New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday rubbished reports which said that he was not supporting any political party in Bihar and categorically stated that he was backing Nitish Kumar.
“Some media houses distorting my statement. I fully support Nitish kumar. He is a good person. People shud vote him CM,” tweeted Kejriwal.
Kejriwal was earlier quoted as saying at the Chief Ministers’ conclave that he did not support any political party in the Bihar Assembly polls and had visited the state only for a governance workshop.
Meanwhile, the Janata Dal (United) today said that Kejriwal supports his Bihar counterpart and wants him to return to office for the third time.
“I want to say this on record that Kejriwal ji wants that Nitish Kumar should become the Chief Minister of Bihar,” JD (U) general secretary K.C. Tyagi told ANI.
Elections for the 243-member Bihar Assembly will be held in five phases between October 12 and November 5.
The counting of votes will take place on November 8.
The term of the current Bihar Assembly expires on November 29.