Patna: Loyalty certainly plays a major role in Bihar politics as less than 24 hours after he officially retired from his plum post of the Chief Secretary of Bihar, Anjani Kumar Singh was re-hired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar – this time as a special advisor to him in formulating and implementing policies.
In his new position, Singh, a 1981-batch IAS officer, will enjoy the same status and perks as a Cabinet minister.
Kumar had earlier accorded the same status to the poll wonder-boy Prashant Kishore after he helped him win the state elections in 2015. However, Kishore soon disappeared from Bihar scene and the Chief Minister never gave a clear explanation about his whereabouts or about his contribution to Bihar in his new role.
Singh is expected to assist the Chief Minister in finalizing policies, their implementation, and follow-up on ongoing schemes. However, his role will not be limited to only these but the Chief Minister intends to use his experience and expertise in other areas as well, sources said.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS