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“I Don’t See India Polarised Between BJP And AAP”

It is a hyper active media which is trying to create this impression, says the Bihar CM

“I Don’t See India Polarised Between BJP And AAP”
Narendra Bisht
“I Don’t See India Polarised Between BJP And AAP”
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Are you not being a trifle overconfident, I ask the Bihar chief minister tentatively at the end of a long chat. The face of Nitish Kumar, as old as Narendra Modi at 63, but surprisingly boyish despite the stubble and grey hair, creases with a grin. “The only time I was overconfident,” he says, “was in 2004. Pramod Mahajan showed me his war room, with computers and TV screens and I was dazzled.” Since then, he claims, he has learnt to trust his own ins­t­inct and direct feedback from people rat­her than opinion polls and the media. “Since 2004, my calculation has never gone wrong,” he says, but does not reveal what his calculations suggest would be the outcome of the general election. “Abhi to campaign bhi shuru nahin hua. Baksa khulne deejiye; pata chal jayega kisko fayda hua aur kisko nuksaan (The campa­ign has not started yet; wait for the results and you will know who gained and who lost),” he says, as parting shot. Excerpts from an interview with Uttam Sengupta:

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