BJP will decide CM candidate after Bihar poll results: Amit Shah

  • IANS, Patna
  • Updated: Oct 19, 2015 14:57 IST
BJP President Amit Shah expressed confidence that his party would secure a two-thirds majority in the ongoing Bihar assembly elections, saying that they would announce their CM candidate then. (PTI Photo)

BJP president Amit Shah announced on Monday that the party would decide on a chief ministerial candidate after the BJP-led NDA wins a two-thirds majority in the ongoing Bihar assembly polls.

“The party and the parliamentary board will decide the name of the chief ministerial candidate soon after we win two-thirds majority in polls,” Shah said at a press conference.

Shah also said that the people of Bihar are with them to stop the return of the jungle raj. “People do not want jungle raj-2 and we will come to power in Bihar,” he said.

He said the Bharatiya Janata Dal-led NDA government is the only choice for a Bihar that wants rapid development.

“Only (we) can develop Bihar because RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and Nitish Kumar-led government ruled the state for 25 years but it remained backward.”

Shah also stated that the grand alliance of the JD(U), RJD and the Indian National Congress was trying to derail and divert the development issue in the elections by raising beef or reservation issues. “We are committed to the development of Bihar.”

During the staggered assembly elections, the BJP-led NDA’s primary issue has been of development.

Shah reiterated that the BJP is not against reservation for Dalits and Other Backward Class. “We are in support of the reservation and we do not want any change in the present form of the reservation.”

He said the NDA is set to win 32-34 of the 49 assembly constituencies where polls were held in the first phase on October 12 and 22-24 of the 32 constituencies which went to the polls in the second phase on October 16.

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