Nitish Kumar, set to be Chief Minister of Bihar for the seventh time however with a diminished standing within the ruling alliance after ending at quantity 3, rejected the “conceited” label in an interplay with the media.
He additionally denied that his months of silence through the coronavirus lockdown contributed to public disenchantment towards him and his Janata Dal United (JDU).
“Please, do not name me conceited,” Nitish Kumar mentioned, fingers folded, responding to the usually repeated cost.
Within the election that ended on Tuesday, the Nitish Kumar-led Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA) gained a majority within the 243-member meeting, powered by the BJP’s 74 seats. The Chief Minister’s JDU noticed its tally drop to 43 from 71 within the earlier election.
The opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) emerged because the single-largest social gathering, which spurred its chief Tejashwi Yadav to problem Nitish Kumar yesterday to “hearken to his conscience and step down”.
Even Nitish Kumar betrayed hesitation when, requested about being Chief Minister, mentioned: “The NDA will determine”.
Nitish Kumar had confronted a lot public anger throughout his marketing campaign and had even confronted an onion assault at a rally.
Requested about his lockdown silence, when his authorities was criticized over its dealing with of the migrants disaster, Nitish Kumar mentioned: “How are you going to not know what efforts we made for the reason that lockdown began? Now we have performed a lot work in Bihar. If somebody is spreading falsehoods, what can we do?”
He additionally defended the patchy execution of his liquor ban, stating that there would at all times be “10 per cent folks” who violated guidelines. “So many countries attempt to sort out crime however it’s by no means at zero degree. See how a lot we have been in a position to management crime in Bihar,” mentioned Mr Kumar.
“We conveyed each step that we took through the corona disaster. However some folks stored criticizing us. If that gave folks the improper thought then how can we cease it?”