From Mevlana Jagannath Mishra to the fans of Narendra Modi. The political journey of Dr. Jagannath Mishra, who has been the Prime Minister of Bihar three times, has undergone many transformations.
Jaganath Mishra, who belongs to the family of Congress, once appeared as a powerful regional gift, which ended on the threshold of the BJP.
In the middle of this entire trip, his stay for a while was also with Janata Dal United, where he was accompanied by his son Nitish Mishra.
Between 2005 and 2010, Nitish Mishra was a minister in the Nitish Kumar government.
When Jagannath Mishra became prime minister on three occasions, the Congress Party was facing difficult challenges at the time.
On April 11, 1975, Jagannath Mishra became the Prime Minister of Bihar for the first time.
This was a very difficult time because on 3 January this year, his elder brother and then Minister of Railways Lalit Narayan Mishra were killed in Samastipur district.
Just one year before he became prime minister, the student movement in Bihar began in March 1974, later known as the JP Movement.
The youngest prime minister
When he first became prime minister after Abdul Ghafoor, he was only 38 years old. He then got status to become the country’s youngest prime minister.
He remained in this position until April 30, 1977. At that time, there was a Janata Party government in the center and implemented the president’s rule.
After these elections were held in nine states of the country. The Janata Party government came to power after 21 months of emergency.
Bihar was the center of all anti-Congress movements in the mid-1970s. Jaganath Mishra, who was considered a novice in politics at the time, was given considerable responsibilities by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
After Indira Gandhi’s election victory in 1980, several states in northern India held elections again.
After the congressional victory in Bihar, Jagannath Mishra got the opportunity to become prime minister again.
He swore in the prime minister for the second time on 8 June 1980 and was forced to leave office on 14 August, the day before Independence Day.
Despite the trust of the Gandhi family, he has established many competitors within the Congress in Bihar.
During his second term, Urdu was recognized as the second official language in many regions of the state. Following this decision, hundreds of Urdu translators were appointed in the state.
Bihar negligence issue
In July 1982, Jagannath Mishra brought the famous Bihar Press Bill to the State Council and was passed by the House of Representatives.
He brought this bill to please Indira Gandhi, after which a penalty was imposed on journalists who violated press laws.
Journalists across the country raised their voices against this, and this law was linked to the dark days of emergency. In protest, thousands of newspapers closed their editions.
A year later, the bill was withdrawn before the president’s seal because of intense protests.
Jagannath Mishra raised the issue of discrimination and neglect with Bihar, after which he was removed from the post of prime minister. In one of his speeches, he claimed that the state should not get as much as it should.
The indivisible state of Bihar was the country’s largest mineral producer.
Even after his dismissal as prime minister, he continued to raise the issue of Bihar’s neglect. He managed to form a group within his party which is always behind him.
After the riots in Bhagalpur in 1989, the Congress Party sun began to sink. Defeat Congress in the middle and V.P. After the formation of Singh’s government, six years later, Rajiv Gandhi made Jagannath Mishra the Prime Minister of Bihar again, but it did not work well.
In these six years, Bihar received four prime ministers. Jagannath Mishra was supported by Muslims and Rajiv Gandhi was forced to appoint him prime minister.
The Muslims of Bihar were deeply disturbed by Congress because of the riots in Bhagalpur. Muslims believed then-Prime Minister Satindra Sinha had failed to investigate the riots in Bhagalpur. The party had to suffer in the upcoming elections.
Name in the fraud
Legislative elections were held in February 1990, when Walt Prasad Yadav of Rashtriya Janata Dal succeeded in expelling Congress from Bihar’s authority. On 10 March 1990, Lalu Prasad Yadav was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Bihar.
Thus Jagannath Mishra proved to be the last Prime Minister of the Bihar Congress. After that, Congress could never control Bihar’s power on its own.
Both Lalu Prasad Yadav and Jagannath Mishra were political rivals, although there were many similarities between them. Both names appeared in the feed scam in January 1996. Both are guilty in a fraud case. Like Mishra, Lalu also suffers from many diseases.
Both were seen as supporters of minority state policies and have long raised the issue of Bihar’s neglect. However, there was a time when he had to leave his party because of political coercion.
He left the party that the Prime Minister made three times and cooperated with those who were strongly opposed.