Nitish sets eye on 2015 polls

Last Updated: Mon, May 19, 2014 16:13 hrs

Patna: Nitish Kumar, who remained firm on stepping down as chief minister of Bihar, on Monday said he would be ready to take on the responsibility again if he won the mandate in the 2015 state assembly polls.

"If people give me mandate in 2015 I am ready to take responsibility again," Kumar told his supporters.

Kumar said his decision to quit was not a sentimental one but a 'hard political decision' and urged his supporters to brace for a 'big fight' in assembly polls. "My responsibility has rather increased to guide government as well strengthen party in the state," he added.

Kumar said though there was not shortage of numbers for him, he decided to quit owning moral responsibility for the defeat of the party in the parliamentary polls in the state.

JD(U) managed to hold on to merely two seats this time from a high of 20 in 2009. BJP gained from the separation with it and won 22 seats on its own and helped new allies LJP win 6 and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) 3.

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