A "poster war" erupted in Bihar on September 3 as the opposition RJD countered a recent slogan by the ruling JD(U) that claimed Nitish Kumar was doing "just fine" as the chief minister, and there was no need for a leadership change ahead of the assembly polls next year.
'Kyon na karen vichaar, Bihar hai bimaar' (why not think for a change when Bihar is sick) screamed a poster put up by the RJD at its state headquarters on the Birchand Patel Marg here. The party also came out with several verses on social media, alleging that the state was in a bad shape under Kumar and there was an urgent need for leadership change.
The RJD'S poster came up a day after people noticed that the JD(U) had, at its own headquarters right across the road, put up two gigantic banners proclaiming 'Kyon karen vichaar, theeke to hain Nitish Kumar.' Roughly translated, it meant "Where's the need to think (about political alternatives) when Nitish Kumar is doing just fine."
The slogan was the latest in a series of catchy one- liners the JD(U) has come up with to capture public imagination and eyeballs.