In the hot seat, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar faces turbulent weather

Rupesh Kumar Singh (40) was sprayed with bullets while he was in his SUV just outside his home in Patna’s Punaichak locality. He was a popular figure in the Bihar capital: An executive with the IndiGo airline and posted at the airport, which made him familiar with politicians flying in and out of Patna. His murder just added to the clamour from the opposition and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), part of the ruling dispensation, that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar no longer had it in him to run the Bihar government. Kumar uncharacteristically lost his temper at a reporter who as.....

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