Real vs Reel: Is Maharani 3 a true story based on Bihar CM Nitish Kumar & Jitan Ram Manjhi's political enmity?

Maharani Season 3 is based on Bihar Politics loosely inspired by real-life events that took place in the political landscape of Bihar.

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After the massive success of the first two seasons, Maharani Season 3 was released on Sony Liv on March 7, 2024. Created by Subhash Kapoor, Maharani Season 3 revolves around Huma Qureshi playing the character of Rani Bharti, and how she takes revenge on the Bihar Government leaders who conspired to kill her husband Bheema Bharti played by actor Sohum Shah. Directed by Saurabh Bhave, Maharani Season 3 features Huma Qureshi as Rani Bharti, Amit Sial as Navin Kumar, Pramod Pathak as Satyendranath Mishra, Vineet Kumar as Gauri Shankar Pandey (Kaala Naag), Anuja Sathe as Kirti Singh, Mohammad Aashique Hussain as Prem Kumar Chaubey, Atul Tiwari as Governor Govardhan Daas and another major character named Musafir Baitha. Since you have landed on this page, True Scoop News assumes that you have already watched the political drama on Sony Liv and are wondering about Maharani Season 3 True Story and wondering about Nitish Kumar and Jitan Ram Manjhi's political controversy. Below is everything you need to know about Maharani 3 True Story- 


Is Maharani 3 a true story?


The answer is yes and no at the same time. Maharani Season 3 is based on Bihar Politics loosely inspired by real-life events that took place in the political landscape of Bihar. For instance, Bheema Bharti made his illiterate wife Rani Bharti the new CM of Bihar overnight so that he could take over again after his health improved. A similar kind of incident took place in Bihar Politics when then Bihar CM Lalu Yadav made his wife Rabri Yadav the Chief Minister of Bihar. However, Lalu Prasad Yadav did not suffer severe bullet injuries as shown in the series. It means the makers of Maharani has taken the liberty to tweak the story of the political drama series. 


Interestingly, Maharani Season 3 series showcases the so-called liquor prohibition in Bihar. Maharani Season 3 showcases how the Bihar Government is working with the liquor mafias to sell illegal alcohol in the state. Keeping the liquor controversy aside, the series showcases a particular story about Navin Kumar and Musafir Baitha. 


Navin Kumar makes his close MLA Musafir Baitha as the Chief Minister of Bihar after he resigns. Navin did it so that the Bihar SIT Team file their investigation report on the shootout between Kunwar Singh & Dilshad Mirza. It means Navin made Baitha the CM of Bihar so that he could control the government, and at the same time, Baitha resigns from his post after SIT submitted its report. However, Musafir Baitha started to take his own decision as CM. It irks Navin Kumar and he angrily asks Baitha to resign from the CM post which he denies. Baitha accepts the support of Rani Bharti party in order to remain the CM of Bihar. Interestingly, the plot somewhat resembles to the saga of Nitish Kumar and Jitan Ram Manjhi. 


The Nitish Kumar-Jitan Ram Manjhi saga goes back to 2015. Nitish Kumar had appointed Manjhi as his replacement after being routed by BJP in LS polls because he wished to occupy the high moral ground. The anointment of Manjhi, a Mahadalit, was also intended to be a message for most depressed among Dalits. The experiment, however, went horribly wrong with Jitan Ram Manjhi unfurling the standard of political revolt and accusing Kumar of using Mahadallits as a political pawn.  


Thereafter, in 2015, Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned as Chief Minister of Bihar hours before a trust vote that he seemed certain to lose, despite the support of the BJP. Due to Manjhi's revolt against Nitish Kumar, he was expelled from the party. Manjhi was quoted saying that most legislators support him, however, "they were receiving death threats" to dissuade them from backing him during the floor test. 


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