meira Kumar cannot be a threat to any of the state's main parties that may join hands to form the government.

Although Paswan is still insisting on making a Muslim the chief minister, his LJP has no Muslim MLA.

Meira Kumar is from the backward chamar caste and will not make huge dent in Paswan's vote bank.

She will also be good to counter the Bahujan Samaj Party.


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i think bihar once again will doom to its original point as making government is only a political motive of the state parties. but i ...

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Sub: Birds of same feather, flock together.

She is no threat to Lalu or Paswan; as she is from the same political clan of thieves without a consience; only that when she ...

Posted by Bobby Awasthi

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WOuldnt just saying backward caste suffice for the story? Is naming chamar caste essential?

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Panchkula May 1, Sunday 2005. Babu Jagjvan Ram was the best known congress Harijan stalwart , who even once helped redoubtable Babasahib Bhimrao Ambedkar to ...

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Meera Kumar.... yet another liability Seems suffering is the fate of Bihar and will continue for some more time to come. Laloo finds Rabri a ...

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