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How JP Movement Shaped Bihar And India’s Politics

The JP movement of the '70s birthed the careers and dynasties of several politicians. Whether the promises it made actually trickled down is another story.

How JP Movement Shaped Bihar And India’s Politics
How JP Movement Shaped Bihar And India’s Politics -

Reporter in 1972: “What’s the influence of the French Revolution?”
Zhou Enlai, premier of the People’s Republic of China: “It’s too early to say.”

When the Narendra Modi government passed the three farm bills in Parliament last year, tri­ggering widespread protests across several parts of the country, Bihar did not witness any big agi­t­a­­tion over the issue. When the Prime Minister chose to repeal them recently, there was no jubilation in the state either.

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