Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday avoided queries on the outcome of assembly polls in Delhi, where the coalition comprising his JD(U), BJP and LJP has been drubbed by the incumbent Aam Aadmi Party, with a terse observation stating will of the people reigns supreme.
Kumar says, “Janta malik hai,” with his hands folded above his head and the ghost of a smile playing on his lips as he sauntered past a posse of journalists tossing queries on the sidelines of a function where he unveiled a statue of RSS ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
Kumar is the national president of JD(U). His party had contested two assembly segments in Delhi Burari and Sangam VIhar – and is trailing in both places by huge margins.
JD(U) have never occupied the centre stage in politics happening at the national capital, the current elections were significant because it was the first time that the BJP a formidable force in Delhi chose to take its smaller allies in Bihar along to take on the huge challenge posed by Arvind Kejriwal’s party, which is newer compared to the two.
It needs to be mentioned here that, Counting of votes for Delhi assembly polls is underway at 21 centres across the city. According to the counting going on, the Aam Aadmi Party is leading in 61 seats, while the BJP has gained 9 seats.
The Congress, which drew a blank the last time, was nowhere in early leads. The final voting percentage in the polls was 62.59 per cent.