Patna: With Bharatiya Janata Party's loss in the Delhi elections that followed similar fate in Jharkhand a few weeks ago, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is increasingly looking nervous about his own prospect in the upcoming Assembly polls as his own two candidates in Delhi lost their deposit after losing to AAP candidates by huge margins.
As reported, Kumar had fielded two of his own candidates in the Delhi election hoping to cash in on large number of Biharis living in Delhi but the result was anything but uplifting.
While JD-U candidate from Burari Shailendra Kumar lost to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Sanjeev Jha by a margin of nearly 70,000 votes, another JD-U candidate Shiv Charan Lal Gupta lost to AAP's Dinesh Mohania from Sangam Vihar by a difference of over 40,000 votes.
The lone candidate from Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Santlal Chawaria also lost to Rajendra Pal Gautam from Seemapuri constituency by a margin of over 55,000 votes.
With Arvind Kejriwal poised to retain his CM chair for a third term, AAP registered an impressive win over the NDA by securing 62 of 70 seats leaving eight for the BJP.
A dejected Nitish Kumar, when asked for his reaction over the NDA's crushing defeat in Delhi despite door-to-door campaign by him and India's Home Minister and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's right hand man Amit Shah, a visibly upset Chief Minister, during a function in Patna on Tuesday, gave a curt reply saying 'Janata Malik Hai" (Public is the boss).
The JD-U president, who has a history of handing out free stuffs to people of Bihar (free school uniform, free bicycle, free money in new-born girl's account) had accused Kejriwal of winning the support of the people of Delhi by giving them free stuffs while failing to do any real developmental work.