'A bird in hand is far better than many in the bush'. The destiny of Bihar in the present scenario is not that gloomy as it was during the long regimes of Congress and the RJD.

This great land of India was never taken care of for its diversified and multifaceted developments. Particularly education and industrial sectors were badly ignored. Parents of bright students were compelled to sale their cultivating piece of land and jewelry for better technical courses outside Bihar and the laborers migrated in search of work no matter they were humiliated by our own people of other states. It happened perhaps for one reason that those parts of the country are developed.

The word 'development' is going to be the every voter’s slogan. The time has come that the people of Bihar walk along the every street of their respective assembly constituencies and the word 'development' writ on their faces during the forthcoming Assembly elections. Bihar has, by and large, been used as theater over the past 50 years by shrewd politicians who attracted innocent people of Bihar as their audience just for pass-time which got transformed into a catastrophe of backwardness on all fronts that befooled the people with lollypops in their hands. For years, the social structure was almost a chaos, education and medical care were sick; industrialization and other physical infrastructure were impalpable dream… and what else - the migration, a demonic curse befallen on the people of Bihar.

I beg of Lalu Ji, please go to Rajgir and sit close to the Budha for a penance to realize the sheer wastage of 15 years in the office at Patna. Your inclination to snatch the office again is not going to be a cup of tea; the people of Bihar want the calculation of time back from you. Isn’t it a huge loss? You are good but please don't hate the better if at all you and your like-minded friends think that Bihar must move forward on the path of development realizing the fact that the time has come to merge RJD and others with JD-U which sounds healthy and beautiful. People of Bihar might afford to compensate and welcome your noble venture with open arms and repose trust in you with the hope that your political instinct and right perception serves the land and people of Bihar. Let JD-U work in its full swing and foresee that the repairing work in the state at least goes on as fast as possible in every sector.

Madani Mohiuddin Ahmad, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA. email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Phone: 00966-542514538 (KSA), 0091- 9873503721 (New Delhi, India).