‘The SCs do not want a fill-in-the-blanks Chief Minister for Bihar’: Jitan Ram Manjhi

The former Bihar Chief Minister says the Scheduled Caste communities want as CM someone who can resolve their long-pending problems.

Published : Apr 25, 2024 18:07 IST

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi hails from the Musahar caste, which is among the Mahadalit communities in Bihar. A seven-time MLA, he held the CM’s office for nine months from May 2014, propped up by Nitish Kumar following the JD(U)‘s poor performance in the Lok Sabha election. Despite asserting his independence as CM, Manjhi resigned in February 2015, yielding to Nitish Kumar’s desire to resume control.

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