10 THINGS

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VIJAY SIMHA’s

Nitish Kumar Should Do

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Illustration: Anand Naorem

1. SLOW DOWN MIGRATION
Now’s the chance to keep them home with more work and better wages. It’s doable.

2. PROSECUTE THE CORRUPT
Huge. The Bihar Special Court Bill allows Nitish to seize property of corrupt officers and prosecute them.

3. HAVE SINGLE-WINDOW CLEARANCE
It’s what the Non-Resident Bihari wants. It could bring in the money and improve efficiency.

4. BUILD A SECOND RUNG
Can’t go on like Lalu, with no one to depend on. Need the personalities and skills now.

5. WATCH THE BABU
The bureaucracy will make or mar Nitish 2. There’s no one to challenge them now. Only Nitish.

6. START LAND REFORM
No way Bihar can do without this. Land to the tiller. Fifteen acres max holding. All holdings in one place.

7. STAY SILENT
Boasts killed Lalu and can end Nitish’s dream in a jiffy. Have to let the work talk.

8. WATCH OUT FOR THE BJP
They have too many seats for comfort. Can think of having their government instead. Tricky.

9. GET THE TOWNS CLEANED
Urban Bihar is too dirty. Leaves a strong negative impression and keeps people ill because of poor hygiene.

10. BUILD. BUILD. BUILD. 
26,000 primary schools. A thousand kilometres roads. 15,000 primary health centres.

& 10 THINGS HE SHOULD NOT

1. Ignore the Opposition. They got a whacking; now for some grace
2.
 Get stuck in office. Bihar suffers in villages. Go there
3.
 Play the caste game
4.
 Free the dons
5. Look for praise
6. Flirt with the media
7. Let money rule
8. Fret about Narendra Modi
9. Ask the Centre for too much
10. Focus on GDP. Income, health and education are more important

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