Nitish has been allotted the bungalow on 7 Circular Road by the Building Construction Department (BCD), while Lalu lives in the one at 10 Circular Road allotted to his wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi.

Nitish will soon leave the Chief Minister’s residence on One Anne Marg, which had been his abode for nine years.

The 7 Circular Road bungalow is at present in the name of Chief Secretary Ashok Kumar Sinha. But as Sinha is retiring in June end, he will move to another building to make way for Nitish, sources in the BCD said on Thursday.

But with some construction work required in 7 Circular Road bungalow keeping in view the security aspect of the former chief minister, the BCD department has made available 2 Strand Road bungalow to Nitish for the time being, the sources said.

Known in political circles as 'bade bhai and chhote bhai' (elder and younger brothers), Lalu and Nitish turned hostile after the latter left the RJD chief to form Samata Party and later JD (U).

The political bitterness between the two increased with times.


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