New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday termed the Bihar poll results as a "victory of unity over divisiveness" and congratulated Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Yadav on the massive win.
"Congratulations to the people of Bihar, to Nitishji, to Laluji, to the Congress leaders, karyakartas and the Mahagathbandhan on this victory,” he said.
"This is a victory of unity over divisiveness. Humility over arrogance. Love over hate. A victory of the people of Bihar," Rahil said while addressing a press conference.
Targeting the BJP government at the Centre, the Congress leader said, “It is clear message for PM Modi. The country is telling him (PM) you cannot win election by polarising two communities. The BJP, RSS cannot make Hindu-Muslims fight.”
Giving a piece of advice to PM, Rahul said, “Modi should understand that he is not just BJP's PM, he is the PM of the entire nation. He needs to cut down his arrogance.”
“The arrogance of the Modi government should come down. This has led to BJP's defeat in Bihar. This will benefit him and the country,” he added.
The Congress leader also took a jibe at PM Modi's foreign tours and said, “PM should stop foreign tours, instead go and meet farmers, labourers and the youth whom he had promised jobs while campaigning for Lok Sabha polls in 2014.”
PM Modi should stop campaigning in every state level elections and start working. He should work on changing his approach as it will benefit him and the country, Rahul added.
Rahul, meanwhile, extended his full support to Ntish Kumar, saying his party Congress will remain firmly behind the Bihar Chief Minister in all his decisions.
His reactions came the JD(U)-led grand alliance secured a thumping majority in the Bihar assembly defeating the BJP-led NDA convincingly.