Election year blogger

IN Media Watch Briefs | 22/04/2010

In an election year the Bihar chief minister, Nitish Kumar has turned a blogger. His blog (nitishspeaks.blogspot.com) was launched on Monday. His aides say that the CM wants to reach out to a much wider public, but skeptics say that though it might project him as  a bit net savvy,  blogging  did not help Advani get elected and it is not going to help Nitish Kumar either. (TOI, Patna, April 20)

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