Even after shaking hands with the BJP and returning to be the Chief Minister of Bihar and winning the trust vote in the assembly, Nitish Kumar’s troubles are far from over. It appears that the RJD and Congress are really angry at him for ditching the mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) and will go any length to take revenge. In a new development that appears to be created by opposition parties, a plea has been filed in the Supreme Court that challenges Nitish Kumar’s membership to the state Legislative Council. The plea accuses Nitish Kumar for hiding details of a criminal case that was filed against him 1991.
It is alleged in the petition that Nitish Kumar was involved in the murder of a local Congress leader Sitaram Singh and attacking and injuring four other people ahead of the Lok Sabha by-election to the Barh constituency in 1991. The petition says that since Nitish Kumar has concealed this information from his documents submitted to the Election Commission, his membership to the state Legislative Council is invalid and should be cancelled. The petition, per se, would not have caused trouble, but since the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the petition, it marks the start of a new trouble for Nitish Kumar.