Nitish Kumar on Bihar win: I salute the people's verdict in the state
After the victory of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the Bihar assembly elections, it is almost certain that Nitish Kumar would sit in the chief Minister's chair once again. After getting a majority, Kumar has saluted the people of the state and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his cooperation.
Nitish Kumar's credibility was at stake in this election. Thereafter, after some stiff resistance from the Mahagathbandhan, the NDA crossed the majority figure late on Tuesday.
In his first reaction after the election results, Kumar saluted the people of Bihar.
"I bow before the people's mandate," tweeted the chief minister from his official Twitter handle. "I salute the people for the majority that they have given to the NDA. I also thank PM Narendra Modiji for his cooperation," he added in the tweet.
The NDA cruised past the majority mark of 122 in the 243-member Bihar assembly but powered by the BJP's 74 seats. The Janata Dal United (JDU) was limited to just 43 seats, its total dropping from 71 in the 2015 assembly elections.
The BJP, on the other hand, enhanced its total from 53 to 74, gaining an upper hand in the state, where it has always played second fiddle to Nitish Kumar.
(With inputs from IANS)