It refers to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also to hold post of President of Janta Dal (United). But being Chief Minister of a state in itself is a big task requiring full-time attention for the big responsibility for which Chief Minister is paid from public-exchequer. Otherwise also, Chief Minister of a state is Chief Minister for all the people of the state which comprises of people from all the political parties.
Holding an additional charge by a Chief Minister of being party-President also is against principle of unbiased governance. Rule should be that any elected representative including Parliamentarians and state-legislators may not be allowed to hold any post in party or any other private society, because giving attention to their respective constituencies and voters is in itself a challenging task requiring full-time assignment as elected representative.
Subhash Chandra Agrawal
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