The Telegraph
Sunday , May 25 , 2014
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Rain of wishes on Manjhi

Patna, May 24: Party colleagues, doctors and residents from home — everyone paid a visit to the 12 Strand Road residence of chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today, a day after his government won the trust vote in the Assembly.

The chief minister, who has not yet shifted to his official residence 1 Aney Marg, met all the visitors. Often, without any fuss at all.

Visitors from the party included MLA Nita Choudhary and MLCs Mahachandra Prasad Singh and Sanjiv Shyam. Ophthalmologist Sunil Singh also dropped by.

A delegation of Bihar Secretariat Service Association , led by president Neelam Kapoor, met Manjhi too. If the 68-year-old Manjhi gave the association’s problems a patient hearing, the delegation also assured him of providing better services to the people.

“I have been optimistic all my life and believe in resolving problems,” Manjhi told the team, stressing that establishing rule of law and a corruption-free administration were among his top priorities.

Ready access to Manjhi was also available for the common man.

A JD(U) worker outside the residence said: “Is baar hum logon ko CM saheb se milne men koi pareshani nahi hui. Ab dekhna hai jab mukhyamantri ji apne awaas jayenge tab bhi aisa hi rahega kya (We did not face any problem in meeting the chief minister. Now it is to be seen if the same thing happens when he shifts to the official residence).”

Ram Sevak Singh, a resident from Gaya, was allowed to meet Manjhi within a minute. All he had to was tell his name and place of residence to be allowed entry. Asked why he was here, Singh said: “Badhai dene aaye hain mantriji ko (I have come here to congratulate the chief minister).”