Nitish Kumar says this is his last election, says ‘all’s well that ends well’


Bihar’s incumbent chief minister and JDU leader, Nitish Kumar, on Thursday announced that this was his last election. Addressing an election rally in Purnia, Kumar said, “Please remember, today is the last day of campaigning. Voting will take place the day after tomorrow. And this is my last election. All’s well that ends well.”

The third and the last phase of the assembly polls will take place on 7 November with the counting scheduled for 10 November. The state had gone to polls on 28 October and 3 November.

Kumar had earlier rubbished Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s claims that intruders will be thrown out of India. Kumar had termed such talk as ‘nonsense’ saying no one will have to leave the country. This was in the context of the CAA, which many feel is being used by the BJP to declare India’s Muslims stateless.

Kumar had said, “Nobody has the courage to throw our own people out of the country. Everyone belongs to India. What kind of utterances are people making? I’ve only created an atmosphere of harmony ever since you gave me an opportunity to serve you.”