Delhi(PTI): After predicting a ‘Delhi’ for Narendra Modi in Bihar, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday asked voters to exercise their franchise to make Nitish Kumar CM of Bihar.
Ahead of the third phase of the Bihar assembly elections, Kejriwal tweeted, “I appeal to the brothers n sisters of Bihar to vote to make Nitish ji the CM of Bihar.”
50 of the state’s 243 assembly seats spread over six districts–Patna, Vaishali, Saran, Nalanda, Bhojpur and Buxar– are going to polls in the third phase of the 5-phased polls on Wednesday. Polling has already been held in 81 assembly seats in the first two phases.
On October 16, as the second phase of Bihar polls was underway, Kejriwal anticipated a victory for Nitish Kumar and claimed that the BJP, led by Narendra Modi, was all set to “badly” lose the elections.
“As per my information, Modiji is losing Bihar elections badly. Nitishji is winning the polls,” Kejriwal had tweeted.
The high-voltage campaigning for the third phase of Bihar polls scheduled for October 28 ended on Monday evening during which the rival contenders locked horns over the contentious issue of reservation, largely putting aside their development plank.
After a brief Dussehra break, both the NDA, spearheaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and JD(U)-RJD-Congress combine, plunged headlong into the hurly-burly of electioneering, targeting each other over issues many of which were unrelated to the state.