Bihar CM Nitish Kumar back to blogging after two years

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Patna, Sept 20: The Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who had earlier criticised politicians for spending time on social media, on Thursday returned to blogging after a hiatus of two years.

In his blog post on his official website, Nitish has expressed that he is "glad to be back here again".

"It feels great to share my thoughts with people living in different parts of the world", he posted.

61-year-old Nitish has mentioned about steps taken by the JD(U) government to boost girls' education in his state.

He also highlighted that during his Independence Day speech this year, he had announced scholarships across the board for all girls, from Class I to Class X, studying in different government schools.

In his blog, Nitish has also mentioned that how cycle scheme brought about a social revolution and made the cycle-riding schoolgirls a veritable mascot of Bihar, especially in the rural areas.

He has written, "I am happy to see that the total number of the beneficiaries bicycle scheme has risen to 47,44,966, including 24,57,539 girls, towards the end of last fiscal. The bicycle project has indeed heralded a silent revolution in the hinterland of Bihar as far as woman empowerment is concerned. It has instilled a sense of confidence in the girls."

In his blog, Nitish has expressed that he is "glad to be back here again".

His blog was first published in Hindi on September 18. The last time Nitish wrote a blog on his "government's fight against corruption" on September 13, 2011.

Interestingly, few days back, while taking a dig at politicians who spend time on social networking websites, Nitish had mockingly said, "Tweeting is the noise of birds. Let them do that every morning."

Some leaders through excessive tweeting have turned it into a jarring sound. They seem to have no other work in a day than to make political statements for the media. Twitter serves actors who can't access their fans. Politicians should be able to connect with the people every day", he had said.

At the time when political parties are making their presence felt at all social networking websites to impact the voters ahead of crucial Lok Sabha elections 2014, Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) government does not even has a Facebook page!

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