Bihar: Nitish’s ‘last election’ remark draw varied responses

Patna:¬†While addressing a rally for the third phase of Bihar elections, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said that this is his ‘last election’ sending shockwaves across the nation. Kumar was addressing a public meeting in Purnia’s Dhamdaha constituency.
JD(U) supremo said, “This is the last day of election. Polling for the third phase will end the day after tomorrow. Ant bhala to sab bhala (All’s well that ends well).” The statement by the ruling party chief has raised eyebrows in the political circle.
In this context, ETV Bharat’s regional news editor Braj Mohan Singh said that this is a victim card by Kumar which in turn has provided an opportunity to the people of Bihar to think about his claim of ‘good governance’.
Singh added, “It was Nitish Kumar who had pulled Bihar out from the era of darkness in 1990 and has worked for the development of the state. He declared a liquor ban in the state despite the economic distress, presenting an example to the world. Kumar always worked in accordance with the roadmap and has always discussed his ideas and vision with the public.”
“However, today he is being questioned in connection with the rising unemployment, health and education facilities in the state as people from Bihar are forced to move to other states for better job opportunities,” he added.
Nitish Kumar if voted to power will be the sixth chief minister of the state. However, the question still remains that what prompted Kumar to make such a big announcement. Despite getting support from BJP, Kumar’s statement also saw several reactions from the opposition parties.

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