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 “arrogant” label in an interplay with the media.
He additionally denied that his months of silence through the coronavirus lockdown contributed to public disenchantment in opposition to him and his Janata Dal United (JDU).
“Please, don’t call me arrogant,” Nitish Kumar stated, arms folded, responding to the usually repeated cost.
In the election that ended on Tuesday, the Nitish Kumar-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) received 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 occasion, which spurred its chief Tejashwi Yadav to problem Nitish Kumar yesterday to “listen to his conscience and step down”.
Even Nitish Kumar betrayed hesitation when, requested about being Chief Minister, stated: “The NDA will decide”.
Nitish Kumar had confronted a lot public anger throughout his marketing campaign and had even confronted an onion assault at a rally.
Asked about his lockdown silence, when his authorities was criticized over its dealing with of the migrants disaster, Nitish Kumar stated: “How can you not know what efforts we made since the lockdown started? We have done so much work in Bihar. If someone is spreading falsehoods, what can we do?”
He additionally defended the patchy execution of his liquor ban, mentioning that there would at all times be “10 per cent people” who violated guidelines. “So many nations try to tackle crime but it is never at zero level. See how much we were able to control crime in Bihar,” stated Mr Kumar.
“We conveyed every step that we took during the corona crisis. But some people kept criticizing us. If that gave people the wrong idea then how can we stop it?”