Patna, May 16 (ANI): Congratulating the people of the state for the Janata Dal (United) led NDA’s sweeping win in the general elections, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said people voted for development and peace.
Addressing a press conference here, Kumar said the people wanted the development of the state and that is what they voted the NDA back to power.
He said the thumping success of the NDA in the state was in continuation of the 2005 Assembly elections.
“The verdict is continuity of what people of the state voted for in 2005, while giving us the majority in assembly elections,” Kumar said.
Criticising RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, Kumar said the people had rejected the ‘negative politics’ of the two.
Kumar added that the verdict would certainly help the state in achieving what has been lost in the past, and it would witness a surge in developmental activities.
“I want the trend to go ahead,” Kumar said.
He constantly tried to evade questions regarding his future course of action and whether his party would support the UPA in forming the government at the Center,but reiterated that Bihar must be given a ‘Special Status’. (ANI)