Nitish Kumar has indeed breathed life into Bihar, but can success at state level assure replication at centre?
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s recent positioning as a candidate for the top political job in the country has drawn mixed reactions. Does he have a model for India? Is what he did in Bihar replicable across states? Can it work across the country? Hard questions—all of these. But before answering them it is best to take a close look at his record in Bihar.