“All’s nicely that ends nicely. The day after, there may be voting. That is my final election. Will you vote for the JD-U candidate or not?” chief minister Nitish Kumar requested the folks at Dhamdaha in Purnia over the last leg of his campaigning on Thursday. The third spherical of voting in Bihar polls will happen on November 7.
“The folks of Bihar relied on me and my work for 15 years and I attraction to you to provide your vote for the final time for the event of Bihar,” mentioned CM Kumar whereas campaigning for JD (U) candidate Lesi Singh.
The shock announcement got here on the final day of electioneering on the final public assembly and it instantly set off vast speculations in regards to the cause behind this utterance and opposition lapped it up as an indication of weak spot on seeing the writing on the wall. Kumar is 69.
Within the final part, CM Kumar, burnishing his secular picture, took a distinct line than the one utilized by BJP marketing campaign leaders within the minority-dominated Seemanchal.
Whereas UP CM Yogi Adityanath talked about driving away unlawful immigrants throughout his rally in Seemanchal and union minister Giriraj Singh requested pointed inquiries to Congress and the RJD on the difficulty, CM Kumar made gentle of it, extolling the peace and amity throughout his regime. “No person can drive anybody away,” he added.
Nevertheless, his assertion that it will be his final election sparked off debates, with totally different interpretations from totally different quarters.
The opposition leaders have been fast to show a degree. “Fortunately, Nitish ji has conceded defeat earlier than the third part of Bihar polls. Nitish ji and Modi ji have prompted extra hurt to Bihar than anybody else previously. Nitish babu ought to retire, he can share his good experiences with mahagathbandhan’s CM candidate,” mentioned Congress chief Randeep Surjewala.
Grand alliance CM candidate Tejashwi Yadav mentioned that his earlier feedback that the CM ought to retire stands vindicated.
“We now have been saying this for lengthy that Nitish Kumar ji has worn out and he’s not in a position to handle Bihar. Now on the final day of the election marketing campaign, he has introduced that he’s taking retirement from politics, possibly he has understood the bottom realities,” Tejashwi mentioned in Patna.
Chirag Paswan of the LJP mocked Kumar once more.
“If a pacesetter runs away from the battlefield what’s going to his folks do? If he thinks that with this he’ll be capable of escape a corruption investigation, then I received’t let it occur. If he’s discovered responsible, he must go to jail,” mentioned Chirag, who has saved up his assault on the chief minister.
JD-U spokesman and minister Neeraj Kumar, nonetheless, defended the CM, saying he’s identified for talking his thoughts. “He has typically mentioned that no person is everlasting. He has at all times walked the discuss and Nitish Kumar is thought for politics with a distinction. He earlier left the chair of railway minister and chief minister. He lives for the folks and that’s what he has at all times finished,” he added.
BJP chief and MLC Sanjay Mayukh mentioned it was Nitish Kumar’s personal determination. “However with folks’s blessings, which has at all times been with him, he’ll once more maintain the chair for 5 years and after that he could determine,” he added.
Earlier as we speak, LJP chief Chirag Paswan mentioned the incumbent of 1, Aney Marg (CM residence) must vacate it on November 10 (the day outcomes might be introduced).
Speaking to media individuals, he did what he has finished all by the final three months, attacking Kumar’s governance mannequin, migration, prohibition and improvement schemes like ‘7 Resolves.
“When liquor is so simply accessible in a dry state, the place is the cash of smuggling going? When flood is an annual function, the place does the cash go within the identify of flood aid?” he requested.
JD-U and HAM-S for former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi wasted no time in hitting again. “Together with lantern, chirag (lamp) may also extinguish on November 10. He’s attempting to mislead the plenty.
JD-U spokesman Rajiv Ranjan mentioned that LJP was the B-team of RJD and it was behaving like that. “The outcomes will present how folks have discarded RJD-led alliance and as soon as once more confirmed their belief within the work of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar. Chirag is a non-player in Bihar and he’ll realise it on the day of end result. If it wins one or two seats, that might be greater than sufficient for him,” he added.
HAM-S spokesman Danish Rizwan mentioned that Chirag must resign from the submit of LJP president after the outcomes.
“He’ll lose the belief inside his personal get together,” he added.
RJD leaders at Purnia declared it a political transfer of Nitish Kumar to take the folks’s help emotionally. “When he did not garner the help of the folks within the elections, he introduced this amidst campaigning,” senior RJD chief Kamal Kishor Yadav mentioned.
Congress spokesperson BK Thakur additionally declared it a strategic transfer of Nitish Kumar to win the meeting elections.