Patna: The results of Assembly elections in
five states have demonstrated that people now support regional
parties because they represent regional aspirations, Bihar
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Thursday.
"This explains why Prakash Singh Badal won the Punjab
Assembly election and Karunanidhi has important place in
politics. I congratulate Badal for maintaining his political
importance since 1967," Kumar told reporters.
He also gave a thumbs up to coalition politics, saying,
"This is an era of political coalition. Those sitting in power
at the Centre should give respect to the federal structure of
In reply to a question on formation of a fourth front
of political parties, the chief minister said, "Today is the
day of Holi and I have best wishes on the occasion for all the
He said that people support development and good
governance and cannot tolerate corruption.
"The new generation does not believe in the politics of
divide and it is not going to continue. It is a phase of
integration," he said.
He said that the new Uttar Pradesh government should
deliver good governance and development with justice, which
would lead to progress of the state.
Hundreds of people thronged the chief minister`s official
residence at 1 Anne Marg here to exchange greetings on the
occasion of Holi.
Those present were state legislative council chairman
Tara Kant Jha and a host of ministers and legislators.