“The Public Decides. Thank PM For His Assist”: Nitish Kumar On Bihar Win – NDTV

'The Public Decides. Thank PM For His Support': Nitish Kumar On Bihar Win

“I bow to them for giving the NDA a majority,” Nitish Kumar tweeted

Patna:

Nitish Kumar thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and stated the voters of Bihar in his first response to the BJP-dominated victory that noticed him win a fourth time period in energy.

“The individuals resolve. I bow to them for giving the NDA a majority. I’m additionally grateful for the assist from PM Modi,” the Bihar Chief Minister tweeted.

After a protracted silence, Nitish Kumar posted his tweet because the BJP celebrated the Bihar win in a grand occasion in Delhi that includes PM Modi and the celebration’s prime leaders.

For the five-time Chief Minister, Tuesday’s result’s a bittersweet one.

The NDA sailed previous the bulk mark of 122 within the 243-member Bihar meeting, however powered by the BJP’s 74 seats. The Chief Minister’s Janata Dal United (JDU) was restricted to simply 43 seats, its tally dropping from 71 within the earlier election in 2015.

The BJP, then again, vastly improved its tally from 53 to 74, gaining an higher hand in Bihar, the place it has at all times performed second fiddle to Nitish Kumar.

“The BJP is the one celebration in Bihar which has elevated its seats regardless of being in energy for 3 phrases,” PM Modi stated in his victory speech in Delhi.

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For Nitish Kumar, it could function a reminder that his celebration could not handle that feat.

In his diminished state, Nitish Kumar has to just accept a BJP that’s now ready to name the photographs within the coalition.

There has additionally been hypothesis that the BJP may very well be inclined to go for a change within the prime put up. However celebration leaders insist that they’re dedicated to Nitish Kumar as Chief Minister, whatever the variety of seats received by allies.

“Nitishji will stay Chief Minister because it was our dedication. There isn’t a confusion on this,” the BJP’s Sushil Kumar Modi and Deputy Chief Minister stated at the moment. In an election, he added, “Some win extra and a few win much less”. “However we’re equal companions,” stated Sushil Modi, who’s believed to share rapport with Mr Kumar.

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