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Nitish Kumar releases ‘joint list’ of 242 candidates, OBCs get lion’s share

In a first for an electoral coalition, Bihar’s ‘grand alliance’ on Wednesday released a ‘joint list’ of 242 candidates for the assembly polls with the bulk comprising OBCs and weaker sections as its CM candidate Nitish Kumar attacked BJP for being “anti-reservation” which cannot but obey RSS “which is its Supreme Court”. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the JD(U)-RJD-BJP combine’s candidate for the hot seat, released the list of its nominees which, he said, had 55 per cent representation of backwards, 15 per cent SC/ST, 14 per cent Muslims and 16 per cent from the general category. A total of 25 women candidates have been given tickets, forming 10 per cent of the total, Kumar said, adding “all sections” have been represented.
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