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    Political Crisis in India's Bihar State Prompts Call to Dissolve Assembly

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    The chief minister of Indian eastern state of Bihar on Saturday proposed the dissolution of the state assembly in the wake of the political deadlock in the region, sources familiar with the situation told Sputnik.

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    NEW DELHI, (Sputnik) Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi issued his recommendation to the governor of Bihar, after a cabinet meeting in the state’s capital of Patna, according to the sources.

    The recommendation follows an attempt to find a solution to a power tussle between Manjhi and the state’s former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. There are speculations that Manjhi will be sacked by the ruling party to reinstate Kumar to the top post.

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