Nitish Kumar confident of Mahagathbandhan‘s victory
In an interaction on Twitter, Bihar Cheif Minister Nitish Kumar said that he is confident of Mahagathbandhan‘s victory in the election.
October 28, 2015 / 10:18 PM IST
Battle in Bihar continues with the start of third phase of voting in 50 seats in six districts today, which included Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s home turf of Nalanda.
The state’s Chief Minister, in an interaction on Twitter, responded to various questions. The interaction was organized by FirstPost, the digital portal of Network18 Group.
Nitish Kumar clearly stated that he is confident of Mahagathbandhan’s (comrising of Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal, Kumar's Janata Dal and Congress) victory in the ongoing elections. He also said that as long as he was the Chief Minister, only the rule of law will prevail.
If the alliance wins, Kumar hinted that he might continue as the state Chief Minister for a third term. Kumar said that the party will continue to strengthen the state’s industrial growth of nearly 14 percent, which has been above the national average.
Even without the special status, Kumar is confident that Bihar will continue its growth streak above the average growth rate of the country.
Post the first two phases, where votes were cast in 81 seats, the Mahagahthbandhan has been claiming victory. But today, voting began in areas that are the strength of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) making the phase a crucial one for the Mahagahthbandhan.