Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who earlier in the day welcomed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president and a former Patna resident Jagat Prakash Nadda at his official residence, predicted NDA would win more than 200 seats in Bihar in the state elections that is to be held in November.
Bihar has a total of 243 assembly seats. Currently, the joint strength of the NDA in Bihar is 132 (JD-U 73, BJP 53, LJP 2, and Independents 4).
Exuding confidence in his return to power for a record fourth term, Kumar, at a meeting of the party functionaries and workers on Saturday, told them not to worry about votes as the voters knew what was right and what was wrong and only they had the power to make the right choice in picking their leaders.
"You don't need to worry about the votes. We are going to win by a landslide scoring victories at more than 200 seats. The opposition has neither a cohesive plan nor it has any credible issue for their election manifesto. All they know is how to mislead people and create confusion among the voters. We don't need to pay any attention to such people," the Chief Minister said.
Kumar, who has embraced the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) talking points in their totality including on controversial issues like Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Registration of Citizens (NRC) after remaining a fierce opponent of the Sangh family for years, denied accusations of compromise in his principles saying the JD-U still believed in its core tenets and he would not deviate from them under any condition.
"I will never compromise on issues like secularism, religion, and caste or gender-based discrimination in the society," he said.
The Chief Minister who has a reputation of being a 'master event organizer' with his sharp ability to organize human chains and political 'yatra's as opposed to his administrative skills then announced special award ceremony to honor those who had given up on the use of alcoholic beverages.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS