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Here are the number of degrees Bihar CM aspirants hold. You'd be pleasantly surprised

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 November 2015, 18:15 IST

As Bihar election results arrive, there's a lot of excitement over the next Chief Minister of the state. While the Grand Alliance has made their champion known - none other than current CM Nitish Kumar - the rest are aspirational, including the NDA.

But before we jump the gun and look forward to a new CM, or a repeat of the old, an important question to ask here is the good old one about their educational qualifications.

So, here's a quick look at the degrees Bihar CM aspirants hold, or don't.

Nitish Kumar

The current Chief Minister of Bihar has a degree in Electical Engineering from NIT, Patna.

Alliance - JD(U) + RJD + Congress

Sushil Kumar Modi

Sushil Modi/Patrika/Live

Photo: Patrika

The current superstar in the list of BJP CM aspirants, this 'other' Modi holds a B(Sc) degree from BN College, Patna University. He left his M(Sc) Botany studies to join the Jayaprakash Narayan (JP) movement.

Alliance - BJP + LJP + HAM + RLSP

Upendra Kushwaha

Upendra

File photo

Possibly one of the most educationally qualified of the Bihar CM aspirant crop, RLSP leader Kushwaha holds a B(Sc) from Patna Science College and an MA in Political Science from Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur. He has also worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science in Samta College, Vaishali. The college is currently called Muneshwar Singh Muneshwari Samta College.

Alliance - BJP + LJP + HAM + RLSP

Shahnawaz Hussain

BJP's Muslim face, Hussain holds a Diploma in Engineering (Electronics) from BSSE, Supaul, Patna and ITI, Pusa, Delhi.

Alliance - BJP + LJP + HAM + RLSP

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Another well educated contender from the BJP camp is Prasad who holds a BA Hons and an MA in Political Science and an LLB degree, all from Patna University.

Alliance - BJP + LJP + HAM + RLSP

Nand Kishore Yadav

The Yadav face of BJP, Nank Kishore left his B(Sc) final year exams midway to join the JP movement.

Alliance - BJP + LJP + HAM + RLSP

Tariq Anwar

A direct competition for Shahnawaz Hussain, Anwar, who belongs to the NCP, holds a B(Sc) degree in Commerce from Magadh University, Bodh Gaya in Patna. He has been projected as a potential CM candidate for the alliance by none other than SP chief Mulayam himself.

Alliance - SP, NCP

-- Text written by Durga M Sengupta

First published: 7 November 2015, 18:15 IST
 
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