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There is no BJP wave, says Nitish Kumar

Monday, 9 December 2013 - 7:35pm IST | Agency: IANS

The election results in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan do not betray "any wave in favour of the BJP", Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Monday.

There is no reason for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to celebrate even after it finished on top in all four states, he told the media here.

"The results do not reflect any wave in favour of the BJP," he said. "It is simple... The BJP has retained power in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and came to power in Rajasthan."

He said these were the states "where the BJP and Congress win and defeat each other in assembly polls".

Nitish Kumar said the BJP was rejected in Delhi "by people in view of an alternative to it. So, where is anything for the BJP to celebrate over the election outcome?

"The results of Delhi indicate people voted for an alternative to the BJP and Congress. It is wrong to say there is a wave in favour of the BJP in the country. There is no BJP wave in the country."

He termed Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) a true alternative.

"Aam Aadmi Party has emerged as an alternative as people in Delhi supported and voted it by rejecting BJP and Congress," he said, adding that it proved that its fight against corruption was backed by the people.

"It is clear that the Aam Aadmi Party is the real winner of the assembly polls in Delhi. People voted it for its stand against corruption to crime and clean politics," he said.


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