Bihar Assembly Elections 2020 was one of the most closely fought elections in recent years. It was like a ‘photo finish’ for NDA led by Nitish Kumar who got just 12,768 votes more than the Grand Alliance led by Tejashwi Yadav. I will discuss this interesting data of Bihar Assembly elections later but first we will have to study the oath taking horoscope of Nitish Kumar which is looking lacklustre like his party JDU’s performance in recent polls. On the 16th of November 2020, Nitish Kumar took oath for the office of Bihar Chief minister for record 7th time at Patna. The time was 16:39 hours in the evening when the Swearing-In of Nitish Kumar happened. It was Aries rising in the ascendant with Moon, Ketu and Sun in the 8th house making an inauspicious ‘Balarishta’ yoga. This weak oath taking horoscope of Nitish Kumar suggest that he will not able to complete his tenure and it might also happen that he may join hands with Tejashwi Yadav’s RJD again any time after March 2021.
In my article “Bihar Assembly Elections 2020- An astrological study” posted on the 12th of September 2020 i had forecasted a close contest between ruling NDA in Bihar and challenger Tejashwi Yadav’s grand alliance. I had given a prediction for the re-election of Nitish Kumar as the chief minister of Bihar which was also published in the October 2020 issue of Modern Astrology Magazine and at the Hindi News Paper Navbharat Times website.
Tithi- Shukla Dwitiya , Nakshatra- Jyeshtha, Yoga- Atiganda, Karana- Balava, Vaar- Monday
The rising sign Aries, in the oath taking chart, is hemmed between malefic planets Rahu and Mars on the either side making a dangerous ‘Paap Kartari’ yoga. The lagan lord Mars is falling in the 12th house under the aspect of functional malefic Saturn and a Maraka Venus. This situation is not good for the longevity of his government and alliance with the BJP. The 3rd house is the house of alliance partners which get the aspect of Mars which is the lord of lagna and 8th house. The 3rd lord Mercury, which is also 6th lord, is in the 7th house of opposition getting bad aspect of Saturn from the 10th house. This indicate a hostile opposition and also a dominating alliance partner for Nitish Kumar. The aspect of Jupiter from the 9th house is on the lagna, 3rd house and 5th house which is a saving grace. Jupiter and Mercury both aspect the lagna which will save the image of Nitish Kumar at any rate. In Navamsha Scorpio, a fixed sign, is rising with Jupiter from the 2nd house giving aspect to the 10th house and the 10th lord Sun strongly placed in the 9th house.
In three days time the rift between the government and opposition started an it showed immediate effects. Bihar education minister Mewalal Choudhary has to resign three days after taking oath because of corruption charges against him. Nitish Kumar’s ominous oath taking horoscope has started showing its evil effects in very short time. Normally we don’t take a movable rising sign for swearing-in but it was surprising to see Nitish Kumar taking oath in Aries ascendant with Moon in the 8th house. Interestingly Moon was in Scorpio in Jyeshtha Nakshatra which is the Janma Nakshatra of Nitish Kumar. As per the classical text of Muhurta the Janma Nakshatra is generally avoided for starting an auspicious work. Astrologer community practicing Mundane astrology must be wondering why Nitish Kumar’s astrologers gave him such bad Muhurta ? or he didn’t consulted any astrologer on this occasion which is hard to believe.
Nitish Kumar’s political career in Mars and Rahu dashas
Balance of Dasha in Vimshottari: Mercury 10 years 8 months 10 days
If we have to study Nitish Kumar’s career as chief minister astrologically then we would require to divide it into two parts. During 2005 to 2013 he was the dominant partner in his alliance with the BJP. It was maha dasha of Mars (November 2004 to November 2011) in the horoscope of Nitish Kumar when he got lot of fame for his administrative skills and pro-women policies in the Bihar state. Mars is in the 10th house of Nitish Kumar’s birth chart along with 5th lord Venus and is in mutual aspect with 9th lord Saturn. It is a Parashari Principal that any planet connected with 5th and 9th lord both become highly auspicious and gives Raja Yoga.
In 2013, when Nitish Kumar was in Rahu-Rahu dasha in Vimshottari, he was regarded as the prime minister material by many political pandit in case of hung parliament if third front came into power. Nitish Kumar also had ambitions to become the prime minister of India and he took a bold decision by coming out of NDA in the mid of 2013. But his party performed very badly in parliamentary elections in 2014 as they could manage to get only 2 seats out of 40 contested in Bihar. Nitish Kumar resigned as the chief minister and appointed his party’s Jitan Ram Manjhi on this post but that also turned out to be a bad decision for him. In 2015 he entered into a poll alliance with Lalu Yadav’s RJD and Congress Party. It was his Rahu-Jupiter in Vimshottari when this alliance got a thumping majority in Bihar assembly elections in 2015. But RJD was the leading party with 80 seats won in 243 members legislative assembly and Nitish Kumar’s JDU could manage 71 seats.
How BJP cut down Nitish Kumar’s political stature
Rahu is the karaka for the politics of manipulations and unethical conducts. Rahu is in the 9th house in the horoscope of Nitish Kumar along with 7th and 10th lord Jupiter. The conjunction of Rahu and Jupiter is a Raja Yoga as Rahu or Ketu in the trine along with Kendra lords make a good Parashari Raja Yoga. But then Rahu-Jupiter together also create a ‘Chandal Yoga’. This yoga makes the person manipulative and deceptive in nature. When Rahu-Saturn in Vimshottari came Nitish Kumar shift side and joined hands with his old partner BJP again in the mid of 2017 just 17 months after getting a thumping mandate in grand alliance of secular parties. Since then Nitish Kumar popularity in Bihar start falling. See the position of Rahu and Saturn in his chart which are at the 6/8 axis. Since Saturn as the 9th lord is in 4th house and the 4th lord Mercury is in the 9th house so his Raja Yoga continued.
I had forecasted his re-election in Bihar assembly polls on the basis of above mention Raja Yoga’s in the horoscope of Nitish Kumar. But then he is under Rahu-Mercury in Vimshottari (October 2019 to May 2022) which can give another political surprise as Mercury is in the Nakshatra of Rahu. In the horoscope of Nitish Kumar Mercury is combust by 3rd lord Sun. The 3rd house is the house of your alliance partners. During Rahu-Mercury Nitish Kumar’s party JDU could manage only 43 seats while his alliance partner BJP has manage to secure 74 seats in the recently concluded Bihar Assembly Polls. In Shada Bala Mercury is getting 4.79 Rupa Bala which is the least among all the planets. Thus a weak Mercury sub period, though in Raja Yoga, has made Nitish Kumar’s stature reduce as compare to his position earlier specially during Mars dasha and early part of Rahu dasha (2005 to 2013) when he was considered as a contender for major role in politics at the centre. This is how a combust and weak planet in Shada-Bala trouble the native.
BJP has appointed two deputy chief minister’s under Nitish Kumar to check his authority in Bihar as the chief minister. Earlier Nitish Kumar was comfortably working with Sushil Modi who was deputy chief minister from the BJP but was more inclined towards Nitish who was his collage friend since 1970’s. Now BJP has removed Sushil Modi from the post of deputy chief minister making Nitish Kumar uncomfortable.
Can Nitish Kumar join hands with Tejashwi Yadav again ?
The transiting Saturn and Jupiter from Capricorn will influence the 8th house in the horoscope of Nitish Kumar. Saturn and Jupiter will be in Capricorn from 20th of November to 7th of April 2021. During this period there will be major rifts between Nitish Kumar’s JDU and his alliance partner BJP. Nitish Kumar may come out of NDA alliance any time after March 2021 or before the end of 2022 in any case. As per his oath taking horoscope and birth chart his continuation in alliance government with BJP do not seems to be good. He will not be able to complete his tenure as the chief minister of Bihar this time and he may once again join hand with RJD led by Tejashwi Yadav. This may happen after BJP introducing ‘uniform civil code’ bill in the parliament in early 2021. Nitish Kumar is fundamentally against the Uniform Civil Code and National Register of Citizens which are now the core agenda of BJP after fulfilment of the promises of Ayodhya Ram Temple and abolition of Article 370 in 2019. Nitisth Kumar is also angry over BJP’s secret support to Chirag Paswan who fielded candidate against JDU to cut Nitish Kumar’s party votes in the assembly elections. These troubles can compound at such magnitude that it would be difficult for Nitish Kumar to work with BJP led by Narendra Modi and Amit Shah in future.