Decline and Fall
Sept 2012 More than 250,000 teachers on contract demand pay on a par with regular teachers. Show up at Nitish’s Adhikar Yatra with black flags.
June 2013 Nitish’s bête noire Lalu and his RJD bounce back, with Prabhunath Singh trouncing JD(U) minister P.K. Shahi in Maharajganj by-election.
June 2013 Nitish dumps BJP. Minority government takes support of Congress, Independent and rebel BJP MLAs to survive.
June-July 2013 Shows administrative ineptitude. Unable to fix blame for Bagaha police firing, Bodh Gaya blasts, mid-day meal deaths.