KEEP­ING IT FAIR

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

Bi­har Chief Min­is­ter Ni­tish Ku­mar, on March 11, in­ducted party MLA Lacy Singh as a min­is­ter in his govern­ment. This came just a day af­ter the res­ig­na­tion of In­dus­tries and Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment Min­is­ter Renu Kush­waha. Seven­teen other seats have been ly­ing va­cant in his Cab­i­net since June 16, when BJP snapped ties with JD(U). A mas­ter of sym­bol­ism, it seems that Ni­tish in­ducted Singh to have at least one woman in his govern­ment so that his im­age as a sup­porter of women’s em­pow­er­ment isn’t jeop­ar­dised. His only other to­ken woman, Parveen Amanullah, re­signed last month to join AAP.

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