Patna: Congratulating Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal for the staggering victory, JD(U) Tuesday said the people of Delhi "have rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP" and the results will have "far reaching effect" on the entire country, including Bihar.
"Arvind Kejriwal has won a big fight. His party has performed fantastically in Delhi polls. We congratulate him. The results also indicate that the people of Delhi have rejected the working style of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP. The people have preferred a man with simple living against a person who wears a suit of Rs 10 lakh," said JD(U) state President Vashistha Narayan Singh.
"The Delhi poll results will have far-reaching effect on the entire country, including Bihar where elections are due later this year. The results show that the public will now vote on the basis of performance and not on high-pitched slogans. Non-issues like love-jihad and sectarianism have failed," Singh added.
Singh's statement came ater a meeting with senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, who has staked claim to form government in the state, and is awaiting response of Governor Kesri Nath Tripathi on the issue.
JD(U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar said that Delhi results have "taken away the halo around BJP" and that the good wishes of Nitish Kumar also worked in favour of AAP.
"The results have taken away the halo around BJP. Nitish Kumar's good wishes to AAP and Arvind Kejriwal have worked," he added.