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Bihar polls a victory over dynastic politics: BJP
New Delhi/Patna, Nov 24 (PTI/IANS):
Published on 25 Nov. 2010 12:00 AM IST
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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.
Cong leader says, Rahul has failed in Bihar
A Congress leader admitted on Wednesday that its leader Rahul Gandhi had failed to click in Bihar, where Chief Minister Nitish Kumar led his alliance to victory in Assembly Elections.
“We have to admit that Rahul Gandhi failed to attract voters in Bihar,” said the party leader who didn’t wish to be identified by name. “Rahul did not click in Bihar.” Rahul Gandhi, a Congress general secretary, campaigned extensively in Bihar, frequently accusing the chief minister of not doing enough for the state’s development.
Bihar poll results disappointing: CPI(M)
The CPI(M) today said it was disappointed by the Bihar Assembly poll results. “Our number of seats have gone down in Bihar Assembly...naturally we are disappointed,” CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat told reporters outside Parliament. CPI and CPI(M) have so far drawn a blank in the Bihar polls which have been swept by the JD(U)-BJP alliance.
Congratulating JD(U)-BJP on their good performance, she said, “We all congratulate Nitish Kumar for the victory in Bihar. His alliance has made a record victory in Bihar“. Taking a dig at the BJP for not removing B S Yeddyurappa for certain “caste consideration” in Karnataka, Ms. Karat said, “In Bihar they (BJP) do not believe in caste combination. Bihar elections have risen above caste and in Karnataka, obviously, they are using certain caste factors to protect somebody who is so corrupt and guilty of wrong-doing.”

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