Patna: Jubilant over the party's performance in Haryana and Maharashtra, Bihar BJP Chief Mangal Pandey on Sunday said the results point to the voters' mandate for having the same government at the Centre and the state and that Bihar too would go that way in next year's Assembly polls.
"Maharashtra and Haryana results show that people have realised the necessity of having the same party's government at the Centre and in the state for better development. Bihar will be no different. People here will vote to bring BJP to power in the next Assembly polls," he told reporters here.
The poll results also indicated that people have chosen better development, law and order and good governance over other issues, he said.
Taking pot shots at JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar's attempts to forge a 'grand alliance' to counter BJP, Pandey said, "He should stop trying to check the desire of the people. He should instead examine his own popularity graph as candidates for whom he pitched for in Haryana lost their deposit in the polls."
Criticising the proposed dharna by JD(U) scheduled to be held across the state tomorrow to press for special status to Bihar, he termed it as a 'drama' as well as an 'effort to hide failures' and raised questions on non-expenditure of allocated money by several departments like health, water resources, education and agriculture.
"The JD(U) government has been able to spend only Rs 17000 out of Rs 858 crore allocated to the SC and ST Welfare Department, while only Rs 14.33 crore out of the allocated Rs 1,400 crore fund was spent for the welfare of OBCs and Extremely Backward Castes (EBC)," he said.
He said besides, just Rs 26 crore out of allocated Rs 804 crore has been spent by the Health Department. "All this shows the non-seriousness of the present government towards development," he added.