Nitish Tries to Be a Sher Shah to Modi’s Humayun in Sasaram

Although Sasaram is a BJP stronghold, Nitish Kumar’s alliance may just pull off a victory.

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<b>The Quint’s</b> Aakash Joshi interviews BJP’s Sasaram candidate Jawahar Prasad. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)

#BiharMobile2015 : Nitish tries to do a Sher Shah to Modi’s Humayun in Sasaram. Watch The Quint exclusive.

Posted by The Quint on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sher Shah, a Bihar native, posed perhaps the greatest challenge to the Mughal empire when he defeated Humayun and established himself in Delhi.

Now, as Nitish Kumar attempts to defeat a Narendra Modi-led campaign, his alliance has been channelling Sher Shah and presenting him as an icon of Bihar history in their campaign film.

So can Nitish emulate the icon and beat a Modi-powered campaign in Sasaram, Sher Shah’s birth and final resting place?

Sasaram will vote on Friday and, like much of Bihar, the major contenders are the BJP, whose candidate Jawahar Prasad has been a five-time MLA from the seat, and the Mahagathbandhan’s candidate is Ashok Kushwaha.

For full coverage of Bihar Polls 2015, click here.

(Video editing by Sunil Goswami)

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