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Bihar to get Jitan Ram Manjhi as new Chief Minister

On resignation from Nitish Kumar, as Bihar Chief Minister due to bad performance during elections. Nitish’s close aide Jitan Ram Manjhi is nominated as his successor.

Manjhi, a minister in the state government, belongs to one of the most underprivileged castes in the state. Even after defeat of Manjhi,  party sources say his elevation to the top post is an attempt to consolidate lower caste votes ahead of assembly elections due next year.

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