Watch RSS' take on Bihar elections and their views on Nitish Kumar

Elections are not just about politicians. They're about people and issues. And what will really drive their vote.

Catch is, therefore, starting a 'People of Bihar' series, which will daily capture what different impact groups across the state are feeling. This is true insight on the Bihar election: up-close and hyper-personal.

The Sangh perspective

Given the polarised nature of the Bihar assembly elections, it is easy to forget that Nitish Kumar's JD(U) and the BJP were allies till the summer of 2013.

It was Narendra Modi's elevation to the post of the BJP's campaign chief that set the alarm bells ringing. And with buzz growing about Modi becoming the BJP's PM candidate, Nitish decided to part ways.

Today, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's volunteers are obviously opposing Nitish's bid to become CM for the third time.

In their minds, the volunteers have clearly demarcated Nitish's 10 years in the chair into 'with BJP' and 'without BJP' eras. They believe it's the BJP which got Nitish to work for Bihar's growth, which resulted in some development in the state.

Shadab Moizee spoke to RSS volunteers in Begusarai about the last 10 years, and the upcoming elections.

(Produced by Andrew Clarance)


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