A beaming Lalu Prasad Yadav, whose Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has emerged as the biggest vote-getter, on Sunday credited the Grand Alliance&’s victory to all partners working together and said that Nitish Kumar would continue as chief minister of Bihar.
After warmly hugging Nitish Kumar of the Janata Dal-United, Lalu said that the elections have given a “new direction to the entire country”.
Lalu, who has emerged as kingmaker, said that both he and Nitish Kumar would “together take Bihar on the path of development”.
“Nitish will continue as the chief minister of Bihar,” declared the former chief minister emphatically.
“Under Nitish Kumarji’s leadership Bihar will move on a development path. We both will together take Bihar on the path of development,” Lalu said, adding that the victory was due to the three partners, including the Congress, working together.
“We will overthrow the fascist regime of Narendra Modi,” Lalu said.
Declaring a war on the Modi government, Lalu said that having the Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) government in Delhi was tantamount to dividing nation. “We will initiate a public movement against them,” he said.
Lalu also said that women, Dalits, the poor, backward and middle classes had all voted for the Grand Alliance.
While the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) is posed to bag over 70 seats, the RJD has made a major comeback to get 80 seats and the Congress 25 seats.