Bihar verdict rejection of BJP's divisive agenda, says Capt Amarinder

In a verdict that is bound to have a national impact, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD leader Lalu Prasad on Sunday trounced the BJP to win the bitterly fought Bihar assembly polls.

Chandigarh: Former Punjab chief minister and Congress Member of Parliament from Amritsar Capt Amarinder Singh on the Bihar assembly polls verdict was a rejection of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) divisive agenda.

"Whatever you say or do. The people of the country are very wise, as they understand that the BJP's divisive agenda is bad for the nation. And that is why the people of Bihar rejected the BJP. They want a united and secular India so that the country could progress," he added.

When asked about the impact of Bihar elections result on the Punjab assembly elections to be held in 2017, Capt said: "Punjab is different. Here, it's all about religion. The Akalis don't know what people are talking and thinking about them after the Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege cases came to the fore. They will come to know where they stand during the upcoming assembly election."

"Not a single person is supporting the Akalis' policies, and thus, people will totally reject them. It will be difficult for the Akalis to secure even 4-5 seats," he added.

Rejecting the Shiromani Aakali Dal's (SAD) rhetoric that 'Panth' is in danger, he said they keep shouting this all the time. 

The grand alliance is heading towards a clear majority. Results and trends available so far show that the alliance has bagged 13 seats and is ahead in 127. The BJP-led NDA has won two seats and is leading in 61 seats. Independent and others have bagged one seat and are leading in seven. 

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