New hopes for RJD

This time in the Bihar assembly elections, the contest of NDA vs Grand Alliance seems to be interesting. Photograph of the crowd in the gathering of Chief Minister candidate of Grand Alliance Tejashwi Yadav is going viral on social media. For RJD leaders, these pictures are a sign of change, on the other hand, for NDA leaders, this is just a crowd.

Tejashwi arrived in Bhojpur district on Tuesday to address a public meeting in the Agiawan Assembly, where he sought votes for Mahagathbandhan (CPI-ML) candidate Manoj Manzil. It was 11 o’clock in the morning and the slogans were everywhere – Abki Baar Tej ki Sarkaar. People evidently did not fear the COVID-19 infection, nor did they pay attention to the set guidelines. Tejashwi Yadav was seen watching the crowd in the meeting. The entire ground packed with people was seen colored with party flags. The enthusiasm of the people who came to the meeting was also being seen. From the front of the stage, every youth wanted to capture Tejashwi on his mobile.
Buoyed by the crowd, Tejashwi tweeted on Tuesday evening – the crowd gathering in the grand alliance meetings may be crowded for the people, but for me, it is the aspirations, dreams, and hopes of crores of Biharis that we have to fulfill.
So does this crowd really want change? When asked by 35-year-old Shailendra who was present in the meeting, he answered – this time the stunning is fixed. on being asked why and how – because of Chirag Paswan and CPI-ML. Shailendra continues to speak – Chirag Paswan is the BJP’s voter confuse. They do not want to vote for Nitish Kumar. BJP also wants to test Nitish Kumar this time. … and the alliance of the CPI-ML is certain to win the Grand Alliance in Shahabad and Magadha division. Because the CPI is a stronghold here. Shailendra says that if the BJP pacifies the lamp, then the victory of the Grand Alliance could pose a threat. But this is not happening. These are good signs for the grand alliance.

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is a student at the Centre for Chinese and South-east Asian Studies, JNU, New Delhi. He also works with Hasratein- a Delhi based queer collective. The current area of his academic interest lies in the study of the Chinese language and society.