Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday categorically dismissed reports that he was looking into a position in the Rajya Sabha, saying they were “baseless” and “mere speculation”. After Kumar’s comments on March 30 in an informal chat with media persons, rumors spread that his desire to go to Rajya Sabha has not been fulfilled yet. This caused a stir in the political arena of Bihar and reports started circulating that he would be the vice-president. Senior JD (U) leaders, including Kumar, have already made it clear that the chief minister, who is serving his fourth term, will end his five-year term and is not going anywhere.
Kumar, who was speaking to reporters after casting his vote in the Assembly elections, said anything was being published. I was also surprised to see such a report. These are baseless and mere speculations. Voting for 24 seats in the 75-strong Bihar Legislative Assembly was held on Monday, with the biennial election almost a year behind schedule due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Asked about the chances of the ruling NDA candidates in the Assembly elections, Kumar said, “I am sure our alliance will win 24 seats in the Assembly.” Regarding the law and order situation in the state, he said it was “completely under control”. “I want to tell you that crime cannot be completely eradicated from the society but can be effectively controlled through proper policing. Bihar police is doing it,” he said.
Opposition members in the Bihar Legislative Assembly protested during the just-concluded budget session over the March 26 assassination of JD (U) leader Deepak Mehta in Danapur.
Read all the latest news, breaking news and IPL 2022 live updates here.