Has Nitish got it Wrong, Again?
This refers to ‘Nitish’s Gambit is Based on Arithmetic’ (ET, May 21). Nitish cashed in on Lalu’s misgovernance and paid for his miscalculations. A move to check Modi and project himself as the messiah of Muslims did him in. Now his gamble on Dalits is the proverbial last straw. The only logical inference he could have drawn from the situation was that the days of caste-based politics are over and people now evaluate governance in terms of growth and development.