Delhi election results referendum on Narendra Modi, Bihar next: Nitish Kumar
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Patna: Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the results of the Delhi assembly elections was a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asserted that the same blow would be given to the saffron party in Bihar.
“Delhi election results indeed is a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Delhi is the heart of the country so it reflects the mood of the country,” Kumar told reporters.
Kumar congratulated the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal for the party’s landslide victory in Delhi. “There was a talk of swing in favour of AAP in Delhi, but indeed the entire pendulum of the clock has moved from one end to another,” he said to highlight BJP’s defeat in Delhi.
“BJP ideological parent Jana Sangh was born in Delhi. The prime minister had addressed several rallies and every decision by the BJP was taken in his name...its indeed referendum on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Kumar said.
“Delhi is the national capital where people from all parts of the country live so it reflects changing mood of the country against the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre,” said the JD(U) leader.
People from Bihar who live in Delhi in large numbers have also shown their decision on BJP by voting for AAP, Kumar said. “Astonishingly in such a short span of nine months of the Narendra Modi government, the mood of people is changing against him,” he said and attributed this to BJP’s failure to deliver on any of the tall promises made during the poll. “He (Modi) talked lofty things on return of black money, paying enhanced bonus to farmers, special status to Bihar in 100 days but none of them are visible even after lapse of nine months,” said Kumar, whose JD(U) severed ties with the BJP over elevation of Modi.
“Hawabaazi se kaam nahi chalega (things will not work only on the basis of lofty talks),” he said in an apparent dig at the prime minister.
Kumar said Bihar would be the next destination where the BJP would face similar results. Bihar will go to poll before November this year.