Patna: With the last phase of polling in Bihar scheduled for Thursday, BJP exuded confidence about NDA’s victory and claimed that it has already “crossed” magical number of 122 seats required to form the government.
Referring to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal extending support to Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi said that neither he nor US President Barack Obama, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif could alter the mandate as people have voted overwhelmingly for the BJP-led coalition. “We have already crossed the magical number of 122 seats required to form government in Bihar … By the time polling on 57 seats gets over tomorrow, our alliance will end up with staggering two-third seats if not three-fourth,” senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said.
“Relief is round the corner,” he said and appealed to the people for a decisive mandate to the NDA for political stablity in order to fulfil development aspirations of Bihar and its people over the next five years. He also slammed the grand alliance for ruining Bihar during its misrule for 25 years. Warning the people against electing the grand alliance to power, the BJP veteran said in such an eventuality RJD supremo Lalu Prasad will run the government from the front and not from behind as he has been doing so far by lending support to the JD(U) government from outside for the past two years.
However, if Kerjiwal so wanted Kumar to retain power he should have openly campaigned for the latter, he added. Apparently seeking to woo voters in Mithilanchal region which goes to the polls tomorrow, Sushil Modi charged Prasad with removing Mathili language from the subject list of Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) and said the language popular with students of the region could be restored for BPSC examination only after NDA came to power. Congress could not get Maithili included in the eighth schedule of Constitution, which was done during during the tenure of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, he added.