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Bihar polls a victory of merit over dynastic politics: BJP

The BJP on Wednesday described the election results in Bihar as a victory of meritorious leadership over dynastic politics with a message for the future of Indian politics that membership of a family or dynasty does not count.

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said the election results have showed that politics in Bihar has changed and that “charisma or family” does not win elections, in an obvious attack on RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Rahul Gandhi who campaigned for the Congress.

Hailing Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi for running a successful government with integrity and maturity, he said, “We are proud of their leadership and the way they ran the coalition and government.”

“A few things have stood out. People wanted a repeat of the government under Kumar’s leadership indicates that it is a victory of hope over fear and optimism over despair.

“It has changed the political agenda of Bihar now. People look forward to the government. It is a vote for the future of Bihar. I don’t think our principal opponents were able to understand and read the scrip that Bihar has changed. The NDA ran a government with maturity and integrity,” he said.


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