The Bihar experience

New grammar of governance

Print edition : April 04, 2014

Schoolgirls in Patna. There has been remarkable growth in female literacy in Bihar in the past decade. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar releasing the government's performance report on completion of the eighth consecutive year of his governance, in Patna on November 25, 2013. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar

During Nitish Kumar’s tenure, Bihar has recorded substantial gains in education, health and other social indicators. Now that his “coalition of extremes” has collapsed, it is to be seen whether his “counter-coalition” of non-powerful social categories will work.
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