Watch | Mukesh Sahani and How BJP Cuts Wings of Smaller Allies

Sahani’s dismissal from the state cabinet came days after three of the VIP’s MLAs defected to the BJP. It is not for the first time that BJP has undercut its ally’s independence.

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The immediate reason why Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar removed state cabinet minister and Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) head Mukesh Sahani appears to be his critical remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah.

However, a closer look at the developments leading up to his sacking reveals much more than what one can currently make out.