Nitish favourite to lead Bihar again, survey shows

April 1st, 2009 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the most popular leader in the state and was likely to retain the post, an opinion poll said Wednesday.
“Nitish Kumar emerges as the most popular candidate to be the next chief minister in Bihar with 63 percent people in favour of him whereas Lalu Prasad Yadav trails by 25 percent,” the NDTV said in a release on the findings of the opinion poll.

A large majority believes that the Nitish Kumar government has done a good job in handling flood situation with 73 percent people saying he has done enough on development indicators like ‘bijli, sadak and paani’ (power, roads and water).

A majority of people in Madhya pradesh, 67 percent of the respondents, are in favour of the state’s Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan being elected as the next chief minister.

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